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An Interview with Terri Nunn of Berlin

In 1982, when Berlin’s debut album “Pleasure Victim” was re-released by Geffen Records, pop music was in a state of flux. The homophobic and racially motivated 1979 Disco Demolition pushed dance music off the radio paving the way for rock and roll hair bands to take over.

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LGBTQ individuals are at a higher risk for mental illness

An Evolution in Therapy Creates Better Outcomes for LGBTQ Clients

It should come as no surprise that the LGBTQ community is among one of the highest at-risk groups to suffer from mental illness. And while many individuals do have similar needs to non-LGBTQ individuals, there are those areas of concern directly related to being a member of this community.

Love yourself, love your health and be aware

Suicide Prevention Day and HIV/AIDS Awareness Days in September

September brings not just the beginning of a new school year, the end of summer and new shows on TV. It host several health prevention and awareness days.

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Young activists speak out about climate change

Sunrise Movement Wants a DNC Climate Debate and Green Legislation

At the age of 10, Lucia Paulsen started to learn a lot about climate change. Earlier this year, she joined the Sunrise Movement, a group organizing young people to discuss and manage the climate change crisis.

Fall offers a fun-filled cornucopia of seasonal options

Make Plans to Pick Out a Pumpkin, Go on a Hayride, Walk Around a Corn Maze and More!

The official day for the beginning of fall is only a couple of weeks away and with summer setting, here are some ways to get into the cooler seasonal mood while having a lot of fun.

The gayer side of the Music City

Queer Travelogue: Hanging Out in Nashville

I had been to Nashville, Tenn. several times but never tried to track down the gay scene. This time I did, and I was in for a pleasant surprise.

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10 Questions with Vic: Featuring Xabiani Ponce de León

Former Disney Channel Actor, Reality Personality, Now Leading Star

It’s hard to stand out as an actor during a film festival such as Outfest where over 150 films are screened within nine days. But Xabiani Ponce de León did just that with director Hari Sama’s film, “This is Not Berlin.”

Navigating Changes After Divorce

Legal Eagles: Creating the New You

Let’s be real — divorce is TOUGH, and so is figuring out your and your family’s new life in the weeks and months that follow finalizing your split. And, there’s a case to be made for it being even tougher for those in the LGBTQIA+ community.

Effective Supplements

Health & Wellness: Two Powders that are Actually Effective

Over the years I have made my position on supplements very clear: Use them as they were intended to fill gaps in your otherwise healthful, balanced nutrition strategy. Not only should you not rely upon them as a main source of energy or vitamins, minerals and fiber, you should not rely on them to provide what the manufacturer claims.