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The Village Family Services #NoYouthHomeless Campaign Launches During National Homeless Youth Awareness Month

Social Media Campaign to Support and Bring Awareness to the Nearly 9,500 Homeless Youth between Ages of 12-24 in Los Angeles County

The Village Family Services provides much needed assistance to homeless youth throughout the year; however, launching the #NoYouthHomeless Campaign ( in the month of November during National Homeless Youth Awareness Month is an effort to bring local and national attention to the sad reality of those young adults living on the streets in America today.

To show your support via social media outlets, please use: and follow us on Facebook:

“We felt so strongly about supporting homeless youth on multiple levels that we strategically placed our Drop-In Center next-door to a Free Health Clinic, proving direct access for our clients,” said Hugo Villa, CEO of the Village Family Services.  “In addition, our Drop-In Center is a haven for homeless youths to d…

Behind The Scene Video for Sir Ivan's 2014 Midnight Sun Party [Photos + Video]

In honor of Recording Artist and Philanthropist Sir Ivan's newly released single, "Here Comes The Sun," which just entered the Billboard Breakout Chart at #4, guests were invited to join him at his legendary Hamptons Castle, a sprawling villa complete with a moat, bridges and a spectacular poolside area.

Upon entering the event, guests were treated to sun-inspired decor and delights, a Upon entering the event, partygoers were welcomed by giant sunflowers, leading them through the Castle grounds and into the party zone, where an impressively giant mirrored disco ball brightly shone above  an infinity pool with state-of-the-art lighting effects, giving revelers the sense of dancing into the night under a blazing Midnight Sun. 

Everyone was dressed according to the mandatory party theme in the colors of the sun: bright yellow, red and orange. The guests were not only treated to sun-inspired décor,  but also delights - a spectacular array of food to dine upon, with sun-inspire…

Fighting Homophobia or The Shining with a Gay Twist - Hot, New Halloween T-Shirt Designs

Whether you're making a statement against homophobia, or you're a Jack Nicholson / Steven King fan looking for a t-shirt with a "gay twist", look no further than BMP T-Shirts.  Created by New Jersey residents Diane & Kathy, these designs are just in time for showing the world who we are, while providing incredibly unique designs perfect for this holiday season!

Spooky Gay T-Shirt - We're Waiting For You Unisex T-Shirt
This design was 2 years in the making. We felt strongly about depicting homophobia as the “horror” it is for gay people when taken to the extreme. The idea came from the murder of Matthew Shepard in October 1998 as a result of homophobia. We struggled with this due to the sensitive nature of that event and we did not want to be disrespectful to the Shepard family or their organization. We scrapped it several times but would reconsider it once in awhile.

In spite of all the hard-won victories, homophobia still exists. Three black headstones place…

Sir Ivan & Guests Celebrate His New Hit Single “Here Come The Sun” At His Castle in the Hamptons [Photos]

In honor of Recording Artist and Philanthropist Sir Ivan's newly released single, "Here Comes The Sun," which just entered the Billboard Breakout Chart at #4, guests were invited to join him at his legendary Hamptons Castle, a sprawling villa complete with a moat, bridges and a spectacular poolside area.

Upon entering the event, guests were treated to sun-inspired decor and delights, a garden transformed in a tribute to Sir Ivan's single. Giant sunflowers paved a path to the party, where an impressively giant disco ball was suspended over the swimming pool, completed by a state-of-the-art light show, which gave revelers the sense of dancing into the night under the Midnight Sun. 

Guests were all required to attend in costume or theme – wearing the colors of the sun: bright yellow, red and orange. A spectacular array of food with sun-inspiredingredients from sunny-side-up eggs to sun-dried tomatoes and sunflowers seeds, welcomed guests, as did specialty cocktails provid…

Midnight Sun: Sir Ivan's Annual Hampton Fundraising Bash

On the heels of the release of his newly single “Here Comes The Sun,” recording artist Sir Ivan hosted his annual bash, “Midnight Sun” at his lavish castle in the Hamptons on August 23, 2014, to celebrate the release of his single, and to raise funds for his foundation. 

