GiGi Gorgeous Kicks Off Trans Awareness Week With A Bang

Brunch on a beautiful sunday morning with friends is exactly what the doctor ordered, and that’s what trans leader and Youtube star GiGi Gorgeous did!

In her latest video “KiKi with Gigi Gorgeous”, she sits down with friends Sarah Mcbride (Human Rights Campaign National Press Secretary), Kingsley (Youtuber), EJ Johnson (E Television Personality), and Andrja Pejic (Fashion Model).




In the video GiGi kicks off National Trans Awarness Week, which is a pretty big deal in our community.  We have come along way but still have such a long road to travel with the fight for our trans brothers and sisters.  They disscussed everything under the sun – from their first time/kiss, to coming out, to what pronouns they prefer.
But the two hardest hitting questions asked were these: “What was the defining moment when you knew you were gay or trans?” Sarah’s answer was a touching one as she expressed, “The defining moment in my life was finding love with my husband, who is a transgender man.”  The second was: “Multiple countries in the Middle East don’t allow LGBTQ immigration travel – how have immigration laws  affected your ability to travel?” Gigi shared that she isn’t allowed in Dubai, and if she touched Dubai soil she’d be arrested because she’s transgender.  Previously, she flew in and was detained at the airport for several hours before being escorted on a flight back to the States.

They ended the video with a message saying where they would love to see the LGBT community in the next 5 years.  So, I figured I’d leave you all with mine.  I would love to see more equality laws passed both in the States and overseas. I would love for people to actually get to know myself and my LGBTQ brothers and sisters before they judge us.  I want to see more LGBTQ people on television and in movies, showing our frightened youth all over that there are people out there that are just like them – people they can look up to.  I want to see fewer trans women of color being senselessly killed. That’s the world I want.

And like I always say; Be who you are, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind!


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Local Jewelry Store Has a Lot to be Thankful for

Local Jewelry Store Has a Lot to be Thankful for

Local Jewelry Store Has a Lot to be Thankful for

Nelson Estate Jewelers is nestled right in the heart of Dobson Ranch in Mesa, Arizona. They specialize in unique custom designs, true vintage and antique pieces, and they have a wonderful jeweler on site for expert jewelry repair services. They also buy from the public, meaning you can bring your old unworn jewelry pieces or inherited coin sets and sell them for quick cash or use them in trade toward new treasures!

The Journey

Owners David Nelson and his wife Aubrey sold all their assets (including 2 rental properties and a personal stash of gold and silver bullion) to give Nelson Estate Jewelers a running start back in 2017. David Nelson has been in the jewelry industry since he was just 15 years old and has worked for many of the big-name jewelers such as Ganem, Zales, Jared the Galleria of Jewelry, and E.D. Marshall Jewelers. David and Aubrey identified the need for an expert jeweler in their local community and recognized that the old way of doing things is antiquated. They set out to create a comfortable and friendly atmosphere with realistic and transparent pricing that respects every client looking to either treat themselves to fine jewelry or express their love to someone special with a one-of-a-kind engagement ring.

Many people in the community stood behind David & Aubrey, some even got their hands dirty and assisted with the actual buildout of the shop to support what Nelson Estate Jewelers was striving to become. Local artists Daron Rogers and Angel Rogers Photography proudly display their art pieces in the showroom. Nelson Estate Jewelers loves to display local art pieces as a small way to give back to the community. They also only charge $5 for watch batteries and donate the proceeds to United Food Bank!

Jewelry Experts

Currently, Nelson Estate Jewelers sells an average of 15 engagement rings per month, whether it be a stunning find in the case, a true period piece from the 1920’s, or a creative custom design built from scratch. David & Aubrey are so thankful to be a part of the special moments in their clients’ lives; engagements, weddings, anniversaries, and even birthdays and graduations. Since jewelry is all about self-expression and no two people are exactly alike, Nelson Estate Jewelers offers incredibly unique pieces as well as the ability to custom design any jewelry piece specific to the person wearing it.

Love for the Community

Nelson Estate Jewelers values its clients above all else; each client is seen, heard, and treated with respect. Rather than hard sales pitches, David & Aubrey focus on listening to needs. They work within specific budgets without sacrificing quality because they believe you shouldn’t have to break the bank to show someone how you feel. Building trust and friendships in their local community is far more important to them than playing insulting price games that you often find at big chain retail stores. The bottom line is that none of what Nelson Estate Jewelers has become would have been possible without the friends, family, and clients who stood behind them then and who continue to support them today.

For more information on Nelson Estate Jewelers visit

11 Lesbians In History You Don’t Know But Should

11 Lesbians In History You Don’t Know But Should

11 Lesbians In History You Don’t Know But Should

A few years ago, Huffington Post put together an amazing list of 11 Lesbians In History You Don’t Know But Should. In honor of International Women Day, we highlight those amazing women and give them thanks for their courage and contributions to our community.

When we think of our lesbian pioneers, women like Ellen DeGeneres and Billie Jean King presumably come to mind. But we at The Huffington Post wanted to teach you a little somethin’ somethin’ about your history in honor of October’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history month. Below, feast your eyes on a group of undaunted ladies who helped paved the way for women and their women-loving ways, and check out the video above for HuffPost Live’s full conversation on lesbian history from the ancient times to now.

Read the full story here!