12th Annual Queer and Asian Conference at UC Berkeley

Don’t miss out on the Queer and Asian Conference (QACON) which will take place at the University of California, Berkeley campus from Friday, May 3rd, 2019 to Sunday, May 5th, 2019! QACON is a three-day, student-led conference that brings together more than 400 attendees for a weekend of queer & Asian celebration, empowerment, education, and […]

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Hear Melissa Etheridge’s New Ode to ‘Plant Medicine,’ Cannabis

Singer-songwriter previews upcoming LP ‘The Medicine Show’ with “Faded by Design,” which she calls “an unapologetic statement about how I handle stress and my own health” “You wanna change me, don’t bother, ’cause I can read the signs,” she sings over a tough-sounding chord progression. “Just rearrange me, don’t call the doctor — the cure […]

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Cuts to Food Stamps Will Disproportionately Harm LGBTQ People

While Congress and President Trump renewed the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) at the end of last year, the Trump administration is now attempting to take away this food assistance for struggling workers and families. Approximately 2.2 million LGBTQ adults experienced food insecurity in 2014. Food insecurity is defined as not having enough money to […]

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AOTC Cinematographer Svetlana Cvetko, wraps directorial debut, ‘Show Me What You Got’

Show Me What You Got, the directorial debut of Inside Job cinematographer Svetlana Cvetko, has wrapped production. The under-the-radar pic is backed by Blitz Films and counts award-winning filmmaker Phillip Noyce among its executive producers. Billed as a modern-day Jules & Jim, Show Me What You Got stars Cristina Rambaldi, Neyssan Falahi and Mattia Minasi. […]

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What An LGBTQ-Inclusive Sex Education Would Have Taught You

In a recent national survey by the nonprofit GLSEN, less than 1 in 10 LGBTQ+ students said they received sex ed that was inclusive of their identities. The reality is LGBTQ+-inclusive education helps all students, not just those who identify as part of the community, and it can be a vital part of improving overall […]

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Congresswoman gives emotional House speech on her gender-nonconforming child

The US congresswoman Pramila Jayapal gave an emotional speech about her gender-nonconforming child while advocating for LGBTQ civil rights legislation, saying her child had discovered “newfound freedom”. “We’re talking about fear versus love. We’re talking about fear versus freedom,” she said. Read more here.

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