Rep. Katie Hill admits to ‘inappropriate’ relationship with campaign staffer

By : Chris Johnson OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Rep. Katie Hill (D-Calif.). (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Rep. Katie Hill (D-Calif.), the only out bisexual in the U.S. House, is in the middle of increasingly growing scandal in which she has now admitted she had an “inappropriate” relationship with her campaign staffer before she took office.

Hill issued the statement to media outlets late Oct. 23, asserting she “became involved in a relationship” with someone on her campaign as her “abusive marriage” was coming to an end.

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1 in 5 LGBTQ youth identify as other than gay, lesbian or bisexual

By : Chris Johnson OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Youth Pride Day (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

More than 1 in 5 LGBTQ youth in the United States identify as a sexual orientation other than gay, lesbian or bisexual, according to a survey unveiled by The Trevor Project Oct. 1.

The survey, which was conducted last year, reveals a large minority of LGBTQ youth identify use terms like “queer, trisexual, omnisexual or pansexual” to describe their sexual orientation.

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University of Virginia students seek to end ban of blood donations by gay, bisexual men

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ABOVE: Rotunda at University of Virginia. (From Wikimedia Commons)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) | Several University of Virginia students want to overturn a ban that prohibits sexually active gay and bisexual men from donating blood.

The Daily Progress reports Austin Houck and others have banded together to create Homoglobin, a social welfare organization with branches at other schools including Virginia Tech and the College of William & Mary. The Food and Drug Administration instituted a lifetime donation ban on gay and bisexual men at the height of the AIDS epidemic in 1983.

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Fairvilla Presents: Navigating Bisexuality at Secrets Hideaway

By : Angelique Luna
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In a very special edition of Fairvilla University, Angelique & John C. Luna will be teaching a complimentary class to our #SecretsHideaway members on Tuesday, September 24th.

At 8pm Angelique & John will present “Navigating Bi-Sexuality” followed by a live broadcast and Q & A session for their Podcast “Living a Sex Positive Life”! Living a Sex Positive Life

This exciting event coincides with our already popular #LGBT Night at #ClubSecret and only $5 covers your event admission, including a one-day membership to the resort.

LGBT Night EVERY TUESDAY. Join us and enjoy this electrically charged night with the stunningly energetic and beautiful performers with their super-hot Drag Show. This night will be filled with erotic music, dancing, and our DJ will be spinning today’s top hits. We will have $2 Medalla Beer, $3 shots, and $3 margaritas until Midnight.

LGBTQ youth who are making a difference: Gabriell Rush

By : Jeremy Williams
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Gabriell experienced homelessness at the age of 20. She was involved in a domestic violence situation and even though she had nowhere to go she knew she couldn’t stay there.

“I was in a transitional housing program with another youth-related homeless group but I aged out when I turned 21,” Gabriell says. “By that time I wasn’t getting anymore services and I was not ready to be out on my own, I didn’t have any money, I didn’t have a stable job. I was dealing with depression, so someone told me to go to Zebra Coalition.”

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NFL free agent Ryan Russell comes out as bisexual

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Ryan Russell (Screenshot via YouTube)

NFL veteran Ryan Russell has come out as bisexual in a feature for ESPN.

The 27-year-old defensive end was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 2015 but was cut after one season. He went on to play two seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Russell missed all of last season due to a shoulder injury. He attempted to tryout in the offseason but didn’t land a position.

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‘Andi Mack’ star Joshua Rush comes out as bisexual

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Joshua Rush as Cyrus Goodman on ‘Andi Mack.’ (Screenshot via Twitter)

Actor Joshua Rush has come out as bisexual.

The 17-year-old actor is best known for his portrayal of Cyrus Goodman on the Disney Channel series “Andi Mack.” Cyrus is the first openly gay main character on the Disney Channel.

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Watermark’s Wedding Guide 2019

By : Dylan Todd
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It’s time to celebrate your LGBT love! Watermark is very, very proud and excited to present our fifth  annual Wedding Guide. A wedding guide made specifically to help out YOU plan your big day.

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Issue 26.09: Leap of Faith

By : Jake Stevens
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LGBTQ Christians preach their gospel, Tampa elets 1st LGBTQ mayor, Orlando Fringe to celebrate 28th season, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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We’re Hiring a Creative Designer

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The creative designer creates the editorial layouts for all Watermark’s products and manages Watermark’s company brand. This is an on-site position at either our Orlando or St. Petersburg offices.

This is the perfect position for motivated multi-faceted designers who thrive in a challenging, fast paced environment.

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‘Pretty Little Liars’ star Tyler Blackburn comes out as queer

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the Natioan LGBT Media Association
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“Pretty Little Liars” and “Roswell” star Tyler Blackburn has come out as queer.

The 32-year-old actor opened up about his sexuality in an interview with The Advocate. “I’m queer,” Blackburn says. “I’ve identified as bisexual since a teenager. I just want to feel powerful in my own skin, and my own mind, and in my own heart.”

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Issue 26.08: The Body Beautiful

By : Jake Stevens
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Every Body says love, Orlando AIDS Walk is back in the a.m., Tampa Bay Bucs welcome first male cheerleader, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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