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PlanetOut to sell Advocate, Out mags to here! Networks, Regent

Strapped LGBT company chops off its publishing arm

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — After weeks of rumors, PlanetOut Inc. has announced it will sell its magazine and book publishing divisions to here! Networks. Included in the deal are nationally-respected LGBT news magazine The Advocate and popular lifestyle/entertainment monthly Out. The deal between the two companies was announced Apr. 9 after PlanetOut signed a letter …

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Charlotte lesbian pastor to become bishop

National Unity Fellowship conference meets to consecrate two female bishops

Bishop-elect Tonyia Rawls, of Unity Fellowship Church of Charlotte, will be consecrated a bishop on Sunday, Apr. 27. CHARLOTTE — The national mid-year conference of the LGBT-affirming Unity Fellowship Church Movement will meet here Apr. 21-27. During the conference, Charlotte-based pastor Tonyia Rawls, as well as another female pastor, will be consecrated as bishops in …

Carolinas Prides gear up for 2008 festivals

Local events span two-state region

REGIONAL — In recent years, a proliferation of local Pride festivals have popped up across the Carolinas. From Wilmington to Boone, Raleigh/Durham to Columbia, LGBT folks will have plenty of activities to choose from throughout the 2008 Pride season. – – – advertisement – – – The first event of the year will be the …

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Candidates on the Carolina stump; blogger calls out Kay Hagan

Briefly Political

Candidates on the Carolina stump CHARLOTTE — Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama are campaigning across the state. On Mar. 19 Obama stopped in Fayetteville, home to Fort Bragg, and the Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, Obama’s remarks focused mainly on the nation’s prolonged presence in Iraq and other Middle Eastern nations. “In order …

Are timeshares worth your time?

Money Matters

We commonly read about wealthy celebrities having vacation homes in the mountains of Colorado, on a tropical island or in the French Riviera. Who doesn’t dream of owning a little slice of vacation luxury? It is a wonderful ideal to aim for, but your heart can overrule your head. More Americans have made the leap …

Thai Red Cross ends blood ban

Global News Notes

Thai Red Cross ends blood ban BANGKOK, Thailand — Activists have succeeded in their bid to amend the screening form required for blood donation. To date, questions on the form have asked about high-risk sexual behavior, but only related to same-sex behavior, and all gay men have been prohibited from donating. The questions will be …

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Army OKs criminals, but not gays; Gov. stands up for equality

National News Notes

Army OKs criminals, but not gays WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Apr. 7 edition of USA Today featured a report on the rising percentage of Army recruits needing a waiver to join the service because of a past criminal record. The article stated that the percentage has more than doubled since 2004 to an unprecedented one …

Out in the Stars: April 19-May 3

The Sun moves into sexy Taurus as Venus enters randy Aries. The floodgates open and unleash a rush of love. Be bold, be beautiful, be ready — but don’t behave. ARIES (03.21-04.20) Proud Rams are seeking quality in any form and turn their attention to the bottom line when Sun enters Taurus. Spending your pennies …

Behind the macho mask

Gay therapist speaks out against homonegativity

Most men experience pressure to be “all man.” Except no one’s really sure of what it means to be a man. Being a man in Europe is different than being a man in America. Even here in the U.S., being a man in L.A. is different than being a man in New York. Heck, even …

Para Todos

Olaf de Fleur premiado con un Teddy en la Berlinale Olaf de Fleur, su nombre verdadero es Ólafur Jóhannesson, es un director y productor de películas islandés. Estudió Física en Reykjavík, graduándose en el 2005. Desde entonces ha participado en muchas películas, incluyendo también documentales para la gran pantalla. Después de trabajar dos años en …



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