Tanzania arrests 1 of 2 women seen kissing in online video

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DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzanian police are holding one of two women accused of kissing in a video widely circulated on social media.

Ahmed Msangi, police chief in Tanzania’s Mwanza region, said authorities arrested the woman in the northwestern region of Geita and are looking for the other woman and some others seen in the video.

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Kate Shindle on playing out author Alison Bechdel in the national tour of ‘Fun Home’

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Kate Shindle is an author, activist, actor and ally to the LGBTQ community. She’s also the youngest-ever president of the Actors’ Equity Association, the labor union fighting for the fair treatment of over 50,000 theatre industry professionals, and is only the third woman to hold the title.

Last year, Shindle broke ground in another way when she began touring the country as Alison Bechdel, the lead in the Tony-award winning Fun Home. The show, based off of Bechdel’s graphic memoir of the same name, is the first Broadway production to feature a lesbian protagonist.

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Starbucks holiday cup sparks social media buzz over lesbian hands theory

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Starbucks’ annual holiday cups are causing controversy once again, but this time the scandal involves two people holding hands.

The rest of the pair’s bodies aren’t shown on the cup, which features other holiday doodles like a Christmas tree and presents, leading some people to speculate they are the hands of a lesbian couple.

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Issue 24.23: We Are Family

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Why having a family is easier than ever for Central Florida and Tampa Bay LGBTQ couples, MBA Orlando holds its Pride Gala, Mayor Kriseman wins re-election in St. Pete, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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Jenny Durkan elected as first lesbian mayor of Seattle

By : Chris Johnson of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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Former U.S. attorney Jenny Durkan won a competitive race Tuesday night to become the next mayor of Seattle, making her the city’s first lesbian mayor and Seattle’s first female mayor in nearly a century

According to the Seattle Times, Durkan won the election by taking 60.6 percent of the vote compared to the 39.4 percent won by her opponent, Cary Moon.

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Starbucks’ holiday campaign includes lesbian couple

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Starbucks is getting into the holiday spirit with an inclusive holiday campaign featuring a lesbian couple.

In the ad “Giving Good Starts with You,” a hand starts to illustrate doodles as the video reads “the holidays mean something different to everyone.”

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24.22: Served and Unprotected

By : Jake Stevens
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Equality Florida’s Todd Richardson shares his story of being discharged from the United States Air Force because he is gay, Chris King makes bid for FL governor, Metro Wellness celebrates 25 years, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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Issue 24.21: Deck The Hallows

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Why is Halloween like gay Christmas? Eric Rollings announces his run for Orange County Commissioner, Annie Hiotis joins EQFL board, local news, celebrity interviews, and much, much more!

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Calling all authors: Gulfport gears up for weekend of lesbian literature

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GULFPORT | The Gulfport Public Library’s LGBTQ Resource Center is seeking authors for its first ReadOut event, self-described as a “weekend of lesbian literature.”

The event is currently scheduled for Feb. 17 at the Gulfport Public Library, and will also feature “other lesbian events taking place during the week leading up to it,” Readout 2018’s press release reads.

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Katy Perry helps lesbian couple get engaged on stage at concert

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Katy Perry helped one fan propose to her girlfriend at her concert on National Coming Out Day.

While performing at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., a woman named Katie proposed to her girlfriend Becky on stage.

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Amazon Studio exec placed on leave for harassing lesbian producer

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Amazon’s programming chief Roy Price has been placed on leave following allegations of sexual harassment against producer, Isa Hackett.

While promoting “The Man in the High Castle,” a series based on the book by Hackett’s father Philip K. Dick, Hackett says she went to a party with Price and Amazon executive Michael Paull. In the taxi, she claims that Price made repeated sexual advances on her.

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Issue 24.20: LGBTQ TV

By : Jake Stevens
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The new fall season brings back Will & Grace, and a plethora of LGBTQ characters, to the small screen, Orlando police department hires new LGBT community liaison, Tampa Bay cleebrates 5 years of Big Gay Busch Gardens Day, local news, celebrity interviews, and much, much more!

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