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  • Tips for Traveling in South America as a Gay Man

    My Gay Travel Guide
    Sam Wood
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    It seems that South America is not often considered as a gay friendly place to travel, and that instead many gay men will choose places in western Europe or perhaps South East Asia as ‘safe bets’. The reality is that, while some countries in South America are still somewhat behind in terms of social equality, it is still a relatively easy place to travel as a gay man, and after 10 months traveling there with my partner last year, I felt perfectly comfortable and was never discriminated against for being gay. Go to Buenos Aires Buenos Aires is probably the best place for gay life in South…
  • Chanel’s Favorite Mermaid

    Confessions of a Boy Toy
    Oscar Raymundo
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Earlier this month, celebrities and fashionistas alike traveled to Paris Fashion Week expecting Chanel to produce yet another stylish spectacle. Time and time again, the Chanel fashion shows in Paris have become a must-see. However nothing to this day can compare to the Chanel summer/spring 2012 fashion show in Paris. The Grand Palais became a white underwater kingdom with […] The post Chanel’s Favorite Mermaid appeared first on Confessions of a Boy Toy.
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  • Trans, Tranny, Transsexual – What is the Tea?

    Fierce! Gay Entertainment News - Celebrity Interviews - LGBT Culture Trends
    STEVEN
    28 May 2014 | 7:22 am
    None of us can seriously tell someone else how they should or shouldn’t feel inside. We sure try to persuade others to like something or not, but in reality we rarely change their true perception. On a personal level, we can try to tell ourselves how we feel about this or that but we may truly feel something completely different deep down where truth is found. This is our Tea and that’s alright. For the most part… With all this brouhaha happening over at RuPaul’s Drag Race, the use of the words “tranny” and “she-mail,” and the online feud…
  • Hollywood’s 10 Most Shocking Transformations

    Queerty
    Matthew Tharrett
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Have you heard? Taylor Lautner grew a beard! Jake Gyllenhaal lost weight! Hollywood has been abuzz with major body transformations for as long as it’s existed, even though some of the most shocking full-body makeovers have happened within the last decade. More stars now than ever before are striving to achieve the perfect form for the perfect role, whether that means a major addition of body hair, a 60-pound weight gain or the complete loss of innocence. So in honor of that thing you first saw growing on Taylor Lautner’s face this morning, here are 10 of Hollywood’s most…
 
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  • These Heartfelt Letters Written By Parents And Mentors Supporting Gay Youth Will Make You Cry

    Graham Gremore
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    A mother’s encouraging letter to her 13-year-old gay son has gone viral. The note was published on PFLAG’s A Note To My Kid message board earlier this week. In it, the mother writes that she is proud of her son for coming out, and that he will always be loved and supported by both of his parents. “Dear Connor,” the missive begins. “I am writing you this letter so you have something tangible, something to hold onto, if you should ever need it, to always remind you that we love you.” It continues: “I am pretty proud that we have the kind of…
  • Amazon Series “Transparent” Sparks Debate Over Authentic Media Representation

    Dan Tracer
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:05 pm
    We love when gay roles go to gay actors, often spotlighting otherwise unknown talent. But sometimes the entertainment industry (it is an industry, after all) needs “a name.” And the crossover of these two realities can be frustrating. In the transgender community, the tension surrounding authentic representation seems even thicker. Which is understandable — how many trans performers portraying trans characters can you name besides Laverne Cox on Orange is the New Black? A new series set to stream on Amazon Prime, Transparent, follows the story of a middle aged woman with…
  • Hollywood’s 10 Most Shocking Transformations

    Matthew Tharrett
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Have you heard? Taylor Lautner grew a beard! Jake Gyllenhaal lost weight! Hollywood has been abuzz with major body transformations for as long as it’s existed, even though some of the most shocking full-body makeovers have happened within the last decade. More stars now than ever before are striving to achieve the perfect form for the perfect role, whether that means a major addition of body hair, a 60-pound weight gain or the complete loss of innocence. So in honor of that thing you first saw growing on Taylor Lautner’s face this morning, here are 10 of Hollywood’s most…
  • PHOTOS: Hands Up, Pants Down

    Gabe Cooper
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    This gallery can be found on the GayCities blog.
  • Want To Win A Stay In The Most Luxurious Hotel In Sultry New Orleans? Here’s How.

    Jeremy Kinser
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:26 am
    New Orleans is so frequently referred to by its evocative, euphemistic nickname “The Big Easy,” that it conjures visions of the life of leisure, sipping on a refreshing cocktail on a wrought-iron terrace of a stately old world mansion. But that’s only a small part of the charm of this southern metropolis. As anyone who has attended any of its numerous — and often debaucherous — festivals such as Mardi Gras, Southern Decadence or Saints and Sinners will attest, this city is definitely one of the most exciting, lively and naughty in the country. The Eudora Welty Suite At night…
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  • Differently-Abled Dachshund 'Anderson Pooper' Competes In Weiner Dog Race, Charms Fans: VIDEO

    Joseph Ehrman-Dupre
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:29 am
    His fans cheer as he crosses the finish line: "C'mon A-Poop!" "Go Pooper!" A-Poop? It's short for Anderson Pooper, the name of the adorable, differently-abled dachshund pup who competed in a weiner dog race in Washington last week. Was he a medalist? It won't matter when you hear how excited the crowd becomes while watching this dog-on-wheels. Check A-Poop out, AFTER THE JUMP...
  • Colorado’s Gay Marriage Ban Expected to Be Overturned Today

    Kyler Geoffroy
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:16 am
    A federal judge in Colorado is expected to issue a ruling sometime today striking down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, the AP reports: U.S. District Judge Raymond P. Moore indicated that the injunction sought by gay couples declaring Colorado's law unconstitutional is certain to be granted. But he said what he's trying to decide is whether his ruling should be put on hold. Colorado Republican Attorney General John Suthers is not opposing the injunction, but he wants it to be stayed until the nation's highest court decides the issue. However, the attorney for the gay couples told the…
  • Idaho LGBT Activists Praised by Judge, Ordered To Pay Court Costs

    Sean Mandell
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Twenty-three LGBT rights activists who were arrested earlier this year at the Idaho state capitol for blocking entrances to the statehouse have been sentenced, The AP reports: Each protester was given a chance to offer a brief statement before being ordered to pay court costs based on how many times they were arrested. At times, the courtroom became emotional after attorneys called two mothers who both had a child commit suicide after facing discrimination to speak… Testifying for the state, Idaho State Police Major Steve Richardson said group's peaceful demeanor helped the arrests go…
  • Tony Dungy Clarifies Michael Sam Remarks, Says Sam 'Absolutely' Deserves NFL Opportunity

    Andy Towle
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Former NFL coach-turned-NBC analyst Tony Dungy released a statement on Tuesday clarifying remarks that made headlines this week in which he suggested that he would not have drafted Michael Sam because of his sexual orientation. Dungy released the statement to ProFootballTalk which reads, in part: I was not asked whether or not Michael Sam deserves an opportunity to play in the NFL.  He absolutely does.I was not asked whether his sexual orientation should play a part in the evaluation process.  It should not.I was not asked whether I would have a problem having Michael Sam on my team.  I…
  • Religious University Requires Sex Reassignment Surgery For Trans Students Seeking Single-Sex Dorm

    Daniel Villarreal
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Oregon’s George Fox University — the Christian school that used a Title IX religious exemption to bar a trans male student from residing in a men’s dormitory — has revised its policy to let trans students live in the dorms as long as they have undergone sex reassignment surgery. Noting that the university’s student health plan excludes sex reassignment surgery, Zack Ford from Think Progress points out the other shortcomings of George Fox’s “compromise”: … many transgender people choose not undergo surgical changes to their bodies, either because they cannot afford it,…
 
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  • Golly, hard to believe

    Attaturk
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    Since the latest Fox News talking head (conveniently colorless) keeps telling me racism doesn’t exist anymore. Guess it’s just a big ol’ fat coincidence. New Jersey’s largest police department will be placed under federal oversight for repeatedly violating residents’ civil rights, using excessive force and failing to discipline officers for a wide range of misconduct, the Justice Department announced Tuesday. The Newark Police Department, a 1,000-member force that patrols one of the most violent cities in the Northeast, will be subject to court-ordered reform, a…
  • Late, Late Night FDL: Mission Statement

    CTuttle
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    “Weird Al” Yankovic – Mission Statement Yankovic spoofs corporate culture in Crosby, Stills & Nash-style track For his last video release off new album “Mandatory Fun,” Yankovic harmonizes with himself over music in the style of “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”-era Crosby, Stills & Nash. The lyrics are full of the kind of day-to-day corporate mumbo-jumbo that will be familiar to anyone who works in an office — or has listened to the news recently. “I wanted to do a song about all the ridiculous double-speak and meaningless buzzwords that…
  • Late Night: Grammatical Goofing

    Lisa Derrick
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    I could of maybe found some other video, but this one, its really accurate about mistakes people make in there writings. Plus I drunk a lot of expresso and surprise!! Actually tonight I’m prepping for ArtExpoSD — I leave tomorrow at 8am–where I’m showing five artists in my booth, plus wrangling another curator, an artist and a company that makes limited edition prints. And I organized a book and CD signing for one of the artists I’m showing. My section focuses on Dark Progressivism, a specific genre that originated in Los Angeles, and this is a taste for the…
  • Tomgram: Jonathan Schell: A Niagara Falls of Post-9/11 Violence

    Tom Engelhardt
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:59 pm
    A new book on the ways nonviolent resistance matters. In December 2002, finishing the introduction to his as-yet-unpublished book The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People, Jonathan Schell wrote that the twentieth century was the era in which violence outgrew the war system that had once housed it and became “dysfunctional as a political instrument. Increasingly, it destroys the ends for which it is employed, killing the user as well as his victim. It has become the path to hell on earth and the end of the earth. This is the lesson of the Somme and Verdun, of…
  • Midnight Raids Rock Turkish Police Force

    GREYDOG
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:58 pm
    Written by Turkish political analyst / blogger, Gürkan Özturan: Turkish police are under fire for corruption. A not-so-secretive home-raiding operation was unleashed just days after the Gulenist movement’s newspapers started revealing statistics of the AKP government’s increasing trade with the Israeli government despite the anti-Semitic, anti-Israeli rhetoric that is prevalent in the AKP party. The operation is taking place only two hours after Erdogan appeared on a TV show saying, “It’s time for a cleaning now.” This sentence was the start of an operation that spread to 22…
 
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  • Parade with the bis at Nottingham Pride on Saturday

    news
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:08 am
    Thinking of coming along to Nottingham LGBT Pride this Saturday? Why not join local bi group BiTopia, putting the pink, purple & blue into the Pride parade. BiTopia say: “We will meet at 11:00am on Saturday 26th July on Castle Gate adjacent to the Marks & Spencer. Look for banner in the photo below and the Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue’s Fire Engine to spot us! The fire engine will lead the parade. “The parade will start from Castle Gate at 11:30 and will finish at Broad street. This change of route is actually a nice touch for us seeing as we meet there every month…
  • US survey suggests fewer people are bi

    news
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:40 am
    Figures published by the USA’s Center for Disease Control suggest less than 3 percent of the U.S. population identifies as gay, lesbian or bisexual. An additional 1.1 percent didn’t know how to answer the question, had another identity than gay, straight or bi, or refused to answer. 0.7% were recorded as bisexual while 1.6% identified as lesbian or gay. However, it’s hard to imagine every bi or every LGB person would have been comfortable openly labelling their sexual orientation to a stranger – having grown up in a culture where being bi or gay can be strongly…
  • Bi meetups this week in Bristol, Manchester, Swansea & Wolverhampton

    news
    13 Jul 2014 | 7:10 am
    Want to get out and meet some other bis? We have four bi meets in our diary around the country in the next couple of days! Tomorrow night in Bristol it’s the regular meetup of BiVisible at Cafe Kino, Stokes Croft from 7pm. Look for the table with the purple teapot and expect talk of this weekend’s Bristol Pride! Tuesday night has three meets. Third Way meet in Wolverhampton at LGBT Centre, 4 Salop St, from 7pm. Swansea bis meet on Tuesday too, from 7.45pm at Mozarts, Walter Road: txt: 07982 308812 or email BiSwansea1@yahoo.co.uk for more details. And Manchester BiPhoria also has…
  • New issue of BiJou out!

