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Theophilus London Featuring Sara Quin Out Now

Theophilus London's Lovers Holiday EP dropped in February to much ovation. This week, the full length album, Timez Are Weird These Days was released on Warner Bros. Records.

NYC Artist Captures Self Evident Truths in LGBTQ Faces

Born and raised in New York City, iO Tillet-Wright is a young artist on an ambitious quest to make a photographic record of LGBTQ America today.

"My aim is to take a simple portrait of anyone who is anything other than 100 percent straight or feels like they fall on the LGBTQ spectrum in any way," says Tillet-Wright. "My goal is to show the humanity that exists in every one of us through the simplicity of a face."

Missy Higgins, Brandi Carlile at Rocky Mountains Folk Fest

Community darlings Missy Higgins and Brandi Carlile have been confirmed to perform at the upcoming 21st Annual Rocky Mountains Folks Festival at Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, Colorado in August 19-21, 2011.

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FlawLes Forges Partnership with Curve Magazine

FlawLes Media and Events, the San Diego-based business striving to increase equality as a corollary to their mission of increasing the visibility of the LGBT community has established a business partnership with Curve, the nation's best-selling lesbian magazine, in their 20th anniversary year of circulation.

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Tori now playing with full band

Since their first show in November of 2010, Tori has been quietly climbing into the minds eye of music tastemakers around the nation.

Tori Rogg and her guitarist Megan Jane, first grabbed San Diego's attention at PetCo park on the Western Metal stage when the duo opened for Jewel and Colbie Caillat. Since then, local listeners have been enjoying Tori on radio Sophie 103.7 Sunday nights and on 102.1's Homegrown Hour with Catherine Beeks.

Bitter Sober is Back

After a seven months hiatus, Bitter Sober is back in action and -- lucky for you -- they're playing a conveniently delicious show at Rich's (REPENT Thursday Ladies Night) for the first time ever.

On May 26, Sherry Soto, Beth Ladwig, Amanda, and Megan Jane will introduce new band member Jaime Hunt (of 607Lesbian Productions) on the keys. The show is a taste of what's to come as the fivesome gear up for their 2011 Summer Tour with shows in Fresno, Calif., Denver, Colo., Kansas City, and Lincoln, Neb., already confirmed.

Sara Quinn's Call For Change

File this one under Blogs You're Better For Reading, ladies. On May 13th, an articulate and powerful letter was published by Sara Quinn [of the band Tegan and Sara] about homophobia and sexism in the music industry. Below is an excerpt. Click the link at the bottom of the page to view the whole letter.


Mary B's Blog: Love At First Sight

Growing up in the 90s, many of my best friends were among the first wave of children left to the co-misery of throbbing pop music, and classic tomes penned by dark, affected artists all because their parents' divorce left them cynical and disenchanted by age 14. I watched as my friends' understanding of stability and expectations of relationships were extracted from their realm of existence like a tonsil. They were latch-key kids, kids who were left to deal with the unfair shuffling and apathy that engulfs an adolescent forced to take a backseat to dad's diva girlfriend, or mom's new baby.

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It's The Perfect Time To Put A Sexy Spring Back In Your Step

"Life is made up of moments, small pieces of glittering mica in a long stretch of gray cement.”
— Anna Quindlen (A Short Guide to a Happy Life)

What does that mean to us, gay travelers? I think it means that as we pound the pavement of everyday life, we always need be on the lookout for twinkling, shiny flecks of delight that shift our focus and ignite a sincere relish for every tick of the clock we’re lucky enough to enjoy.

News You Should Know: Lesbian West Point cadets still S.O.L.

Let me get this straight. Again.

An officer in the Top 10 of her class at the illustrious United States Military Academy resigned from the institution in August and has since been spreading the seeds of her bright brain at [safety school] Yale. This week, she was was denied re-admission into the Academy and is still permitted from serving in the U.S. armed forces because she is gay.

#SadButTrue ...