Friday, August 10, 2012

The Hot in Little Rock Edition Part 2

LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month celebrates the achievements of 31 lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender Icons. Each day in October, a new LGBT Icon is featured with a video, bio, bibliography, downloadable images and other resources. Equality Forum announced the 31 Icons for LGBT History Month 2012 which ranges from atheletes to noted authors and activist. Each year COP 24/7 has participated in this effort with adding lins, icons and source material from their web portal.
Each day in October, an Icon is featured with a video, biography, bibliography, downloadable images and other educational resources. These resources will be available without chargeto the media, educational institutions, organizations and the public at

Icons are nominated by organizations and the public and are selected by the LGBT History Month Co-chairs and approved by the Equality Forum Board of Directors. The LGBT History Month 2012 Co-chairs are Professor George Chauncey, Chair, History & American Studies Department, Yale University, and Professor Sue Rankin, Education and LGBT Studies, Penn State University.
The LGBT community is the only community not taught its history at home, in public schools or religious institutions. LGBT History Month enhances self-esteem, provides role models and makes a civil rights statement of the LGBT community’s impressive national and international contributions.

“The 217 Icons, including the 31 Icons for 2012, demonstrate the impressive and diverse international impact of the LGBT community,” stated Malcolm Lazin, founder of LGBT History Month and Executive Director of Equality Forum. The organization also produces Equality Forum (, a national and international LGBT civil rights organization with an educational focus, coordinates LGBT History Month worldwide, produces documentary films, undertakes high-impact initiatives and presents annually the largest national and international LGBT civil rights summit. COP 24/7 will post the web widget upon launch and will highlight hero's and shero's from a local angle.

Wyatt O'Brian Evans Delivers

Nothing Can Tear Us Apart: Uncensored, the exciting and compelling story of Wes and 'Tonio - two masculine men of color (one African-American, one Latino) who confront daunting obstacles and struggles which jeopardize their monogamous relationship is a must read as the dog days of summer roll on. Nothing Can Tear Us Apart: Uncensored  from Wyatt O'Brian Evans is the latest page turner from the writer, author and journalist whose bylines have appeared in newspapers including the
Washington Post, Washington Blade, and Prince George's County, Maryland Journal, and American Politics and Metropolitan Washington magazines. His work also has been prominently featured in multimedia editions of QBliss and many on-line publications including
Bilerico, GBMNews, and Imperious Entertainment .As a writer for QBliss, Wyatt has written an influential, no-holds barred series on racism within the GLBT community entitled; The Cancer that Slowly Consumes Our Very Souls: Racism  He earned two BA degrees in journalism and political science from the George Washington University. His other talents include voice-over instruction and talent, entertainment, acting, comedy, and motivational speaker.
He is available for interviews and for in person readings and events.Please contact his Manager / Publicist Russell Olivera Jr at The Mad One Group at 415.745.0815

National Health Center Week – Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Powering Healthier Communities – August 5-11, 2012
Community, Migrant, Homeless, and Public Housing Health Centers are non-profit, community-directed health care providers serving low income and medically underserved communities. For over 40 years, the national network of health centers has provided high-quality, affordable primary and preventive care, as well as dental, mental health and substance abuse, and pharmacy services. Also known as Federally-Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), they are located in areas where care is needed but scarce, and improve access to care for millions of Americans regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay. Their costs of care rank among the lowest, and they reduce the need for more expensive hospital-based and specialty care, saving billions of dollars for taxpayers. Currently, 1,200 health centers deliver care through over 8,000 service delivery sites in every state and territory. 

6th Annual National Conference on Health Disparities - Planning is officially underway for the 6th Annual National Conference on Health Disparities. This 3-day event will be held in Little Rock at the Peabody Hotel November 28-December 1, 2012. It will bring together leaders from across the nation to address health disparities. Participants will focus on developing programs and policies that incorporate education, prevention and personal responsibility in the effort to reduce health disparities that exist in communities across the nation. To find out more, visit the ADH Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities web page - or contact them at 501.661.2622.

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