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LGBTQ+

the 411...

The LGBTQ+ acronym stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or sometimes questioning), and others. The "plus" represents other sexual identities including pansexual and Two-Spirit. The first four letters of the acronym have been used since the 1990s, but in recent years there has been an increased awareness of the need to be inclusive of other sexual identities to offer better representation. The LGBTQ+ community consist of parents, teachers, doctors, lawyers, senior administrators and CEOs. Bayard Rustin, a close advisor to Martin Luther King and one of the most influential and effective organizers of the civil rights movement, was responsible for organizing the August 28, 1963 March on Washington and was often silenced due to his race and for being part of the LGBTQ+ community.

So many are still discriminated against,

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because we exclude pride of LGBTQ+ identity in our families, communities, and workplaces. The LGBTQ+ community should be able to show pride. Every June (Pride Month) LGBTQ+ and supporters dust off rainbow flags and join in the fun celebrations. Pride Month is for everyone to embrace who they are and let the world know in style, to celebrate acceptance, also shines a light on LGBTQ+ issues. The rainbow aptly signifies the colorful activities and flavors of this month-long celebration (rainbow flag was designed by Gilbert Baker). Commemorations and memorials are also held for members of the community who have lost their lives to hate crimes and HIV/AIDS. Pride celebrations take a variety of forms, from parades to parties to protests and proms. Since the start of the modern LGBTQ+ liberation movement in the 1970s, hundreds of independent Pride events have sprung up in cities worldwide during June, each distinctly local and generally tied in some way to the foundational Stonewall Riots in June of 1969.




Stonewall Riots (Uprising).

the history...

In June of 1969, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn (a gay club in Greenwich Village, NYC) staged an uprising to resist the police harassment and persecution to which LGBTQ+ Americans were commonly subjected. It started with a police raid on a hot summer night in Greenwich Village, New York City June of 1969. Police stormed the Stonewall Inn arresting patrons and forcing them into waiting police vehicles. But a nearby crowd grew restless and angry, and eventually someone (there’s different accounts as to who exactly) started whipping onlookers into fighting back. They pelted the police, forcing them to retreat, and aggressive street confrontations continued over the next few nights, lasted six days and marked the beginning of the LGBTQ+ equal rights movement. People stood up against police harassment that led to the creation of what we know as 'Pride' today.

Following the Stonewall Riots,

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Brenda Howard and other organizers wanted to build on that spirit of resistance . The following year June 28, 1970 they marched to Central Park and down Christopher Street, and adopted the theme of “Gay Pride” as a counterpoint to the prevailing attitude of shame, gay pride marches were held across the country, in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and in other major cities across the country. Before Stonewall, there was a riot in Los Angeles, CA at Cooper Do-Nuts, and in San Francisco, CA at Compton’s Cafeteria. But Stonewall is definitely the more well-known, and led to the creation of 'Pride' today.

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Spain's Queen Criticized For Anti-Gay Comments

Although Gay pride, begin in the United States in the 1970's, it has become a popular celebration in Spanish cities, with Madrid hosting Euro Pride in 2007, which organizers said attracted around 2.5 million people (later hosted the 2017 World Gay Pride). In 2008 the Spanish Royal Court distanced itself from comments expressed by the Queen of Spain (Queen Sofia) in a biography debuting that year. In the biography Queen Sofia drew criticism after she was quoted as condemning gay marriage, gay pride marches and abortion in the biography. The book was an updated version of a biography written by Pilar Urbano. Urbano is a well-known journalist who has written for conservative newspapers. “If these people want to live together, dress as grooms and get married, they might have the right to do so or not, depending on the laws of their countries. But they shouldn’t call it marriage, because it isn’t,” the Queen was quoted as saying.

