Dem AZ Rep. Sinema ‘seriously considering’ Senate challenge

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema said Friday she is “seriously considering” a run for the Arizona Senate seat held by Republican Jeff Flake.

The three-term congresswoman said she’s heard from many in her state encouraging her to run. Flake narrowly won his first term in 2012 and is among the very few GOP incumbents who might be vulnerable in next year’s midterm elections in a Senate map that favors Republicans.

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Aaron Carter gets emotional in front of crowd at Hamburger Mary’s in Brandon

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Tampa-born Aaron Carter crooned, crushed and cried from the stage last night at Hamburger Mary’s in Brandon—and hey, there’s video!

Ever the social media aficionado, Carter had previously announced his first performance since his heartfelt coming out on Twitter via Facebook. “Looking forward to seeing all my fans in my hometown of Tampa Bay Aug. 10 at Hamburger Mary’s Brandon​,” Carter had written, calling his upcoming performance an “intimate evening and pop up acoustic showcase.”

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Rapper Lil Peep comes out as bisexual

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Rapper Lil Peep, real name Gustav Åhr, has come out as bisexual on Twitter.

The 20-year-old rapper from Long Island, N.Y. made the announcement simply tweeting, “yes I’m bi sexual.”

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Singer Aaron Carter comes out as bisexual

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Pop singer Aaron Carter has come out as bisexual.

The 29-year-old revealed he is attracted to both men and women in an open letter posted on Twitter.

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Issue 24.15: Family Meal

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Four LGBTQ Central Florida and Tampa Bay chefs on finding their tribe in the restaurant life, rainbow crosswalk petitions in Orlando, Balance Tampa Bay’s Black and White Ball, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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Global bisexual movement fights stereotypes, seeks visibility

By : Helen Parshall of The Washington Blade, Courtesy of the National Gay Media Association
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Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part series on the global bisexual movement.

No one ever wants to document bisexual stories.

Bisexual-identified advocates around the world with whom the Washington Blade recently spoke all shared this sentiment. They also said during their interviews they were looking for a way to share their work.

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Nico Tortorella gets candid about polyamorous relationship with lesbian partner

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, courtesy of The National Gay Media Association
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“Younger” star Nico Tortorella opened up about his polyamorous relationship with his partner Bethany Meyers in an interview with The Advocate.

Tortorella, who identifies as pansexual, and Meyers have been together for 11 years.

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Issue 24.14: What the AHCA?

By : Jake Stevens
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How Trumpcare, or its Senate component may affect the LGBT community, Anna Eskamani announces her campaign, Tampa police chief steps down, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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Issue 24.13: Mind Over Matter

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Addressing mental health concerns within the LGBTQ community, Orange County Sheriff’s Office’s first out trans officer, St. Pete Pride brings the parade downtown, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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Issue 24.12: St. Pete Pride

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As St. Pete Pride celebrates its 15th Anniversary, we look back on how it all got started, Orlando’s big gay weekend wrap up, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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Jared Polis announces bid to become Colorado governor

By : Chris Johnson OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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The most senior out member of the U.S. House declared on Sunday his bid to become the next governor of Colorado, setting himself to become the first openly gay person elected governor in the United States.

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.), who’s served in Congress since the start of the Obama administration in 2009, said in email blast to supporters on he’d formally declare his bid Monday to become governor and to succeed retiring Gov. John Hickenlooper.

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Man arrested for planning ‘terror attack’ at Tel Aviv Pride parade

By : Michael K. Lavers OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Israeli police on June 3 arrested a man who allegedly threatened to carry out a “terror attack” during this week’s Tel Aviv Pride parade.

The Times of Israel reported the 20-year-old man from Bnei Brak, a primarily ultra-Orthodox city that is located a few miles east of Tel Aviv, made the threat on his Facebook page. The newspaper said the man wrote in Hebrew, “Who’s coming with me to carry out a terror attack at the Pride march?”

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