Openly Lesbian Dallas Sheriff Addresses DNC

By | 2016-07-29T09:00:00-04:00 July 29th, 2016|National, News|

By Philadelphia Gay News Lupe Valdez, the openly gay sheriff of Dallas County, called community outreach paramount for her deputies when she took the stage Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention. Photo: Philadelphia Gay [...]

Democrats Ratify Most Pro-LGBT Platform Ever

By | 2016-07-28T09:00:00-04:00 July 28th, 2016|National, News|

By CHRIS JOHNSON PHILADELPHIA -- Democrats ratified a party platform late Monday called the most LGBT-inclusive in history and a unifying document after a bitter primary. As convention chair Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) presided, delegates [...]

HTJ Spotlight: Kai Edwards

By | 2016-07-28T09:00:00-04:00 July 28th, 2016|Michigan, News|

Rapper and Flint native Kai Edwards prides himself on having a unique style and sound. "I really don't sound like nobody but myself," Edwards said. "That's pretty much it. My music basically just describes me [...]

Tracing the LGBT DNC Legacy

By | 2016-07-28T09:00:00-04:00 July 28th, 2016|Election, News|

BY Mark Segal In LGBT media this week you'll see history on the move. So here' a sample: The Democratic National Convention is creating LGBT history in full public view. This will mark the first [...]

Piscatella’s Two Beards

By | 2016-07-28T09:00:00-04:00 July 28th, 2016|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 Where to find bulging pecs 6 Shirley MacLaine's Out on a ___ 10 Cheryl of "Charlie's Angels" 14 Man of morals 15 About Uranus? 16 Gillette razor product 17 "Orange is the New [...]

Cleveland Mayor Signs Transgender Rights Bill

By | 2016-07-28T09:00:00-04:00 July 28th, 2016|National, News|

By MICHAEL K. LAVERS , mlavers@washblade.com Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson on Friday signed a bill that expands his city's nondiscrimination law. Jackson signed Ordinance 1466-13, which amends Cleveland's anti-LGBT discrimination law to prohibit businesses from [...]

HTJ Spotlight: Charlie B. Keyz

By | 2016-07-28T09:00:00-04:00 July 28th, 2016|Michigan, News|

Singer and gifted musician Charlie B. Keyz does not remember his life without music in it. "I've always been interested in music," Keyz, now 25, recalled. "The first toy I ever received was a piano. [...]

DNC LGBT Caucus Honors Mike Honda

By | 2016-07-27T09:00:00-04:00 July 27th, 2016|National, News|

By MICHAEL K. LAVERS mlavers@washblade.com PHILADELPHIA -- The Democratic National Committee's LGBT Caucus on Tuesday honored U.S. Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) for his support of transgender rights. A number of the 28 openly trans delegates [...]

Democrats Ratify Most Pro-LGBT Platform Ever

By | 2016-07-26T09:00:00-04:00 July 26th, 2016|National, News|

By CHRIS JOHNSON PHILADELPHIA -- Democrats ratified a party platform late Monday called the most LGBT-inclusive in history and a unifying document after a bitter primary. As convention chair Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) presided, delegates [...]

Day 1: Rocky start for Democratic convention

By | 2016-07-26T09:00:00-04:00 July 26th, 2016|National, News|

By CHRIS JOHNSON Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), center, serves as the chair of the Democratic National Convention. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) PHILADELPHIA -- Fanned by nearly 100-degree heat, tensions ran high during [...]

Democratic Convention Preview

By | 2016-07-21T09:00:00-04:00 July 21st, 2016|National, News|

By Lisa Keen Both the Republican and Democratic national conventions are marked this year by something tantalizingly new. For the GOP, it's a nominee essentially untethered from the party yet carried along to the top [...]