Cuisine Corner: One Pot Wonders

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‘Love is Love’ comic raises $165,000 for Pulse victims

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National Gay Media Association
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“Love is Love,” a 144-page anthology comic book, has raised more than $165,000 for the victims of the Pulse nightclub tragedy in Orlando, according to Washington Post.

The comic book, created by DC Comics and IDW Publishing, featured characters such as Superman, Harry Potter, Batwoman, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy. Contributors included Patton Oswalt and Taran Killam. “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins penned the book’s forward.

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State Senator Linda Stewart pushing for ‘Orlando United’ specialty license plate

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To commemorate the unity of the City of Orlando in the aftermath of the Pulse tragedy last June, State Sen. Linda Stewart is pushing for the creation of an “Orlando United” specialty license plate, with proceeds funding various mental health organizations.

The three designated organizations that would be receiving the proceeds are The Mental Health Association of Central Florida, the Hispanic Federation, and Two Spirit Health Services Inc., which focuses mainly on the LGBTQ community in Orlando.

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Boy Scouts welcome first transgender member

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MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (AP)- A New Jersey boy has become the first openly transgender member of the Boy Scouts.

The Record reports 9-year-old Joe Maldonado put on a Cub Scout uniform and joined Pack 20 in Essex County on Tuesday following a decision by Boy Scouts of America to allow transgender scouts. Maldonado, who was born a girl, was banned from a Cub Scout group in Secaucus.

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Gambian activists cheer exit of anti-LGBTQ leader

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ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP)- In August 2014, Jamu Camara was at home with her girlfriend in the Gambian resort town of Kololi when police arrived for a surprise raid, taking both women in for questioning.

“They just said they heard we are lesbians, blah blah blah,” the 21-year-old soccer player recalled. “I told them, ‘You have no right to detain me here. I’m not going to say anything because you don’t have your evidence.'”

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Transgender Nepali has her big moment on Indian catwalk

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NEW DELHI (AP)- It was her big moment. Anjali Lama sashayed down the catwalk in the swanky Mumbai auditorium. A fitted, cream dress highlighted her tall, slender frame. Her pulled-back hair showed off her high cheekbones.

Modeling at Lakme Fashion Week often seemed like a dream far beyond her reach, but Lama has become the first transgender woman to model at one of the top events on India’s fashion calendar and one sponsored by a top Indian cosmetics brand.

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Lady Gaga delivers a show big on flash and inclusiveness

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NEW YORK (AP)- Lady Gaga dropped from the top of Houston’s NRG Stadium to open her halftime show and dropped the mic at the end, offering a program that delivered high-energy hits and an inclusive theme.

With the nation on edge politically, the NFL had little taste for a show that would ruffle feathers, as Beyonce did in some circles last year with the Black Power messaging of “Formation.” Gaga plainly listened.

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Stuart Timmons, author and LGBTQ historian, dies at 60

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LOS ANGELES (AP)- Stuart Timmons, an activist and writer who chronicled the history of gays and lesbians in Los Angeles, has died. He was 60.

His sister Gay Timmons tells the Los Angeles Times her brother died Jan. 28. He had suffered a debilitating stroke nine years ago but remained active in the community.

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From London to LA, women’s marches pack cities big and small

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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago. Oklahoma City. London. Los Angeles.

Across the globe, cities big and small saw throngs of women, men and children take to the streets Jan. 21 in a show of unity and support for women’s rights. The swarms of marchers came together in the sunshine and rain to rally against sexism, racism and hatred and to protest President Donald Trump.

The crowds were so large that some U.S. cities ground to a halt as demonstrators overwhelmed streets, train stations and parks. The more than 600 “sister marches” were held in conjunction with the Women’s March on Washington a day after Trump’s inauguration.

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Me, Myself & Her

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Trailer: https://vimeo.com/166884570

Marina and Federica have been together for five years. They live in a gorgeous apartment in Rome, they share the same bed, they use the same face cream, they make love, they fight, but they still don’t know if they’re a couple.

Marina has it all: she’s beautiful, sexy and funny. Once a popular and beloved actress, today she successfully runs a healthy food restaurant. She’s an independent, self-confident and curious woman, who knows what she wants and has no doubts about her sexuality. She likes women and she loves Federica.

Federica is a busy, respected architect with a marriage behind her and a grown up son in his twenties. Marina is the first and only woman of her life. Federica is overly discreet and very different from Marina.

When Federica runs into a man she once had a crush on, she experiences a crisis of identity and starts asking herself what she really wants from life and love, throwing her relationship with Marina into question. Will they stay together?

Our women’s narrative film for August will be the Italian drama, ME, MYSELF & HER (IO E LEI) (Maria Sole Tognazzi, 2015, Italy, 102 min).

Wedding Bells at Watermark: Lisa Sanchez and Lia Rew

By : Samantha Rosenthal
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WeddingBells-01“I love Lisa. She’s a strong, strong woman, and she’s really loyal,” Lia says about Lisa. “She has made me a better version of myself through being together. She’s an inspiration to me, watching everything she’s overcome in life. I just can’t pick one thing. I mean she’s the complete package in every way.”

Lisa Sanchez, who owns K & L Marketing Solutions, LLC, and Lia Rew, a recovery specialist for Wyndham Vacation Ownership, have known each other since middle school, but it was only until recently that the two connected on a deeper level.

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Live coverage of the Republican National Convention DAY ONE

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Watermark Publishing Group is a member of the National Gay Media Association, a group of the leading LGBT newspaper publishers in the United States.

The Washington Blade, a member of the NGMA and D.C.’s LGBT newspaper, is providing coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions for Watermark and our readers.

Photos by the Washington Blade’s Michael Key.

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