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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Welcome Back, Steve!636

Yes, that’s right. Steve Grand is, once again, coming to Sacramento, and that’s why we have him on the cover, again. He will be playing at Harlow’s later this month, and the tickets are sure to go fast. So, if you want to see him, you had better move quickly to see him in this small, intimate venue. For more information, check out page 19.

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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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Outword’s Annual Pets Issue is Out Now635

Always one of our favorite! And most everyone knows how much we dote over our four-legged companions, so again this year, we asked you, our readers to send us your most adorable pet pics and we picked winners. The cover shot is our First Place winner, "Kennedy with Towel"! Check out the 2nd and 3rd place winners, along with an Honorable Mention, on page 25. A huge, special thanks to everyone that participated!

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