Showing posts with label LGBT. Show all posts
Showing posts with label LGBT. Show all posts

Thursday, April 07, 2016


Jean Shafiroff With Randy Jones

Manny Pacquiao
NEW YORK  - Today, LGBT NYC Brooklyn Community Pride Center Executive Director Floyd Rumohr and officials from New York City-based LGBT organizations held a press conference to announce a national and local boycott of this weekend's pro boxing match featuring welterweight Manny Pacquiao over his remarks about the LGBT community. Pacquiao was recently quoted as saying gay people were "worse than animals" and later read a bible verse that suggested gay people should be put to death. The rally opposing the fight and its sponsors was organized by LGBT rights advocacy groups and led by notable social activist Jean Shafiroff, author of the new book "Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life By What You Give." The book contains a section on Manny Pacquiao's philanthropic work which Ms. Shafiroff physically tore out and tore up at the news conference held at the popular Manhattan nightspot Posh Bar & Lounge.

Jean Shafiroff With Randy Jones And Floyd Rumohr

The event featured inspiring commentary by Randy Jones, a member of the 1970's disco group The Village People and a gay rights advocate. Ironically, Pacquiao is known in the ring as "Macho Man" which is one of Jones' best-known hits. Pacquiao is an international hero in the sports world and has made a fortune by endorsing products and brands ranging from motorcycles, car batteries, pizza, beer, banks and real estate. The fight is expected to generate multi-millions in revenue and draw hundreds of millions of viewers world-wide. Posh Bar & Lounge is joining other gay sports bars in refusing to show the pay-per view telecast.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016



Heres a look at the smash new single, "SKIN OUT" from Indie Pop/Alternative recording artist, Dancer and Actress DAISHA. The LGBTQ-friendly dance-song, "SKIN OUT" is the 2nd single from DAISHA's anticipated EP, "I AM THE DAISHA", available for free download on May 20th.

The in-your-face party record was written and produced by Swagg R'Celious and co-written by Shalimar Davis. "The Witch Doctor" beat always does something to my spirit and makes me want to full-out dance and swing my hair," chuckles Daisha. "My creative director, Shalimar Davis and I wanted to recreate that 80's workout vibe where it was all about self-expression, passion, creativity energy and lots of was about letting that "skin out". I was lucky enough to have legendary voguers, Pony Zion and Prince to be part of this moment," she adds.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014


Laverne Cox With Katie Couric

Katie Couric will sit down for a live interview with actress and LGBT advocate Laverne Cox for her nationally syndicated daytime talk show, “Katie.” In this all new episode, Couric will talk to Laverne Cox about her Time Magazine cover story and the new season of the Netflix original hit “Orange Is The New Black.” Cox first appeared on the show in January 2014, an interview which inspired important discussions about gender transition and surgery.

Their conversation will broadcast on “Katie” on TUESDAY, JUNE 10th.

Photo Courtesy Of: Disney/ABC

Sunday, December 22, 2013


Melissa Etheridge

Grammy Award winner Melissa Etheridge has written and recorded a new anthem entitled “Uprising of Love”, which has become the inspiration for a new coalition by the same name, Uprising of Love, a movement in support of the safety and dignity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Russians. In advance of the songs official release in January 2014, Etheridge shares today a special remix of Uprising of Love as a sneak preview of her new track and asks you to join her in this international uprising of love by spreading the message of love through lyric.

“We have worked so hard to create change and equality for the LGBT community in the US and it’s shocking to see such backwards movement in Russia. This song is a direct call to action for people to get involved, become vocal, and connect directly with this serious issue. There is no time to waste and that’s why I chose to let this remix debut ahead of the January 2014 release of the original version,” explains Melissa Etheridge, co-founder of the Uprising of Love coalition. “I felt that we needed to go into the new year creating an international uprising of love to let the LGBT people of Russia know that they are not alone, and that the rest of the world is here to help.”

LISTEN to Bent Collective Radio Edit of Uprising of Love HERE.

The “Bent Collective Club Mix” of Uprising of Love was generously constructed by DJ Producers Bent Collective (Danny Verde and Steven Redant.) After playing in Russia and witnessing the harassment firsthand, both members connected with the message and jumped at the opportunity to support Melissa and the coalition to spread awareness. With the release of this special remix, the Uprising of Love coalition is hoping that the global dj and club community, will share and play the Bent Collective remix in clubs worldwide on NYE.