The Share

FRESH OUT OF REHAB We asked these clean and sober individuals in early recovery what it’s like—after completing a rehabilitation program at the Van Ness Recovery House—moving into a sober living space.  Life With Tools “Getting out of rehab is fabulous. I now have a life with tools. Being in the house was very uncomfortable…

The Transaction

TRANS ELECTION VICTORIES Sarah McBride has become the highest ranking trans legislator in the country Trans candidate Taylor Small of Vermont, has made history as the new representative-to-be for two districts in the state legislator, reports LGBTQ Nation.  In the Midwest, Stephanie Byers becomes the first transgender person of color in a state legislature by…

Los Angeles LGBT Center Reacts to Presidential Election Results

(Photo: Lorri L. Jean) With no clear winner emerging from Tuesday’s General Election, Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri L. Jean issued the following statement: “We do not yet know the final result of the Presidential election and, depending upon what happens with the as yet undecided states, we may not know for several days. Given this…

Palm Springs Virtual Pride November 6-8, 2020. Schedule of Events

    Pride Weekend is November 6-8 in Palm Springs and the Palm Springs Pride invites the community to come together in solidarity, in the spirit of activism, and to demonstrate resilience under the theme Exist. Resist. Persist. A combination of social distance, in-person and virtual programs are scheduled. November 3Rally Against RacismVirtual Rally7:00 AM…

WeHo Commemorates Transgender Awareness Month With Online Events

(Photo: Invisible Men founder Luckie Alexander) The City of West Hollywood and its Transgender Advisory Board recognize November as Transgender Awareness Month with a series of events, which this year will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   Kicking-off events this year, the City will present the Transgender Awareness Month Awards on Wednesday, November…

Radiant Health Centers  Brings Free Drive-up HIV Testing to Orange County

(Phil Yaeger, CEO of Radiant Health Centers) Radiant Health Centers, a nonprofit specializing in LGBTQ+ specialized medical care and comprehensive social services to Orange County, has begun offering free drive-up rapid HIV testing to the Orange County community. The program is by-appointment-only and offers a complete HIV testing experience, including pre-appointment consultation and PrEP or PEP prescriptions, based on test results.  The drive-up testing process…

First Annual ASIA Rainbow Ride Takes Place in Taiwan

During its Pride month, Taiwan launched the first-ever ASIA Rainbow Ride, a two-day charity bike ride for the LGBT community in Asia on October 24–25, in which cyclists journeyed 130 km (approximately 81 miles) through the country’s northern coast. Since passing same-sex marriage in 2019, Taiwan has led the forefront in Asia as a model…

Pope Francis Endorses Same-Sex Civil Unions

After decades of attempts by the Catholic Church to crush marriage equality, Pope Francis has called for civil unions for same-sex couples, reports BuzzFeed News. “What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered,” said Pope Francis, in a new documentary when speaking about how to support LGBTQ…

Egyptian Police Academy Graduation Sure Looks Like A Pride Parade. WATCH!

A bizarre graduation ceremony of the Egyptian Police Academy featuring parades of flexing shirtless men jumping through rings of fire has gone viral, catching the attention of George Takei, who tweeted, “For a terrifyingly homophobic and dangerously anti-LGBT government in Egypt, this screams pretty gay.” One clip has racked up more than 3.5 million views…

Joe Biden On Violence Against Trans And Gender Non-Conforming People

A statement by Vice President Joe Biden: Violence against transgender and gender non-conforming people, particularly Black and Brown transgender women, is an epidemic that needs national leadership. So far this year, the Human Rights Campaign has tracked 33 transgender or gender non-conforming people who have been violently killed, including the tragic shooting of Sara Blackwood earlier this…

Faultlines’ New Single On LGBTQ, Women’s & Immigrant Rights. WATCH!

(Faultlines. Photo by Lexie Ramos) Ashley Morgan and John Flanagan, of the folk-pop duo Faultlines have re-released their anti-Trump song, “Rain,” the first single from their next full album, Bittersweet Revival.   Many of the songs on the album speak out against the current political climate with messages of love, inclusion, and community.  “Rain” focuses its…

BREAKING: Crew Member On Biden’s Campaign Plane Tests Positive For COVID

Joe Biden’s campaign announced Thursday afternoon that a third person who traveled with the Democratic ticket has tested positive for COVID-19, reports the Daily Mail. Biden’s Campaign Manager Jen O’Malley Dillon referred to the individual as a ‘administrative member of the Aviation company that charters Vice President Biden’s aircraft’ who was ‘was over 50 feet’ from…