    news
    12 Jul 2014 | 2:26 pm
    German-language bisexual magazine BiJou is out again.  Issue 29 is online now, with features including an interview with German TV star Domian, bi women’s friendships, biologism meets religion, a bi quiz and more! Download it as a pdf here. If you don’t speak German you might prefer the English-language BCN.
  • Join the bis at Bristol Pride today

    news
    12 Jul 2014 | 1:22 am
    It’s Bristol Pride today! Local bisexual group BiVisible will be bringing the pink, purple and blue to the festival. Why not join them and help swell the bi ranks? The parade assembly point is Queen Square and BiVisible will be meeting from 10.30am to 11am at the corner of the square nearest the ‘Hole in the Wall’ pub. Look for the pink, purple and blue bi flag. If you can’t make today’s march – or are already planning to march with another group – their next social meetup is this coming Monday at Café Kino on Stokes Croft, from 7pm (look for the…
 
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    Good As You

  • Report: US District judge won't deny justice to gay Coloradans; might delay it, though

    G-A-Y
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:44 pm
    U.S. District Judge Raymond P. Moore, an Obama appointee, has indicated that he will grant an injection one Wednesday that will strike down Colorado's marriage ban. The question now is whether or not he will issue a stay while the matter makes its way up to Scalia, Thomas, Alito, and the six who could theoretically side with equality. The AP has the story: Judge Ponders Overturning State Gay Marriage Ban [AP via WaPo] Should the judge move forward without a stay, marriage equality would open up statewide. Should he stay the ruling, it will be another one of those "YAY!! DAMN!!!" combos that…
  • AFA to POTUS: End your 'love affair with homosexuality,' give anti-gay Christians entitlement instead

    G-A-Y
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:07 pm
    The American Family Association can't believe the President would do something fully within his executive power to fulfill a commitment that he has always professed to having. So since they could not defeat him and his promises in either of his two elections, they are now sending angry emails instead: [AFA] "Preferential treatment to a lifestyle," eh? That's rich coming from an organization that absolutely wants preferential treatment. For an actual lifestyle choice. That they made. To discriminate against millions of people on the basis of their chosen beliefs. Oh, and it's downright…
  • Congressional right wing's right-side-of-history whip count: 8–271

    G-A-Y
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    And then there were eight: FLORIDA: US Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) Becomes Eighth Sitting GOP Member Of Congress To Back Same-Sex Marriage [J.M.G.] The other seven are Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL), Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY), and Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA). The other two hundred seventy-one are still relying on the advice of noted influence peddler Chicken Little from the Big Sky-Fall lobby.
  • NOM, Manhattan Declaration turn Unitarian's anti-slavery, anti-war into pro-discrimination anthem

    G-A-Y
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:41 am
    James Russell Lowell's poem "The Present Crisis" was written against the Mexican War. Lowell's belief was that the war mounting at the time of his writing was designed to expand the reach of slavery, and he spoke out against what he saw as evil. We should also note that Lowell was a minster with the Unitarian church—a church that is now well known for its welcoming stance toward LGBT people. But of course when you put this peaceful man and his anti-slavery words into the hands of the National Organization For Marriage and its allies at the equally anti-gay Manhattan Declaration, this…
  • Matt Barber and Peter LaBarbera tease America's coming anti-gay street revolts

    G-A-Y
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:18 am
    In a heinous piece for for his oh-doesn't-it-sound-so-tough commentary site BarbWire.com—one that he coupled with a photo of Black Americans being water-hosed, we should mention—Liberty Counsel personality Matt Barber calls for Christians to "redouble our resistance to evil" and engage in civil disobedience against LGBT rights. Longtime anti-gay activist Peter LaBarber is all like, "Co-sign, bro!" We'll have to wait for the armed militias outside of same-sex weddings. But for now, you can find the trailer at Peter's site: FULL: [Barber: Christians Will Engage in Civil Disobedience against…
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  • Frothy: I'm Probably Running In 2016

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
  • This Is A Major Network News Reporter

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Obama tonight: "I'm not overly partisan." hahahahahaha lol hahahahaha lol hahahaha— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) July 23, 2014
  • Retweeted By Thomas Peters

    23 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Fitting that Hillary visited Twitter HQ today, her accomplishments would easily fit well under 140 characters.— Jeff Miller (@CurtJester) July 22, 2014
  • AUSTRALIA: Clinton Tells Conference That An AIDS-Free Generation Is Within Reach

    23 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
  • Atari To Release LGBT-Oriented Game

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:07 am
    Via Engadget:By December, Atari will release Pridefest, a mobile city-building game focused on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. It's also launching an online casino service. Yes, both of these initiatives are coming from the same company responsible for Pong. But when you look at the amount of money those two seemingly disparate sectors represent, it's clear why Atari is making such a huge push in those directions. Online gambling may be having trouble gaining a foothold in the US due to regulatory laws, but it's booming in Europe. By 2015, the European Union…
 
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  • SGALGG: Awesome Ladies Edition

    Dorothy Snarker
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon AND Padma Lakshmi? Too. Much. Awesome. Go on without me. Hey, it’s been another long, busy week and it’s just half way through. So why not get through the second half with the help of some Straight Gals Acting Like Gay Gals (and/or just Awesome Gals). Also, not all of them are necessarily straight. Fine, mostly these were just cool women being cool together. Some days, that’s all you need.Chrissy Teigen & Padma Lakshmi*unintelligible gurgling noise*Emma Thompson & Lupita Nyong'oYou know you’d try to steal a kiss, too. Atta girl, Emma.Janelle Monae &…
  • Silk Road

    Dorothy Snarker
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    I was lucky enough to interview Anna Silk for the second time yesterday. She was, just like the first time, lovely. She is always earnest and thoughtful and candid in interviews. I appreciate the care she gives to her character and her fans. You can read the full interview today on AfterEllen. Until then, its fun to remember back before she was Bo, the unaligned succubus. When she was just a frazzled flight attendant trying to make it through another day. Her wardrobe has certainly improved.
  • Faceniss Everdeen

    Dorothy Snarker
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    I don’t think I really need to pinpoint what, exactly, is so fantastic about this set of pictures. [Click to embiggen the amazingness.] So, needless to say, this is exactly the kind of thing you need to start off a week. Continual giver of earthly delights Jennifer Lawrence simply does not know how to disappoint. Here she is posing with Emma Watson. I think this is the living embodiment of “Hunger Games” fandom meeting “Harry Potter” fandom – but, of course, done with love. We all know Katniss and Hermoine would totally hit it off in real life. Mostly.
  • My Weekend Crush

    Dorothy Snarker
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    You know that saying, “Big things come in little packages?” Well after meeting Kacy Catanzaro that has to be changed to “Big kick-ass Ninja Warriors come in little packages.” I don’t know if you’ve ever watched “American Ninja Warrior” or not. I just started this year because my resolution was to exercise more and watching people perform insane physical feats is basically the same thing. But one of the things I learned when I started watching is that no woman had ever completed the extreme obstacle course before – like ever. And then along came Mighty Kacy, who not only…
  • Gender Fuck Thursday: Jenny Lewis et al Edition

    Dorothy Snarker
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    Yes, yes – that Jenny Lewis video though. Kristen Stewart, Anne Hathaway, Brie Larson and some chick on drums I don’t really know all perfomring delightful gender fuck in the video as Jenny wears a rainbow-meets-twilight (see, see what she did there) suit. Who can resist Sue Sylvester-style track suit drag with questionable facial hair? Also, I see that rattail. The song – named after pretty much my favorite movie from the 80s – is also pretty great. And the ladies sure look like they’re having a lot of fun. Yes, even Kristen. (I give her a hard time because I care, and also it’s…
 
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  • It’s time for my annual medical tourism trip to Europe

    John Aravosis
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:16 pm
    It’s that time again. When I act like I’m from a small village in a developing country and fly to western Europe in order to buy my asthma drugs that are 5x cheaper in France than they are America. Why are they cheaper in France?  Not because of government subsidies. But rather because international pharmaceutical companies charge you and me, in general, three to five times what they charge Europeans SIMPLY BECAUSE WE’RE AMERICAN. So, in a way, you could say we’re number 1. Advair costs 5x in America what is costs in France because the drug companies simply charge…
  • Parental angst and the Invasion of Gaza

    Marti Teitelbaum
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Today I spent two hours on the phone arguing, threatening, pleading and on hold with United Airlines. The flight my 14-year-old was on has been delayed, and it may mean she doesn’t make it to her connecting flight in Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. If she misses the flight to Fargo ND, she won’t be in time to be picked up by her summer camp counselors. I have visions of her wandering the complex and incomprehensible corridors of O’Hare like a 14-year-old Chinese-American female version of Tom Hanks in the movie “Terminal,” stuck in the airport without resources or any hope of…
  • Remote control contraceptives? Yup.

    Dr. Mark Thoma, MD
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Implantable contraceptives have been available for quite some time now. This variety of birth control gets implanted under the skin and remains in place, slowly releasing a hormone that prevents pregnancy.  The patient doesn’t have to worry about missing a dose of her oral birth control pill (BCP), or worry about running out of pills. However, this method does require a minor surgical procedure to implant the unit.  And, when the hormone contents of the unit’s reservoir are depleted, the unit needs to be surgically removed and replaced.  And that has to be done fairly frequently.
  • Monday morning mental health break: iDiots (video)

    Becca Morn
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Given the unrelenting barrage of bad news out of the Ukraine and Gaza and everywhere else, I thought we could all use a mental health break. Here’s ‘iDiots’, a stop-motion video by the visual effects studio, Big Lazy Robot. iDiots by Big Lazy Robot And here’s the video: Consider this post an open thread…
  • Russian rebels have kidnapped Malaysia Airlines dead, stacking them in train boxcars

    John Aravosis
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:38 am
    ABC just reported that the Russian rebels in Ukraine have basically kidnapped, for lack of a better word, the bodies of 200 of the Malaysia Airlines passengers who were shot out of the sky by Russian surrogates a few days ago. Ukrainian rescue workers had managed to collect around 200 of the 298 bodies when Russian rebel forces turned their guns on the rescuers and literally stole the bodies. The Russian surrogates are now stacking the bodies of the passengers and crew, including 80 children, in train boxcars.  The NYT has a photo — for me, it immediately evoked the Holocaust. As I…
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  • Let’s Meet at BlogHer!

