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    Diana Topan
    29 Aug 2015 | 1:54 am
    By Dr. Harold Reed While we have many appreciative patients, there are some over a 12 year experience who have had less than an optimal result cosmetically and might rue that. Our goal is to...
  • Click On Over To The New JMG!

    Joe. My. God.
    10 Aug 2015 | 2:51 am
    The new JMG is live right now so you can click right over and create a bookmark for JoeMyGod.com. But keep the old bookmark for a bit as we're going to keep this here Google-hosted version live for a day or so. After all, something could go horribly wrong during the launch and we'll want you beautiful people to come back here during the fix. Also, surprise, it's taking a rilly rilly long time to port over millions of your brilliant comments. So until your Disqus histories are finished loading onto the new site, you can still come back here and finish up this weekend's arguments. Anyway, off…
  • Do 56k people really think penises can ‘convert’ lesbians?

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    Joseph Patrick McCormick
    29 Aug 2015 | 10:20 am
    Over fifty thousand people have apparently upvoted an online definition of a penis as something used to "convert" lesbians.
  • PHOTOS: Move Over Pit Crew, We’ve Got Eyes For Ronnie Woo

    Queerty
    Dan Tracer
    29 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    We know Jason Carter (pictured right) is very good at some things — namely looking irresistible in his skivvies as a member of RuPaul‘s pit crew. But apparently he is less-than-skilled in the kitchen. That’s where Ronnie Woo, host of Logo’s Food To Get You Laid comes in, sharing some simple tricks to turn home cooking into a mouth watering experience. We fail to see how Jason would need any help getting laid (especially with his boyfriend, also named Jason), but we’ll go with it. You can catch the pair getting saucy in this week’s episode. But while Jason…
  • Landlord Halts Evictions After Discovering Fate Of Low-Income Tenants, Says He Knows “What It Feels Like To Be Excluded”

    Queerty
    Dan Tracer
    29 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Photo: Brandon Chew, The Chronicle In the midst of economic boom, it’s rare to find a businessman who’s more interested in human consequences than the bottom line. In the San Francisco Bay Area, it’s even more rare. But gay Benicia landlord Gene Pedrotti, 58, is showing there’s a viable alternative to greed called compassion. Go figure. As is the case in many major metro areas across the country, the Bay Area is going through major growing pains. As property values continue to rise and new housing construction doesn’t meet demand, it’s the lower-income,…
 
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    Queerty

  • PHOTOS: Move Over Pit Crew, We’ve Got Eyes For Ronnie Woo

    Dan Tracer
    29 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    We know Jason Carter (pictured right) is very good at some things — namely looking irresistible in his skivvies as a member of RuPaul‘s pit crew. But apparently he is less-than-skilled in the kitchen. That’s where Ronnie Woo, host of Logo’s Food To Get You Laid comes in, sharing some simple tricks to turn home cooking into a mouth watering experience. We fail to see how Jason would need any help getting laid (especially with his boyfriend, also named Jason), but we’ll go with it. You can catch the pair getting saucy in this week’s episode. But while Jason…
  • John Stamos’ Milkshake Is Delicious, Ansel Elgort Climbs Rock Hard Things

    Jeremy Kinser
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    This week, Nick Jonas plans to go deep for his gay sex scenes, Zachary Quinto is very happy he decided to come out publicly and Pierce Brosnan has no issues with a gay James Bond. Here’s what happened recently on Instagram: Behind those shades lurks a vision to behold called Marlon Teixera. A photo posted by Marlon Teixeira (@marlontx) on Aug 7, 2015 at 1:16pm PDT Just try to keep Ansel Elgort from climbing anything that’s rock hard. The start of the route #climbingrocks A video posted by anselelgort (@anselelgort) on Aug 15, 2015 at 8:07pm PDT Jake Shears is a workout beast. Beast…
  • Right-Wing Christian Group Tries To Trick TV Viewers Into Donating To Antigay Cause

