Girls Will Be Boys, Lifestyle Apparel Company announces Holiday Promotions

Girls Will Be Boys Clothing (GWBB), has announced their 2013 holiday promotions. The brand, which recently expanded into a full line of active and lifestyle apparel, is offering a free sports tote on all purchases over $60.00 throughout the holiday season. Additionally, GWBB offers free shipping on all domestic orders over $50.00 and global shipping is available.

Inspired by today’s modern tomboy, GWBB creates high quality apparel that blends street wear designs with the comfort of active wear. The GWBB brand was created to represent a lifestyle for those that understand, reflect and embrace the definition of the today’s modern tomboy.

The company will continue its campaign to spread the GWBB lifestyle of remaining true to one’s self and plans to further expand their product offering in the near future.


Will you donate today & invest in GALA’s future?

GALA’s Fundraising Campaign is LIVE on Kickstarter. If you haven’t already watched the 2-minute video, please do so now and consider making a donation today.

Time is short … only 25 days left to raise the pledge amount of $7500. The artists in our community want and need this opportunity, to be seen and represented in a positive way that celebrates them for who they are completely.

Here’s the link:

Thank you in advance for your support!


Christine Gerity
Founder, Creator & Publisher
GALA Magazine | LGBT Artists


29 days and counting … GALA’s Kickstarter is LIVE!

This campaign is an all-or-nothing fundraiser! I have 29 days to reach the goal. Will you invest in the future of GALA?

GALA Magazine – A unique online & print publication highlighting a broad range of artists within the LGBT community.


Today’s Featured LGBT Fundraiser: 20 Stories from LGBT Bullied Teens

Sharing stories from 20 bullied LGBT youth through a website & art-book.

Starting in January of 2014, artist and queer rights advocate Nic Adenau will journey across the West Coast and share the stories of 20 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender bullied teens.

The project is titled “20” and it documents the experiences of 20 LGBT youth across the West Coast through the mediums of photography and verbal interviews. The final products will be a website and an art book.

The website will be a virtual space for LGBT and straight youth, as well as parents and school administrators, to understand and empathize with the everyday lives and challenges of LGBT youth. It will also be a place for bullied teens to identify with others and realize they are not alone in their challenges.

After the website is launched, the art book will be released featuring photos from the process. All proceeds from the book will be donated to combat teen bullying.

Donate here on Kickstarter, and visit Nic’s website at

Lesbian Herstory Archives 40th Anniversary Art Benefit

Brooklyn, NY – The Lesbian Herstory Archives inaugurage its 40th anniversary with a special art benefit, hosted by Johannes Vogt
Gallery (508 West 26th Street #205, New York, NY 10001) and co-sponsored by Alexander Gray Associates. The benefit will take place Friday, December 6, 2013, at 6.30pm. Full information is available online:

The event will feature:
– Work by 140 lesbian artists.
– All those who purchase a raffle ticket will leave with an original art work.
– Artists, curators, gallerists, collectors, and art lovers will be present.
– Moe Angeles, Ashley Brockington, Robin Cloud, and Kay Turner will emcee and entertain the crowd.

Public viewing hours are Friday, December 6, 2013, from 4.00-6.00pm.

This event will bring together generations of lesbian artists to support an organization that for four decades has served as an important resource and community space for lesbians.
It will feature established and emerging artists, including Deborah Bright, Su Friedrich, Chitra Ganesh, Barbara Hammer, Harmony Hammond, Allyson Mitchell, Carrie Moyer, Annie Sprinkle, Julie Tolentino, and many others (full list available on website).


This event is open to the public, all are welcome. Raffle tickets ($140) must be purchased in advance via the
website—raffle ticket buyers will leave with an original artwork and will be welcome for the duration of the event
and reception. A selected number of event tickets will be available at the door for those not participating in the
raffle for a suggested donation ($40, more if/less if). Admission to the public viewing hours is free.

Benefit Event Date & Time: Friday, December 6, starting at 6.30pm
Public Viewing Hours Date & Time: Friday, December 6, from 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Location: Johannes Vogt Gallery, 526 W. 26th Street, Suite 205, New York, NY 10001
Event URL:


National LGBT History Month: Willa Cather

Willa Cather is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and one of the most prominent American writers of the early 20th century. She is best known for her novels “O Pioneers!” and “My Antonia.”

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National LGBT History Month: Mandy Carter

Mandy Carter describes herself as an “out, southern, black, lesbian, social justice activist.” She has been advocating for human rights for more than 45 years.

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National LGBT History Month: Patrick Califia

Patrick Califia is a transgender author of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. His writings explore sexuality and gender identity, and have included lesbian erotica and works about BDSM subculture.

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LGBT RightOutTV Music & Video Awards 2013 Nominees

The LGBT RightOutTV Music & Video Awards

Announces the Nominees for 2013!

The panel of celebrity and music industry judges for the 2013 RightOutTV Music & Video Awards have announced the nominees.

The global reach of this year’s awards included LGBTI artists from New Zealand, Germany, Portugal, China, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Switzerland, Australia, Canada and the United States.

Members of the public may still vote until Oct. 21, 2013 (one vote per person, please) for one LGBTI artist to win the RightOutTV 2013 Fan Fave Award:

Award winners in 18 categories will be announced in an online awards show featuring many of the nominees on October, 30 2013 at the RightOutTV Awards website.


**GALA has featured three of the nominees in the past – Eric Himan, Toni Vere, and Melissa Ferrick! Congrats to all the nominees!

Eric HimanRed Hot Tears
Nominated in category: Best Electronic / Dance / Hip Hop / R&B Video

Toni Vere (& Amy Bishop) - Bacon
Nominated in category: Best Comedy Video

Melissa FerrickHome
Nominated in category: Best Video (Pro); Best Folk / Country / Jazz / Adult Contemporary


National LGBT History Month: Joan Biren

Joan Biren is an internationally recognized photographer and filmmaker who chronicles gay life. Her photographs are on display in the Library of Congress.

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