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A Californian conquers the kitchens of ‘MasterChef Spain’Michael Salazar (Photo courtesy of RTVE) A chill went through Michael Salazar’s body when, at 16, his mother asked him, without the slightest bit of shame whether he was a “faggot” — not gay or homosexual, but “faggot” — with all the contemptuous charge that this word can contain. The question caught him...
Floyd killing sparks protests across DelawareA small group of protesters gathered in Rehoboth’s bandstand on Monday evening. (Blade staff photo) Protesters marched in Delaware this week in response to the death of George Floyd, the unarmed black man killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis. Tensions ran high at a Wilmington protest on Sunday. Peaceful demonstrations in 1898 Park...
Stars, writers honor Larry Kramer’s artistic legacyLarry Kramer in 2007. (Photo by David Shankbone via Wikimedia) Larry Kramer holds a singular place in LGBTQ history — he’s remembered equally for both his art and activism and the two are inextricably linked. Today we focus on the former and revisit what Hollywood and Washington and New York theater people have to...
Anti-LGBTQ Steve King loses GOP primary to anti-LGBTQ challengerAnti-LGBT Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) lost to an anti-LGBTQ challenger. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), who long before his remarks embracing white nationalism was known for his draconian anti-LGBTQ views, has lost his primary face in Iowa, but to a challenger who also has an anti-LGBTQ record. According...
Biden recognizes 50th anniversary of LGBTQ Pride Month14K Shares Joseph Biden has recognized the 50th anniversary of Pride Month. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key) Joseph Biden issued a statement on Monday recognizing June as Pride Month, saying “much work remains” to advance LGBTQ people despite the progress made after the first Pride 50 years ago in memorial of the...
LGBTQ groups call to bring into movement anti-racism, end to white supremacy14K Shares LGBTQ groups are calling to bring anti-racism into the movement. Amid the national horror following the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota, LGBTQ and civil rights groups have issued a joint statement declaring anti-racism and an end to white supremacy must be “integral to the objective of...
Un californiano conquista las cocinas de MasterChef España   Michael Salazar (Foto cortesía de RTVE) Un escalofrío atravesó el cuerpo de Michael Salazar cuando, a la temprana edad de 16 años, su madre le preguntó, sin el menor pudor, si era maricón; no gay ni homosexual: maricón, con toda la carga despectiva que esa palabra puede encerrar. La interrogante lo tomó por sorpresa y...
Kishan Putta will bring health expertise to CouncilKishan Putta (Photo courtesy of the campaign) Have you found yourself wishing, as politicians make decisions each day about how to protect our health and our livelihoods, that there was someone in our government who had a public health background? On June 2, Ward 2 has the power to make that happen by...
Coronavirus upends campaign season as D.C. primary nearsJohn Fanning and Patrick Kennedy have each been endorsed by prominent members of the LGBTQ community for the Ward 2 Council seat. (Photos courtesy of the campaigns) Nearly all of the 25 candidates running in D.C.’s June 2 Democratic primary for five D.C. Council seats and three congressional seats have expressed strong support...
Bowser lifts stay-at-home order in first phase of D.C. reopeningMayor Muriel Bowser announced that the spread of coronavirus in D.C. has decreased to a level that allows the city to begin its Phase 1 reopening. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key) D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on Wednesday that the “community spread” of the coronavirus in the nation’s capital...
McBride confident in Delaware state Senate raceSarah McBride would make history if elected as the nation’s first openly transgender state senator. (Washington Blade file photo by Daniel Truitt) Since announcing her candidacy for state senator in Delaware’s First District, located in Wilmington, Sarah McBride has broken fundraising records and earned endorsements from local officials, including current First District Sen. Harris...
Gay Mister Rogers actor no longer bound by oath to children’s TV titanFrançois Clemmons (Photo by Vincent Jones; courtesy Clemmons) ‘Officer Clemmons: A Memoir’By François S. ClemmonsCatapultMay 5$26288 pages In our polarized era, few people are loved by everyone from millennials to boomers. Yet, it’s a safe bet that even Darth Vader has a soft spot for Fred Rogers, creator and...
Richard Grenell to step down as US ambassador to GermanyU.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell plans to step down from his post in the coming weeks. (Photo public domain) U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell plans to step down from his post. Grenell on Sunday in a tweet confirmed a German media report that says he will formally leave the...
Tori Amos memoir ‘Resistance’ both profound and opaque144 Shares Singer/songwriter Tori Amos is unusually open about some aspects of her life while glaringly evasive about others in her new memoir ‘Resistance.’ (photo by Des Willie; courtesy Simon & Schuster) ‘Resistance: a Songwriter’s Story of Hope, Change and Courage’ By Tori AmosAtria BooksReleased May 5272 pages$26 A somewhat common — but far from universal...
A different summer at Delaware’s beachesThe Rehoboth boardwalk has reopened after two months of coronavirus-related shutdown. (Photo courtesy of Lee Ann Wilkinson) The unofficial start of summer will follow an unconventional set of rules this year at Delaware’s beaches. While our southern neighbors in Ocean City, Md., opened earlier this month, Delaware’s state and local leadership are applying a slower,...
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