COLEGAS (Gay and lesbian association) said it respected Sofia’s opinions but added “The majority of Spaniards are in favor of gay marriage, and the majority do not reject the term marriage to refer to the union between people of the same sex.” Spain legalized gay marriage in 2005, one of the 5 countries that first legalized same-sex marriage. The Royal Palace said the Greek-born queen had been misquoted. “The supposed comments which, anyway, were made in a private sphere, do not exactly match the opinions expressed by Her Majesty The Queen,” said in their statement. Spanish politician Esteban Gonzalez Pons, chief spokesman for the opposition conservative Popular Party, told Telemadrid TV, “I think that the King, the Queen, if they are there for anything, it is to be like the flag, and we see the flag as meeting its role in official acts but not making public statements.” Pons said that although the Queen’s views may have offended half of Spaniards, another half supported them, particularly elderly Catholics like Sofia. Pons’s party also argued against calling gay unions marriage and several Popular Party mayors had refused to marry gay couples.

Resources

Below are a few great LGBTQ+ resources and related products celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride.

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The LGBTQ Green Book (visit)

Mapping the Gay Guides

While on his frequent business trips around the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Bob Damron wanted to find bars and other locales to meet other men like him. A gay man, Damron sought friends, companions, and safety at friendly businesses in the various cities he visited. He began jotting down the names of the spots he frequented, sometimes loaning out his notebooks to fellow gay friends to take with them on their own journeys. His prolific lists became the basis of gay travel guide he began publishing in 1964. -Mapping the Gay Guides. His collections, originally known as the “Address Book,” became a survival guide for gay road trippers, comparable to "The Negro Motorist Green Book," which guided African American travelers through the country during the Jim Crow era in the United States. There was a biographical film in 2018 "Greenbook" winning multiple awards, inspired by the true story of a tour of the Deep South by classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley (Jamaican-American) and bouncer Frank "Tony Lip" Vallelonga (Italian-American), during the Jim Crow era using "The Negro Motorist Green Book" as a guide. The Mapping the Gay Guides' website, hosts an interactive map which displays the location of each entry in Bob Damron’s Address Books between 1965 and 1980 along with information about how the location was classified. They will be digitizing, transcribing, and geolocating data from 1981-2000, you can sign up via their website to receive updates when new data and materials are launched.

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UA Pride Collection (Visit)

Under Armour Pride Collection

Men's UA HOVR™ Sonic 4 Pride Running Shoes or UA Launch SW 7" Pride Shorts. This year's UA Pride collection supports the Pride Center of Maryland and their new Heath & Wellness center, dedicated to serving and being a safe space for Maryland's sexual and gender minorities. FEATURES- CONNECTS TO UA MAPMYRUN™ tracks & analyzes your running metrics to help make you a better runner. UA HOVR™ technology provides 'zero gravity feel' to maintain energy return that helps eliminate impact. Compression mesh Energy Web contains & molds UA HOVR™ foam to give back the energy you put in. Lightweight engineered mesh upper for ultimate breathability. Tongue is attached to the footbed by stretchable support wings to maintain a snug fit throughout the foot. One-piece heel construction with external TPU heel counter for additional support & structure. Removable sockliner molds to the foot for customized comfort & cushion. Blown rubber under the forefoot & high-abrasion rubber under the heel to help absorb ground contact.

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Viator (Visit)

Global Tours and Attractions

Viator is a global tours and attractions company that Tripadvisor acquired. Viator.com remains the world’s largest traveler booking site for tours and attractions. Travelers are able to book activities and tickets on both Viator and Tripadvisor. Viator is also an LGBTQ inclusive company. 'Travel with Pride' series. "In this series, we speak to the people behind our top LGBTQ experiences in an exploration of LGBTQ history, culture, and Pride." -Viator

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Royal Caribbean International (Visit)

Pictured- Arne Wilhelmsen, a founder of Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean is the world’s largest cruise line by passenger capacity. The line’s biggest ships are more than 20% bigger than any other cruise vessel afloat, and they’re chock-full of more restaurants, bars, entertainment zones and attractions than you’ll find anywhere else at sea. Royal Caribbean International (originally Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines) began in 1968 by three Norwegian shipping companies, Anders Wilhelmsen & Company, I.M. Skaugen & Company, and Gotaas Larsen. In 1997, Royal Caribbean acquired Celebrity Cruises and changed the name of the Royal Caribbean fleet to Royal Caribbean International. On Royal Caribbean’s biggest ships, on the top deck there are multiple pool areas, watery play zones, rock climbing walls, surfing simulators, miniature golf courses, basketball courts and even zip lines. Interior areas include everything from full-size spas and large casinos to Broadway quality theaters with top-name shows.

