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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Grad nixed from yearbook over tuxedo photo; reprint promised

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SPRINGVILLE, Ala. (AP) | An Alabama high school graduate doesn’t appear in her yearbook after wearing a tuxedo top for her senior portrait, instead of the black drape female students usually wear.

Holley Gerelds tweeted that she was left out of the Springville High yearbook “because I’m a lesbian who wanted to wear a tux instead of a drape.”

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France ponders giving lesbians, single women access to IVF

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ABOVE: French President Emmanuel Macron, photo via Macron’s Facebook page.

PARIS (AP) | Single women and lesbians in France won’t have to go abroad to have babies anymore under a proposed new law that would give them access to medically assisted reproduction for the first time.

French President Emmanuel Macron’s government has presented a draft law on bioethics that includes expanding the eligibility for treatments such as artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization, or IVF. French law currently restricts assisted reproduction to infertile heterosexual couples.

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France looks at assisted reproduction for lesbian couples

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PARIS (AP) | The French government is drafting legislation to give single women and lesbian couples access to assisted reproduction in France instead of having to seek it abroad.

French law currently restricts the technology to infertile heterosexual couples.

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Ruby Rose addresses criticism for identifying as gender-fluid and a lesbian

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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Actress Ruby Rose opened up about the backlash she received for being cast as the title character and lesbian superhero in “Batwoman.”

Rose, who identifies as a gender-fluid woman and a lesbian, told Entertainment Weekly for the publication’s LGBTQ special issue that people have reacted negatively to her two identities.

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#RED Guide 2019

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Watermark’s Complete Guide to Orlando’s Big Gay Weekend.

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Kentucky city rejects anti-discrimination ordinance

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) | Officials in a southcentral Kentucky city have again voted against an ordinance that would add specific housing and employment protections for gay, lesbian and transgender residents.

The Daily News reports the Bowling Green City Commission voted 3-2 on May 7 to reject the second reading of the ordinance. The vote came after three hours of impassioned discussion and comments from 85 speakers.

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Watermark’s Wedding Guide 2019

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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

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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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Lesbian magazine hung by ‘noose’ from D.C. light pole

By : Lou Chibbaro Jr. OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Above: (Copies of Tagg magazine were tied to a rope and hung. (Photo by Popville courtesy Tagg)

D.C. police are investigating an incident listed as a hate crime in which an unidentified person or persons tied a rope around several copies of Tagg magazine, which covers news of interest to the local lesbian and queer community and is owned by a woman of color, and hung the fastened magazines from a light pole in the heart of the city’s Adams Morgan neighborhood.

The incident was first reported on April 25 on the website of the D.C. blog POPville, which posted a photo of the hanging magazines, which themselves included photos of four African-American women on the front cover.

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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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Netflix producing lesbian teen rom-com ‘The Half of It’

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Above: (Leah Lewis will portray Chinese-American student Ellie Chu. (Photo via Instagram)

Netflix is bringing “The Half of It,” a lesbian teen romantic comedy, to the streaming platform.

Netflix says the film is “a modern day Cyrano-meets-Pygmalion” in which “a shy, introverted, Chinese-American, straight-A student Ellie Chu (Leah Lewis) finds herself helping the school jock Paul Munksy (Daniel Diemer) woo the girl Aster Flores (Alexxis Lemire) they both secretly love. In the process, each teaches the other about the nature of love as they find a connection in the most unlikely of places,” according to Deadline.

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