    Dan Tracer
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    A funny thing is happening during commercial breaks in Australia — subscribers to regional satellite TV are being inundated with antigay propaganda wrapped in a neat little package dubbed “family values.” Actually, the package isn’t so neat. Viewers are subjected to some of the most awkward moments of broadcasting we can recall seeing — four ads depict the inner monologues of a traditional nuclear family, calling on them to go “back to the table” for family dinners. Related: Australian MP Improvises Moving Speech About Gay Uncle After Government…
  • Landlord Halts Evictions After Discovering Fate Of Low-Income Tenants, Says He Knows “What It Feels Like To Be Excluded”

    Dan Tracer
    29 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Photo: Brandon Chew, The Chronicle In the midst of economic boom, it’s rare to find a businessman who’s more interested in human consequences than the bottom line. In the San Francisco Bay Area, it’s even more rare. But gay Benicia landlord Gene Pedrotti, 58, is showing there’s a viable alternative to greed called compassion. Go figure. As is the case in many major metro areas across the country, the Bay Area is going through major growing pains. As property values continue to rise and new housing construction doesn’t meet demand, it’s the lower-income,…
  • County Clerk Begs SCOTUS To Intervene In Gay Marriage Case, Forgets It Already Did

    Graham Gremore
    29 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Like a bad case of herpes, Kim Davis is back. Again. The Rowan County Clerk made national headlines earlier this summer when a video uploaded to the internet showed her denying a marriage license to a gay couple just says after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of nationwide marriage equality. Related: Christian Government Clerk Hijacks The Law, And It’s All Caught On Tape Davis made headlines again a month later when she argued before a federal judge that she objects to gay marriage on religious grounds, and that the First Amendment guarantees her the right to religious freedom, and…
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  • Gay Iconography: Let’s Get Weird With Amy Sedaris

    Bobby Hankinson
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Even the most commonly recognized gay icons — Madonna, Gaga, Kylie — inspire spirited debate among the gay community, with folks just as passionately arguing a lack of relevance, talent or appeal. There are some exceptions, among them the quirky comedian, author and actress Amy Sedaris. The younger sibling of out author David Sedaris has been captivating audiences with her off-kilter characters and campy craft projects since first winning hearts as bisexual former junkie sex-worker-turned-forty-something high school student Jerri Blank. That’s just the tip of the twisted iceberg for…
  • Meet The First Openly Trans Man In The U.S. Military Shane Ortega: VIDEO

    Anthony Costello
    29 Aug 2015 | 12:07 pm
    YouTuber Raymond Braun interviewed Sergeant Shane Ortega the first openly trans man in the U.S. Military on his life, trans rights and his time in the military on a Hawaiian beach. Sgt. Ortega served three combat tours, two in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, and engaged in 400 combat operations. He’s also “pumped” about the Department of Defense’s plan to lift the ban on transgender military members (scheduled to end May 2016) Watch Ortega explain his story and what being trans is like in the U.S. military, below: The post Meet The First Openly Trans Man In The U.S.
  • Caitlyn Jenner Has an ‘Uncomfortable’ Time Partying at Gay WeHo Club The Abbey: VIDEO

    Kyler Geoffroy
    29 Aug 2015 | 11:07 am
    Caitlyn Jenner isn’t a big fan of the West Hollywood club scene, as this new clip from her E! docu-series I Am Cait shows. “It’s hard for me to go to a place like The Abbey and have fun,” said Jenner. “I always feel like I’m on display and I know what they’re going to try to do. They’re going to try to get me to dance. You know it’s just uncomfortable.” In related news, it was reported yesterday that Jenner will face a $18.5 million lawsuit for her role in February’s fatal car crash in Malibu. Like Caitlyn…
  • Uganda Gearing Up to Re-criminalize LGBT Advocacy

