02.07.2019 Publisher’s Desk

By : Rick Claggett
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Love is in the air and I’m a sap. In fact, I’m an Air Supply listening, rom-com loving, “This Is Us” crying sap. You have to be pretty close to me to see it, but it’s there. When 90 percent of your social life is work related, it’s easy to have work-mode walls up. What may seem like an all-business exterior is really just all mush inside.

I can’t say where this love of love stems from. My earliest memories are of growing up with little means in Houston, Texas. There were five kids, my parents and an uncle in the house. Making ends meet and raising a herd of kids didn’t leave a lot of room for romance. Although, my parents did go on a date to see Willie Nelson’s New Year’s Eve concert every year and I thought that was sweet.

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Come Out With Pride announces intent to host WorldPride during Pulse 10-year mark

By : Jeremy Williams
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ORLANDO | Come Out With Pride (COWP) announced in a press conference at The Venue Jan. 23 that they plan to bid to host WorldPride in Central Florida in 2026.

InterPride, an international organization that ties Pride together globally, brings WorldPride to major cities across the globe every two to six years. This year WorldPride will take place in New York City to coincide with the 50-year mark of the Stonewall riots. Several members from the COWP board will be in attendance at the event this June.

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More than 1 million attend WorldPride march in Madrid

By : MICHAEL K. LAVERS of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National Gay Media Association
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MADRID — More than a million people lined the streets of the Spanish capital on Saturday for the 2017 WorldPride march and parade.

Representatives of Spain’s main political parties — the Popular Party, the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party, Podemos, Ciudadanos and Izquierda Unida — and Madrid Mayor Manuela Carmena are among those who participated in the event that took place under the slogan “For LGBTI Rights All Over the World.”

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Politicians, officials to launch global LGBT rights group

By : MICHAEL K. LAVERS of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National Gay Media Association
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MADRID — The gay prime minister of Luxembourg is among the elected officials from around the world who have agreed to launch a new group that seeks to promote LGBT and intersex rights.

Xavier Bettel and more than three dozen others will take part in the LGBTQI (LGBT, queer and intersex) Elected and Appointed Officials Experts Group, which the Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute and organizers of the WorldPride International Human Rights Conference will coordinate.

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Madrid mayor: WorldPride is ‘more than a party’

By : MICHAEL K. LAVERS of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National Gay Media Association
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MADRID — Madrid Mayor Manuela Carmena on Wednesday reaffirmed her administration’s support of LGBT and intersex rights.

“It is necessary that we reaffirm happiness, love, sexuality,” she said during her remarks at a WorldPride reception that took place at Cibeles Palace.

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