‘Wife Swap’ switches family with gay, black dads with heterosexual, religious family

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Wife Swap” featured a family headed by gay, black dads for the first time on its April 25 episode.

Terrell and Jarius Joseph, who hail from Atlanta, are married and the fathers to their two children, Aria and Ashton. Terrell switches places with Nina, the matriarch of a religious family with eight kids and her husband Matt.

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Watermark’s Most Eligible – Tampa Bay: Jason Lee

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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Age: 23

Hometown: Troy, Missouri

How you identify: Heterosexual, Transgender Man

What’s your sign: Gemini-Cancer Cusp

Jason Lee would rather be naked. It’s his mantra and passion.

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St. Pete Pride announces big plans for 2015

By : Steve Blanchard
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St. Petersburg – As with tradition, many take the opportunity of a new year to reinvent themselves, whether through resolutions, makeovers or new attitudes. St. Pete Pride is taking the dawn of 2015 to do all of those things, and it promises to be a year of change and growth for the 14-year-old organization.

“Every year that we host our event we want it to be bigger and better,” said Scion Provenzano, president of the St. Pete Pride Board. “Sometimes it’s hard to outdo ourselves but it’s always a challenge we like to put up.”

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National Leather Association Orlando

By : Samantha Rosenthal
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Chris “Lunatic Bound” Cartee refers to himself as a GDI—a god damn independent. Meaning, of course, that the Orlando resident doesn’t follow any prescribed path, and that goes for his everyday life and for his role in the leather community.

Cartee stepped into the leather community almost four years but has practiced the lifestyle for 11 years.

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6.5.14 Editor’s Desk

By : Steve Blanchard
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It’s June, which means news outlets around the country will cover LGBT Pride events. And as with every year, the uneducated collection of straight individuals who don’t know their civil rights history or understand the importance of equality will be irritated by this attention. And eventually, they will ask the repetitive question: “Why isn’t there a straight pride parade?”

They’ve asked before, so let’s break it down, shall we?

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