Gay Daughter of Focus on the Family Executive Unmasks Her Coming Out Story with New Memoir

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Faith and Religion
The new memoir "Refocusing My Family" unmasks Amber Cantorna's true story of being raised in the epicenter of Christian family values and how coming out as gay tore that paradigm apart, shunned her from her family, and burdened her with a degree of devastation that nearly took her life. ...
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Shonda Rhimes Joins Women Leaders in New Campaign to Eradicate Abuse of Power, Promote Equality

Time's Up
Time's Up founding donors include J.J. Abrams, Jennifer Aniston, Shonda Rhimes, Meryl Streep, Reese Witherspoon, Kate Capshaw, and Steven Spielberg's Wunderkinder Foundation. ...
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Seattle Start-Up Tentwood Introduces First-Ever Pop-Up Barn for Rent

Photo by Jenny Storment Photography. Coordination & Design by Thrifty Events.
Local Travel
The traveling venue features 1,000 square feet of space, 14-foot tall ceilings, and the ability to either seat 100 people or host up to 120 people at a standing-style event, such as a concert. ...
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Mary Lambert to Headline Pizza Klatch 2018 Gayla ‘A Slice of the Good Life’

Entertainment Local
Pizza Klatch presents it’s annual fundraising Gayla, A Slice of the Good Life, at the Washington Center for Performing Arts in Olympia, WA. This year’s musical guest is two-time Grammy Winner, singer/songwriter, poet and activist, Mary Lambert. ...
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New Lobster Tour Caters To LGBTQI Travelers in Porto

Shopping and eating along the Ribeira, the city’s riverfront promenade in Porto, Portugal. Photo: Fresh Lobster Tours
Portugal is one of the most progressive countries in Europe when it comes to LGBTQI rights. Homosexuality was decriminalized in 1982 eight years after the country was democratized by a left-wing military coup in 1974. ...
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Kentucky Judge Who Refused to Handle Gay and Lesbian Adoption Cases Officially Resigns

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Nance, by his own admission, was “biased” against same-sex partners. The judge believed (and assumedly continues to believe) that letting a “practicing homosexual” adopt could never (“under no circumstance”) be in a child’s best interests. ...
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Sens. Call for DOJ, HHS to Reverse Course and Continue to Prioritize LGBTQ Youth in Key Programs

U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Patty Murray (D-WA), joined by 18 of their colleagues, wrote letters to the DOJ and HHS urging the departments to ensure that key programs designed to serve homeless youth and children who are the victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking, continue to focus on the needs of LGBTQ youth. ...
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Court Orders U.S. Military to Immediately Halt Ban of Transgender Troops

A federal court in Seattle Monday ordered an immediate halt to the Trump Administration’s discriminatory plan to ban transgender people from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Services. ...
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Supreme Court Will Not Review Lesbian EEOC Lambda Legal Discrimination Case

Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will not review the Lambda Legal case on behalf of Jameka Evans, a Savannah security guard who was harassed at work and forced from her job because she is a lesbian. ...
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Bea Arthur Residence for LGBT Youth Dedicated in Manhattan

Entertainment National
This Bea Arthur Residence will house 18 homeless LGBTQ young people, and it was inspired by a sizeable donation from the late actress Bea Arthur. ...
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