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  • Shawn Mendes Covers WONDERLAND

    RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter (Images by Paul Scala for Wonderland) Shawn Mendes covers Wonderland — out now! — and uncovers his emotions about a variety of things, including his new music and his anxiety issues. Choice quotes: On his new album: I think people will be pleasantly surprised at the fact I can do other genres that they haven’t heard me sing. I don’t just listen to one genre, I listen to rap, pop, rock and country and if that’s what I listen to, then that’s what I’m going to create. I let the cohesive factor be my story and…

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  • Lizzo For TEEN VOGUE: Choose A Rainbow Over Black-And-White

    RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter (Images by Campbell Addy for Teen Vogue) Musician Lizzo chats with Teen Vogue about her work, her inspirations, and her identity. Here's how she's described: Self-loving powerhouse Lizzo is the sex-positive, twerking, gospel-singing artist the world needs. In her first Teen Vogue cover feature, the rapper gets candid with Teen Vogue’s Phillip Picardi about her hustle for success, the body positivity movement, her eagerly-anticipated album, sexuality and gender, and living life on her own terms. Plus, in her Teen Vogue cover video, Lizzo creates a playlist of some of the most important songs in her life–from Missy Elliott to The Mars Volta to SZA­–and…

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  • Today, Saturday Only: Robert W. Richards At The Leslie-Lohman Museum Of Gay And Lesbian Art

    RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter Some of the work that is currently for sale (Image by Matthew Rettenmund) I go way back with artist Robert Richards. Back when I edited Torso (which is like a dog editing Cat Fancy), I interviewed him in his apartment about his lovely illustration art, and he gifted me with a Jon-Erik Hexum drawing in return. Now, in a rare development, he is letting go of a number of his stylish works. See below for the full details, and don't miss out … All of the following via press release: THE LESLIE-LOHMAN MUSEUM…

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    LGBT workers activists speak out on ‘tipped wage’ ballot initiative

    LGBT workers, activists speak out on ‘tipped wage’ ballot initiative

    RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter Jerame Davis, executive director of Pride at Work, disputes claims that most D.C. tipped workers make far more than the minimum wage. (Blade photo by Michael Key) LGBT activists involved in politics and labor groups have expressed opposing views on whether voters should approve or reject an initiative appearing on the June 19 D.C. primary ballot that calls for eliminating the so-called “tipped wage” exemption for bars, restaurants and other businesses that employ tipped workers. However, among the LGBT tipped workers who have spoken out publicly on Initiative 77, the overwhelming majority say…

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    ‘Jake’ movie noble but uneven

    ‘Jake’ movie noble but uneven

    RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter Jim Parsons (seated) and Leo James Davis in ‘A Kid Like Jake.’ (Photo by Jon Pack; courtesy IFC Films) “A Kid Like Jake” is a thought-provoking and moving family drama about the challenges of parenting a gender non-conforming child. It certainly won’t be the last movie to tackle the subject, but it’s a great place to start the conversation. Greg and Alex Wheeler (Jim Parsons and Claire Danes) are an upwardly mobile couple who move to a chic neighborhood in Brooklyn so their 4-year old son Jake (Leo James Davis) can attend the…

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    Pentagon declines to honor Pride Month

    Pentagon declines to honor Pride Month

    RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter The Defense Department has declined to send out an official memo recognizing Pride month. This absence of acknowledgment is an odd (but not unexpected) move for the American military in the era of Trump. In 2011, President Obama rolled back the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, which had been implemented during the Clinton Administration. Every year since then, the Pentagon has noted the occasion with an official dispatch. According to the Washington Post, “the memo is distributed as LGBT Pride Month begins each June, effectively endorsing the observance and encouraging personnel to hold…

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    Heather Mizeur remembers Pulse with Melissa Etheridge survivors in podcast finale

    Heather Mizeur remembers Pulse with Melissa Etheridge, survivors in podcast finale

    RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter Maryland state Del. Heather Mizeur (D-Takoma Park) (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key) Maryland state Del. Heather Mizeur honored the victims of Pulse in “The Pulse Legacy: Love Always Wins,” the finale episode of the first season of her podcast “#SoulForcePolitics.” The two-part episode explores the aftermath of the 2016 Pulse massacre which claimed the lives of 49 victims and was the largest mass shooting at the time. Mizeur traveled to Orlando to interview Barbara Poma, Pulse Nightclub owner and founder of the One Pulse Foundation; Víco Baéz Febo, one of the…

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    Atlanta government wants your ideas for LGBTQ Bureau logo

    Atlanta government wants your ideas for LGBTQ Bureau logo

    RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter Atlanta officials are inviting local creatives to design a new logo for the City’s LGBTQ Affairs Bureau. According to a press release, One Atlanta–aka the Mayor’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion–has announced “the kick-off of the official design contest for the City’s first-ever LGBTQ Affairs logo.” The city-wide contest “invites all inspired community members, students, artists, and design firms throughout the state of Georgia to create and submit a logo that is representative of the diversity of the City’s LGBTQ community.” Interested parties are asked to submit “a low-resolution JPEG, no larger…

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    Fairfax school board approves LGBT inclusive sex ed curriculum

    Fairfax school board approves LGBT-inclusive sex ed curriculum

    RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter The Fairfax County School Board on June 14, 2018, approved an LGBT-inclusive sex education curriculum. The Fairfax County School Board on Thursday by a 10-0 vote margin approved a more LGBT-inclusive sex education curriculum. The new Family Life Education Curriculum for eighth, ninth and 10th graders removes “biological gender” and replaces it with “sex assigned at the birth.” The new curriculum also says gender identity “includes transgender” and sexual orientation “includes heterosexual, bisexual and homosexual.” The curriculum for ninth graders notes the use of PrEP “as a means of prevention” of HIV. It…

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  • Over 400 LGBTQ Candidates Are Running For Office In 2018, More Than Ever Before: Report

    RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter More than 400 LGBTQ candidates are running for public office in the United States this year, an unprecedented number, according to data from the Victory Institute’s 2018 “Out for America” report. According to the report, 559 known LGBTQ elected officials are currently serving in the U.S., which is up from the 448 LGBTQ elected officials that held positions in the previous year. However, the report concluded that Americans need to elect 22,827 more LGBTQ people to public office to achieve “equitable representation.” “LGBTQ elected officials in positions of power are fundamental to moving…

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