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The Essential Queer: Let There Be Cake!

The Essential Queer: Let There Be Cake!

I have officially contributed to the rise in gay marriage since the November election | The Essential Queer By Tami Graham So I did it.   I married Debra Renee-Montgomery Graham one day before our 11th anniversary– a Saturday, Dec....
How Trump Could Affect The LGBT Community

How Trump Could Affect The LGBT Community

The Essential Queer By TAMI GRAHAM Before the election, Cher came to town and we gays all got a flutter. One of our icons was here amongst us in Long Beach AND she was supporting our candidate of choice. What...
LGBT Seniors Forced to Play Hide-and-Seek!

LGBT Seniors Forced to Play Hide-and-Seek!

BY TAMI GRAHAM On July 28 Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Marsha Wetzel, against Glen St. Andrew Living Community in a small village northwest of Chicago, Illinois. The lawsuit brings claims under the federal Fair Housing...
Gay in a Long Beach Classroom

Gay in a Long Beach Classroom

By TAMI GRAHAM History 101 is filled with people who have made an impact: Fidel Castro, Hitler, Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, Gloria Steinem, John F. Kennedy, Amelia Earhart, Cesar Chavez and Harvey Milk. Wait! How the hell did Harvey...
Move the Line Forward

Move the Line Forward

The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen explores the story of a black, lesbian feminist and so much more By TAMI GRAHAM In 2014 Long Beach Indie screened the animated short The Dam Keeper, which went on to be nominated for...
The Essential Queer: A Toast To Suja

The Essential Queer: A Toast To Suja

Editor’s note: The Edge welcomes Tami Graham and her new monthly column on topics from a gay perspective. Graham has lived in Long Beach’s Second District for 12 years and is the leader of the Long Beach Dyke March, Rally...