    Dana
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:25 am
    I’m heading off this week to the exceptionally awesome 10th Anniversary BlogHer Conference in San Jose, where I’ll be on a panel about “Mom Blogging: The Next 10 Years.” Will you be at the conference? Drop me a note and let’s meet up! I’m particularly looking forward to meeting my fellow panelists: Grace Sandra, gracesandra.com Jim Lin, Busy Dad Blog & Ketchum PR Natasha Taylor-Nicholes, Houseful of Nicholes and moderator Stacy Morrison of BlogHer. We each bring very different experiences and tones to our blogs, but are united in our use of this…
  • Australian Senate Opposition Leader (and a Lesbian Mom) Speaks Against Homophobia

    Dana
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:15 am
    Australian Senator for South Australia and Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Penny Wong, last week gave a pointed Senate speech against homophobia in sports, schools, and elsewhere. Wong, who has a daughter with partner Sophie Allouache, gave the speech after a week in which Australian Olympic gold medalist Ian Thorpe came out as gay and an Australian sports commentator made a homophobic slur about another athlete. I like that she balanced her remarks about the harm of homophobia, especially to youth, with a positive story of taking action to make things better. She tells of some…
  • Workplace Nondiscrimination Executive Order Brings Protections to More, But Not All

    Dana
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:45 pm
    I didn’t want to let the day pass without an acknowledgment of the historic signing by President Obama of an executive order to ban federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The order also added “gender identity” to an executive order of President Clinton that banned discrimination against federal employees on the basis of sexual orientation. Today’s order will directly benefit many LGBTQ people and their families — but it isn’t enough. As The Task Force pointed out in a tweet today, “More states…
  • Yes, Children Are Making their Mark on Marriage Equality

    Dana
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:01 am
    Last month, I wrote, “It used to be that ‘Think of the children!’ was an argument against marriage equality. Now that’s an argument for it,” as ruling after ruling after ruling for marriage equality has heavily weighed the interests of children. A Reuters article yesterday covered the same theme. Joan Biskupic of Reuters writes, ”With legal battles over gay marriage simmering across the United States, proponents are showcasing a group they had once sidelined: children. . . . The lawyers’ approach marks a strategic shift from several years ago, when…
  • English Soccer Star: “Why Being a Gay Mum Can Help My England Career”

    Dana
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:03 am
    Stoney at the 2012 Olympics. Photo credit: Jon Candy Think you’re a soccer mom? Casey Stoney, who captained England’s football (soccer) team in the last Olympics, is expecting twins with her partner Megan Harris, who was also a professional player. Now they are going to be soccer moms. The two met while playing for Lincoln Ladies, Stoney writes in her regular column for the BBC Sport website. Harris’ “desire to be a mum far outweighed her ambitions in football,” she says, so Harris got pregnant and “is still involved in the game but just not…
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  • Most Expensive Food around the World

    bestgaytravel
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    From a guest author : It’s just another Paris Hilton Instagram post showing the room service meal she ordered during her Shanghai sojourn last November. “I love Chinese food,” she commented. But there’s one problem, except for the fried rice, the dishes were hardly Chinese: panini, creamy soup, spaghetti, and some other general meals. I wouldn’t fault her though, and the public seems to understand her little culinary mishap. After all, the Paris Hiltons amidst us are more at home eating fancy meals than being confronted by an unassuming panini. Well then, let’s give Paris Hilton…
  • Gay Palm Springs $99! with INNdulge

    bestgaytravel
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:17 pm
    The ultimate desert playground for outdoor adventure, arts and culture, gaming and entertainment. Whether you are planning a family vacation, couple who wants a romantic retreat, or want a girlfriend’s getaway…Palm Springs is “Fun in the Sun” year-round. INNdulge corners the market on comfortable and casual. One section of the structure has the requisite pool and hot tub, and features rooms that are spacious and pampered without being stuffy, with nicely preserved ’50′s style kitchenettes (PS loves its retro history!) There is a poolside social hour (which most inns offer)…
  • Gay Travel to Jamaica? Not for me!

    bestgaytravel
    3 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
    I had a friend recently say he was going to Jamaica with some girl friends because it was a cheap get away. FOR ME, you could not pay me to go there! A “very frightening” mass of about 25,000 protesters rallied in support of Jamaica’s so-called “buggery law” — a colonial leftover in the civil code that criminalizes sodomy — in a demonstration organized by religious leaders in Kingston on Sunday, according to BuzzFeed. Sunday’s rally comes less than a month after pro-LGBT organization Human Rights First embarked on a new effort to make the island nation…
  • Prague pride August 2014

    bestgaytravel
    2 Jul 2014 | 5:27 pm
    PRAGUE – one of my favorite places to visit!    is getting ready for PRIDE. The 4th edition of the Prague Pride festival will take place from Monday 11 until Sunday 17 August, with the Parade and main concert & outdoor party on Saturday 16 August. The main theme will focus on Prague being a bridge between Eastern and Western Europe. The Czech Republic remains the most tolerant country of the former Eastern Bloc, which is reflected by its Pride event, which is the biggest and most open LGBT festival of the region. However further East many gays and lesbians face persecution by…
  • Gay Travel to Asia with Boys Town Booking Service

    bestgaytravel
    14 Jun 2014 | 10:10 am
      JOIN THE PARTY!  Fast, easy booking service  for gay parties and gay vacations and packages in Asia. Macau, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and MORE!  This booking company offers the most information and trained staff to help you choose and book your Gay  Asia Vacation! Gay Vacation / Boys Town is THE SERVICE to use for Gay Asia travel. Whether you need a cruise, a room,  a  whole package  of tickets to a show like  Taboo,  Boys Town Can Help You!   *TABOO, The Show of Secret Fantasies, City of Dreams, the home of Macau’s only two resident shows, has once again teamed…
 
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    Planet Homo

  • It's About Time

    Hello
    8 Jul 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Looking at Anthony Friedkins’ Gay Essay it was easy to be taken back. Ivisited Troopers Hall once or twice, but I couldn’t help but pondersomething deeper in reflecting upon his images, the people in them andultimately that favorite topic of wonder, time.I don’t know how I feel about time. Man-made invention to keep the worldin order or a cheap reason to sell clocks,it is and has always been,something. Time is made most memorable of course through photography, thatquiet stealing of a moment, proposing truth, revealing a mystery andforever gaining dust. Time steals, this we know.
  • Rockin' It!

    Hello
    24 Jul 2013 | 10:32 am
    What can you say about a bathing suit story where half of the pictures are facial close-ups? Fantastic. In this grainy black and white portfolio of glans-revealing swimsuits, two models get the Hurrell treatment by Fidel Gonzalez. To gaze upon the entire sexy photoshoot, go here.
  • Outfest: The United States of Amnesia

    Hello
    20 Jul 2013 | 6:27 pm
      We are ultimately, creatures of complexity and that is certainly the case of the late Gore Vidal. In Outfest’s penultimate offering of “The United States of  Amnesia”, director Nicholas Wrathall takes us on the final journey of an American scribe and intellectual.From the beginning of the film where we see a very elderly Gore Vidal visit his own grave, one can sense this is about to be a good  piece of documentary film making. And it is.The story of Gore Vidal, born in 1925 is one of American privilege and wealth. One can hear in his fathers voice, and in his own voice…
  • Ain't Life Grand?

    Hello
    20 Jul 2013 | 9:00 am
    In the event you haven't seen Steve Grand or his new video, "All-American Boy" here it is. His appearance on CNN today will make his already viral video even more popular, but as some of you know, there is more to this story. Mr. Grand is also a model. Mr. Grand has also been known as Finn Diesel, Steve Chatham and Steve Starchild. He has been on the cover of DNA magazine and one assumes this modelling assignments paid for his $7000 video. The video is well done, and touches on the subject of rejection. The fact that Mr. Grand (or whatever his real name is) is such a beauty IS a distraction,…
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    22 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    This Feed and Email Newsletter Have MovedYou Must Update Your Subscription Using One of the Links Below UPDATE: If you are still receiving this notice in your Daily Digest, please be sure to subscribe to the new edition using one of the options below, then hit the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of this email. If you're getting this through a feed reader, simply remove your subscription to this feed after you've added the correct one. Thanks! On Wednesday October 9, 2013, this feed and newsletter will no longer be active and you will need to update your subscription. This is a one-time-only…
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    Bilerico Project Team
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    This Feed and Email Newsletter Have MovedYou Must Update Your Subscription Using One of the Links Below UPDATE: If you are still receiving this notice in your Daily Digest, please be sure to subscribe to the new edition using one of the options below, then hit the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of this email. If you're getting this through a feed reader, simply remove your subscription to this feed after you've added the correct one. Thanks! On Wednesday October 9, 2013, this feed and newsletter will no longer be active and you will need to update your subscription. This is a one-time-only…
 
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  • Most Expensive Food around the World

    bestgaytravel
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    From a guest author : It’s just another Paris Hilton Instagram post showing the room service meal she ordered during her Shanghai sojourn last November. “I love Chinese food,” she commented. But there’s one problem, except for the fried rice, the dishes were hardly Chinese: panini, creamy soup, spaghetti, and some other general meals. I wouldn’t fault her though, and the public seems to understand her little culinary mishap. After all, the Paris Hiltons amidst us are more at home eating fancy meals than being confronted by an unassuming panini. Well then, let’s give Paris Hilton…
  • Gay Palm Springs $99! with INNdulge

    bestgaytravel
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:17 pm
    The ultimate desert playground for outdoor adventure, arts and culture, gaming and entertainment. Whether you are planning a family vacation, couple who wants a romantic retreat, or want a girlfriend’s getaway…Palm Springs is “Fun in the Sun” year-round. INNdulge corners the market on comfortable and casual. One section of the structure has the requisite pool and hot tub, and features rooms that are spacious and pampered without being stuffy, with nicely preserved ’50′s style kitchenettes (PS loves its retro history!) There is a poolside social hour (which most inns offer)…
  • Gay Travel to Jamaica? Not for me!

    bestgaytravel
    3 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
    I had a friend recently say he was going to Jamaica with some girl friends because it was a cheap get away. FOR ME, you could not pay me to go there! A “very frightening” mass of about 25,000 protesters rallied in support of Jamaica’s so-called “buggery law” — a colonial leftover in the civil code that criminalizes sodomy — in a demonstration organized by religious leaders in Kingston on Sunday, according to BuzzFeed. Sunday’s rally comes less than a month after pro-LGBT organization Human Rights First embarked on a new effort to make the island nation…
  • Prague pride August 2014

    bestgaytravel
    2 Jul 2014 | 5:27 pm
    PRAGUE – one of my favorite places to visit!    is getting ready for PRIDE. The 4th edition of the Prague Pride festival will take place from Monday 11 until Sunday 17 August, with the Parade and main concert & outdoor party on Saturday 16 August. The main theme will focus on Prague being a bridge between Eastern and Western Europe. The Czech Republic remains the most tolerant country of the former Eastern Bloc, which is reflected by its Pride event, which is the biggest and most open LGBT festival of the region. However further East many gays and lesbians face persecution by…
  • Gay Travel to Asia with Boys Town Booking Service

    bestgaytravel
    14 Jun 2014 | 10:10 am
      JOIN THE PARTY!  Fast, easy booking service  for gay parties and gay vacations and packages in Asia. Macau, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and MORE!  This booking company offers the most information and trained staff to help you choose and book your Gay  Asia Vacation! Gay Vacation / Boys Town is THE SERVICE to use for Gay Asia travel. Whether you need a cruise, a room,  a  whole package  of tickets to a show like  Taboo,  Boys Town Can Help You!   *TABOO, The Show of Secret Fantasies, City of Dreams, the home of Macau’s only two resident shows, has once again teamed…
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  • Seth Fornea and Jared Bradford Move to New York

    bestgaynewyork
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Gay supermodels and power couple Seth Fornea and Jared Bradford are moving  to New York! The dancers/entertainers travel the world hosting gay parties but spent the last 2 months in new York City and announced this week they are seeking a permanent residence here. Seth  said, “Jared Bradford and I have been living in NYC for going on two months now and have decided that we want to make it permanent. We are subletting at the moment but are currently on the search for a place we can lease on our own . If you hear of anything, have a friend moving out, etc. Please let us know. We are…
  • Annual Out-Fit Challenge Mud Run New York Massive Success

    bestgaynewyork
    28 Jun 2014 | 4:31 am
    LGBT focused 5k mud run, Out-Fit Challenge (http://out-fitchallenge.com), recently thrived in bringing New Yorkers together in support of family equality. The sporting event featured over 15 military style obstacles which included various elements such as mud, water and ice throughout the course. The event drew more than 650 participants who were ready and willing to get muddy for a good cause, including reality star and recording artist Sara Stokes. Sara Stokes is known for her roles in 2006′s “YaDaDa Movie” and the 2002 ABC/MTV music reality series by P. Diddy,…
  • Broadway Bares Raises $1.3 Million

    bestgaynewyork
    25 Jun 2014 | 5:45 am
      The annual flesh fest BROADWAY BARES this year featured  performances by Alan Cumming, war veteran-turned-underwear model Alex Minsky, and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” winner Bianca Del Rio giving actor James Franco a “full cavity search”, the rock-and-roll themed Broadway Bares: Rock Hard!   Playbill reports: The 75-minute show opened with two dads (Matthew Saldivar and Joey Taranto) complaining that they had been dragged to a One Direction concert by their daughters and reminiscing about the great old days of rock. Through the magic of Broadway Bares, they were whisked…
  • Updated production of acclaimed musical GERTRUDE STEIN SAINTS!

