ROCKET MAN and KALEIDOSCOPE, by Ray Bradbury

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David Lee is out of this world.

Rocket Man & Kaleidoscope, By Ray Bradbury is a simple concept: one actor, David Lee, reciting two short stories written by the master of science fiction, Ray Bradbury.

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Philadelphia LGBT officers questioned as Pride grand marshals

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Philadelphia (AP) – Some are questioning the decision to have a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender police officers serve as grand marshals of Philadelphia’s LGBT Pride parade.

WTXF-TV reports Philly Pride has asked the Greater Philadelphia Gay Officer Action League to be grand marshals at the June 12 parade. The pride group last year had LGBT city workers serve as grand marshals.

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Judge dismisses Rite-Aid HIV drug disclosure case

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Dover, Del. (AP) – A Delaware judge ruled against Rite Aid in a lawsuit filed by a man whose father learned he had HIV after visiting a pharmacy.

Michael Spence sued the retailer for negligence and invasion of privacy after his father went to pick up a prescription for his mother and was told by a clerk that Michael, who had not told his parents he was HIV-positive, had two prescriptions available.

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Indiana lawmakers forming committee to study LGBT rights

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Indianapolis (AP) – Indiana lawmakers will form a committee to study the possibility of adding LGBT civil rights protections into state law.

Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma and GOP Senate leader David Long said May 25 that debate over the issue has dominated discussions in recent legislative sessions.

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New Jersey school districts approve transgender policy

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Highland Park, N.J. (AP) – Two New Jersey school districts have approved policies dealing with transgender students.

Beginning May 24, Highland Park students can use locker rooms and participate in student activities – including sports – based on their gender identity.

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch says anti-LGBT law violates civil rights

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Fayetteville, N.C. (AP) – Civil rights laws exist for anyone victimized because of a physical characteristic they can’t control, and that’s why the U.S. Justice Department challenged a North Carolina law that blocks some legal protections for LGBT citizens, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said May 24.

Lynch’s comments came in response to criticism hours earlier by conservative black pastors and civil rights leaders. They blasted the attorney general for comparing House Bill 2 to Jim Crow laws that segregated blacks to inferior education and opportunities for nearly a century.

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Texas immigration center will have specific transgender unit

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Dallas (AP) — A detention facility for immigrants set to open later this year in Texas will include a special unit for transgender people, the second of its kind in the federal system. The privately-run facility under construction in Alvarado, Texas, southwest of Dallas, will include 36 beds for transgender detainees, according to a statement Monday from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The facility is expected to open in November.

The only other such space, in Santa Ana, California, held 28 transgender people last week, according to the agency. City officials in Santa Ana have considered ending their agreement with ICE to house detainees. ICE could not provide the number of transgender people being detained in the entire system.

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Whoopi Goldberg bringing transgender model series to Oxygen Network

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strutWhoopi Goldberg is executive producer on the Oxygen Network’s new docu-series Strut. Strut will follow a set of transgender models as they attempt to become household names in the world of fashion.

Slay Model Management, the world’s first exclusively transgender modeling agency, will also be involved in the show.

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Louisiana Senate kills LGBT equal-opportunity hiring bill

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Baton Rouge, La. (AP) – A New Orleans senator’s bid to ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity was killed by the Louisiana Senate, with no debate from senators against the bill.

On May 24, the chamber voted 25-8 against advancing the measure to the House for debate. Only one Republican senator voted in support of the bill, though Democrats voted on both sides of the measure.

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Idina Menzel responds to fan petition to give Frozen’s queen a girlfriend

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When a Disney fan tweeted to the House of Mouse’s official Twitter page asking for them to give Elsa, the lead character in the Disney animated film Frozen, a female love interest in the upcoming sequel; it stirred up social media up. The original message has been re-tweeted more than 2,200 times and sent the hashtag #GiveElsaAGirlfriend to Twitter’s trending list.

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Win Cyndi Lauper tickets from Watermark!

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Watermark is giving away one pair of tickets to Cyndi Lauper’s June 8 concert at Ruth Eckerd Hall.

Her latest album, Detour, is a collection of country music. Check out the official promo video and find out how to win tickets after the jump: 

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2016 Orlando Fringe Review: 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche

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5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche
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The Susan B. Anthony Society for the sisters of Gertrude Stein are hosting their annual quiche breakfast, and everyone is invited, except for men. If you do identify as a male though, do not worry! An executive board member will greet you as you enter the theater and hand you a nametag for your alternate, sister of Gertrude Stine persona. I was dubbed Arlene.

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche is a clever show that refuses to let the audience have a breathing break between bouts of laughter. This production, produced by 3E Theatre Company and directed by Mike Carr, is substantial in every aspect.

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