Cathy Brooks

264 Flips | 3 Magazines | 1 Like | 24 Following | 1,131 Followers | @cathybrooks | A refugee from Silicon Valley, it was a brush with serendipity that led Cathy back to her life-long passion, canine communication. Having worked for many years as a storyteller in the tech industry, Cathy now teaches people that knowing one's "place in the pack" is the core of their story - regardless ofmwhere that story is being told. At her Las Vegas-based educational facility, Hydrant Club, Cathy helps people better understand themselves and others by better understanding their dogs.

Brave dog dies saving owner from bear attack

A 14-year-old English Settler named Pete has died a hero - after saving his owner from a bear attack.<p>Pete and his owner Stephen Parisi were hiking …

Dog who was so badly neglected that she was covered in dreadlocks gets an amazing makeover

When little Millie was found in the Bahamas, rescuers couldn’t even tell what kind of dog she was.<p>Her fur had become so matted it had turned into …

Cheyenne Jackson’s gay sex scene in Hello Again has got everyone talking

Cheyenne Jackson gets steamy with Tyler Blackburn in his new movie Hello Again.<p>The musical, based on Michael John LaChiusa’s celebrated Off-Broadway …

Very good dog keeps interrupting his human's shower for a very good reason

Imagine stepping into your tub for a nice, hot shower, and then looking down to see this little face staring up at you.<p>It sounds a little annoying …

Guy calls up radio station to complain about gay people, host demolishes him by asking the same question 27 times

LBC radio host James O’Brien was taking no prisoners during an on-air segment about gay sex this week.<p>Scroll down for the clip. <p>Mr O’Brien was …

Moments after midnight, Australian same-sex couples say 'I do'

<b>(CNN) —</b> As the clocks struck midnight on Tuesday, dozens of same-sex couples tied the knot in Australia, marking the first legal ceremonies of their kind in the country.<p>Although Australia passed a law legalizing same-sex marriage last month, Tuesday was the first day such couples could legally …

LGBTQI

State supreme court nominee could be first out gay man to win position

A nominee for a state Supreme Court could be the first in the US as an out gay man selected for the position.<p>Governor Dannel Malloy nominated his …

Roy Moore

Coming Out in Lebanon

Throughout the Arab world, gay, lesbian and transgender people face formidable obstacles to living a life of openness and acceptance in conservative societies.<p>Although Jordan decriminalized same-sex behavior in 1951, the gay community remains marginalized. Qatar, Sudan, the United Arab Emirates and …

LGBTQI

Montreal Is Ending Its Ban On Pit Bulls

″​Montreal is a welcoming city for pet owners and will remain so,” said a city official.<p>Montreal will roll back a ban on pit bull-type dogs after animal protection groups slammed the measure.<p>Valérie Plante, who was elected mayor of the Canadian city in November, promised during her campaign that …

Canada

Centre for homeless LGBT youths opens just in time for Christmas thanks to the late Bea Arthur

She left $300,000 to the Ali Forney Centre in her will<p>The Ali Forney Centre is named after a transgender teen who was murdered in 1997.<p>A new …

Hopeful Images From 2017

2017 has been another year of news stories that produced photos which can often be difficult or disturbing to view. I’ve made it a tradition to compose an essay of uplifting images from the past year. The following are images of personal victories, families and friends at play, expressions of love …

Woman Fired For Flipping Off Donald Trump's Motorcade

A photo of Juli Briskman giving the middle finger to the president went viral. Her employer was not pleased.<p>WASHINGTON ― You may have seen this photo of President Donald Trump’s motorcade winding down a wooded road last week as a woman on a bicycle pedaled by ― giving the middle finger to Trump.<p>The …

Donald Trump

Should pugs and bulldogs be banned? It might be the only way to stop the suffering

So-called brachycephalic (flat-faced) dogs - such as Pugs and Bulldogs - have risen dramatically in popularity in recent years, despite the fact that their distorted physique means that many suffer from health issues including difficulty breathing, needing expensive veterinary care.<p>The Kennel …

Pets

To Rate How Smart Dogs Are, Humans Learn New Tricks

Pam Giordano thinks her dog is quite intelligent, and she has proof: Giorgio, an 11-year-old Havanese, has diplomas stating he has a bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. from Yale. The bumper sticker on Ms. Giordano’s car announces, “My dog made it to the Ivy League.”<p>The honors were bestowed on Giorgio …

Pets

The Authentic Power of Michelle Obama

Isn’t it delicious that after trafficking in racism, promoting sexism and using a lie about Barack Obama’s birthplace as a pivot into political relevance, Donald Trump could receive his final death blow from a black woman: the president’s wife?<p>And isn’t it interesting that after so many years of …

Michelle Obama

Post Orlando, O.C. gay parade draws huge support and shares message of unity

For Harriet and Jeremy Fain, going to a gay parade for the first time Saturday was the right thing to do.<p>The Orange County event was "cool, cozy and absolutely important for those of us who are allies to be visible — especially after Orlando," Harriet Fain said.<p>She said the Florida mass shooting …

LGBTQI

Is Your Pet Lonely and Bored?

AMERICA is experiencing a population boom — of pets. Driven by rising disposable income and urbanization and by evolving attitudes toward animals, the number of pets has grown more rapidly since the mid-1970s than the human population, to the point where there are now about as many pets as there …

Pets

Why Ellen Page's New LGBTQ Doc 'Gaycation' Is So Necessary

The actress' series on discrimination around the world unveils a dangerous reality—and a way forward.<p>Imagine that you live in a country where every day, someone like you is murdered, and the average life expectancy in your community is only 30 years old. This is what it's like to be trans in …

LGBTQI

Wrestler Bautista blasts boxer Pacquiao in defense of his lesbian mother (VIDEO)

WWE wrestling legend and James Bond star Dave Bautista has verbally bodyslammed boxer Manny Pacquiao for his recent homophobic slurs, branding him a …

Homosexuality vs. Christianity

I remember being in college around my then friend's kitchen table, debating homosexuality. At this time, I was a section leader in the Gospel Choir, treasurer of Advent Youth Ministries, and I sang in several ensembles around campus and in churches. No one forced me to be in these groups, but I had …

Eileen Myles Wants Men to Take a Hike

<b>Many people would be surprised to hear that according to you, poetry is alive and well in America. Our national political conversation has recently seen some rather unpoetic lurches to the right. How do you make sense of that?</b> Poetry always, always, always is a key piece of democracy. It’s like the …

Bernie Sanders

Dogs recognise human and dog emotions, research shows

In the study, conducted by researchers in Britain and Brazil, 17 family pet dogs were shown images of a happy and an angry face at the same time, …

Pets

Year in review: New dates, place proposed for dogs' beginnings

Man’s best friend might be much older than anyone thought.<p>In May, a genetic analysis of an ancient wolf’s rib bone suggested that wolves and dogs …

Man's best friend for a long time: Dogs go back 33,000 years, study finds

The love affair between humans and dogs has been going on for thousands of years. But when and where dogs first branched off from wolves is the source of scientific debate.<p>Over the past decade, various groups have posited different locations as the birthplace of the dog, including Europe and the …

Asia

Why Is the Media Ignoring Ted Cruz's Embrace of 'Kill the Gays' Pastor?

Last weekend Senator Ted Cruz, along with fellow GOP presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, spoke at a conference in Des Moines headed up by a man who advocates the execution of gay people -- per his interpretation of the bible -- and who made his call for mass …

Government