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The French Riviera: Nice and Cannes

Out of Town.

The French Riviera, or Côte d'Azur, ranks among Europe's most enduring – and alluring – gay playgrounds. True, this stretch of rugged Mediterranean coastline at the southeastern tip of France doesn't generate quite as much buzz with GLBT travelers as Sitges, Ibiza, or Mykonos, as it's not a pure party playground. But the sunny and sophisticated French Riviera (www.frenchriviera-tourism.com) is ideal for a romantic getaway, and the most gay-popular communities – Cannes and Nice – abound with beautiful beaches, chic shopping, exceptional art museums, and atmospheric cafes and open-air markets.

Whither the GOP ?

COMMENTARYThis past November as newly elected chair of the Republican National Committee Michael Steele campaigned for his position, he said the GOP “has to...

Using blacks for “saving America from the bondage of gay marriage”

Rev. Irene Monroecommentary.

No faith community knows better than the Black Church how religion-based bigotry shapes prejudicial attitudes many white Americans once held toward African Americans in this country. Religious texts have been interpreted to justify some of this country's worst crimes against our community, resulting in the legality of slavery, the lynching of black boys and men -- including that of 15-year-old Emmett Till, which the nation will never forget -- and the prohibition of interracial marriage.

John Gray designs are organic, but luxurious

FLASH IN FASHION:Jon Gray Inc. (http://graysociety.com) is an eco-friendly men's wear design company established in 2007 conceptualizing  luxury, street culture, and politics. The collection...

The ‘Funny Girl’ returns!

Screen comeback, being a gay icon, and her own guilt trip:  

Barbra Streisand takes center stage, but she's not busting out "The Way We Were." Not today, anyway.

The legend is promoting her first major film in 16 years at the Four Seasons Los Angeles. Her hair is perfectly coiffed and— dressed in her usual all-black attire— she's got the off-the-shoulder look going on.

Out of the Broomcloset – The Power of Words

Nothing too complicated this issue, gentle readers.  As I have voiced in print many times, I hope that you are holding onto or copying...

Almost 97% of Fortune 500 companies provide sexual orientation protection

Gov. Romney is out of step with business and the public.

Equality Forum, a national and international lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization in Philadelphia says that a record 483 (96.6%) of the 2012 FORTUNE 500 Companies voluntarily include sexual orientation in their employment non-discrimination policies. in 2007, Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Paul Ryan voted in favor of the unsuccessful attempt to amend the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to include sexual orientation and gender identity. Gov. Romney opposes workplace discrimination, but has taken no position on including sexual orientation and gender identity in ENDA.

Obama Administration “defends” DADT in court

NEWSBRIEF   President Obama has directed the U. S. Justice Department to file an extraordinary motion to get a lawsuit filed by the Log Cabin...

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Snooki sighted in Totowa at Sizzle Tans

Nicole Polizzi, AKA SnookiThis past Friday, a week before Christmas Eve, a very special holiday event was held at Sizzle Tans in Totowa. The party included anyone and everyone who was hot in the Garden State. The real action did not begin until roughly seven, when Snooki (Nicole Polizzi) from MTV's hit series "Jersey Shore" arrived.

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