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Kylie Golden Tour 2019 Sydney
After her mardi gras appearance the 'gay icon' and 'Princess of pop' was back on home turf with a sold out night. She didn't mess around straight in with 'Get Outta My Way', 'InYour Eyes' and a blasting 'Better The Devil You know'.
Kylie Sydney Pride 2019
Craig is on his travels and being in the land of Oz he thought it would be remiss to not visit Sydney Pride, he has selflessly decided to share some of the delights! The event was opened by a surprise appearance from the Queen of pop Kylie who performed in...
Comings & GoingsThe ‘Comings & Goings’ column chronicles important life changes of Blade readers. The Comings & Goings column is about sharing the professional successes of our community. We want to recognize those landing new jobs, new clients for their business, joining boards of organizations and other achievements. Please share your successes with us at: comingsandgoings@washblade.com.  David Lloyd Olson (Photo...
Newlyweds came out to each other & now the wife’s new girlfriend is spilling the tea on TwitterWhen Jo Turner and Scott Turner-Smith tied the knot, both assumed they were straight. Now, 13 months later, both of them have come out and they’re seeking to annul their marriage. And they’re telling their story on social media. Scott came out in an...
My doctor stopped returning my calls after she found out I’m gayThis room had grown all too familiar. Stale beige walls, speckled black and white tiles, and those uncomfortable purple chairs — everyone knows the kind, straight and stiff with no give in the back. I sat there, bouncing my leg, and waiting nervously. I had recently come out...
FALL ARTS 2019: DANCE — Dance is central component in Kennedy Center’s new Reach programmingThe Mark Morris Dance Group in ‘Pepperland.’ (Photo by Gareth Jones; courtesy Kennedy Center) Patrons are invited to celebrate the 10th annual National Dance Day at the Kennedy Center’s  (2700 F St., N.W.) new campus, the Reach, on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m.-11 p.m.  Emmy-winning choreographer...
Gay married couple in Md. sues after daughter denied US citizenshipA gay married couple from Chevy Chase, Md., has sued the State Department over its refusal to recognize their daughter’s U.S. citizenship. A gay married couple from Maryland on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit against the State Department over its refusal to recognize their daughter’s U.S. citizenship. Roee Kiviti and Adiel...
Dolly tribute show is Sept. 21Dolly Parton will be honored at a tribute concert Sept. 21 at Arena Stage (photo courtesy 2911 Media) “Coat of Many Colors: The Music of Dolly Parton” presented by The American Pops Orchestra runs Saturday, Sept. 21 from 8-9:30 p.m. at the Arena Stage (1101 6th St. S.E.). Tickets start at $35. This season opener features...
No single gene, but genetics a one-third factor in gay sex NEW YORK — The findings of what is being touted as the largest-ever study of the role genetics plays in same-sex sexual behavior found that genetics plays about a third of the influence on whether someone has same-sex sex but there’s no single “gay gene,” the New York Times...
Opinion | HRC’s LGBT Town Hall: Is it good for Democrats?(Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) The Human Rights Campaign has been touting its LGBTQ+ focused Town Hall calling it ‘Power of Our Pride’ taking place on Thursday, Oct. 10 in Los Angeles. CNN will air it live. Reading their press releases and website it would seem the goal...
Dozens attend vigil for murdered transgender teen in BaltimoreDozens of people on Sept. 6, 2019, attended a Baltimore vigil for Bailey Reeves, a transgender teenager who was murdered on Labor Day. (Photo public domain) Dozens of people gathered in Baltimore on Sept. 6 to remember a transgender teenager who was killed on Labor Day. Iya Dammons, director of Baltimore Safe Haven,...
Anti-gay attitudes blamed for high HIV rates in Hong KongHong Kong (Photo by Diliff; courtesy Wikimedia Commons) HONG KONG — HIV diagnosis rates in Hong Kong have climbed over the past decade, unlike in other places in the world where there has been a consistent decline in the numbers of new HIV cases, the South China Morning Post reports. ...
PHOTOS: SundanceShareTweetEmailShare The Sundance (Washington Blade photo by Daniel Truitt) CAMP Rehoboth hosted The Sundance on Sept. 1 as a part of Labor Day weekend’s “Sundance 2019: Ultraviolet Disco Day-Glo Sunrise” at Rehoboth Beach Convention Center in Rehoboth Beach, Del. (Washington Blade photos by Daniel Truitt) Published at Sun, 08 Sep 2019 21:13:36 +0000
Looking back: 50 years of the BladeOutgoing Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Commissioner Leonel Castillo. Forty years ago, in the summer of 1979, an immigration ban story captivated Blade readers. But it wasn’t the plight of Central American migrants looking for a better life in the United States and being denied entry or, worse, locked in cages. It...
Cannabis CultureNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a compromise measure after lawmakers failed to agree on provisions of a marijuana legalization bill. (Photo by Pat Arnow via Flickr) N.Y. law reducing possession penalties takes effect ALBANY, N.Y — Legislation reducing marijuana possession penalties and facilitating the expungement of past cannabis convictions took effect last week. Assembly Bill 8420-A reduces the penalty...
Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe dies at 95Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has died in Singapore at the age of 95. (Photo public domain) Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has died in Singapore at the age of 95. Mugabe ruled Zimbabwe since the country’s independence from the U.K. in 1980 until the country’s military ousted him from power in 2017. Mugabe’s successor, President...
Provincetown Bloomed into an ‘Enchanted Forest’ for Its 2019 Carnival Celebration: 40+ of Our Favorite Photos and Videos“Enchanted Forest” was the theme of the 2019 Carnival celebration in the LGBTQ resort town of Provincetown, Massachusetts on Thursday and tourists and townies alike turned out the most enchanting lewks for this year’s festival. The parade’s grand marshal was comic, actress...
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