‘Drag Race’ muscle queen Kameron Michaels takes Parliament House stage for GayDayS

By : Jeremy Williams
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Even within a profession built on marching to the beat of your own drum, Kameron Michaels isn’t your typical drag performer. Michaels has many tattoos and puts a lot of focus on weight training and physical fitness, earning the nickname “muscle queen,” which has helped her develop a unique drag appearance.

Along with muscle queen and drag superstar, Michaels is adding the title of recording artist to the mix with the release of “Freedom,” her new single. Michaels is bringing the muscles, the tats and the new single to the Parliament House Aug. 16 for Orlando’s GayDayS weekend.

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Cuisine Corner: Just Desserts

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As an adult, you can eat cake and cookies for dinner, and no one can stop you! Celebrate your freedom with this delectable just desserts event. Space is limited. Registration required.

Jussie Smollett praises LGBT love in ‘Freedom’ music video

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Jussie Smollett has released the music video for “Freedom,” which features a same-sex couple celebrating their love for each other.

Tika Sumpter and Cynthia Erivo portray a lesbian couple who enjoy each other’s company throughout the video. At the end, the couple attends a party with gay and straight couples finding freedom in their love for each other.

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Watermark’s 2017 Ultimate LGBTQ Anthem – Top Eight

By : Jeremy Williams
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And then there were eight. Watermark’s “March Fabness” continues on as we look to crown the Ultimate LGBTQ Anthem.

We said goodbye to some legends and some dance favorites in this round, so I guess we’ll have to Vogue and have a kiki some other time.

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BREAKING!: Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal vetoes pro-discrimination bill amid national pressure

By : Billy Manes
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Gov.-Nathan-DealWhoa! What a Monday morning surprise. Following North Carolina’s egregious abuse of the Constitution in killing home rule and allowing LGBT and wage discrimination across the board, because bathrooms, embattled Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, R-Natch, has decided to keep the Walking Dead and sundry other moneymakers in the Georgia peaches by bucking against his party and listening to an angry entertainment industry. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

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With same-sex marriage all but a done deal, the next fight for LGBT equality is discrimination disguised as religion

By : Jamie Hyman
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Few combative issues have raised eyebrows as much as the recent string of legislation promoting “religious freedom.”

A recent push to create bills designed to protect business owners from having to engage in services that are against their religious beliefs has surfaced in more than half of our country’s states. The problem is that these Religious Freedom Restoration Acts—also known as RFRAs—are frequently wielded as a weapon allowing business owners to deny service to LGBTs.

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Words To Live By: Religious Right

By : Rick Claggett
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Let’s start by clarifying the use of the word right immediately. I’m not referring to the religious right as in the social dictator and presidential doubtful, Mike Huckabee. Or the incoherent speaking marvel that is Sarah Palin.

This column is about the religious right as in the moral or legal entitlement to have or obtain something or to act in a certain way, as defined by Google.

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Kentucky business appeals commission’s ruling

By : Wire Report
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A business in Lexington, Ky., has appealed a ruling by the city’s Human Rights Commission that it discriminated against an organization by refusing to print T-shirts for a gay rights festival.

The owners of Hands On Originals argue that the ruling violates their freedom of religion and expression. Attorney Jim Campbell, who represents the owners, says they should not be forced to communicate a message they find morally objectionable.

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