    bestgaynewyork
    10 Jun 2014 | 2:07 pm
    It has been called “heavenly” (Time Out), “an explosion of creativity” (Curtain Up), a “must-see” (nytheatre.com), and “like nothing you’ve ever seen” (Gay City News). After winning two FringeNYC Overall Excellence Awards last summer, Theater Plastique returns to New York with an updated production of its acclaimed musical GERTRUDE STEIN SAINTS! Performances of this limited engagement run June 12 – 28 at Abrons Arts Center466 Grand Street at Pitt Street on the Lower East Side). Running time: 75 minutes. One of Gertrude Stein’s…
  • Magnus Hastings Photos WHY DRAG? at OUT Hotel

    bestgaynewyork
    2 Jun 2014 | 5:17 pm
          “WHY DRAG?” WONDERS ARTIST IN NEW PHOTO EXHIBITION LAUNCHING DURING NYC’S GAY PRIDE MONTH This month, Magnus Hastings, a pioneer in drag photography, presents a remarkable installation of photographs that capture some of the world’s most celebrated drag superstars and asks them the question, “Why Drag?”. Photos represent a wide spectrum of drag ranging from mainstream icons, underground drag royalty and the new breed of reality television stars. Included notables are Bianca Del Rio, Courtney Act, Sharon Needles, Lady Bunny, DWV, Jackie Beat and an…
 
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    Gay Online Magazine | Out Impact

  • Passion & Purpose Online Summit to Giveback Even More: 100 Free Tickets To Military & Students

    Hubert O'Hearn
    9 Jul 2014 | 10:33 am
    by Hubert O’Hearn Twitter The Passion and Purpose Online Summit has found a unique way of extending its vital information to deserving individuals who can benefit from it. The first 100 United States military personnel and international students studying in the US and abroad to register, will be able to use a special code to have free access to the Passion & Purpose Online Summit: Ignite Your Passion, 5 Days, 5 Ways. The summit itself takes place July 24 through July 28. During it, participants will gather online for a unique, interactive conference on the subject of igniting the…
  • Passion & Purpose Online Summit: Additional Speakers Announced

    Hubert O'Hearn
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:12 am
    by Hubert O’Hearn Twitter From July 24 through July 28, a global audience will gather online for a unique, interactive conference on the subject of igniting the inner drive and motivation for success in its participants. Titled the Passion & Purpose Online Summit, over five days registrants will learn from experts in fields such as business, personal development, autism, and leadership.  Twenty speakers will, over the five day summit, motivate and inspire the audience in methods in how to take their personal, creative and professional endeavors to the next level. This will be done…
  • Passion & Purpose Online Summit: Ignite Your Passion: 5 Days, 5 Ways

    Hubert O'Hearn
    25 Jun 2014 | 2:04 pm
    by Hubert O’Hearn (Twitter) It is completely true that no one has ever achieved and sustained success in any field unless they have a passion for what they are doing. Success requires commitment, optimism in the face of roadblocks, and usually long hours of work leading only to incremental improvement in the immediate future. In order to have those three objectives met, passion must be present. However, passion without a purpose is like the energy of a lightning bolt. It is immense and powerful, yet ultimately does not create any productive use. Therefore the passion within a person…
  • Kylie Minogue – “Kiss Me Once”

    Alexander Wu
    13 Apr 2014 | 7:27 am
    by Alexander Wu (Out Impact on Facebook, Out Impact on Twitter) After several years since her last full album, Kylie Minogue (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram) is back! Coming out with her first album in 1988, Kiss Me Once is her twelfth release. Citing Katy Perry, Destiny’s Child, and Lady Gaga as few of her many influences, you can definitely hear her inspiration and her own originality in this album. In recent months, pop music has continued to top the charts, and this album is another powerhouse in the genre. With an old-school Madonna type sound meeting new techno like…
  • Ellen Page- Ready for a New Role

    Alexander Wu
    19 Feb 2014 | 7:11 pm
    View the story “Ellen Page- Ready for a New Role” on Storify The post Ellen Page- Ready for a New Role appeared first on Gay Online Magazine | Out Impact.
 
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    alfred lives here

  • 41 Dog Facts...

    Brahm Kornbluth
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Fun video from John Green, video blogger/educator, and oh yeah wrote a little book called The Fault In Our Stars....... and I am totally down with Toto being better paid than the Munchkins were._____________________________________________ www.alfredliveshere.com ... Alfie says thanks for subscribing!
  • The Scarlet Letter Society...

    Brahm Kornbluth
    29 Jun 2014 | 7:44 am
    In The Scarlet Letter Society, three smart successful women meet monthly for an early breakfast book club... not that unusual, until you realize that the books are all about women having extramarital affairs, and the women have this in common in their real lives as well.As with most book clubs, the book talk is quickly abandoned for real life talk, and in this case sex and relationship talk. It is dishy and fun and insightful, and sometimes yes touching.My bloggy buddy Mary McCarthy, semi-famous for Pajamas and Coffee,  has FINALLY published her first novel, and the timing is perfect...
  • Cher tomorrow!

    Brahm Kornbluth
    22 Jun 2014 | 9:10 am
    It's almost here…. Tomorrow we see Cher and Cyndi Lauper live in concert (okay, okay, sort of live, as there may be some Cher lip syncing involved).I love Cher, have seen her twice before, she puts on an amazing show…. and her 'comeback' album from last year, Closer To The Truth, is fantastic in a glitzy touching over-produced danceable-with-some-sadness kind of way… so totally Cher!Believe... If I Could Turn Back Time... Gypsies, Tramps And Thieves... Woman's World... Song For The Lonely... Dark Lady... Half Breed... You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me...Bring on…
  • 2 Great Gay Flicks On Netflix...

    Brahm Kornbluth
    14 Jun 2014 | 10:53 pm
    So while yes insomnia totally sucks, there are ways to handle it... drugs, exercise, hypnosis... I don't do any of them when I can't sleep. I read or watch TV. Usually I choose chopper gadget infomercials or  Golden Girls reruns, but this week I chose Netflix... and discovered they are showing two recent acclaimed gay films I had read about but never had access to before. Both are awesome.Stranger By The Lake, France, 2013 (English subtitles)This sexual thriller is unlike anything I have seen before... at first I was thinking "what's the big deal" and then I was holding on to the…
  • Dolly Parton Talks About Gay Marriage...

    Brahm Kornbluth
    14 May 2014 | 7:51 pm
    I adore 9 to 5 icon Dolly Parton, from her endless talent to her amazing community work to her bawdy humour, she wins all around for me. Even like the plastic surgery and how she openly talks about it. Like her enough to forget about that crappy movie with Sylvester Stallone... almost.I have lots of her music in my car for road trips... love it!Parton is out on a media blitz promoting her new album Blue Smoke, and was asked about marriage equality.Same-sex marriage might not be recognized in Dolly Parton's native Tennessee, but the outspoken Parton, herself married for…
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    Stuff Queer People Need To Know

  • Stuff Queer People Need To Know seeks contributors and interns

    Stuff Queer People Need To Know
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Stuff Queer People Need To Know is looking to expand and we need your help. We’re looking for one-off op-ed pieces, contributing editors, interns and content partners to supplement the extensive cannon of Stuff Queer People Need To Know. We need queer people who are willing to share their knowledge, be it hyper local resources, social justice best … Continue reading →
  • Family values states Indiana and Utah get gay marriage because of course they do

    Stuff Queer People Need To Know
    26 Jun 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Lesbian and gay Hoosiers lined up to get married on June 25, following a federal court decision striking down Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriage. The ruling is a strong about face, coming just months after Indiana state legislators approved HJR-3, a proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Judge Richard L. Young explained in his ruling: In less than a year, every … Continue reading →
  • Kentucky children’s charity threatens to pull services if LGBT non-discrimination protections are enacted

    Stuff Queer People Need To Know
    17 May 2014 | 2:24 pm
    A foster care and children psychiatric service provider in Danville, Ky., has threatened to relocate community services if a proposed LGBT non-discrimination ordinance becomes law. The Danville City Commission approved the first reading of an LGBT non-discrimination ordinance May 12, the Lexington Herald-Leader is reporting. The vote was 4-1. The ordinance would prohibit discrimination in employment, housing … Continue reading →
  • Mailbag: Responses to my Michael Sam editorial in the Cincinnati Enquirer

    Stuff Queer People Need To Know
    16 May 2014 | 11:45 am
    After Michael Sam became the first openly gay player drafted to the NFL and kissed his partner on ESPN in celebration, straight men took to social media to express their disgust. Many former and current athletes weighed in on the kiss, including Miami Dolphins Don Jones. As a result, the Dolphins sanctioned Jones with a … Continue reading →
  • Straight men have a meltdown after NFL drafts gay player Michael Sam

    Stuff Queer People Need To Know
    13 May 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Michael Sam will always be the first openly gay football player to be drafted by an NFL team. ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports, replayed Sam getting the call from the St. Louis Rams — a video that includes tons of emotion and a peck to his boyfriend: Naturally, gay panic ensued on Twitter. Because men … Continue reading →
 
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  • Mother Charged With Hate Crime Against Daughter

    Bil Browning
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    This is a story that will turn your stomach. Any mother who would do this is depraved and isn't worthy of being called a mom. A Las Cruces woman is being charged with a hate crime enhancement after physically and sexually abusing her teenage daughter after discovering the girl is a lesbian (or possibly transgender). Magdo Haro admits that the two had been arguing for over a week about her daughter's sexuality, but earlier this month things took a turn for the worse. That fight apparently erupted at the family's East Mesa home Saturday when Haro threatened to insert the stick of a plunger and…
  • U.S. Missteps in Central America Could Endanger LGBTs

    Guest Blogger
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Editor's Note: Guest blogger Mike Airhart is the founder of exgaywatch.com and a newswire editor and content syndication professional with 20 years of experience in newswire editing, newsroom technology, mobile media, product development, and client support. Mike has written extensively on scandals and deceits of the Christian Right dating back to the 1980s, as well as rape prevention, hate crimes, HIV, immigrant rights, social prejudice, and economic injustice; his work has appeared in Sojourners magazine, Newsweek, and local news publications. The United States deported its first round of…
  • Keith Olbermann Shreds NFL Homophobe Tony Dungy

    John M. Becker
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    ESPN2 host Keith Olbermann ripped former NFL coach and current NBC sports commentator Tony Dungy for anti-gay comments Dungy made about football player Michael Sam. Dungy, an avowed evangelical Christian, recently told the Tampa Tribune that he would not have drafted Sam, the first openly gay football player in NFL history, because he "wouldn't want to deal with" the media attention that surrounds trailblazing, barrier-breaking athletes like him. The Washington Post's Cindy Boren rightly points out the stunning hypocrisy in Dungy's sudden concern about "distractions," since Dungy was the man…
  • Maryland Will Now Provide Transition Care to Employees

    John M. Becker
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    Great news out of Maryland, where the state has agreed to provide transition-related care to transgender state employees, including hormone therapy and gender confirmation surgery. The Baltimore Sun reports: The change quietly went into effect at the start of this month as the result of legal negotiations in a discrimination case brought against the state by Sailor Holobaugh, a 31-year-old clinical research assistant in neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. The state agreed amid those negotiations to reimburse Holobaugh's transition-related medical costs to…
  • Another Republican Congressman Endorses Marriage Equality

    John M. Becker
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    U.S. Representative David Jolly of Florida has become the eighth sitting Republican member of Congress to come out in support of marriage equality, the Washington Post reports: When asked by The Washington Post whether he supports gay marriage, in light of a Florida judge's decision last week to overturn the state's ban, Jolly said that his personal views on marriage are that it should be limited to one man and one woman. But, he added, states should not be defining the "sanctity" of marriage. "As a matter of my Christian faith, I believe in traditional marriage," said Jolly in a statement to…
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    Seasons of Pride

  • Advertising Sales Professional LGBT Media

    Kelly Riker
    19 Jul 2014 | 5:15 am
    Dallas Voice, Texas largest LGBT media company, has an immediate opening for a seasoned Advertising Sales Professional.​  You must be goal oriented, self-starter who can build new business.​  You will be responsible for building print and digital campaigns for companies focused on the LGBT marketplace.​ A strong work ethic with a focus on customer service is essential.​ Advertising Sales Professional LGBT Media Dallas Voice is a full-service media company with 30 years of providing services to our North Texas LGBT community.​  You can see our website at www.​dallasvoice.​com,…
  • Executive Director Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders

