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White gay men are not the culprits gentrifying Harlem

Rev Irene MonroeIn New York City, building 1644 on Park Avenue is gone. So, too, is building 1646. On March 12th witnesses and residents of the area all reported hearing an explosion before the buildings leveled leaving plumes of dust where they once stood. Tremors from the fiery blast were felt more than a mile away. The night before the conflagration the smell of gas was detectable.

Ross Mathews is a spokesperson and inspiration to many

Ross Matthews 2013For every little boy hoping for Hollywood success, Ross Mathews can be looked at as the ultimate inspiration. From small town beginnings to the red carpets of Hollywood, Ross has gone from "Ross the Intern" on the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" to hosting his own show on E!. II I sat down with Ross to chat about his new partnership with OraQuick, the second season of "Hello Ross", and who he loved the most on the red carpet this season.

Ding Dong, Fred Phelps Is Dead

Fred Phelps Obit 2014Fred Phelps, founder and long-time leader of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church (not connected to any genuine Baptist denomination) died on March 19 at the age of 84. His final months were spent in a hospice where he was in and out of lucidity according to son Nate Phelps, estranged from much of his family and excommunicated from Westboro Baptist as a result of an internal power struggle.

“Real Housewife” Vicki Gunvalson on castmates, Wines by Wives and what...

Vicki Gunvalson from "Real Housewives"With summer here, a new season of The Real Housewives of Orange County is in full swing. Cookie was lucky enough to sit down with the actual "first" Housewife, Vicki Gunvalson along with her business partner in Wines By Wives, Chris Gravagna. Gunvalson talked about her Wines By Wives celebrity wine club, why the gay boys love the Housewives so much and what's next for her in Orange County.

What LGBT couples need to know when filing taxes

calculationGay and lesbian couples holding a valid marriage certificate from a state that recognizes same- sex marriage will be able to file a joint federal tax return for tax year 2013. But 22 states do not recognize same- sex marriage but require taxpayers to reference their federal return when filing state income tax. Revenue officials in these states must therefore provide guidance for taxpayers.

Atlantic City casinos announce a $50,000 LGBT wedding contest

Do-AC Burgundy logoNew Jersey in 2013 became the 14th state in the nation where lesbian and gay couples can have marriage equality. At Caesars Entertainment they are celebrating by offering one happy couple the wedding of their dreams. From the bachelor or bachelorette party all the way through to the "I Do's", this contest package for the winners features the best of the best in Atlantic City.

 

Asbury Park’s 2nd Annual Pink Prom planned for May

Pink Prom at Hotel Tides May 4, 2013As prom season approaches, it also presents a great opportunity for the LGBT community to come together, dress up in fancy tuxedos and gowns, and help to promote a worthy cause. Pink Prom on Friday, May 2, at the Hotel Tides, in Asbury Park is a fundraising event where the community is able to support an organization that has performed countless good deeds. This year, proceeds from the prom will benefit Project R.E.A.L.

Diversity Weekend at Gables of Cape May offers “Bait & Swish”

Poppy ChamplinGABLES of Cape May County will sponsor the 7th Annual Diversity Weekend with "Bait & Swish: Punchline & Sinker," a night of LGBT comedy and illusion from America's most "Out There" performers. The show includes comedienne Poppy Champlin and is on Saturday April 5, 2014at Marq's Pub, at the Marquis de Lafayette Hotel, 501 Beach Avenue, in Cape May, NJ.

Some NJ senior care facilities are discriminating against LGBT individuals says...

OIJ-blank-triangleLesbian and gay seniors face discrimination while searching for housing in adult communities and senior assisted living facilities in New Jersey according to a new study. "Opening Doors: An Investigation of Barriers to Senior Housing for Same-Sex Couples," found that in 40% of tested cases LGBT persons say they were treated less favorably than their heterosexual peers in senior living accommodations.

The latest track from Kimberly Davis is hot on the charts

Kimberly Davis "With You"Not since the heyday of Deborah Cox in the mid 90's has a voice hit the dance floor (and charts) like Kimberly Davis'. Her latest track, "With You" has scorched the dance charts and her time on the stage with the legendary Nile Rodgers and Chic is turning her into dance floor royalty. Kimberly spoke recently about the whirlwind since "With You" was released and her performance at the Grammy after-party, and who made her absolutely starstruck!

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