Heart Of Gold

Ari Gold, trailblazing gay musician and DJ, dead at 47. RIP BY VICTOR MELAMED Groundbreaking queer dance artist Ari Gold died last month at age 47, reports out.com.  Having just celebrated his birthday earlier last month, the death comes after a long battle with cancer. Many have posted their condolences online. Gold released seven albums…

The City

LOS ANGELES  LGBT Activist Ivy Bottini Dies At 94 Legendary LGBT Activist Ivy Bottini passed away on last month at her home in Florida surrounded by her daughters.  Bottini was a woman who was at the forefront of the National Organization for Women (NOW) movement and the second wave of feminism. She helped found the…

The Final Fight

FREE GHANA The west African country condemned for its stance on gay rights. Various celebrities of Ghanaian heritage have joined together to condemn their former homeland for its stance on gay rights in what will be seen as an extraordinary show of diaspora power, reports The Guardian. The influential names in fashion, film and media,…

#BlazeitForward: Radiant Health Centers’ Food Drive

As a follow-up to their Gala and in honor of the #BlazeitForward movement to make the world a better place with one intentional kind act at a time, Radiant Health Centers will host a Food Drive starting Monday, March 1st through Wednesday, March 31. To Contribute: Visit our Amazon Wish List: amzn.to/3azuowE Donate at give.classy.org/Food-drive…

Equality Act Passes House, Uncertain Future In Senate

The House of Representatives passed sweeping legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation and gender identity – the Equality Act –  though it faces an uncertain future in the Senate, reports USA Today. Lawmakers passed the legislation on a 224-206, mostly party-line vote. Three Republicans voted with all Democrats.  The bill is one of President Joe Biden‘s…

WEHO TIMES: Ivy Bottini, 94, LGBT Advocate Has Died. RIP

(Photo Courtesy Of Paulo Murillo, WEHO TIMES) WeHo icon and LGBT advocate Ivy Bottini passed away this morning reports WEHO TIMES. “Today, we lost a titan in our queer and feminist communities,” West Hollywood Mayor Linsey Horvath posted on her Instagram account. “Ivy Bottini graced us with her infatigable spirit for the past 94 years and…

Fresno Locals FURIOUS Over Hatemonger Rush Limbaugh Tribute

(Photo: Courtesy Of Heather Parish on Twitter) A historically queer-friendly Fresno theater and the conservative church trying to buy it are under fire after a tribute to recently dead hatemonger Rush Limbaugh was posted on the marquee this week, reports The Advocate. “Thank you Rush for teaching us,” the marquee on the theater read, “You will be…

Los Angeles LGBT Center Calls for Passage of the Equality Act

(Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri L. Jean) In response to today’s introduction of the Equality Act in the U.S. House of Representatives, Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri L. Jean issued the following statement: “The Los Angeles LGBT Center joins with local, state, and national LGBT and social justice organizations in calling on Congress…

Homophobic Radio Host Rush Limbaugh Dead At 70

Homophobic conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has died of lung cancer, his wife announced on his radio show Wednesday. He often traded on decades-old stereotypes to offend women, Blacks, Latinos, gays and liberals more generally. READ MORE HERE: https://www.npr.org/2021/02/17/926491419/talk-show-host-rush-limbaugh-a-conservative-lodestar-dies-at-70

HORRIFIC: Torturing LGBT Children With Electric Shock To “Cure” Them

A UN report released last week on widespread human rights violations in the Islamic Republic of Iran contains shocking findings that the theocratic state imposed electric torture on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender children, reports The Jerusalem Post. The UN Special Rapporteur for the Islamic Republic of Iran, Javaid Rehman, wrote that he is “concerned at reports…

Gay Dance Artist Ari Gold Has Died At Age 47. RIP

(Ari Gold, on the cover of THE FIGHT, July 2012) According to reports, New York City-based dance artist Ari Gold has died at age 47, reports Out.  Having just celebrated his birthday earlier this month, the death comes after a long battle with cancer. Many have posted their condolences online. Gold released seven albums as…

Adam Rippon Engaged to Jussi-Pekka Kajaala. WATCH!

Adam Rippon and his boyfriend are engaged! The Olympic medalist told Good Morning America that he and his longtime boyfriend Jussi-Pekka Kajaala got engaged in December 2020 in Helsinki, Finland. The couple proposed to each other while Rippon was visiting for a few months around the holidays. “We didn’t want to do anything big, but…

Pete Buttigieg Isolating After Possible COVID Exposure

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is isolating due to possible exposure to COVID-19 after a security agent in his detail tested positive, reports Towleroad. Buttigieg spoke to CNN’s Erin Burnett on Monday and said he had so far tested negative. Asked if Americans would need to have COVID testing before domestic travel amid reports that the…

Oscar Winner Christopher Plummer Has Passed Away. RIP

Christopher Plummer, 91, who starred in The Sound of Music, won an Oscar for Beginners and was nominated for All the Money in the World and The Last Station, died peacefully today at his home in Connecticut, his family confirmed, reports Deadline. Lou Pitt, his longtime friend and manager of 46 years said; “Chris was…

WWE Wrestler Gabbi Tuft Comes Out As Transgender

Former WWE wrestler Gabbi Tuft came out as transgender on Thursday in an Instagram post, reports Towleroad. Wrote Tufts (who wrestled under the name Tyler Reks, debuting in Smackdown in 2010 and last wrestling for WWE in 2012): “This is me. Unashamed, unabashedly me. This is the side of me that has hidden in the shadows, afraid…

Transgender Influencer The Amazing TS MADISON Gets Docuseries On WE TV

PEOPLE has exclusively revealed the first trailer for the upcoming docuseries The TS Madison Experience, which follows the transgender influencer and social media sensation TS Madison (featured here on a cover of THE FIGHT in 2018) as she navigates internet fame and her authentic journey while continuing to build her empire. The series premieres March 4…