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Da Neena (Visit)

by Da Neena

Inspired Victoria Secret angel wings, drag queen dresses, showgirl costumes, showgirl dresses, feather showgirl headdress, samba costumes, samba rio costumes, outfits, Halloween costumes, headpieces, shoulder back pieces (backpieces) / backpacks, beaded wigs and crystal jewelry for stage. Ships worldwide, production time is around 1- 2 weeks plus shipping. Each outfit is handmade by professional tailors.

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Size Up (Visit)

Hottest Styles and Best Sellers

'Size Up' is a major activewear and casual wear brand for the muscular build and activewear for women, as well as offering supplements. Size Up Apparel is becoming a game changer in the competitive industry of clothes for muscular build men. Size Up Apparel offers Activewear, Urbanwear, and Streetwear, including hats, lifting gear, men's tops, hoodies, Urbanwear Zip Ups, and jackets, tanks, t-shirts, shorts, joggers, accessories. Take their Tri-Stretch Jeans for example, if you are someone who balks at the idea of struggling when putting on and removing jeans, the flexibility of the fabric may affect the way you do things in the future. You can pair these jeans with many other shirts. Whether you decide to wear them with a solid-colored shirt that shows off the rest of your body or something a bit bolder, you will feel perfectly comfortable. All jeans are not this way, but you can actually wear these in an informal way or wear them with something that is a little more dressy and there is actually a chance that you will be able to pull it off. 38% off.

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💛I Dσ💛 (Visit)

for those with a bigger budget

Mens Max-T Engraved Titanium Comfort Fit Ring or women's Woven Vintage Diamond Wedding Bands. Great as Gay/lesbian Wedding Ring or Marriage Engagement ring band.

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💛I Dσ💛 (Visit)

for those with a smaller budget

Gold Male or Female Symbols, gay/lesbian Engagement Rings (Gold with Steel). Gold Plated Stainless Steel rings with double male or female mars symbols. Great as a promise Ring or engagement ring band. The unique design is comfortable and very fashionable. Available in many sizes (Approx 8mm wide).

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Oranum (Visit)

Spirituality

Known For being one of the top Psychic Networks, Oranum is an online psychic network that offers psychic readings via live video chat, you can hear and see your psychic through their webcam, However, it’s completely optional if you want your psychic to see your face as well or if you’d prefer to stay anonymous during the reading. What truly sets Oranum apart, is their free live video sessions. Some of the reading categories you can explore include love, tarot, family, career, clairvoyant, astrology, dream counseling, pets, energy healing, and spiritual guides to name a few.

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National and International

Resource Outlets

GLAAD. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.
CenterLink. CenterLink is an international nonprofit organization and member-based association of LGBTQ centers and other LGBTQ organizations serving their local and regional communities.
ConnectSafely. ConnectSafely is a California based nonprofit organization dedicated to educating people about safety, privacy, security and digital wellness.
PFLAG. PFLAG (Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays). The PFLAG Chapter Network with over 400 chapters across the country provides confidential peer support, education, and advocacy to LGBTQ+ people, their parents and families, and allies. Helps you find local chapters in your area.
Trevor Project. The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ youth under 25. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now at 1-866-488-7386, 24/7.
THRIVE Lifeline. THRIVE Lifeline’s text based crisis hotline brings together experienced suicide interveners partnered with oSTEM to help keep you safe, Text 'oSTEM' to 1-313-662-8209 anytime, from anywhere, 24/7 (Must be 18 years or older).
The Recovery Village. The Recovery Village Drug and Alcohol Rehab delivers comprehensive treatment services for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders, welcoming anyone in the The LGBTQ community wanting, seeking or needing help. With locations across the country, They offer patients a full continuum of care, that may include medical detox, residential services and outpatient programs. Call (888) 912-9880.
Rehab Spot. Rehab Spot helps those struggling with addiction and their families find the information, support, and resources needed to get help, welcoming anyone in the the LGBTQ community. Since 2018, Rehab Spot has served as a critical source of information on addiction and recovery for those who are struggling with substance abuse disorders and co-morbid mental health conditions.

