Month – October 2011

House Spending Proposal Sets Back Domestic HIV/AIDS

Washington, DC – “If ever passed, this spending bill would set back the progress we are making in preventing HIV and providing basic care and treatment for those who have HIV/AIDS in our country,” commented Carl Schmid, Deputy Executive Director of The AIDS Institute. House Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Denny Rehberg (R-MT) introduced a fiscal year 2012 spending bill that… Read the rest

10th Annual Seattle Erotic Art Festival Presents: SEDUCTION, Seattle’s Sexiest Halloween Party

SEATTLE – In celebration of its 10th anniversary, and in an ongoing trend of expanding beyond just an annual weekend event, the Seattle Erotic Art Festival is producing Seduction, Seattle’s sexiest Halloween party, on Saturday, October 29. The event will be held at Fremont Studios and anticipates up to 2,000 attendees at this celebration of music, art, community and more. “This is what our community… Read the rest

COLAGE Executive Director to Vacate Position on December 31, 2011

San Francisco – Today the Board of Directors of COLAGE: People with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer (LGBTQ) Parents, announces that Executive Director Beth Teper will resign at the end of the year. Under Teper’s eight years of leadership, COLAGE has quadrupled its annual budget and developed a number of innovative programs and initiatives. Teper led COLAGE through a period of immense growth and… Read the rest

Gift Ideas For The Gay Man In Your Life That Has Everything

(Vancouver, BC) September 27, 2011 -Icon Empire Press is pleased to announce “The Icon Empire Press Gift Set” (ISBN 978-1927124031). The Gift set includes the Lambda LIterary Award nominated books by Author Robert Joseph Greene,”The Gay Icon Classics Of The World” and “The Gay Icon Contemporary Short Stories”. “The Gay Icon Classics Of The World” which has been nominated for the 2011 Lambda Literary Award,… Read the rest

High School Kicks Out Gay Teen

As reported by, The Master’s School — a Christian high school in West Simsbury, Connecticut — has a motto, “Veritas Vos Liberabit,” which translates into “the truth shall set you free.” But when a 17-year-old girl told the truth about being a lesbian, she was forced to leave the school. The girl in question (we’ll call her “R.”) was a model student at Master’s:… Read the rest

Downloads of Song Featured in Upcoming ABC News ‘20/20’ Special to Benefit Work of GLSEN-Led National Safe Schools Partnership

Youth Band Residual Kid’s ‘Can’t Take Me Away’ Chosen as Soundtrack for Special on Murder of Larry King NEW YORK, September 26, 2011 – Austin-based youth band Residual Kid will donate all proceeds from downloads of its song “Can’t Take Me Away,” which is featured throughout the upcoming ABC News “20/20” special on the murder of 15-year-old Lawrence “Larry” King, to the work of the… Read the rest


Small Increase for ADAP Will Not Reduce Record Wait Lists Washington, DC- Yesterday, amidst a very challenging budgetary environment, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations measure for Fiscal Year 2012.  While overall spending in the bill was cut by over $300 million compared to last year, most domestic HIV/AIDS programs were flat funded, including HIV… Read the rest

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