Tenderloin’s LGBT story survives in San Francisco

Paul Lee (left) and and Louie Lopez stand outside Aunt Charlie's Lounge, one of the last gay bars in the Tenderloin. Photo Seth Hemmelgarn.San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood has a colorful history and was once the center of gay life in San Francisco. Grittier than the Castro, which in the late 1970s overtook "The Loin," as it's sometimes called, as the city's gay hub, the neighborhood is just blocks away from City Hall.

Montana joins the marriage equality states

wedding bands over rainbow flagMontana's marriage ban was overturned by a federal judge, making it the 34th state in the nation to allow same-sex marriage.

We want more because we deserve more

Sam Martino is the editor of Out In Jersey magazineEditor's Letter:

We go to the places that welcome us with open arms and wide smiles. Whether it is a gay bar, a leather bar, a home of your friend's, a vacation in Uganda... No, you wouldn't go on vacation in Uganda, because if you are an LGBT person, you know that you are not celebrated in Uganda.

Virgo: Sometimes it’s easiest to go it alone, but this is...

My Stars by Madame Zzaj, Romanian Queen of all Queens

virgoVirgo (Aug 23-Sept 22): Sometimes it's easiest to go it alone, but this is not the time to do so. Gather up a retinue, a posse, or merely one's adoring fans, get dressed, and be out and about as often as possible.

Marriage inequality is ruled constitutional by court in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagUS District Judge Juan Perez-Giminez ruled the Puerto Rican commonwealth's ban on same-sex marriage is constitutional. He dismissed a case brought by Lambda Legal on behalf of five same-sex couples and LGBT civil rights group Puerto Rico Para Todas.

Welcome to Samhain now cleanse your trick for a treat

Out of Broomcloset for October 2014 photo by Leon CalifioreOut of the Broomcloset

From ghoulies and ghosties, and long-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us!" Traditional Scottish prayer.

Summer is over but Rehoboth Beach parties on

Rehoboth Beach Delaware's Poodle Beach. Photo by Andrew CollinsSummer in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware came to a blustery and chilly conclusion last month, but that doesn't mean the party has to end. It's now time to hit up the gay "ghettos," mom and pop joints and everything in between.

Uncovering the alleged LGBT connections in the JFK assassination

John F. Kennedy photo by Abbie RoweIn 1969, New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison prosecuted Clay Shaw for allegedly conspiring to kill President John F. Kennedy. Shaw, a gay man, was the only person ever put on trial in connection with JFK's assassination.

Jersey City Gay Pride is on Saturday, October 25

Jersey City Gay PrideOn Saturday, October 25 don't miss Jersey City Gay Pride! Meanwhile, don't miss the week of exciting events planned to celebrate during the week. More infomation is available at www.HudsonPride.org.


Getting down with Ms. New Jersey Leather

Ms. NJ Leather 2014New Jersey Leather Weekend will celebrate 15 years with its Mr. and Ms. Leather Contests held at Paradise in Asbury Park on October 17th through 19th. The event hosts a meet and greet uniform party on October 17th, Leather Contests on October 18th, and a Victory Brunch on October 19th.