Known for singing tunes about universal love, human rights and world peace, Sir Ivan created “The Peaceman Foundation,” to help individuals suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (P.T.S.D.) as a result of bullying, hatred, violence or persecution. Additionally, 100% of Sir Ivan’s personal recording artist royalties go to the non-profit charity.
Later this year, Sir Ivan will release an anti-bullying anthem titled “Kiss All The Bullies Goodbye,” to raise awareness about the staggering statistics of teen suicides in the LGBT community, who attempt suicide at a rate 40% higher than that of straight teenagers.
Proceeds from this song will be going to various LGBT organizations, including The Trevor Project. Produced…

It’s 2020. The President is Gay, and the USA might just have a chance

When a political Georgetown grad joins forces with iconic film producer Howard Rosenman, and comedians from Improv Olympic and Second City, how will they change the world? By inventing a gay President of the United States who is married to a man with redneck roots and Park Avenue tastes—oh, and they’re also all cartoon characters. Read about the team and watch clips here, at our crowdfunding site at Indiegogo.

LINK: Read about the team and watch clips here, at our crowdfunding site at Indiegogo!

The new animated series, POTUS and The First Man, is a political satire that spoofs congressmen, senators, and world leaders, many of whom are caricatures in their own right. Magnus Rockland gets elected as the first gay President, with husband Richard as his First Man.

In POTUS and The First Man, the gay President and Richard are destined to change the world. Not because of their sexual orientation, but because Magnus Rockland is the first Third Party candidate elected, in protest of bipartis…

SEASON 3 of the award-winning gay comedy mystery web series, Where The Bears Are, Premieres Online August 11, 2014

It's "The Golden Girls" meets "Murder, She Wrote" with big, gay, hairy men! (aka  "Bears") The award-winning web series is BACK and better than ever having launched an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign!

From the creative team of Rick Copp (The Brady Bunch Movie) Joe Dietl (The Thin Pink Line) and Ben Zook (Jack and Jill) comes “Where the Bears Are” a comedy mystery web series that recently won’s “BEST GAY WEB SERIES” and has accumulated over 9 MILLION VIEWS since premiering in 2012. The show has a world-wide fan base and the creators/stars have been flown to Europe and Australia due to the show's immense popularity!

Season 3 follows the exploits of three gay bear roommates living together in Los Angeles, as they attempt to solve a string of murders involving young porn studio models. The season consists of 22 seven-minute episodes, with new episodes posted every Monday and Thursday. Season 3 is a romp through L.A.’s trendy…

BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE is back with an all new charity event for NEW YORK CITY GAY PRIDE 2014!

BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE will celebrate NYC Gay Pride by holding with their fourth annual Gay Pride benefit concert with over 15 Broadway shows represented and countless artists! The special one-night benefit entitled "ANTHEM" will feature songs that embody gay perseverance marked by an array of musical performers from the world of Broadway, pop and beyond!  Audiences will join the celebration by hearing some of their favorite New York performers take on pop hits, mashups, and Broadway classics. The charity event will be held at Toshi's Living Room & Penthouse, the best live music bar NYC and best rooftop bar NYC, at West 26th Street, between Broadway & 6th Ave on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 8pm.  The event will benefit Hetrick-Martin Institute and Broadway Sings for Pride.  Broadway Sings will also team up with Broadway Serves ( to promote their inspirational volunteer initiatives.  
Guest speakers and artists scheduled to appear includ…

StandOUT Expo - Atlantic City - September 26-28, 2014

StandOUT Expo will be Atlantic City’s first LGBT business to business and business to community weekend event. It will take place September 26 – 28, 2014 in Atlantic City.

Our marketing partners include The ACA, the Atlantic City GLBT Alliance, NGLCCNY, Resorts Casino Hotel, Bon Fun Wines, Fun Maps, Kamasutra Liquor, IVF of New Jersey, Family Equality, StandUP Magazine, Pink Banana Media, Compete Sports, ZIRH Men’s Skin Care, Revel Hotel Casino, Metrosource NY Magazine, Miss D’America and Sand Blast.

