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It’s that time of year. Allergies are flaring up and winter coats are tentatively being stored. After months of hunkering down for winter, there is a palpable excitement in the air, because today, March 20, 2017, is the Spring Equinox. Thank Goddess! The Vernal Equinox, known among neopagans and Wiccans as Ostara, marks the time when the sun passes over the celestial equator. The Equinox, which translates from Latin as "equal night," is a time of perfect balance; the day is equally split between darkness and...
A Harvard graduate and former White House staffer for the Obama administration, Alejandra Campoverdi has a sparkling resume that should make her campaign for Congress easy — except people can’t seem to get over the fact that she modeled for Maxim. This isn’t even the first time that Campoverdi has had to deal with this issue. After becoming the White House’s first-ever deputy director of Hispanic media, she was met with sexists criticism. She was labeled “Obama’s Hottie” when several news outlets ran with the...
Julia may take a while to respond, and probably won’t make eye contact, but as Sesame Street fairy Abby Cadabby would say, “That’s just Julia being Julia.” In its 47th season, the veteran PBS show will introduce its first muppet with autism, a redhead 4-year-old named Julia. She carries her favorite stuffed rabbit with her and likes to draw, sing and play with her friends Abby, Elmo and Big Bird.    This follows her appearance in print and digital materials as part of the “See Amazing in All...
YouTube is not doing great by the LGBTQ+ community. YouTube has a “restricted mode,” which is turned off by default, but when turned on, filters out “potentially inappropriate” content. And guess what YouTube thinks is “potentially inappropriate”? Yep, LGBTQ+ people. According to the Guardian, British YouTuber Rowan Ellis, who makes videos with a feminist and queer perspective, started the #YouTubeIsOverParty (which trended over the weekend) with a video she posted on Thursday that discusses YouTube’s “restricted” mode. “We don’t really know how long it’s been there, but it’s...
While we have our share of cat lovers at BUST HQ, we also have plenty of dog lovers among us. And in this issue's "Booty Call," associate editor Callie Watts has found 12 purr-fect (or woof-ect?) accessories for your pet.  Get two paws up from your four-legged bestie with these pet-perfect products Whether you need a coat for your critter or a bright-colored leash and collar combo, Pride Bites delivers. Huckleberry Hound Coat, $39.99; Blue Leash, $19.95; Floral Collar, $16.99, pridebites.com   Offer your cat a catch of the day...
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