New York Restores State Benefits to LGBTQ Veterans Who Were Denied An Honorable Discharge

WASHINGTON, November 12, 2019

The Modern Military Association of America (MMAA), the nation’s largest non-profit organization for the LGBTQ military and veteran community, released the following statement praising New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for signing into law the Restoration of Honor Act.

The legislation gives LGBTQ veterans who were denied an honorable discharge because of their sexual orientation or gender identity the right to apply to have their New York State veterans' benefits restored. On Friday, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed similar legislation into law. 

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Tom Goss Releases Seventh Studio Album Territories

November 13, 2019 -

 

Acclaimed singer, songwriter and veteran musician Tom Goss has released his anticipated seventh studio album Territories. The 15-track collection, produced by Ian Carmichael (Lamb, The Orchids, One Dove), explores new emotional and relational territory and the many complications of love. PRESS HERE to stream/download.

Throughout the past year-and-a-half of world exploration and self-discovery, Goss found himself in a place that was not his own. Believing that we are more susceptible to emotional growth when we are pushed out of our comfort zone, Territories abandons any facade of safety and dives into the unknown.

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Celebrate Halloween At The Winchester Mystery House

By Chris Narloch

You have until Nov. 2 to enjoy Halloween at the spookiest house in Northern California, San Jose’s Winchester Mystery House, a sprawling four-story Queen Anne Style Victorian mansion that its original owner, Sarah Winchester, reportedly built to appease the ghosts of people killed by Winchester rifles.

The 161-room structure is creepy even in the daylight, but this time of year, the tourist destination by day is turned into a real haunted house, with an after-dark attraction appropriately named “Unhinged” that gives visitors a fully-immersive, multi-sensory Halloween experience like no other.

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Pete speaks on LGBTQ history, historic campaign

by Mark Segal

Pete Buttigieg, who has served as mayor of South Bend, Indiana since 2012, came out as a gay man in a self-penned essay published by the South Bend Tribune.

This past April he declared his candidacy for president of the United States.

Mayor Buttigieg and I spoke on the phone about his campaign, his values and who he looks up to in the LGBTQ community.

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It’s Not Too Late To Visit Oregon Shakespeare Festival

By Chris Narloch

You have just three weekends remaining before Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) brings its current season to a close on Oct. 27, 2019.

It’s not too late to make the short, five-hour drive up Highway 5 to Ashland to see some terrific theater.

 

 

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