Pride Journeys: Grand Rapids/Saugatuck, MI

For the past few years, I’ve heard about a small town in Michigan known for its LGBTQ friendliness and charm, but it wasn’t until recently that I had the opportunity to visit Saugatuck and its neighboring town, Douglas. If you don’t live within driving distance, you’ll probably have to fly into Grand Rapids, another Midwestern […]

Made In Boise

An Inside Look at the Lives of Women Who Are Carrying Babies as Surrogates for Gay Couples, Single Men and Infertile Couples A surprising — and booming — industry has emerged in Boise, Idaho. In this idyllic, all-American city, nurses, nail technicians, and stay-at-home mothers are choosing to become paid reproductive surrogates for people from […]

The Amazon Trail: Global Warning

Her most recent book, An American Queer, a collection of “The Amazon Trail” columns, was presented with the 2015 Golden Crown Literary Society Award in Anthology/Collection Creative Non-Fiction. This, and her award-winning fiction, including The Raid, The Swashbuckler, and Beggar of Love, can be found at: www.boldstrokesbooks.com/Author-Lee-Lynch.html I used to encourage LGBTQ (aka Q) people […]

October Feature: Michael Musto

Diversity Rules Magazine welcomes Michael Musto as its October feature interview. Photo By: Andrew Werner Michael Musto is an American journalist who has maintained a prevalent presence in entertainment-related publications, as well as on websites and television shows. Musto is a former columnist for The Village Voice, where he wrote the La Dolce Musto column of gossip, nightlife, reviews, interviews, and political […]

Coming Up In October: Michael Musto

Diversity Rules Magazine welcomes Michael Musto as its October feature interview. Michael Musto is an American journalist who has maintained a prevalent presence in entertainment-related publications, as well as on websites and television shows. Musto is a former columnist for The Village Voice, where he wrote the La Dolce Musto column of gossip, nightlife, reviews, interviews, and political observations. He is the author of […]

The Amazon Trail

Her most recent book, An American Queer, a collection of “The Amazon Trail” columns, was presented with the 2015 Golden Crown Literary Society Award in Anthology/Collection Creative Non-Fiction. This, and her award-winning fiction, including The Raid, The Swashbuckler, and Beggar of Love, can be found at: http://www.boldstrokesbooks.com/Author-Lee-Lynch.html. The Good Things In Life As disheartened as […]

The Most Hateful Small Town?

The disturbing increase in hate crimes in this country has prompted indie filmmaker Lawrence Ferrara to introduce his documentary short, The Most Hateful Small Town? This new film bursts onto the film festival circuit with a sense of urgency, premiering in Chicago at the Reeling International LGBTQ+ film festival on September 28th, right on the […]

Gay Icons: Ellen DeGeneres

Tony Guadagnino is a marketing consultant. Located in New Jersey, his clients are based across the country, focusing on social media to build their presence on the internet. He studied creative writing in college and is currently working his first novel on the subject of bullying. He lives with his partner Mark. As I reflect […]

Traitors To The Cause!

When Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, I knew from the minute he took office that we were in for a very rough ride. Little did I know then, nor did anyone else for that matter, how rough the ride would actually be. Donald Trump has proven to be one of the […]

Seeing In The Dark

Belo Cipriani is a disability advocate, an award-winning journalist, the prize-winning author of Blind: A Memoir and Midday Dreams, and the spokesperson for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Learn more at: www.belocipriani.com Blind EDM Artist Lachi Champions the Gig Economy Having a job is important. Aside from generating income, it provides independence and can boost […]