Gay Male Celebrities

You maybe didn't know were gay.
Wentworth Miller (Actor),
James Baldwin (Novelist),
Tim Cook (Apple CEO),
Ben Bradshaw (Politician),
Lee Daniels (Screenwriter),
Jason Collins (NBA Baller),
Kwame Harris (Football Player),
Ian McKellen (Actor),
David Hyde Pierce (Actor),
Shepard Smith (TV Anchor),
John Benjamin Hickey (Actor),
Jim Morris (Bodybuilder),
Guillermo Díaz (Actor),
Carl Nassib (Pro Football Player),
Bryan Ruby (Pro baseball player).

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Privé Revaux Eyewear (Visit)

Designer sunglasses and eyeglasses

Privé Revaux was founded with celebrity co-founders Jamie Foxx, Hailee Steinfeld, Ashley Benson and Jeremy Pivenon, on the belief that head turning style shouldn't be a luxury reserved for a select few. Designer sunglasses and eyeglasses that everyone can afford and flaunt proudly with over 100 handcrafted and polarized frames from Privé Revaux Eyewear. As the choice eyewear of several Hollywood stars, Privé Revaux is a beacon of style, carrying with its name an air of sophistication and grace. Each pair of glasses was created to convey a unique persona.

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Pride Products (Visit)

shop, shop and then shop!

there's many brands that support and celebrate Pride Month and the LGBTQ+ community with their pride collections that actually give back to the LGBTQ+ communities, whether from a portion of their proceeds being given to LGBTQ+ organizations, or by partnering with queer designers and creators directly. Reebok for example, Reebok’s pride collections were designed by Reebok's LGBTQ+ employee community. There's also J Crew, Hedley Bennet, Apple, Adidas, Calvin Klein, Crocs, Disney, Speedo, Puma, Vinebox and NYX Makeup to name a few.

LGBTQ Owned Businesses

Boy Smells

Packaged in pink and conceived beyond the gender binary. Candles and intimate apparel.

Olivia Travel

The travel company for Lesbian and LGBTQ+ women.

Cowgirl Creamery

Organic and American Artisan farm to table cheese. Curated with accompaniment, suggested pairings and recipes.

18.21 Bitters

handcraft premium cocktail bitters, tinctures, shrubs, syrups, old fashioned tonic, ginger beer, and craft cocktail mix using fresh ingredients and balanced flavor profiles.

A Room of One's Own

Downtown Madison, Wisconsin, local, independent, feminist bookstore. Offers a wide selection of current and classic fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, local interest titles, gifts, toys, greeting cards, children's and young adult, women's studies, and LGBTQ fiction and nonfiction sections.

Chromat

Future-forward bodywear designed for strong, powerful #ChromatBABES of all shapes and sizes through perfectly fit garments for every body.

MANTL

MANTL represents a range of skincare products for the Face + Scalp that are inspired by bald folks, but work for everyone.

Coco and Breezy

Coco and Breezy's eyewear designs have ranged from the "third-eye" sunglasses for the late Prince to recent collaborations with Hershey's, Ciroc, and SIX:02. The twins DJ and create visual art.

Tomboyx

Gender-inclusive bras, underwear (including leak-proof underwear for periods and/or incontinence), swimwear, and more. Products are available in sizes 3XS to 6X.

Homoco

Printed swim trunks out of recycled plastic and camp shirts from sustainably harvested Tencel.

Androgynous Fox

High quality, ethically made, comfortable, and timeless androgynous wardrobe clothing for males, females, non-binary, or anything and everything in between.

Black Queer Magic

offers handmade jewelry with pieces that empower you and workshop facilitations to aid in the adornment and reclamation of Black LGBTQ bodies.

Wondercide

Wondercide kills fleas and ticks with safe and natural products. Wondercide safely kills and repels fleas, ticks and mosquitoes at home, in the yard, and on your pet.

Automic Gold

Radically different fine jewelry made from sustainable materials for everyone, all genders self-inclusive and diverse. All pieces are made from reclaimed gold, and arrive in a packaging that is recyclable.

