West Hollywood, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/18/16 – Jared Milrad and Nathan Johnson, the history-making same-sex couple featured in Hillary Clinton’s viral presidential campaign commercials, will sign and discuss their widely anticipated new book SO, YOU WANT TO GET (GAY) MARRIED at West Hollywood’s Book Soup located at 8818 Sunset Boulevard on Friday, December 9th from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The book is available for sale at howtogetgaymarried.com.
With a JD from Boston’s Northeastern Law School and roots in New York City, Milrad, 31, has worked in law, liberal politics, and the labor movement. Johnson, 30, has built a career in health care consulting as a native of Michigan. Despite the many differences, both care deeply about the world.
“Growing up in rural Michigan, I didn’t have many openly LGBTQ role models in my community,” said Nathan Johnson. “I was proud to co-author this book to share our story with the world, and importantly, to let young people of all backgrounds know that even in the face of setbacks, there is hope – and there are always people who have walked your path.”
Jared and Nathan are the first openly gay couple to appear in a major presidential campaign commercial. The pair has been profiled in numerous media outlets around the world, including THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE, BBC NEWS, TIME, ABC, CBS, and NBC NEWS.
In this humorous and witty guidebook for the unhitched, Jared and Nathan share practical tips on how to tie the same-sex knot while barely remaining sane. They wrote the book as an honest exploration of life as a Millennial couple in the United States, even when one happens to get thrust into the international spotlight just weeks before the wedding!
“At a time when many members of the LGBTQ community are fearful about what’s next for our community, we wrote SO, YOU WANT TO GET (GAY) MARRIED not only to share our story as a same-sex couple, but also to inspire LGBTQ youth and allies to be open, proud, and vocal advocates for our civil equality. We look forward to meeting with members of the community on December 9th in West Hollywood,” said Jared Milrad.
The event is free and open to the public. Please call Book Soup at 310-659-3110 for further details.
Washington, DC (The Hollywood Times) 10/27/16 – Just two weeks before a divisive national election that will greatly impact the future of LGBT rights, one might expect palpable stress at an HRC event. Yet if the DC politicos attending the event were carrying the weight of the election, it dissipated quickly. Chefs for Equality was a moment of unrepentant joy in the midst of election gloom, celebrating the artistry of D.C.’s foodie culture and the strength of D.C.’s LGBT community. Continue reading “The Human Rights Campaign’s 5th Annual Chefs for Equality”→
A new sense of urgency filled the vast ballroom at the HRC gala. While the 3,600 attendees came to raise their glasses to the many victories HRC has won, the importance of the upcoming presidential election and the tragedy of Pulse and were never far from anyone’s mind. The presence of Secret Service, who set up secure entrances complete with bomb-sniffing dogs, reinforced the new normal for political and LGBTQ events in 2016. Continue reading “2016 Human Rights Campaign National Dinner”→
“Search is curiosity, and that will never be done.”–Marissa Mayer
The truth is out there, we just need to Google it! So claims Newton Lee, transhumanist author of GOOGLE IT: TOTAL INFORMATION AWARENESS. The 589-page book explores the impact of information awareness on humanity from the Book of Genesis to the modern day.
GOOGLE IT will be available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Springer Science + Business Media beginning on September 23rd, 2016–the very start of the artistic and intellectual Libra season. Please follow the link below to pre-order the book:
West Hollywood, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/25/16 – The following events will be hosted in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the Democratic National Convention by the Creative Coalition Delegation which includes CC President Tim Daly (MADAM SECRETARY) along with Elizabeth Banks, Troian Bellisario, Lea DeLaria, Josh Gad, Diane Guerrero, Max Handelman, Ashley Judd, Kevin McHale, Niecy Nash, Dean Norris, Alison Pill, Reid Scott, Jenna Ushkowitz, and others TBA.
MADAM SECRETARY is a television series created by Barbara Hall and executive produced by Lori McCreary and Morgan Freeman for CBS. It stars Tim Daly as the husband of Dr. Elizabeth McCord, the newly appointed U.S. Secretary of State, who is portrayed by Téa Leoni. The third action-packed season of MADAM SECRETARY is set to premiere on October 2nd, 2016 during this election year dominated by a former female Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton!
Guthrie joined “Today” as a co-host of the third hour and chief legal correspondent in June 2011. She has conducted a wide range of exclusive news-maker interviews, including President Barack Obama, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power and former U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords. She has sat down with other notable figures and celebrities from Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp to Cleveland kidnapping victim Michelle Knight and former Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill. Guthrie has anchored major news events including the Boston Marathon bombing, Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris and the 2013 Moore tornado. She has also anchored from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. As part of her work on “Today,” she received a 2011 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Morning show.
Prior to joining “Today,” Guthrie served as NBC News White House correspondent from December 2008 to June 2011, contributing to all NBC News properties, including “NBC Nightly News,” “Today” and MSNBC. Guthrie also served as co-host of MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown” from January 2010 to June 2011.
As NBC News White House correspondent covering the 2008 presidential elections, Guthrie traveled with Sarah Palin’s campaign and was part of the NBC team that ultimately won a 2009 Emmy for its coverage on election night. In May 2011, Guthrie reported exclusive details of the events surrounding Osama Bin Laden’s death.
The Mirror Awards are the most important awards for recognizing excellence in media industry reporting. Established by the Newhouse School in 2006, the awards honor the journalists who hold a mirror to their own industry for the public’s benefit.
Award categories include:
Best Single Article – Traditional/Legacy Media ($1,000 prize)
Best Single Article – Digital Media ($1,000 prize)
Best Single Story – Radio, Television, Cable or Online Broadcast Media ($1,000 prize)
Best Profile – Traditional/Legacy or Digital Media ($1,000 prize)
Best Commentary – Traditional/Legacy or Digital Media ($1,000 prize)
John M. Higgins Award for Best In-Depth/Enterprise Reporting ($5,000 prize)