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Allies United: Danielle Cunningham

Allies United: Danielle Cunningham

Danielle Cunningham For artist, musician, graphic designer, webmaster, meditation teacher, Reiki healer and all-around beacon of creative/restorative light Danielle Cunningham, allyship comes as a result of two essential aspects of her character: her lived experience growing up as a self-described outcast and her new-age (for lack of a better catchall term) spiritual beliefs. Growing up

Poppy Champlin on the Importance of Making People Laugh

Poppy Champlin on the Importance of Making People Laugh

Poppy Champlin started her career in stand-up comedy in the early 1980s but she didn’t come out as lesbian until the year 2000. A native of Rhode Island, she was once crowned America’s Funniest Real Woman on The Joan Rivers Show and made a name for herself through appearances on Showtime, Comedy Central and LOGO.

Tatum Rebelle Keeps Moms Happy and Fit

Tatum Rebelle Keeps Moms Happy and Fit

At just 5’3” and 110 pounds, Total Mommy Fitness owner Tatum Rebelle may be petite in size — but don’t let that fool you. This former Army Drill Sergeant turned personal trainer once made a grown man cry during basic training. “It’s my claim to fame,” she laughs. Today, Rebelle has gone from whipping men

Trans Artist ANOHNI Explores America’s Body Politic on Hopelessness

Trans Artist ANOHNI Explores America’s Body Politic on Hopelessness

The queen of soul-stretching popera, transgender artist ANOHNI (formerly Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons) very well may have released the protest record of 2016, insomuch as every track seeks to strip the American Empire of its shoddy, ill-fitting justifications for the things it does to the Earth and its inhabitants. Throughout Hopelessness, which

Most Influential 2015: Lauryn Farris

Most Influential 2015: Lauryn Farris

You may have seen Lauryn Farris and her family in a recent interview that appeared in the Huffington Post as part of their Let Love Define Family series. The occasion for the interview was the final adoption of a 17-year-old transgender girl by Farris and Kerry, her wife of more than 40 years. Farris and her family

Most Influential 2015: Rosie Gonzalez

Most Influential 2015: Rosie Gonzalez

Gonzalez was hired as Von Ormy City Attorney in March (she has since completed her contract) and was recently appointed to the State Bar of Texas Commission on Child Abuse and Neglect. Gonzalez is Bexar County’s only attorney certified in child-welfare law, and one of approximately 50 in the state. She is a solo practitioner

Vet Erika Land pulls poetry from her PTSD

Vet Erika Land pulls poetry from her PTSD

“I had to shut off my emotions. The only emotion was anger.” Erika Land’s memories of her deployment at a military hospital in Iraq include a military pilot’s brain fragments spilling out over her hands. She began obsessively washing them. She’s since recovered from that compulsion, but other symptoms of her PTSD are not as

Latin X: LGBT nightlife as a political statement

Latin X: LGBT nightlife as a political statement

“I wanna make a political statement for nightlife. It’s more than just getting drunk and having fun with your friends,” says Henry Rodriguez of Latin X, an event he and Katalya Bustos are organizing specifically for queer and trans people of color at the Phantom Room this Thursday night, July 30. According to Bustos and

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