July 6, 2020

image taken from Danielle Shoffman on Facebook 

I never played wedding with my Barbies when I was a kid (my Barbie was a spy torturing GI Joe), but if I did the possibility of two decked out brides would have entertained me for hours.

Well, during this time of endless lockdown, two little girls arranged an elaborate wedding for the Barbie dolls, and their special media savvy Mom, Danielle Shoffman, did a photoshoot which she shared with the world.

The girls created an entire wedding story with hair and make up prep shots, dress fittings and ev...

Remember when news articles reported that The Stonewall Inn, the famous New York City landmark for the LGBTQ+ community, was in financial trouble due to the coronavirus? Well, since then a GoFundMe campaign for Stonewall Inn has been posted and since last week the campaign has garnered up $250k from the Gill Foundation along with another $250k from donors.

According to Gothamist.com, “Scott Miller and Tim Gill…said… ‘Stonewall is a cornerstone of LGBTQ history and it must be protected. Queer people of color – including trans women of color l...

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 16, 2020

When I woke up this morning and began the daily ritual of checking my phone’s notifications, I was greeted with several news articles about a new Supreme Court ruling that was handed down. “What could it be?” I thought. “Something on abortion? Perhaps legal immunity?” Nope, it was a ruling upholding LGBTQ+ workplace protections. 

It slowly dawned on me, a transgender woman living in the American south, that I now had legal protections in employment via the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (also known as Title VII) thanks to this new landmark ruling....

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...

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...

May 10, 2020

On most Mother’s Day, my grandparents come over from Brooklyn to celebrate. My siblings and I usually buy flowers for our mother and grandmother, while my mother buys our grandmother, her mother, some Godiva chocolates. For the day we’ve indulged in an unhealthy, gluttonous amount of Chinese food for as long as I could remember, enough Chinese food, in fact, to leave us with a week’s worth of leftovers. The point of take out is so that nobody has to cook or clean, making it a convenient cleanup for everyone all around. But despite my mother...

April 16, 2020

We all hear the coming out stories of either parents accepting their child’s coming out as a completely normal thing, or out right rejection of their child coming out. It’s either one side of the spectrum, or the other. Good or bad--unconditional love or confusion and outright rejection. But we never hear of the fuzzy in between; the times where a parent might be just as confused as their child, the times where a parent wants to understand, but just doesn’t know how to voice their acceptance. 

In an Easter miracle, one Twitter user, Annie Ke...

April 11, 2020

Picture from Marvel Studios

It seems fans looking for some queer relationships being represented on the big screen of any Marvel movie are going to have to wait just a little bit longer. As the coronavirus pandemic sends the entire world into a global lockdown, production of beloved television series and long expected movies are being put on hold and their release dates pushed back.

Recently Marvel has pushed back the filming of the long anticipated marvel film, Thor: Love and Thunder. According to Tessa Thompson, known for her roles as Valky...

March 29, 2020

Like a scene out of a contemporary retelling of West Side Story, two Washington Heights lesbians had a curbside wedding ceremony as the officiator performed the vows from a fourth floor window and a handful of fellow New Yorkers watched from a distance.

It was all, thankfully, captured on camera, and later on posted in social media.

The backstory to this amazing wedding spectacle is a little heart-breaking. According to New York Magazine, Reilley Jennings and Amanda Wheeler were worried that the coronavirus pandemic would dash their fall wedd...

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