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

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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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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Issue 24.19: Taking Action

By : Jake Stevens
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Come Out With Pride wants you to keep dancing, but also to keep involved, Andy Cohen talks about his AC2 tour through Tampa with Anderson Cooper, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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Come Out With Pride 2017 Guide

By : Jake Stevens
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Your guide to all of the great stuff happening with Come Out With Pride 2017. #KeepDancingOrlando.

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Fall Arts Guide 2017

By : Jake Stevens
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Fall is here and so is a new season of arts events! We’ve compiled a list of all the great stuff you’re going to want to see and experience.

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The Parliament House Footlight Theatre 2017-2018 Season Program

By : Jake Stevens
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All of the amazing theater shows happening at the Footlight Theatre!

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Watermark Third Thursday

By : Jake Stevens
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Watermark’s Third Thursday at Fairvilla. Funds go to Pug Rescue. Ad Pop award presented to Parliament House, received by Darcel Stevens. Performances by Phantasmagoria

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Dirty Bingo

By : Dillan Ramirez
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Blue was thrilled to be back at the Stardust Lounge hosting Dirty Bingo. She had a lot of vulgarity built up and the crowd welcomed it with open arms as she awarded donated prizes from Fairvilla Megastore. Blue will continue to host Dirty Bingo and serve up the dirtiest jokes Orlando has heard for the next 5 Tuesdays.

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Issue 24.16: Diamonds are Forever

By : Jake Stevens
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Central Florida and Tampa Bay softball leagues celebrate milestone anniversaries this season, Hope and Help settles into their new digs, Metro Wellness & Community Center puts on youth talent show, Jennifer Real sings her heart out, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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Trump awards Medal of Valor to lesbian officer Crystal Griner

By : Chris Johnson of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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The day after he sought to curtail LGBT participation in the nation’s armed forces by announcing a ban on transgender military service, President Trump awarded the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor to a lesbian police officer credited with saving lives during a mass shooting.

Trump gave the Medal of Valor on Thursday to Capitol Police Special Agent Crystal Griner — as well as Special Agent David Bailey — for thwarting shooter James T. Hodgkinson during an incident at a Republican congressional baseball practice last month. Hodgkinson wounded five people, including House Majority Steve Scalise (R-La.).

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