    Kelly Riker
    19 Jul 2014 | 5:05 am
    Boston, MA Executive Director Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (“GLAD”), a nonprofit organization committed to advancing social justice and civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT”) people and people living with HIV through impact litigation, advocacy and public education, is seeking an Executive Director. Based in Boston and working throughout the New England region on issues of national impact, GLAD is transforming the legal and policy landscape in its pursuit of equality and empowerment for minorities…
  • Ruhr CSD 2014

    Kelly Riker
    12 Jul 2014 | 1:17 pm
    August 1, 2014toAugust 2, 2014Essen, Germany 11 Ruhr.CSD – the largest gay and lesbian street festival in the Ruhr on 1 and August 2, 2014 Ruhr CSD 2014 The 11 Ruhr.CSD food stands in the wings. The new non-profit organization ruhr pride eV organized the two-day event located in the “area” and would be the first and 2nd of August to Ruhr.CSD Food 2014 to invite all open-hearted people. The demonstration, called the ” buddy Parade “of the coal mines Prinzsessinen & Busters launches on Saturday by 13 clock at the main station and pulls through the pedestrian…
  • DiversCité Montréal 2014

    Kelly Riker
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
    July 28, 2014toAugust 3, 2014Montreal, QC It all brings together Montreal’s very gay-friendly (and very good looking) straight revelers with gay men and lesbians, as well as outrageous drag queens. Noize Magazine, summer 2013 DiversCité Montréal 2014 Twenty-two and going strong. All together different! Divers/Cité is an event whose mission is to present an arts and music festival that illustrates and celebrates the value of diversity in a spirit of sharing, solidarity and openness with the world. The 2014 edition, from July 28 to August 3, invites you to become one of the many tourists…
  • Stockholm Gay Pride 2014

    Kelly Riker
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:10 pm
    July 28, 2014toAugust 2, 2014Stockholm Pride is part of a global movement where celebrations of pride in different ways are used as a tool to improve the living situations and human rights for the LGBT-community. A movement with a common origin in the Stonewall riots in New York in 1969, when members of the LGBT-community manifested their pride and fellowship by opposing a harassing policeman. The fight for liberation and equality for the LGBT-community has took place in Stockholm in various forms since 1979, when the Swedish movement for sexual equality, RFSL, arranged the first…
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    Gay Travel Information (and more)!

  • Federal Hill Brick Oven Pizza – Warren, Rhode Island

    gaytravelinformation
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Federal Hill Brick Oven Pizza | 495 Main Street | Warren, Rhode Island 02885 | 401-245-0045 Buongiorno! It might not be the best idea to write while my stomach is growling but my enthusiasm to write about Federal Hill Brick Oven Pizza in Warren, Rhode Island is off the charts, so alas I shall write … Continue reading →
  • Water’s Edge Resort and Spa – Westbrook, CT

    gaytravelinformation
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:41 am
    Water’s Edge Resort and Spa | 1525 Boston Post Road | Westbrook, CT 06498 | 1-800-222-5901 Greetings! I just returned from an amazing stay at one of Connecticut’s most luxurious resorts, Water’s Edge Resort & Spa in Westbrook. I was impressed from the moment I arrived! Here are my TOP 10 reasons why.  LOCATION! The name … Continue reading →
  • Weddings With a Heart – Rhode Island Gay Weddings & Photography

    gaytravelinformation
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:37 pm
    Weddings With a Heart - Rhode Island Weddings and Photography for Same Sex Couples By: Don Beach Yes, we offer our officiant and photography services for LGBT wedding couples in Rhode Island and Cape Cod, and we would be honored to perform your ceremony and handle your photography needs. It’s been our experience that our gay friends … Continue reading →
  • Shogun Seafood Steak & Sushi – Wakefield, RI

    gaytravelinformation
    11 Jul 2014 | 10:25 am
    SHOGUN SEAFOOD STEAK & SUSHI | 59 South County Commons Plaza | Wakefiled, RI | 401-284-1311 Shogun is one of Rhode Island’s most unique, fun and delicious dining experiences! A favorite of Gay Travel Information (read our review from 2012 HERE), we are excited to spotlight this family run business once again.  This time we had … Continue reading →
  • Detours Gay Adventure Travel

    gaytravelinformation
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:23 am
    DETOURS GAY ADVENTURE TRAVEL  Detours is not your average group tour operator.  If the idea of a clipboard-wielding tour guide at the front of a 50-person bus barrelling through 15 countries in 10 days makes you cringe then Detours may be just what you’re looking for.  They’ve done away with restricting daily itineraries and daily … Continue reading →
 
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    Kage Alan Blog

  • Things That Irk Me & How To Irk Those Who Do It

    Kage
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Are you on the Do Not Call phone list? I am. I pride myself that I may have been the first one who signed up for it the moment it went live. Not that it did me much good. Oh, I still get phone calls from solicitors who either ignore the fact I’m on the Do Not Call list or don’t care, but who also haven’t heard of me. Yes, word gets around. I also receive a number of SPAM e-mails a day, plus there’s the crap that comes in through snail mail. Not to worry, though. My mother and I have been coming up with fantastic ways to get even with some of these bastards. Why? Because it’s fun and…
  • A Concert Night Out With Honorable Husband

    Kage
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    My husband is not a fan of concerts. He just isn’t. They annoy him and he finds it difficult to resist making his feelings known to the point where it puts me in a bad mood, thereby allowing him to be in a good mood again knowing he’s spoiled mine. And, believe me, I’ve taken him to some wonderful shows. Perhaps I should alter my original statement and say that Honorable Husband isn’t a fan of concerts we have to pay for. The shows we’ve seen for free have left him borderline romantic, so I’m typically on the lookout for those because a romantic Honorable Husband is a rare…
  • What Is With the Hate Towards Mrs. Brown’s Boys?

    Kage
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    There’s a little show that exploded overseas a couple of years ago that quickly became one of my favorites. The critics despised it. No, even worse than despised it. They couldn’t hate it enough, as if hate was going out of style. And audiences? They loved it and made it a hit show. A movie version of the series was released late last month and despite a critical lambasting, it went to #1 in the box office. The funny thing is that everybody knew the critics were going to hate it, so the studio didn’t bother screening it for them. You know what the critics did? They had the audacity to…
  • Kage & Little Brother’s Bogusly Excellent Adventure (Part Dos)

    Kage
    10 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    As last we left our annoyed hero waiting for Little Brother, I…er…I mean ‘he’ had gone back to the hotel to sleep for a couple of hours before being unceremoniously summoned to go find the tiny critter. Yes, Little Brother doesn’t have the best sense of direction. “What do you mean go to the boardwalk? Where’s that? By the water? Where’s the water? I want your Delta miles.” I was tempted to let him wander, but realized I wanted to eat with little or no guilt. And I mean ‘he’ as in our hero. Well, me. Him. Oh, whatever. Or is it whoever? Whomever? Let’s just get on with…
  • Kage & Little Brother’s Bogusly Excellent Adventure (Part Uno)

    Kage
    7 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    It was a dark and stormy June night. I remember it well because the birds weren’t chirping like they usually did in the soft afternoon sun. Okay, it may have been afternoon instead of evening and it really hadn’t been storming. We’d had storms, just not that day. Honorable Husband’s Grandmonster was in town and I was going slightly mental going back forth between spending time with her and time with my father. There are no days off for good behavior when you have a half Asian husband with a Hong Kong Grandmonster. And then it happened. The phone rang and when I picked it up, I heard…
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    Butch in Progress

  • Recruting Posters during WWI by Howard Chandler Christy [K] I...

    9 Jul 2014 | 1:59 am
    Recruting Posters during WWI by Howard Chandler Christy [K] I neither want to join the navy nor ‘fight’, but I’d be gladly recruited by these dashing ladies for other purposes … gay agenda anyone?
  • "You’ll get over it…’ It’s the cliches that cause the trouble. To lose..."

    3 Jul 2014 | 2:48 am
    “You’ll get over it…’ It’s the cliches that cause the trouble. To lose someone you love is to alter your life for ever. You don’t get over it because ‘it’ is the person you loved. The pain stops, there are new people, but the gap never closes. How could it? The particularness of someone who mattered enough to grieve over is not made anodyne by death. This hole in my heart is in the shape of you and no-one else can fit it. Why would I want them to?” - "Written on the Body" - Jeanette Winterson
  • [B+K] Our awesome Orange is the New Black setup! There are only...

    9 Jun 2014 | 2:18 am
    [B+K] Our awesome Orange is the New Black setup! There are only a few things better than Alex Vause on big Screen.
  • [K] Just something I stumbled upon while researching (less...

    22 May 2014 | 7:59 am
    [K] Just something I stumbled upon while researching (less pretty, but supposedly more relevant) stuff.
  • Conchita Wurst, Eurovision and its LGBT history [K] As every...

    14 May 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Conchita Wurst, Eurovision and its LGBT history [K] As every European witha great taste in pop culture and even greater tendency to surround myself with all things queer, I am - of course - a sucker for the yearly gaystravaganza known as the Eurovision Song Contest. Equally obvious: my extreme happiness that Conchita Wurst won (particularly with a song about vengence on discriminating assholes, count me in) and that even conservative-leaning people like my mom thought that was great. Not so great: the follow-up news coverage. I am not even talking about those weirdoes who think this is a sign…
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    Equaldex

  • Apple Shares Pride Video Featuring Its Employees at San...

    danlev
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Apple Shares Pride Video Featuring Its Employees at San Francisco Pride From the video’s description: "On June 29, thousands of Apple employees and their families marched in the San Francisco Pride Parade. They came from around the world — from cities as far as Munich, Paris, and Hong Kong — to celebrate Apple’s unwavering commitment to equality and diversity. Because we believe that inclusion inspires innovation." (h/t to Graham for sharing)
  • Equaldex Billboards Go Up In Orlando, Florida Thanks to a...

    danlev
    27 Jun 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Equaldex Billboards Go Up In Orlando, Florida Thanks to a generous donation by Love Is Equality, Equaldex billboards are now displaying in 16 locations across Orlando, Florida. The billboards highlight and important LGBT rights fact — that being gay is illegal in 77 countries around the world.  The digital billboards will be rotating throughout 16 locations over the next six months. If you’re in the area and happen to see one, please share it! Love Is Equality is a non-profit corporation that produces apparel including t-shirts, tank tops, hoodies, and accessories to spread the message…
  • Introducing Equaldex News With the ever-changing landscape of...

    danlev
    10 Jun 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Introducing Equaldex News With the ever-changing landscape of LGBT rights, headlines are surfacing each day ranging from groundbreaking laws being passed to small-town achievements. Equaldex’s new LGBT News feature creates a platform to share and discover links to interesting stories about LGBT rights and LGBT culture. Equaldex’s new voting system surfaces the most popular and freshest stories. Over the past months, Equaldex has been evolving into a comprehensive resources for information about LGBT rights across the globe, however, one area many users have asked for is to provide more…
  • equaldex: Show Your Support for the Global LGBT Rights...

    danlev
    3 Jun 2014 | 10:37 am
    equaldex: Show Your Support for the Global LGBT Rights Movement, Donate a Social Post Equaldex just started a Thunderclap campaign to promote the global LGBT rights movement. To support the campaign, all you need to do is donate a tweet, Tumblr post, or Facebook post. If the campaign reaches 100 supporters by June 3rd, everyone will post at once at 12pm PDT. In some countries, coming out as gay can mean losing your friends, in other countries, it can mean losing your life.Not many people realize that there are over 75 countries where homosexual activity is illegal and in quite a few of those…
  • Crowdsourced List of LGBT Organizations

    danlev
    29 May 2014 | 11:56 am
    Crowdsourced List of LGBT Organizations: In case you missed it, earlier this week, Equaldex launched a global list of LGBT organizations as well as a timeline of LGBT organizations. Help expand the list by suggesting your favourite organizations!
 
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    Warfare: The Delightful and Dreary Sides of Gay Life

  • 100 Years of Gay Couples

    10 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    20 Pictures of gay couples covering 100 years.  Yes, we have been around forever.
  • In My Shoes: Stories of Youth with LGBT Parents

    20 Jun 2014 | 2:21 am
    In My Shoes is a documentary in which fie young people who are children of LGBT parents give yo a chance to walk in their shoes - to hear their own views on marriage, making change and what it means to be a family.
  • I am covered in vomit and got pooped on. This is my life now.