Humankind Swim

Swimwear. Designs are fitted on multiple body types to ensure an effortless fit. Dozens of different fabrics are tested to find one that dries as quickly as a swimsuit with the comfortable stretch and support of sportswear, chlorine-tested and designed specifically for the water.

Kiss My Face

Natural skincare, oral care and personal care. Made from as many close-to-nature, wholesome, high-quality, clean ingredients as possible. Kiss My Face has made mostly vegan products and NEVER tested those products on animals; paraben and phthalate free products are also gentle to people and the planet.

HauteButch

Specializes in masculine apparel and footwear for women and transmen. The “butch/stud/tomboy/transman clothing company” wanted to bring creative fashion designs with edgy and unique aesthetics to butch, androgynous and trans style seekers that prefer menswear-inspired finishes, without compromising proper fit.

The Phluid Project

A gender-neutral fashion brand that emphasizes support for the LGBTQIA+ community and inclusion in the workplace year-round. offers authenticity with the brands they carry and the merchandise they sell, including graphic tees and hoodies, undergarments and a fabulous line of perfume.

Gay Pride Apparel

Gay Pride Apparel is a first-generation Mexican-American & LGBTQ+-owned brand focused on empowerment, pride, and authenticity for year-round pride. "we saw way too many companies coming out with seasonal pride products... so we decided to take it into our own hands. We make high-quality products for all identities."

one eleven bar

Formerly Studio One 11. In Cathedral City, California. "Enjoying a cocktail with old friends and a second with new ones. Live music and entertainment you can sing to. Celebrating who we are today while never forgetting our past. Having a safe space so none of us are ever alone - no matter race, orientation, gender identity, status or age." -one eleven bar

GayRealEstate.com

"This very day, you as an LGBTQ individual have about a 50/50 chance of working with a realtor who stands in full support of who you are, and your right to equal protection under the law. At GayRealEstate.com we’re committed to connecting members of our LGBTQ community to agents we know personally, have investigated and interviewed extensively, and in some cases have been working with for over 25 years." -GayRealEstate.com

Trunks Bar

In Cathedral City, California. "Gay, straight, curious - who gives a hell: the friendly crowd at this veteran WeHo local neighborhood– type bar is here for the pool tables, sports on the multiple TVs and the all-day well-drink specials" -Trunks Bar

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Da Brat

Hip Hop Artist

Da Brat (real name Shawntae Harris), two time Grammy nominated rapper from Chicago, known for her music. Dominated the Hip Hop rap industry from 1994, until 2000, when she released her last charting hit single. Showed she was still the talented rapper and performer with her appearance in Dem Franchize Boyz’ “I Think They Like Me” remix 2005. Da Brat's debut album Funkdafied (1994) sold one million copies, making her the first female solo rap act to receive a platinum certification, and the second overall female rap act (solo or group) after Salt-N-Pepa. Although her tomboy style (that style along with her unique rhyme and rap flow rose her to the top of the charts), lead the public to speculate she were of the LGBTQ community, she still remained a bit of a mystery to the public. After years of speculation, in 2020 she came out publicly to a mostly positive reception. She’s engaged to BB Judy (real name Jessica Dupart), an entrepreneur and businesswoman who is known for her hair product business- Kaleidescope Hair Products and charitable work.

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Farfetch (Visit)

Online luxury fashion platform

The largest online luxury fashion platform in the world, for everything elegant, chic, and glamorous from more than 700 boutiques and brands worldwide of Menswear and Collections of pre-owned designer pieces, including clothing, bags and accessories. Farfetch is fundamentally a way of putting lovers of high end fashion clothing items they find hard to find in touch with boutiques in Italy, France, etc.. Shop your favorite designer brands for women, men and kids.

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Joe Bell (Film)

Biographical drama road film

'Joe Bell' is directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green (Monsters and Men) with a script by Brokeback Mountain scribes Diana Ossana & Larry McMurtry. 'Joe Bell' tells the intimate and emotional true story of an Oregonian father, Joe, (Mark Wahlberg) who pays tribute to his gay teenage son Jadin (Reid Miller), embarking on a self-reflective walk across America to speak his heart to heartland citizens about the real and terrifying costs of bullying.

