Q&A with Maestra Jessica Bejarano

Breaking into a field that is predominately dominated by men can be a pretty daunting task. However, hard work and dedication can be the best weapon against any form of prejudice encountered.  A while ago I had the opportunity to chat with a remarkable Latina from the LGBT community that personifies that very definition. Maestra

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The GOP’s march to Irrelevancy

Election day, November 6th, 2012 had finally arrived. The Mitt Romney- Paul Ryan presidential campaign was on, what they confidently believed, a path to ultimate victory. The economy was improving at a snails-pace, national unemployment was close to 8%, and frustration amongst Americans had reached a boiling point. There was absolutely no way the Democratic

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Review of “The Brown & Out Theater Festival”

After a successful inaugural run in 2011, Casa 0101 Theater in one of L.A.’s most historic neighborhoods, Boyle Heights, is proud to bring us the second installment of the newly established Brown & Out Theater Festival. Citing the high rates of LGBTQ youth bullying and teen suicides, the B&O production team made it a priority

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Chick-fil-A Clears Up Confusion, Reiterates Anti-Marriage Equality Stance

[UPDATE TO A PREVIOUS STORY] The jubilation had started to kick in. Reports began flying from major news outlets like ABC to inde-outlets like, well, Qulture that Chick-fil-A  (CFA) had reversed course and took a stand in support of gay rights. Chalk this up as another victory for the LGBTQ equality movement. Time to dine

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Chick-Fil-A reverses course, adopts pro-LGBT stance

CHICAGO- The national uproar over Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy’s comments against marriage equality may have just paid off. Chicago city Alderman Joe Moreno has just announced that Chick-Fil-A will begin reevaluating its multimillion-dollar donations to anti-LGBT politicians and anti-marriage equality organizations, such as the Family Research Council which was recently listed as a “hate-group” by

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The Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: One Year Later

WASHINGTON D.C. – With a stroke of a pen and a thunderous applause from onlookers, President Obama signed the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act” on December 22, 2010, thereby ushering in a new pillar of equality in the LGBTQ Civil Rights movement. Nine months later, on Tuesday, September 20th, 2011, that repeal was officially

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USS Harvey Milk may be in the works

SACRAMENTO, CA- This week, a California state senator has introduced a resolution that would wholeheartedly support a movement to name a Naval ship after slain LGBT civil rights leader and first openly gay politician Harvey Milk. If passed by the state legislature, the nonbinding resolution would add California’s voice to a growing chorus of support

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OBAMA DECLARES SUPPORT FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY

WASHINGTON D.C.- A day after Marriage Equality activists around the country were licking our wounds over the discriminatory Constitutional amendment which was passed by voters in North Carolina that forbid not only same-sex matrimony but also Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships, President Obama made this powerful statement to ABC News: “Over the course of several

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Mom arms gay son with stun gun

INDIANAPOLIS- In what has unfortunately become the norm for our LGBTQ youth, Darnell Young endured the wrath of many school bullies at Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis for being openly Gay. After months of harassment and negative rumors being spread about him throughout campus, Darnell began contemplating taking his own life. “I was at

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Q&A with “Inspired” Director Charlie Gage

The passage of Proposition 8 in California on November 4th, 2008 was no doubt devastating to the LGBTQ community because it not only eliminated marriage equality in the state, but also enshrined discrimination into the California Constitution. However, what resulted from this voter-approved amendment was an awaking of epic proportions within the LGBTQ movement. Rallies

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