Entries from LGBTQ community

  • August 2021
  • Image by Please Don't sell My Artwork AS IS from Pixabay 

    Surprise Party

    Brody Neville was facing a bleak 12th birthday.

    When the Canadian youngster came out as gay several months ago, his friends dumped him. So his mom did what modern parents do:  She put out a call on Facebook.

    Neville arrived at a Calgary park on Saturday, and saw what he assumed was an unusually large crowd waiting for the ice cream truck. But the dozens of people weren't there to celebrate overpriced ice on a stick. They were there to celebrate him.

    Family, friends and strangers gave him presents. Drag queens performed. A fire engine stopped by—probably to the relief of the drag queen who'd performed a monstrous split.

    "Thank you everybody for this," Neville told the crowd. "This is the best day of my life!"

    I'm not crying, you're cry . . . oh the hell with it, I'm crying.

  • June 2021
  • Photo: Facebook

    What a Difference a Year Makes

    President Joe Biden yesterday signed a law designating Orlando's Pulse nightclub as a national monument. Also yesterday, at a Pride commemoration event in the East Room, Biden declared, "Pride is back at the White House." Pete Buttigieg, the gay transportation secretary, spoke too, as did 16-year-old Ashton Mota, an Afro-Latino transgender teen. Faces in the room included Rachel Levine, a transgender assistant health secretary, and Bree Fram, a transgender lieutenant colonel.

    A year ago, then-President Donald Trump had bravely proclaimed June as National Homeownership Month.

  • April 2021

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