There are some important clarifications that the sturdy 6’1”, boldly attired, larger-than-life Ambassador of Bounce aka The Big Queen Diva aka Big Freedia (pronounced Freda) wants you to be clear about when you’re a member of the media.

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My friends, summer is upon us. That means the women’s game is about to take center stage. The ladies are anxiously lacing up their high-tops in preparation for the 2015 season of the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBA). We had a chance to chat with WNBA President, Laurel J. Richie, as she makes plans for what promises to be a very competitive and entertaining season.


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Queen Latifah stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in this HBO Films presentation, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dee Rees (Pariah).

Omar Currie read “King & King” to his third-grade class after one of his students shared how another boy called him “gay” at gym class.

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At the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis in Detroit, two social movements—Hotter Than July and KICK (Now LGBT Detroit)—were born and have since become celebrated staples in the Motor City

After a very brisk winter and extended cold temperatures, summer is finally upon us. How perfect, given that all four of our couples held their ceremonies outdoors.

These ultra-modern times of the twenty-first century make the experience of love exceedingly fast-paced. In & Out of Love: Poetic Affirmations

As spring approaches, I know many of you are planning to get away. We had a chance to chat with John Tanzella of the IGLTA to offer insight for the LBGTQ traveler.

What do the following world leaders, Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi and Abraham Lincoln all have in common? Each struggled with depression and or anxiety at some point in their lives.