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Victim (Film)

1961 Film.

A 1961 British film. Melville Farr (Sir Dirk Bogarde), a married successful lawyer, tries to locate a blackmailer who has photos of Farr and a crying young gay man, Jack "Boy" Barrett (Peter McEnery), whom Farr has a romantic friendship with. It was the first English-language film to use the word 'homosexual'.
411- In 1961, when the film was first released in the United Kingdom (UK), homosexuality was still illegal in the UK. Homosexuality was not decriminalized in England and Wales until the passing of the Sexual Offences Act 1967. "Victim," along with other 1960's films like "A Taste of Honey," "The Leather Boys," and "Darling" are credited with helping change the public opinion on homosexuality to a more positive one, and, in addition to the Wolfenden Report, leading to the eventual decriminalization of homosexuality via the Sexual Offences Act 1967.

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Leave It On The Floor (Film)

2012 film.

In the spirit of 'Paris Is Burning' (1990 documentary of “vogueing” sensation and underground ball culture), Sheldon Larry's (partnering with writer-lyricist Glenn Gaylord and composer Kimberly Burse) 'Leave It On The Floor,' a 2012 musical film, takes you into the fabulously funky world of voguing. Also discovering an environment in which outcast identities can flourish.

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Tier Ruffled Pleated Wing Gown (Visit)

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Any stage queen would love to step on stage in this Full Length Tier Ruffled Quick Change Lavender Pleated Wing Gown, perfect for that quick change, you can put it on over almost anything tight fitting, unitartd, leotard, bodysuit or even over another outfit. Richly colored in pleated organza. It shimmers with the light. Custom-made to your specific measurements and color. Ships worldwide, the estimated delivery time is approximately 4-5 weeks. Custom made product's production time is 15-20 days. Via "Great Resources" receive 10% off your purchases with this link- You Betta Work! and be sure to claim your 10% coupon BEFORE you start shopping.

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Matchmaking

Matchmaking

Some of the popular Matchmaking Sites. Please do your own homework in vetting each service.

Gay

Gay males seeking quality, long-term relationships (Free Membership).
Gay males seeking quality, long-term relationships (Paid Membership).

Lesbian

Fall in love and get to know each other. If looking for a friend or the love of your life (visit).

Bisexual

Singles start out with something in common, love for bisexual passion and bisexual romance (visit).

Transgender

Trans ladies, trans guys, genderqueer, and all others who truly love transgender people can all meet in one inclusive environment (visit).
Trans ladies and all others who truly love trans ladies (visit).

Bi-Curious and Bi Couples

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Straight

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Positive Indivudals

You may feel like you are alone in the world with a HIV positive status, but there's support, love and romance out there where you don’t have to worry about rejection or discrimination (visit).

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Healthcare

U.S. health clinics

There are plenty of health clinics that are inclusive and affordable. Throughout the Western U.S., there are LGBTQ welcoming clinics in almost every major city (click the location to visit their websites).

Los Angeles LGBT Center

Los Angeles, California.

Lyon Martin

San Francisco, California.
(415) 565-7667

San Francisco Community Health Center

San Francisco, California.
(415) 292-3400

Apicha Community Health Center

New York City, New York.
(212) 334-6029

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

Bronx, New York City, New York.
(212) 271-7200

Equality Health Center

Concord, New Hampshire.
(603) 225-2739

Whitman-Walker’s Sexual Health & Wellness Clinic

Washington D.C.
(202) 939-7690

Penobscot Community Health Care

Maine.
(207) 404-8000

The Chicago Women’s Health Center

Chicago, Illinois.
(773) 935-6126

The Howard Brown Health Center

Chicago, Illinois.
(773) 388-1600

Magic City Wellness

Birmingham, Alabama.
(205) 877-8677

Medical Advocacy & Outreach

Birmingham, Alabama.
(800) 510-4704

Five Horizons Health Services

Tuscaloosa, Alabama (205) 759-8470. or
Starkville, MS (662) 268-6278.

Thrive Alabama

Alabama.