    12 Jun 2014 | 5:17 am
    Tomorrow I will have been a dad for a month.  Can you believe it?  Since becoming a father I have learned a couple of things that people don’t tell you prior into entering into fatherhood:  For starters I have had to make peace with the fact that I will never be completely clean again; Doing things I did before will now take me five times longer; I had learned that I can do so many more things with one hand that I could have ever imagined; and dealing with another human being’s bodily fluids is gross but you get use it.The first couple of weeks since bringing home our son…
  • The Price of Admission

    5 Jun 2014 | 10:22 am
    Pretending that your spouse isn't annoying is the "Price of Admission" you have to pay for a long term relationship.  Just ask my long suffering hubby of 16 years. I am annoying as hell. 
  • If Gay Guys said the shit Straight People say to us...

    27 May 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Daniel-Ryan Spaulding is a Comedian based in Europe, exploring gender, sexuality, culture, stereotypes & identity. For More Videos & Tour Dates this Summer: @dr_spaulding SUBSCRIBE to the Channel & Join Facebook Fan Page: www.facebook.com/danielryanspaulding
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    The Randy Report

  • Craigslist ad: "I told you not to feed your dog grapes"

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:33 pm
    This is an actual ad on Craigslist:Hey... I saw you by a bench in Alley Pond Park today and you were feeding your dog grapes. I told you that a few years ago my dog Bear had a seizure and died after eating a bowl of grapes I left out.You gave me a weird look, said thanks and walked away. Then you took out your phone and it looked like you were making a call or pretending to make a call. Now that I think about it, it was probably awkward for you to hear from a stranger that you shouldnt feed your dog grapes.Your dog looked like a border collie and you looked slightly pregnant (maybe 2…
  • Researchers successfully eliminate HIV virus from human cells

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:46 pm
    The Temple University School of Medicine research team's approach looks promising as they work towards a permanent cure and potential for protection against HIV. "This is one important step on the path toward a permanent cure for AIDS," says Kamel Khalili, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at Temple. Via press release:When deployed, a combination of a DNA-snipping enzyme called a nuclease and a targeting strand of RNA called a guide RNA (gRNA) hunt down the viral genome and excise the HIV-1 DNA. From there, the cell's gene repair machinery takes over, soldering the…
  • Music legend Billy Joel to receive Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Billy Joel, the 6th top-selling artist of all time and the 3rd top-selling solo artist of all time, has been announced to receive the prestigious Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The news was announced by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington:“Billy Joel is a storyteller of the highest order,” Billington said. “There is an intimacy to his songwriting that bridges the gap between the listener and the worlds he shares through music. When you listen to a Billy Joel song, you know about the people and the place and what happened there. And while there may be pain,…
  • The curious case of NFL coach Tony Dungy and hypocrisy

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts head coach, Tony Dungy, recently told the Tampa Tribune that he would not have drafted openly gay Michael Sam:"I wouldn't have taken him. Not because I don't believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn't want to deal with all of it."It's not going to be totally smooth ... things will happen."Since that statement, Dungy has continued to receive criticism for the comments.This is the same man who defended Michael Vick - convicted and sent to prison for animal cruelty to dogs. Of Vick's crimes, the Orlando Sentinel wrote…
  • Remember: Fotomat

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:25 pm
    This photo, posted by my fellow blogger kenneth in the (212), takes me back to my childhood.I remember when these were everywhere, all over Fort Worth, my hometown.I laugh thinking of my high school friend Lisa Priddy who worked for Fotomate.  She used to tell customers that there was a huge facility underneath the street level where all the rolls of film were developed and pics were printed.Ah, good times...
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    LGBTQ Nation

  • Nathan Lane: Straight actors shouldn’t have a monopoly on gay roles

    Associated Press
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Gay actors shouldn't have a monopoly on gay roles, award-winning stage and screen actor Nathan Lane said. Lane, who is gay and has played both straight and gay characters, was asked the question at a TV critics' meeting Tuesday. He was there to discuss PBS' presentation of the Broadway play "The Nance," in which he stars....
  • Saudi man gets 3 years in prison, 450 lashes for meeting men via Twitter

    [danl]
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:30 pm
    MEDINA, Saudi Arabia – A criminal court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a 24-year-old man to three years in jail and 450 lashes for trying to arrange a date with another man via Twitter. According to the daily Aarabic newspaper Al-Watan, the court found the unidentified man guilty of “promoting the vice and practice of homosexuality.”
  • Attorney asks judge to bypass trial and issue ruling in N.D. gay marriage case

    KEVIN BURBACH [ap]
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:30 pm
    BISMARCK, N.D. -- The Minneapolis attorney representing the seven same-sex couples challenging North Dakota's gay marriage ban is asking a judge to bypass a trial and issue a ruling. Attorney Joshua Newville filed a motion for summary judgment late Tuesday while also responding to the state's motion to dismiss the case.
  • Federal judge likely to strike down Colo. gay marriage ban, but considering stay

    Associated Press
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    DENVER -- Gay couples seeking to strike Colorado's same-sex marriage ban urged a federal judge Tuesday to overturn the law immediately and reject the state's request to stay a ruling until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the matter. U.S. District Judge Raymond P. Moore indicated that the injunction sought by gay couples declaring Colorado's law unconstitutional...
  • Ind. plaintiffs object to full-court hearing on same-sex marriage ruling

    Associated Press
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Attorneys on either side of a lawsuit over Indiana's overthrown same-sex marriage ban are wrangling over how many federal judges should hear the state's appeal, a technical issue that could make a big difference. Those representing gay couples who want the ban overturned permanently – the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, ...
 
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    Soulforce

  • Celebrating 15 Years of Soulforce: ‘Like Giant Twinkies on a Mission’: Remembering the 2007 Equality Ride

    Richard Lindsay
    25 Jun 2014 | 5:04 pm
    The 15 for 15 campaign continues, celebrating 15 years of Soulforce activism. So far we have raised more than $8000 toward our goal of $15,000 by the end of Pride Month! Please donate here: http://soulforce.com/donate. 2006-2007 were banner years for Soulforce. The first Equality Ride was followed by the 1000 Watt March, Vigil, and Concert at Focus on the Family in July, 2006. The fall saw the Right to Serve campaign, which challenged the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy. The Seven Straight Nights for Equal Rights saw straight allies holding vigils in 38…
  • Celebrating 15 Years of Soulforce: Remembering the First Equality Ride in 2006

    Richard Lindsay
    24 Jun 2014 | 4:04 pm
    The 15 for 15 campaign continues, celebrating 15 years of Soulforce activism. So far we have raised more than $8000 toward our goal of $15,000 by the end of Pride Month! Please donate here: http://soulforce.com/donate. The first Equality Ride in 2006 took 36 young adults to 19 colleges and universities that practiced open discrimination against LGBTQ students. There have been four subsequent Rides, with the last being in 2012. This year and next, Soulforce will experiment with doing stationary and sustained activism through “Equality Ride Houses” in two locations. But the Equality…
  • Celebrating 15 Years of Soulforce: Remembering the May Day Protest of Focus on the Family in 2005

    Richard Lindsay
    19 Jun 2014 | 3:19 pm
    The 15 for 15 campaign continues, celebrating 15 years of Soulforce activism. So far we have raised more than $4645 toward our goal of $15,000 by the end of Pride Month! Please donate here: http://soulforce.com/donate. Soulforce’s first major action confronting Focus on the Family about their misuse of religion and psychological research to condemn LGBTQ people took place on May 1 and 2, 2005. About 1,000 people showed up at the May 1 rally, including the Westboro Baptist Church. On May 2, Jake Reitan and his family were arrested for stepping onto Focus on the Family property in an…
  • Celebrating 15 Years of Soulforce: Remembering the Rollercoaster Year of 2004

    Richard Lindsay
    17 Jun 2014 | 5:17 pm
    The 15 for 15 campaign continues, celebrating 15 years of Soulforce activism. So far we have raised more than $4645 toward our goal of $15,000 by the end of Pride Month! Please donate here: http://soulforce.com/donate. We have the witness of history that teaches us that social and progressive change has always occurred because of the groaning, pushing, and striving of a minority, never the majority; of the oppressed, never the oppressor. – Jimmy Creech 2004 was an eventful year for Soulforce, and for LGBTQ rights in general. In the previous year, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial…
  • Celebrating 15 Years: Soulforce Activists Meet Compassionate Judge During Trial in 2003 for Interrupting U.S. Bishops Meeting

    Richard Lindsay
    16 Jun 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Remembering three brave Soulforce Activists who risked jail time for interrupting the United States Council of Catholic Bishops’ meeting, and a compassionate judge’s response; the 15 for 15 campaign continues, celebrating 15 years of Soulforce activism. So far we have raised more than $4645 toward our goal of $15,000 by the end of Pride Month! Please donate here: http://soulforce.com/donate. Soulforce Volunteers Convicted for Interruption at United States Council of Catholic Bishops, but Sentences Suspended by Compassionate Judge January 30, 2003: The three gay Catholics who were arrested…
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    Lesbian Dad

  • Spoiler alert: Squirrel Nutkin gets away

    LD
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
    Pages 54 & 55 from The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin by Beatrix Potter.   So in a little less than 10 days I’m going to be giving a short talk at the upcoming BlogHer conference in San José (details of the “10 x 10″ series here). It has been so dadgum long since I wrote in here that I feel like I practically have to explain everything, what with me no longer really knowing (as if I ever did, but still) who’s reading or why. Back in the day I would do annual reader surveys, and it was great; “lurker’s delight” I called them; I learned a ton…
  • Deli scene/ ode to Elan and Aidan

    LD
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:04 am
    David’s Delicatessen, Geary Street, San Francisco. This is a test. If this were a real blog post, it would have appeared loooooooooong ago. Slowly trying to blow the gunk out of the engine, here with an image of my favorite old companion (20 years together means we get to say “old,” right?), taken with my  favorite new companion, a wee little mirrorless camera that more or less fits into my pocket. I’m daring it to take noticeably better pictures than my cameraphone (who ever thought that would be an issue for any kind of quality camera), and also daring it to be in…
  • Book review: This Day in June

    LD
    30 Apr 2014 | 1:47 am
    This Day in June is the Pride parade picture book queer parents have been waiting for since, oh, 1970. We’ve needed something that captured the joy and exuberance of the event, and something that helped kids picture the glorious range of gender expression and queer fabulousness that is so righteously on display at Pride (and by contrast so absent in most of our kids’ everyday lives). We’ve wanted a sweet, playful opportunity to talk in advance about what they’ll see, what it’ll be like, why it came to be and why it matters still. We’ve wanted to help them get as excited as we do,…
  • Sharing the table

    LD
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:31 am
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Barilla, but opinions are my own. My beloved and I distinctly remember the moment.  We were sitting at our dinner table in our first wee home. We locked eyes, and said to each other: “We’re ready.”  Ready, finally, to take the leap from where we were – a family of two committed people – into the inky unknown of two-plus.  If we were the luckiest people in the world, we would be led into that unknown by a few small people we could call our children. Turns out we were indeed the luckiest people in the world.  My beloved’s will…
  • Amazing

    LD
    21 Jan 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Streetsign near my new place of employ, San Francisco, CA. Finis unius diei est principium alterius, as the Romans used to say, when they existed and spoke Latin to one another daily.  Or, to the rest of us: the end of one day is the beginning of another. Thus, at the beginning of the year, do I close one looong chapter between (sufficiently paying) jobs, and with unbridled glee and gratitude, begin a fresh one.  Come Monday morning, I’ll be combed and pressed and striding into a building spitting distance from this sign, which I take as a very good sign indeed.    
 
