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VIDEO | Thinking about the “State of Out Youth”

VIDEO | Thinking about the “State of Out Youth”

Video recording of “State of Out Youth: A Town Hall, a panel discussion with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), and ally youth from across the country about the most pressing issues facing them today. PLUS.. A personal comment: Who gives a damn about the rest of us who are not considered the youth anymore but have been abandoned and left behind? Continue reading

INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISM SEMINAR | LGBT issues and human rights coverage explored at Boston’s LGBT Media Summit

INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISM SEMINAR | LGBT issues and human rights coverage explored at Boston’s LGBT Media Summit

My aim is to emphasize opportunities and strategies for the LGBT Media here in the U.S. to cover international issues and human-rights concerns that affect LGBT communities around the world. LGBT journalists have had few opportunities to work as foreign correspondents. That’s especially the case in today’s media environment, with sharp cutbacks by many news outlets in their international coverage. Continue reading

BRAVE OR SUICIDAL? | What happened when a Russian gay rights activist staged a lone protest on an annual military holiday

BRAVE OR SUICIDAL? | What happened when a Russian gay rights activist staged a lone protest on an annual military holiday

Often it is worth questioning the democracy of social media by just re-viewing a second time and digging a little bit deeper. The video below which documents Kalugin’s confrontation with Russian airborne troops has gone viral. What’s also spread like wildfire is the outraged and sometimes ill-informed commentary on it. It is easy to lash out at Russian government officials. If you look closer at this story though, the surface is not what it seems. Here, the Russian special forces turned out to be the good guys. Continue reading

PRO VS. CON #DUMPSTOLI | How does the boycott of a Latvian vodka change Putin’s anti-gay laws and save lives of Russian LGBT youth?

PRO VS. CON #DUMPSTOLI | How does the boycott of a Latvian vodka change Putin’s anti-gay laws and save lives of Russian LGBT youth?

The #dumpstoli campaign has been a global public-relations success. But have the protests for public awareness of repressive anti-gay laws in Russia been misdirected and unfairly targeted a long-time ally of the LGBT community? Will the Dump Vodka protests actually change the minds of the Russian parliament? Here is my on-the-ground investigation of yesterday’s protest in front of the Russian Consulate in New York. Continue reading

MacDowell Colony bestows a medal on Edward Albee

MacDowell Colony bestows a medal on Edward Albee

PETERBOROUGH, NEW HAMP. – The MacDowell Colony, the popular artist residency program, presented playwright Edward Albee with the 2011 Edward MacDowell Medal this past Sunday, Aug. 14. Film and theatre director Mike Nichols, who directed the Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, and novelist Michael Chabon (chair of the colony’s board of directors) presented the medal at … Continue reading

Transgender Symposium, slated for Feb. 2012, seeks presenters, corporate partners, papers

Transgender Symposium, slated for Feb. 2012, seeks presenters, corporate partners, papers

NEW YORK CITY — The Gay and Lesbian Affirmative Psychotherapy (GLAP) invites all mental-health professionals to attend, participate and deliver presentations in its third bi-annual Transgender Symposium. This upcoming symposium will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2012 in New York City. The topic of discussion will be “Trans Spectrum,” an exploration of the diverse make-up … Continue reading

Randy Gener Wins NLGJA Journalist of the Year

Randy Gener Wins NLGJA Journalist of the Year

WASHINGTON, D.C.:  Today the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) announces the recipients of its Excellence in Journalism Awards.      The recipient of this year’s Journalist of the Year is Randy Gener of American Theatre magazine.  The recipient of this year’s Sarah Pettit Memorial Award for Excellence in LGBT Media goes to Kerry Eleveld of … Continue reading