The KC Care Clinic

Kansas City, Missouri.
(816) 753-5144

HOPES

Reno, Nevada.
(775) 786-4673

Crescent Care Sexual Health Center

New Orleans, Lousiana.
(504) 821-2601

Alder Health

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
(717) 233-7190

The Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center

Boulder, Colorado.
(303) 442-5160

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LGBTQ+ Pride Timeline

LGBTQ+ Advancement Timeline

1946

The Netherlands Center for Culture adopts a vague name to mask its then taboo purpose.

September 1955

The first known lesbian rights organization in the United States forms in San Francisco. Daughters of Bilitis (DOB).

June 28, 1969

The Stonewall Riots NYC police raid the Stonewall Inn, instigating the Stonewall Riots.

June 28, 1970

First Official Pride Parade Organized by pioneering bisexual activist Brenda Howard and a committee she put together, the parade sees supporters march from Greenwich Village to Central Park.

June 25, 1978

The Rainbow Flag Flies High, Gilbert Baker's original design of the rainbow gay pride flag is flown at the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade.

March 2, 1982

Wisconsin becomes the first state to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation.

November 1995

The Hate Crimes Sentencing Enhancement Act goes into effect in the U.S., as part of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994.

June 2003

The US Supreme Court strikes down the “homosexual conduct” law, which decriminalizes same-sex sexual conduct, with their opinion in Lawrence v. Texas.

Belgium 2003

Belgium legalized gay marriages in 2003, providing gays the same tax and inheritance rights as heterosexual couples.

Canada 1999

Legislators in Canada provided common-law marriages to same-sex couples starting in 1999, Pew reported. Gradually the practice was made legal in nine of the 13 provinces and territories, but in 2005 Parliament passed legislation making the marriages legal throughout the nation.

June 2003

The US Supreme Court strikes down the “homosexual conduct” law, which decriminalizes same-sex sexual conduct, with their opinion in Lawrence v. Texas.

Belgium 2003

Belgium legalized gay marriages in 2003, providing gays the same tax and inheritance rights as heterosexual couples.

Spain 2005

The first Spanish same-sex couple married in 2005 after the parliament passed a measure in the midst of large protests from Vatican officials and large demonstrations in Madrid.

October 25, 2006

The New Jersey Supreme Court rules that state lawmakers must provide the rights and benefits of marriage to gay and lesbian couples.

South Africa 2006

The country was the first in Africa to legalize gay marriage in 2006. One year after their highest court decided heterosexual-only marriage policy violated the constitution’s equal rights guarantee.

May 15, 2008

The California Supreme Court rules in re: Marriage Cases that limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples is unconstitutional.

November 6, 2012

Tammy Baldwin becomes the first openly gay politician and the first Wisconsin woman to be elected to the US Senate.

June 26, 2013

In United States v. Windsor, the US Supreme Court strikes down section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, ruling that legally married same-sex couples are entitled to federal benefits.

June 26, 2015

Same Sex Marriage Rights. The US Supreme Court makes same-sex marriages legal in all 50 U.S. states.

2016

The area around the Stonewall Inn, still a popular nightspot today, was designated a national monument.

June 6, 2019

Nearly 50 years after the historic Stonewall uprising, the New York Police Department apologized for its role both in the events at Stonewall and the actions it took to uphold laws that discriminated against gay people.

June 15, 2020

The US Supreme Court rules that federal law protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination.

February 2, 2021

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg becomes the first openly gay Cabinet member confirmed by the Senate.

March 24, 2021

Dr. Rachel Levine, U.S. assistant secretary for health in the Department of Health and Human Services becomes the first out transgender federal official to be confirmed by the Senate.

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NYX Professional Makeup

NYX Cosmetics is a line of cosmetics products that features a full range from foundations to eye and lip cosmetics, named after Nyx, the Greek goddess of the night, and is a subsidiary of L'Oréal. The quality of the products has been compared with that of the higher-end cosmetics lines but without the higher-end price tag, with customers rating of 4.1 out of 5 possible stars.

NYX products includes:

NYX Studio Perfect Primer: Used to reduce redness in the face without leaving a green hue.

