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10 Questions with Vic: Featuring Laverne Cox

Transgender, Award-Winner, Actress, Film Producer, Activist, Influencer

With various ‘firsts’ in her already impressive career, the Emmy-nominated actress, documentary film producer and prominent equal rights advocate, Laverne Cox, continues to make history in her career and significant strides in her activism.

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In Memoriam: 2019

Honoring Transgender Family Tragically Lost This Year

The epidemic of transgender murders in the U.S. continues to grow, as there have already been 21 deaths of individuals who were transgender or gender non-conforming that resulted from violent attacks or shootings over the last 12 months.

State, national orgs lay out election endorsements

Equality North Carolina and The Victory Fund Share Their 2019 Picks

As voters hit the polls for early voting, a North Carolina statewide civil rights organization and a national one too share their endorsements for the General Election for 2019.

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A (Long) History of Physique Magazines

Jesse's Journal

I saw my first physique magazine when I was 13 years old (1966), in a newsstand in downtown Miami. Though I did not yet know what I was, I knew that I found other men attractive, and I was instinctively drawn to the magazines’ models, who were completely naked from the back or tastefully covered with a posing strap upfront.

Gay Pulp Fiction

Jesse's Journal

The Stonewall National Museum in Wilton Manors is a valuable resource for anyone interested in LGBTQ history and culture. Until Nov. 8, Stonewall features an exhibit, “PULP: Erotic Paperbacks in Gay Male Culture,” researched by Skip Moskey and organized by Joe Madura.

Is a Prenuptial Agreement for You?

Legal Eagles: How Property is Viewed in Case of Divorce

You and your partner are getting married. Do you need a prenuptial agreement? You might. For both LGBTQ and straight couples, getting married automatically creates certain legal rights and obligations between you and your spouse concerning “marital property.”

Kiwis are magic!

Health & Wellness: Tiny Fruit Packs Huge Nutrition Benefits

I’m sure you’ve heard of “superfoods.” They aren’t real, mind you. That term is an advertising concept invented by a clever company somewhere whose task was to get consumers to buy more fresh produce at the grocery store.