Elevation: Mammoth Gay Ski Week


Welcome to Elevation 2015, the Thirteenth Annual Mammoth Gay Ski Week! Thirteen years ago, Tom Whitman tested the waters by emailing a few friends and more than 300 people showed up to dance, party, snowboard, and ski and meet new people. Now more than 2,500 riders and skiers coming to the High Sierras for Mammoth Lake’s favorite […]


Judge Rules Conversion Therapy Group Can’t Claim Homosexuality a Disorder


A New Jersey Superior Court judge has ruled misrepresenting homosexuality as a disorder in marketing conversion therapy services violates the state’s consumer protection laws – a devastating ruling for the conversion therapy industry, which claims to “convert” people from gay to straight, the Southern Poverty Law Center announced Wednesday. The ruling marks the first time […]


Kelly Clarkson Features Gay Couple in ‘Heartbeat Song’ Music Video

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The first American Idol winner, Kelly Clarkson, has released another hit from her new album Piece by Piece. The new video for “Heartbeat Song”shows different couples, varying from mixed-race couples to a gay couple, starting out new relationships and eventually falling in love. Chad Laboy and Zac Woodward, who appear as the gay couple in the video, […]


Republicans McCain, Angelo, Karger, Call on 2016 Presidential Candidates to Avoid Gay Attacks

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  In a move designed to head off anti-gay rhetoric during the 2016 Republican presidential campaign, three prominent GOP leaders signed a resolution Tuesday and will send it off to the 18 prospective Republican candidates for president. After speaking on a panel entitled “Marriage Equality and the Republican Party” in Graham Chapel at Washington University, political […]


Alabama TV Ad Featuring Lesbian Couple Airs Ahead Of Marriages


  Following two recent rulings striking down Alabama’s ban on marriage for gay couples and last week’s sideshow drama by Chief Justice Roy Moore, Freedom to Marry began airing a TV ad across Alabama calling for respect for all families. The ad airs as many anticipate the possible start of marriages in the state beginning February 9. “Our […]


Acceptance of Homosexuality in Racial and Ethnic Communities

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By Alexandra Temblador Fox’s new show Empire is attracting a lot of attention. The characters and their scheming ways have caught audiences so much that the number of viewers has risen every week since its premiere. Last week’s episode rose to 11.1 million same-day viewers. However what has most people talking is one of the […]


Birdman, Imitation, Budapest Hotel Lead GALECA Nominations


The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA), comprised of over 100 critics and entertainment journalists nationwide, Monday unveiled its first-round picks for the best in movies and television of 2014. The nominations come across 25 categories, from mainstream to LGBTQ-centric, including four newly-added runs such as Film Director of the Year, TV Director of […]


Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen, Marc Jacobs, More Celebrate the Life of Alan Turing


News anchor Anderson Cooper and several of the biggest names in the LGBT world, including luminaries in gay rights advocacy, media and entertainment, are speaking out in support of innovator, war hero and one of gay history’s biggest heroes Alan Turing and The Imitation Game. Along with Cooper, figures such talk show host Andy Cohen, fashion designers Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs and leading LGBT advocacy groups GLAAD and the Human Rights Campaign are some of the […]


Dr. Evelyn Hooker: The Woman Who Changed America’s Perspective on the Gay Community

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By Alexandra Temblador After seven years of research, Dr. J. Michael Bailey and Alan Sanders published significant work in November 2014 that may affect the perspective of homosexuality in the United States. Their research suggests what many have contended for so long—that homosexuality is directly related to an individual’s genetics. This landmark discovery, which may […]