Eye Shadow Singles: It features MAC dupes that are of high quality with a wide variety of colors and shades.

Powder Blush: Comes in 27 shades which are matte and have been rated as rivals of MACI, Pinky, and NARS.

Butter lipstick: Features a formulation that is part lipstick and part lip balm. It features excellent coverage and comes in 22 different shades.

Wonder Pencil: It's a creamy and highly pigmented concealer stick. It works well around the eyebrow and the bone beneath.

Concealer Jar: Works well for hiding dark circles and redness under the eye.

Matte Bronzer: Comes in a variety of shades and features a tinge of cold coloring.

Stay Matte Powder Foundation: An excellent choice for oily skin.

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Highend Ticket Pride Items

100% Authentic Nike Jordan, Louis Vuitton and Valentino shoes

Nike Jordan 1 J Balvin, new, Size 40.5 (EUR), 7.5 (US). Louis Vuitton Sneakers, pre-loved (gently used) Black Leather Tattoo High Top Sneakers Size 42 (EUR) or Valentino Wedge Sandals, pre-loved (gently used) Leather Peep Toe Singback Rainbow Wedge Sandals Size 36 (EUR), from The Luxury Closet, a leading online boutique for buying and selling new and pre-loved luxury items, guaranteeing 100% authenticity of the items with more than 40,000 unique items as part of our selection, they feature top luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Van Cleef and Arpels, Cartier, Rolex, and more, and take care of the delivery and the returns. The Luxury Closet want s to build a platform making it possible for people to turn the assets in their closets into cash. For sellers, The Luxury Closet works on a consignment method which means that you get paid after your item sells. Right from publishing items for sale to making sure your product gets the right attention, they do all the work. There's many highend ticket items, including Shoulder Bags from Valentino, Gucci, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga. Dresses, from Oscar de la Renta’s ethereal evening gowns and Roberto Cavalli’s maxi styles to Chloe’s subtle, casual pieces and DVF’s iconic wrap dress. Men's suits from Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, Boss By Hugo Boss, Armani Collezioni, Giorgio Armani, Tom Ford, Givenchy and Gucci. And the list goes on...

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Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride

celebrate and educate

Represent The Flag

Grab a rainbow, bi, lesbian, pan, ace, or any other flag of your preference and wave it with pride.

Join In a LGBTQ+ Event

Run, walk, skip, or dance in June's pride Month parade. You don’t need to identify as LGBTQ+ to support or attend an event.

Gather More Insight

Watch a movie, documentary that will give you more information and insight about the LGBTQ+ community as well about the serious message behind the LGBTQ+ movement.

FYI

LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or even LGBTQIA to include, intersex and asexual groups, + those who feel like their sexual identity falls outside the mainstream).

HIV/AIDS

Visit CDC. It's time to end the HIV epidemic. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), along with the global community are redoubling their efforts to ensure equitable access to services and prevention strategies, especially for those disproportionately affected by HIV, so that they may end the HIV epidemic in the U.S. and around the world.

HIV Testing

Visit CDC. CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends that everyone 13 to 64 years old get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care and that people at higher risk for HIV get tested more often. HIV testing shows whether a person has HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). HIV is the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) and what is now HIV Stage III. AIDS is the most advanced stage of HIV infection.

The LGBT Bar

Visit The LGBT Bar. The National LGBT Bar Association is a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists, and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender legal organizations. Promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBTQ+ community in all its diversity.

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The News

PUMA and Cara Delevingne's Forever Free Pride Collection

PUMA (USA) or (Canada) and brand ambassador, model, actress and LGBTQIA+ activist Cara Delevingne have worked together again for a second capsule collection to celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride. This year’s Forever Free Pride Collection is made to inspire others to be free from fear and believe in themselves. 20% of the proceeds with a maximum donation of $500,000 USD from the sales of this collection will go to Cara Delevingne's support for LGBTQIA+ charities.

Pictured selections are White Pride Fitted Tee, Black Pride Fitted Tee, Black or White Pride Graphic Hoodie (USA) or (Canada) and Fierce 2 Pride Training Sneakers (USA) or (Canada)
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