Award-winning hybrid publisher Riverdale Avenue Books celebrates summer with its annual Christmas in July sale featuring 20 holiday-themed books titles at half price on the Riverdaleavebooks.com website using the promo code XMAS720. These titles will also be available at 50% off on Overdrive for sale to the nation’s libraries. Four of their LGBTQ+ titles will be offered as FREE give-aways on Erie Gay News.

Said Riverdale Avenue Publisher Lori Perkins, “This year, more than any other, we need Christmas in July as a magical escape. Since we’r...

June 27, 2020

As we’ve promised here at Romance Daily News, we want to make sure you have all the information you need to celebrate Pride this year. We’ve written about what Pride might entail this year given the current circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic pressing on. Now, we bring to you more details on a livestream for Gay Pride TODAY.

For today, June 27th, world leaders, human rights activists, musicians and drag queens will be coming together to host a 24-hour online celebration of gay pride. There are many planned appearances for this year’s e...

June 25, 2020

Image taken from First Crowdfunding campaign 

With states reopening many patrons of restaurants, bars, pubs and taverns are discovering their favorite place is struggling to keep afloat, or shutting down completely. The Stonewall Inn, a New York City city favorite and a historic landmark for LGBTQ+ community is one such place struggling financially to survive. 

According to PinkNews, the owners said: “We are reaching out because like many families and small businesses around the world, The Stonewall Inn is struggling… Even in the best of time...

June 22, 2020

On June 15th, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of LGBTQ+ workers in the U.S., deciding that workers cannot be fired for being gay or transgender. Prior to the decision of SCOUTUS, according to a Buzzfeed article written on April 17th, 2019, as of last year, states including: Virginia, Missouri, Texas, Arkansas, North Carolina, North Dakota, West Virginia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wyoming, it was completely legal to fire a worker for their sexual orientation or for being trans...

June 13, 2020

I want to preface this by saying that, going into the film, I wasn’t all too familiar with Pete Davidson’s work as a comedian on SNL. The little I did see of him, however, I didn’t particularly enjoy at the time. His delivery was always stilted, a little stumbled, and at most times I felt like he was just rambling. Still, despite my previous presumptions of him, while watching this film I tried my best to put aside any former opinions of Davidson’s work and judge the film solely on what is being presented on the screen. 

The plot of the film...

June 12, 2020

As we’ve mentioned a few times before, the big, colorful Pride parades of June have been canceled all around the world. Yet that doesn’t quite mean that Pride has been canceled. The Pride this year will be bigger than any other, as protests continue across the world and companies who performatively flaunt Pride for profit. What’s left are those who have fought as individuals and communities to happily celebrate their sexuality to gather in celebration and solidarity to say “we are here, and we’re here to stay, and we’re going to fight for o...

After the death of George Floyd by the hands of police brutality and the video of his death circulating around media, a series of protests erupted throughout the United States and, eventually, cities in countries half way around the world. It seems apparent that the frustration boiling under the surface of America’s faux face of freedom and equality while ignoring its hypocritical and oppressive history has finally taken to the streets at a full boil. Still, that frustration and anger must, of course, be directed somewhere so things may cha...

The plot of the short film is pretty simple. Greg, the main character, is moving away with his boyfriend Manuel, far away from his parents who he isn’t out to yet. Out of fear of his parents discovering his sexuality, he doesn’t ask them for any help. But surprise! His parents drop in for a visit to give their son one last goodbye before he moves. Pretty simple, right? 

Not exactly. At the beginning of the short, two cosmic beings (never really explained) that take on the forms of a cat and dog send Greg a magical collar labeled “Jim” his wa...

Pride may have been cancelled this year but that doesn’t mean the festivities won’t go on. Despite the cancellation of Pride parades this year, due to covid-19, many pride organizers are gathering a slew of large and small LGBTQ+ groups to organize a virtual celebration unlike any other. 

Before the global pandemic pulled the world into a grounding hall this year’s Pride, celebrating the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall riots, there was to be a global tour, sweeping East to West. According to Vox, “The plan is to hold a rolling 24-hour onli...

Editor’s Note: On my first Pride, four years ago, I went with my sister, my brother, and a few of my brother’s friends. The day started out as hanging out in a bar as my brother snuck me sips of unlimited mimosas, preparing for the parade, all while a drag queen hyped up the crowd of the café. It was my first time seeing a drag show, and it was invigorating and fun. That year we were supposed to walk in the parade with my brother’s company, but we missed our deadline. Regardless, we walked with the parade. And although I wasn’t completely o...

Editor’s Note: For most queer people the Pride parades celebrated across the world in the month of June are some of the happiest days of the year. It’s fairly easy to see why if you have ever attended a Pride parade. For an entire day your sexuality—something you may have internalized as something wrong, not quite right—is celebrated and explained as a unique high and an awakening of sorts to the real you. It’s the celebratory feeling of acceptance and love and understanding that you don’t have to cram yourself into a specific way to fit in...

Image taken from the poem section of the website A Love in Verse 

They say if you’re ever loved by a writer you’ll never die. That was certainly true for Peter Gordon’s wife, Alison, when Peter decided to write his wife a poem every day for 25 years. It had started as a joke 30 years ago when Peter wrote a poem and hid it under Alison’s pillow where she found the poem and liked it. Every day since he has written her a poem, even after her death four years ago.

“She was quite amused by it,” Peter told The Guardian, “both charmed and flattered,...

It’s heartbreaking to hear stories of weddings being canceled for the time being ‘til the pandemic settles down and things get a little better, a date completely unknown to experts and common people alike. How unfortunate to know a day you’ve looked forward to since your engagement to the one you love has to wait, the wedding you’ve dreamed of since you were young is postponed? Still, love always finds a way. 

Take for instance Unsha Bakker, a Muslim bride to be, who had to make the decision to call off her dream wedding to a man she’s compl...

If you thought the COVID song parodies were hysterical (you can find that article here), artists have started to reimagine a slew of your favorite, bingeable TV series in the time during the pandemic while also retitling the names of said TV series. The reimagining includes The Office as The Home Office, The Simpsons as The Symptoms, Breaking Bad as Baking Bread, and a bunch more. 

The graphic designer, Jure Tovrljan told Bored Panda, “[Quarantine] is rewarding in a way that the creatives might have some more time to think about projects lik...

Image taken form event page 

Last night Lambda Literary, an organization that nurtures and advocates for LGBTQ writers, hosted the Bespoke reading series, in hopes of gaining donations for the hardships the nonprofit organization has fallen upon in recent times due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

As Jerome Murphy, a former board member of Lambda Literary, explained, many nonprofits have been suffering financially due to the coronavirus pandemic and the inability to gather members and new interested members. Thus, the hashtag #savelambda origina...

Please reload

Please reload