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    Jive in the [415] Gay LGBT | News Analysis Political Commentary

  • Dan Savage Is A Gay Idiot: OOPS He Did It Again

    Roy Steele
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’m a gay man and I’m almost 50.I watched my peers when I was a very young adult fuck themselves to death.   Dan Savage --- Death, Sex & Money PodcastBy Roy Steele I really don’t know what to think of Dan Savage. I think that his heart is in the right place mostly, and that largely he’s been a good ambassador for the LGBT movement. He’s handsome, smart and articulate. He doesn’t shy away from verbal tussles, and he’s not afraid to call out religious hypocrisy when he sees it. Those are all pluses in my book.Dan’s take down of Rick ‘Sicko’ Santorum is…
  • Violence, Murder And War Is Preventable

    Roy Steele
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    MH 17 Crash, Gaza Strip Violence, NYPD Police Brutality, Innocent Woman Murdered in Detroit, are all in the news. These deaths are preventable. Who has the balls to do anything about it?By Roy SteeleOver the last week the 24 news cycle has been understandably consumed with news about Malaysian Airlines flight 17, that was destroyed in a missile attack, last week over eastern Ukraine. It’s horrifying to think that there are individuals freely living on our planet, who are responsible for this preventable tragedy.We saw the fighting erupt on the Gaza strip, and our television screens have…
  • 3 Gay Cheers! RuPaul’s Drag Race Wins TV Critics Award

    Roy Steele
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    By Roy SteeleI don’t know about you, but when I looked at the Primetime Emmy Award nominations for 2014, and didn’t see RuPaul’s Drag Race nominated in any category, I was pissed off and disappointed. Over the years, RuPaul’s Drag Race  has developed into a great show that’s consistently funny, full of emotion, and one of the most entertaining shows on television. Critics love it, both straight and gay audiences love it, and the Primetime Emmy Awards shun the show.Last night the Television Critics Association (TCA) handed out their awards for the 2013 - 2014 TV season in…
  • TV Talk: The ‘Gaytastic’ Emmy’s, Chrisley’s Cool & Stritch Signs Off

    Roy Steele
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
    By Roy SteeleThe Gaytastic Emmy’sThe Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced last week and they are gaytastic!Laverne Cox made history as the first transgender performer to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy, for her portrayal of Sophia Bursett on the Netflix original series Orange is the New BlackEmmy Award winner Jim Parsons received two acting nominations, for HBO’s TheNormal Heart, and for CBS’s The Big Bang Theory.The LGBT List of Primetime Emmy Award NomineesMatt Bomer - TheNormal HeartLaverne CoxOrange Is The New BlackJane LynchHollywood Game NightJim ParsonsTheNormal…
  • Gay American Icon George Takei: It’s Takei’s Time

    Roy Steele
    13 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    By Spencer BlohmFor 77 year old actor and Hollywood/LGBT icon George Takei, life hasn’t always been easy – in fact, it often still isn’t. However this, dare I say it, “senior citizen,” appears to be just hitting his stride. He has become a media darling, is beloved by his fans, reigns as an internet superstar, and has even revived his career in the meantime. George Takei’s incredible life story is the subject of a new documentary from directorJennifer Kroot called To Be Takei. The film is exclusively being run as part of a special that DirecTV offers from July 3rd through August…
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    My Gay Travel Guide

  • The perks of visiting Berlin in Summer

    David Quilaguy
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Berlin is an adventure playground. The German city offers plenty of open spaces where its residents and visitors let off and have fun. Berlin is made for those who call themselves adventurous and are ready to see new things and live everyday as if it was the last one. Some of the perks of living/visiting  Berlin during the Summer are  have the the beach bars. Palm trees, swimming pools and canopied beach chairs stand in the middle of the city. The visitors and locals  bare feet into the warm sand and let themselves be served with cool drinks ( not to mention the amount of shirtless Germans…
  • Tips for Traveling in South America as a Gay Man

    Sam Wood
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    It seems that South America is not often considered as a gay friendly place to travel, and that instead many gay men will choose places in western Europe or perhaps South East Asia as ‘safe bets’. The reality is that, while some countries in South America are still somewhat behind in terms of social equality, it is still a relatively easy place to travel as a gay man, and after 10 months traveling there with my partner last year, I felt perfectly comfortable and was never discriminated against for being gay. Go to Buenos Aires Buenos Aires is probably the best place for gay life in South…
  • Gay Film Review: Christopher and his Kind

    Sam Wood
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    What comes to mind when you think of Berlin in the 30s? Scantily clad women performing cabaret? Swastikas lining the streets? Hunky men meeting in underground bars and getting sexy together? Probably not that last one, right? Well, the 2011 BBC TV-movie, Christopher and His Kind staring Matt Smith (best known for his role as the Eleventh Doctor) has all of this and more. Based on the memoir of British novelist, Christopher Isherwood, the film opens in Los Angeles in 1975 as Isherwood starts writing about his late 20s when he left his family home to meet his friend and occasional lover, W. H.
  • Gay Male Fashion Bloggers

    David Quilaguy
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Once upon a time the fashion blogging world used to belong to girls, we didn’t have much of a chance to make in this world controlled by female bloggers wearing their Jeffrey Campbells and walking around on high heels that only 1% of the population is able to walk on. That’s the reason why I have decided to show off some of the top male bloggers that made it. Some of these male fashion bloggers are faces who are visible on the biggest runways around the world. These guys are located all around the world, they know no obstacles and are always travelling around the globe proving…
  • Around the World With RuPaul’s Drag Race

    Tom Stockwell
    11 Jul 2014 | 11:30 pm
    The words ‘hunty’, ‘rupaulogise’ and ‘herstory’ have etched themselves into the gay vocabulary in recent years, all thanks to a reality TV show presided over by drag queen extraordinaire herself, RuPaul. A show where drag queens are pitted against each other in various challenges, ranging from acting and singing to sewing and marketing, in order to lift the crown and become America’s Next Drag Superstar, RuPaul’s Drag Race has become a cult favourite, with its cast of characters much loved among its fans. Yet, not all the competing queens hail…
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  • Follow-up: transgender as disease.

    Thomas Waters
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:07 pm
    The fringe may be on the far-right or on the far-left, but the fringe is still outside the mainstream culture where the general premise is that all persons are treated with dignity and respect.
  • Open letter to Nelson Garcia: Transgender is not a disease.

    Thomas Waters
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:28 am
    Everything, we experience as non-discrimination and homophobia is based on gender expression. Straight people are perfectly happy to let gay people exist in the shadows as long as we are invisible and hidden. In so many ways the LGB are more alike T than different, in my opinion.
  • Will Christians give their lives to keep traditional marriage?

    Thomas Waters
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:59 am
    It is the religious status quo which has made LGBTQ Rights (because of Marriage Equality) the defining issue, and writers like Ball do a disservice by failing to recognize that.
  • Pittsburgh Pride After 2014

    Thomas Waters
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:23 pm
    We are faced over and over again with opportunities to ask what does it mean to be an LGBTQ community? As society changes the answer may change, and we need now as much as ever before to be doing the hard work to keep asking and sorting out the answers.
  • Follow up: Mayor Peduto’s Announcement.

    Thomas Waters
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:58 am
    And from my perspective, the Mayor has shown by his statements following the incident and now today, that he is committed to doing things differently. This is good news for the residents of Pittsburgh! Thank you Mr Mayor!
 
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  • Celebrating Social Anxiety

    Sue Kerr
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:43 pm
    There’s a grey area between social butterfly and hiding under the covers in your pajamas avoidance. When I bring up my social anxiety with casual friends, I get some interesting – if gentle – pushback. I certainly *do* a lot of things, especially with Ledcat. But I avoid many, many more things because they are […]
  • Can I Call Marty Griffin a Jagoff?

    Sue Kerr
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:13 pm
    When was the last time you watched something so scary, cringe-worthy, or unbelievably tacky — in a movie, on TV, or in real life — you had to cover your eyes? I haven’t answered a daily prompt in quite a bit of time, but this was low hanging fruit.  The answer for me is the new […]
  • Review: Pittsburgh CLO Tribute to Johnny Cash

    Sue Kerr
    19 Jul 2014 | 12:49 pm
    One of the coolest ‘square’ places to spend a weekend evening is the CLO Cabaret. Part musical, part performance art, the shows are always entertaining. I’m not hip enough to stay up late for the “Late Late Night” shows and I’m pretty sure I’m banned from the political shows, but we can blend with the […]
  • Five Essential Lessons From Pittsburgh Pridefest 2014

    Sue Kerr
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:03 pm
    I am breaking my silence on events that unfolded at Pittsburgh Pridefest. As some of you know, my partner of eleven years is an investigator with the City’s Office of Municipal Investigations so I do not comment publicly on active investigations of alleged police misconduct. But there are some serious problems with how the LGBTQ community is responding to this […]
  • sisTers Debut on TransperienceTV Takes Us to The Stroll in Pittsburgh

    Sue Kerr
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:40 am
    Last night, Transperience.TV debuted a new program “sisTers” which explores the experiences of trans women of color. The show is produced in partnership with “sisTers United” a Pittsburgh based project building supports for trans youth of color and other disadvantaged groups within the LGBTQ community. In this inaugural episode, host Ciora LeGrand takes viewers to […]
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    Fierce! Gay Entertainment News - Celebrity Interviews - LGBT Culture Trends

  • Hottest Happenings in Gay Pop Culture

    STEVEN
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    As I head to compete for the national title of Mr. Entertainer of the Year 2014, I realize I haven’t been blogging much here on gay culture. But promise I soon will return to the dish, dirt and delightful drama my words express on a more regular basis. It’s been all about me and that’s alright. When you run a national pageant, meaning chase a crown, you quickly find out who is there for you and who is not. And again, that’s alright. No Tea, No Shade. Semi-colon closed parenthesis. We watched a few horrendous Redbox rentals over the weekend. Non-Stop didn’t give…
  • Pretty Faces – A Trip To Contour Dermatology

    STEVEN
    8 Jul 2014 | 5:55 pm
    When it comes to looking good, I try my best. We work with what we are given, change the fixable and mask the imperfections if we may. Overall I’m very happy with how I look. I don’t consider myself conceited but I do take pride in my image. Not bad for 46, I must beep-beep toot-toot! I try not to stay too wrapped up in my looks because “beauty is in the eyes of the beholder” even though many strive and intend on changing others’ perception of perfection. We all want to be loved and unfortunately often perceive that we must look good to be worthy of…
  • The Best Time Las Vegas Can Offer

    STEVEN
    16 Jun 2014 | 9:04 pm
    When we arrived last Saturday afternoon to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas I was truly elated! I know Jacques was happy to get out of town for a few days and it’s always good for us to have this great escape. The Cosmopolitan is our home away from home when in Sin City. It is special to us and we feel proud to say we stay there. This trip was no exception. And like a friend on Facebook said in response to one of my “look at me I’m in Vegas” posts, what happens in Vegas is shared on my Facebook wall. Here’s what you missed… I love road trips with my man. I…
  • Las Vegas Rocks Our World This Weekend

    STEVEN
    6 Jun 2014 | 10:14 pm
    My man and I are heading to Las Vegas tomorrow for some culinary revelry at Scott Conant’s “Italian Heaven” Scarpetta inside our weekend home, The Cosmopolitan. We have stayed at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas the last six trips we’ve made to Sin City and we would have it no other way. I’ve written countless words of worship about the place. Here’s a few more! I love seeing the words “Check in at V.I.P.” I really, really do. From the very first story I told of my virgin trip to The Cosmopolitan for PULP magazine, they have always taken very good…
  • Trans, Tranny, Transsexual – What is the Tea?

