Comcast Donates $1.5 Million in Airtime for Equality Forum 2016 PSA Broadcast

Equality Forum 2016, the nation’s annual LGBT civil rights summit scheduled to take place during this year’s Democratic National Convention from July 25th - 28th, announced June 27th the national launch of a public service announcement.

Comcast Corporation, the lead sponsor of Equality Forum, is donating airtime valued at $1.5 million for the broadcast of a 30-second public service announcement promoting this year’s premier LGBT civil rights summit.  The PSA is currently airing across Comcast markets nationwide and will continue in rotation until the end of July.

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Kristine W  Releases “Out There,” First Track From Her Upcoming Album

Just in time for the summer season, Kristine W returns with the debut single from her soon-to-be released album, “Out There”.

At its core, “Out There” is a lush, theatrical ballad that provides the perfect platform for the diva’s powerful vocals. The song’s main message is to appreciate life as a journey and to never give up as the thing you most desire is likely closer than you think. 

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President Obama Designates Stonewall National Monument

~ First National Monument Honoring LGBT Rights ~

“We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths –- that all of us are created equal –- is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall; just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great Mall, to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone; to hear a King proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on Earth. It is now our generation’s task to carry on what those pioneers began.”  - President Barack Obama, 2013 Inaugural Address

Since taking office, President Obama and his Administration have made historic strides in expanding opportunities and advancing equality and justice for all Americans, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans. From major legislative achievements to historic court victories to important policy changes, the President has fought to promote the equal rights of all Americans — no matter who they are or who they love. That commitment to leveling the playing field and ensuring equal protection under the law is the bedrock principle this nation was founded on and has guided the President’s actions in support of all Americans.

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Pastor Roger Jimenez Condemned

The Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) and senior pastor of New Season Church in Sacramento, California, and Dr. John Jackson, president of William Jessup University, have released the following joint statement condemning bigoted comments in regards to the June 12 terrorist attack on the LGBT community in Orlando made by Pastor Roger Jimenez of the Verity Baptist Church :

"We stand resolved in our condemnation of the heinous attack that occurred in Orlando. We also condemn the detestable statements made by a pastor in Sacramento.

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SF GLBT History Museum Presents Traveling Exhibition of Gay Erotic Art, 1950s-1990s  

From July to October, the GLBT History Museum will present a historical retrospective of erotic illustrations by artists who worked for gay men's magazines from the 1950s to the 1990s.

"Stroke: From Under the Mattress to the Museum Wall" originated at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York City. The San Francisco show is its only scheduled West Coast appearance.

Curated by artist Robert W. Richards, this exhibition of a largely forgotten body of work not only explores the male form, but also offers an examination of erotic fantasies as experienced through publications that were available at nearly every newsstand in America, but that men often hid under their mattresses for fear of being discovered.

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