Our Commitment is to provide a networking forum for LGBT and Allied Businesses in an effort to develop partnerships, showcase LGBT businesses, brands and create product awareness.

StandOUT weekend events include a networking mixer Friday September 26 location TBD, a Marketplace/Expo during the day on Saturday, September 27, and StandOUT Comedy Benefit Saturday night, September 27 featuring nationally renowned comedians . Proceeds will support AC GLBT Alliance, Family Equality and the Tre…

Park Right; NYC Pride's Parking & Transportation Solutions

New York,  June 10th 2014.

Saying that parking in New York City can be a challenge is the understatement of the year. So when we were contacted by we had to tell you all about it. When we found out that during NYC Pride they'd have 3 locations for each of the following official NYC events, we had to make sure you had the 411:

The rally
Friday, June 27th 2014
6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Hudson River Park: Pier 26
PARK RIGHT location : 16 HUBERT ST New York, NY 10013 If going south on Greenwhich St. make a left on Hubert (See map below)

Saturday June 28th 2014
4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Hudson River Park: Pier 26

VIP Rooftop Party
Saturday, June 28th 2014
2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Hudson Terrace
621 W. 46th St.
PARK RIGHT Location: 670 West 43rd St., New York, NY 10013
Dance on The Pier
Sunday June 29th 2014
4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Hudson River Park: Pier 26

You can also find Park Right year round, servin…

GSBA Awards $330,000 to LGBTQ and Allied Scholars

Record-breaking amount of scholarships awarded by local businesses

Over 400 business leaders in attendance at the GSBA Scholarship Fund Dinner demonstrated their commitment to invest in the next generation of leaders by awarding over $330,000 in scholarships to LGBTQ and allied students in Washington State.

The GSBA Scholarship Fund awards educational scholarships to undergraduate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied students, who exhibit leadership potential, demonstrate strong academic abilities and are actively involved in school and community organizations.

Scholars reflect a diverse group of students, from rural and urban areas, pursuing a wide range of professions and who have plans to positively impact their community. GSBA is committed to positioning today's students to become tomorrow's leaders. GSBA’s Scholarship Fund supports the community through providing financial support, role-modeling and hope to outstanding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer …

Love Is All You Need - Post - Tweet - Donate

A feature length movie, currently in pre production, will be based on the premise set by the award winning viral short “Love is All You Need?’  which has sparked a global movement to end bullying, generating more than 30 million views on You Tube and Facebook in 15 different languages.

Imagine a world where Gay was Straight and Straight was Gay. Challenging our current conception of the terms ‘Gay’ and ‘Straight’, this controversial short film, written and directed by K Rocco Shields of Genius Pictures, switches not only the meaning of the terms but with it the social and cultural prejudicial responses.

The short film introduces us to a young teen Ashley who has a crush on a boy at school.  These feelings go against everything Ashley’s world has ever taught her.  Unfortunately, Ashley’s undeniable attraction to the opposite sex causes her to be the constant target of verbal and shocking physical abuse by the other students at her school.

“I can’t stress how important it is that kid…

LGBT Seniors: Twice as likely to need help but five times less likely to ask

With statistics showing that LGBT Seniors are five times less likely to ask for help, according to Cathy Croghan, a geriatric consultant and public health nurse, we need to think of our LGBT seniors a little differently.

As reported on, “The topic remains a relatively new but growing entry in discussions about aging. Affordable housing developments targeted to gay seniors recently have opened in Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.”

New York City is also seeing LGBT welcoming centers, including AHS Caring Communities with its 2 locations in the Bronx and Queens.

AHS Home Care and Adult Day Programs includes staff that is specially trained to deal with LGBT seniors. A trend that is growing quickly with the help of Training to Serve whose mission is to provide education, tools and resources to improve the quality of life of LGBT people as they age.

Croghan, a board member with North St. Paul-based Training to Serve, says “They have these early life experiences that …