    STEVEN
    28 May 2014 | 7:22 am
    None of us can seriously tell someone else how they should or shouldn’t feel inside. We sure try to persuade others to like something or not, but in reality we rarely change their true perception. On a personal level, we can try to tell ourselves how we feel about this or that but we may truly feel something completely different deep down where truth is found. This is our Tea and that’s alright. For the most part… With all this brouhaha happening over at RuPaul’s Drag Race, the use of the words “tranny” and “she-mail,” and the online feud…
 
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  • Chanel’s Favorite Mermaid

    Oscar Raymundo
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Earlier this month, celebrities and fashionistas alike traveled to Paris Fashion Week expecting Chanel to produce yet another stylish spectacle. Time and time again, the Chanel fashion shows in Paris have become a must-see. However nothing to this day can compare to the Chanel summer/spring 2012 fashion show in Paris. The Grand Palais became a white underwater kingdom with […] The post Chanel’s Favorite Mermaid appeared first on Confessions of a Boy Toy.
  • BRB Working On My #Novel

    Oscar Raymundo
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:44 pm
    The average Tweet is 12 words. The average novel? 50,000. So if you’ve sent more than 4,000 Tweets, that’s enough words to almost finish up your first manuscript. Twitter is an interesting device for writers. It can serve as a total time suck or it can be used as a daily writing exercise. After all, creativity […] The post BRB Working On My #Novel appeared first on Confessions of a Boy Toy.
  • Meet Zac Efron’s Sugar Daddy

    Oscar Raymundo
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:20 am
    Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez’s burgeoning romance has taken the pop culture news cycle by storm, but there is a not-so-subtle player in this summer’s most talked-about celeb affair. Meet Gianlucca Vacchi, a flamboyant Italian millionaire tycoon and investor involved in factory machine manufacturing. Vacchi’s well-Instagram’ed connection to Efron has made him a social media sensation overnight. […] The post Meet Zac Efron’s Sugar Daddy appeared first on Confessions of a Boy Toy.
  • What a Gay Anthem Sounds Like

    Oscar Raymundo
    19 Jul 2014 | 10:47 am
    Move over Iggy Azalea. Seattle-based artist Mike Hadreas has delivered an unlikely candidate for this year’s song of the summer — but it’s one hell of a jam. His musical alter ego, Perfume Genius, comes back swinging in his new single, “Queen,” off the upcoming LP Too Bright. With the standout lyric, “No family is […] The post What a Gay Anthem Sounds Like appeared first on Confessions of a Boy Toy.
  • Modern Dating, Redefined

    Oscar Raymundo
    13 Jul 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Dating site HowAboutWe has released the nine different phrases used to describe “pre-exclusive relationships.” From booty calls to friends with benefits to pretty-much-married, HowAboutWe’s relationship guide simplifies the often complicated road towards committed, monogamous coupledom. Check out the phrases below and see if you and your sexy crush can be defined. 1. Ongoing Booty Call This type of relationship is […] The post Modern Dating, Redefined appeared first on Confessions of a Boy Toy.
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  • We Need Mentors - Bama Boi Blues

    Kevin T
    19 Jul 2014 | 8:12 am
    I still think of myself as a youngin with a lot to learn about marketing myself to the masses as a decent writer, thinker, speaker, and partner. I know I have the skills to pull whatever needs to be done on the Internet and beyond, but as much as I'd like to think I know everything, I'm missing a few key pieces to my life goal puzzle. But, it's just not business I'm looking to be better acquainted and possibly coached in doing. My young, gay, black self would like to be mentored into being a better person.From what I've seen over time, young black men are rarely mentored in the first place,…
  • More sex talk

    Kevin T
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:01 am
    I look over my most popular post, then the second most popular post to follow, and I realize that if I put the words "gay sex" and "penis". However, I've also talked about sexual revolutions and porn hoarding with no luck of getting reads, so maybe sex talk isn't the problem. It's consistency.So, instead of waiting for well-thought post to show up, I'll just keep blogging whatever the hell comes to mind. Shouldn't even be a need to search for pics to put up for posts like this. A few good things:Haven't had a case of insomnia for about 2 weeks.My bills and rent are paid.My relationship is…
  • Sierra Mannie's article got me thinking

    Kevin T
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:39 pm
    So, I was sitting here working on an article for my other blog - I desperately need followers and revenue, so I'm trying to do the best I can with content.The article is about Sierra Mannie's now infamous Time Mag entry about white gay men appropriating black women culture. The opinions and counter critiques to her original piece are too much to handle and read in one sitting, but I tried my best giving some a quick scan. To me, it just seems like a good chunk of white gay men felt attacked because they were called out for behavior that is and can be seen as offensive to black women. I also…
  • The low down on the down low

    Kevin T
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Man, I miss the Holla Back Message board from http://www.playboireview.com/hollaback/ that housed such valuable information and discussion. I discussed it a while back in this post. As mentioned in the previous post, the Holla back message board was used as a means for me to introduce myself to what was called the "lifestyle" at the time. There was valuable information to be learned, and one of the things I learned early on about myself was that I was not "down low" as I first thought. From there, I knew I was just a closeted gay male. However, that doesn't stop a lot of these kats from using…
  • Male Body Shaming: Prince Fielder

    Kevin T
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:47 am
    I'm so sick of assholes who try to body shame someone just because they don't fit a certain physical profile. Not every person is meant to be a certain size. As long as that person is healthy, why the fuck do you care if a guy has a little extra love around the middle? Baseball player, Prince Fielder, has come under attack because he was featured in ESPN's 2014 Body Issue, and apparently, some folk had issues with Fielder's body.You can check out some of those dumb comments in Huff Post's article below:Twitter Rallies Against Critics Body Shaming Prince Fielder's ESPN CoverWhat's also…
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  • Passion & Purpose Online Summit to Giveback Even More: 100 Free Tickets To Military & Students

    Hubert O'Hearn
    9 Jul 2014 | 10:33 am
    by Hubert O’Hearn Twitter The Passion and Purpose Online Summit has found a unique way of extending its vital information to deserving individuals who can benefit from it. The first 100 United States military personnel and international students studying in the US and abroad to register, will be able to use a special code to have free access to the Passion & Purpose Online Summit: Ignite Your Passion, 5 Days, 5 Ways. The summit itself takes place July 24 through July 28. During it, participants will gather online for a unique, interactive conference on the subject of igniting the…
  • Passion & Purpose Online Summit: Additional Speakers Announced

    Hubert O'Hearn
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:12 am
    by Hubert O’Hearn Twitter From July 24 through July 28, a global audience will gather online for a unique, interactive conference on the subject of igniting the inner drive and motivation for success in its participants. Titled the Passion & Purpose Online Summit, over five days registrants will learn from experts in fields such as business, personal development, autism, and leadership.  Twenty speakers will, over the five day summit, motivate and inspire the audience in methods in how to take their personal, creative and professional endeavors to the next level. This will be done…
  • Passion & Purpose Online Summit: Ignite Your Passion: 5 Days, 5 Ways

    Hubert O'Hearn
    25 Jun 2014 | 2:04 pm
    by Hubert O’Hearn (Twitter) It is completely true that no one has ever achieved and sustained success in any field unless they have a passion for what they are doing. Success requires commitment, optimism in the face of roadblocks, and usually long hours of work leading only to incremental improvement in the immediate future. In order to have those three objectives met, passion must be present. However, passion without a purpose is like the energy of a lightning bolt. It is immense and powerful, yet ultimately does not create any productive use. Therefore the passion within a person…
  • Kylie Minogue – “Kiss Me Once”

    Alexander Wu
    13 Apr 2014 | 7:27 am
    by Alexander Wu (Out Impact on Facebook, Out Impact on Twitter) After several years since her last full album, Kylie Minogue (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram) is back! Coming out with her first album in 1988, Kiss Me Once is her twelfth release. Citing Katy Perry, Destiny’s Child, and Lady Gaga as few of her many influences, you can definitely hear her inspiration and her own originality in this album. In recent months, pop music has continued to top the charts, and this album is another powerhouse in the genre. With an old-school Madonna type sound meeting new techno like…
  • Ellen Page- Ready for a New Role

    Alexander Wu
    19 Feb 2014 | 7:11 pm
    View the story “Ellen Page- Ready for a New Role” on Storify The post Ellen Page- Ready for a New Role appeared first on Gay Online Magazine | Out Impact.
 
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  • ‘Tru Love’ tackles fear with unlikely love story

    shannon
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:59 am
    BY DANA BRENKLIN Lesbian.com “Tru Love” is not your typical love story. It’s not an earth-shattering story about two lovers who magically fall in love and ride off into sunset to live happily ever after, but it is a story that should be seen by all who have an interest in love, who seek love, who love love and who practice love. What comes to mind when we hear the word love? We think of kissing, sex, hugs, fights, makes ups, even Webster’s definition: fondness, warmth, etc. Don’t let the title fool you. Better yet, allow this edge of your seat, intellectually sexy…
  • Apple celebrates San Francisco Pride

    candy
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    On June 29, thousands of Apple employees and their families marched in the San Francisco Pride Parade. They came from around the world — from cities as far as Munich, Paris, and Hong Kong — to celebrate Apple’s unwavering commitment to equality and diversity.
  • ‘Vagina Wolf’ creator on women and miracles

    shannon
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:33 am
    BY NATASIA LANGFELDER Lesbian.com Anna Margarita Albelo is a triple threat in her latest film, “Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf,” which she wrote, directed and starred in. The film manages to be both a light-hearted romcom and a deeper look at the ways we hold ourselves back from reaching our full potential. In this interview, Albelo opens up about her past influences, the representation of Latinas in queer entertainment and how hot her ex-girlfriends are (spoiler alert: very). You were obviously very influenced by the film, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?” Why did you connect so…
  • Tongue trouble: Watch what you say this week

    shannon
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:22 am
    BY MICHELLE ARBEAU Celebrity Numerologist for Lesbian.com Most of July has been woven with deep, philosophical, self-reflective energy. That’s why it typically tends to be a very popular vacation month. The good news is that you’ve spent time in your cave pondering. Now, it’s time to emerge and take major action (especially since the abundant 8th month of August is around the corner). Are you the grumpy bear or the wise sage? Have you lived and learned this month and integrated your experiences into wisdom, becoming the wise sage or are you the grumpy bear who feels life has…
  • ‘Karly and Alex,’ episode 5: Intervention

    shannon
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:41 am
    See what happens what Karly and Alex’s parents decide to have intervention about their codependent relationship in Season One’s finale.
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  • GLAAD Fails Movie Studios On Diversity

    Jay rukkle
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:29 am
    GLAAD fails movie studios on diversity in their recent annual report. The post GLAAD Fails Movie Studios On Diversity appeared first on rukkle.
  • Two And A Half Men Gay Adoption Plot Revealed

    Jay rukkle
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:58 am
    Two and a Half Men gay adoption plot revealed for the sitcom's upcoming season. The post Two And A Half Men Gay Adoption Plot Revealed appeared first on rukkle.
  • Prison Break Star Wentworth Miller Talks Coming Out

    Jay rukkle
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
    Wentworth Miller talks coming out and how his public persona conflicted with who he was. The post Prison Break Star Wentworth Miller Talks Coming Out appeared first on rukkle.
  • rukkle Is Taking Vacation 2014!

    rukkle
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:54 am
    We’ve treated ourselves to a couple of weeks off to rest our weary bones following a gruelling year in entertainment! The post rukkle Is Taking Vacation 2014! appeared first on rukkle.
  • Study Finds LGBT Parents Produce Healthier Kids

    Jay rukkle
    8 Jul 2014 | 3:07 am
    An Australian study has found that LGBT parents produce healthier kids. The post Study Finds LGBT Parents Produce Healthier Kids appeared first on rukkle.
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  • Fly to reopen Aug 2 under new management

    Rob Salerno
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:44 pm
    In a move that shouldn’t really be a surprise but will no doubt come as a relief to anxious club kids, one of the founders of Fly Nightclub, which closed not quite three weeks ago to make way for a condo, has announced that the club will be reopening in the same venue under the name Fly 2.0.Clubbers can expect the same beats and parties that made Fly a core institution of the Village scene for the past 15 years, owner Shawn Riker says. Many of the staff are returning to the new club, which will operate only on Saturdays at first.Riker stresses that closing the club after WorldPride…
  • Boulet Brothers bring ‘perverse pansexuality’ to Fetish Weekend

    Raziel Reid
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:42 pm
    The Boulet Brothers draw inspiration from Bozo the Clown, Disney villains, and Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest who, as they put it, “taught us what good morals were and what it really took to get ahead in life.” They’ve made Los Angeles the playground for their “perverse pansexual monster” fetish parties, and are now bringing the latex across the border for Vancouver’s 2014 Fetish Weekend.Xtra: How did you start in the fetish party scene?Boulet Brothers: Back in the old days when we lived in New York and were just starting out, Mayor…
  • The Boulet Brothers bring ‘perverse pansexuality’ to Vancouver Fetish Weekend

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:40 pm
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    22 Jul 2014 | 2:22 pm
  • Xposed: Issue #776

    Anna Pournikova
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Check out the slideshow above for all the hot party action this week.Love,Anna and Maha
 
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