    Kyler Geoffroy
    29 Aug 2015 | 10:02 am
    Lawmakers in Uganda are preparing to introduce legislation that could lead to any organization that advocates for LGBT rights being declared illegal. BuzzFeed reports: The proposal, known as the NGO bill, is about much broader issues than LGBT rights. It would expand the power of the government’s current NGO Board, allowing it to ban non-governmental organizations for essentially any reason, including when a group’s goals are “in contravention of the law” or if it is “in the public interest to refuse to register the organization.” Any organization that doesn’t register, which…
  • Anti-Trans Petition Won’t Be on Houston Ballot, But Plenty of Anti-LGBT Candidates Will

    John Wright
    29 Aug 2015 | 9:08 am
    A petition aimed at enshrining a transgender bathroom ban in the Houston City Charter isn’t likely to appear on the November ballot. However, a slew of anti-LGBT candidates who oppose the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) — which will appear on the ballot — have lined up to run for council seats in what appears to be a reincarnation of the city’s 1985 anti-gay “Straight Slate” (right).   After the city twice rejected the anti-trans petition from activist Dave Wilson (above), he filed a lawsuit and convinced a district judge to order officials to count…
 
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  • ‘Religious liberty’ argument reignites interest in anti-gay propaganda

    Alvin McEwen
    19 Aug 2015 | 3:24 pm
    Tweets such as this one is exposing the hypocrisy of the “religious liberty” argument. An online booklet on anti-gay propaganda published in 2013 is enjoying a huge resurgence of readership because it exposes the homophobia behind some of the religious right leading voices who claim their positions are based on religion, not animus. And this is taking place at the very time in which these voices are moving to enshrine anti-gay discrimination into the law under the guise of “religious liberty.” How They See Us: Unmasking the Religious Right War on Gay America was published by…
  • The Last Late Late Night FDL: When The Music’s Over

    Suzanne
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:00 pm
    The Doors — When The Music’s Over, live in Copenhagen, 1968. What a long strange trip its been, eh? I’m so thankful to Jane for allowing me to host Late Night/Late Late Night lo these past many years. I’d also like to thank Tut for stepping up and hosting so I didn’t have to host every night. Thanks dood!!! I can’t forget RBG, Lurk, Ellie, Dakine, EG, and the rest of the backstage crew who toiled so hard behind the scenes to make these front page posts look effortless. Finally, I want to thank you, the lurkers and commenters, for everything —…
  • Arizona Apache Mobilize Against Bill Which Hands Sacred Native American Land To Mining Company

    Derrick Broze
    1 Aug 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Originally published at MintPress News.   OAK FLAT, Arizona –— The San Carlos Apache Tribe held a celebratory dinner on July 27 to welcome back members of the Apache Stronghold caravan after a two-week journey from the tribe’s reservation in Bylas, Arizona, to Washington, D.C. The dinner menu featured a traditional Apache acorn soup and juice squeezed from skunkbush sumac berries — both of which are threatened by a proposed $6 billion mining operation. The Apache Stronghold formed in December in response to a last-minute legislative provision included in the the…
  • Media ……. my last entry at FDL

    cmaukonen
    1 Aug 2015 | 11:04 am
    Nurse listening to a radio during World War II John Atherton – Flickr creative commons From the very first the media – newspapers and such – has been first and foremost about selling stuff. And that means advertising. And the more people read these first newspapers and then magazines, the more advertising could be sold and the more could be charged for it. It’s as simple as that. Even as the technology improved this aspect of the media – in this country at least – has not changed. And to get people to read and in the case of broadcasting watch and/or…
  • An Appreciation of FDL Contributors

    Kevin Gosztola
    1 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    As Firedoglake goes offline this weekend, those of us who are launching Shadowproof would like to take the time to show appreciation for all the contributors, who helped make FDL special through the years. Keeping FDL online and filled with daily content during hiatus was a struggle. It would have been even more impossible without the regular contributions of Ruth Calvo, Crane-Station, Frederick Leatherman, Lawrence Hudetz, and CTuttle. Ruth kept up the “Saturday Art” series, which has highlighted something wonderful and magnificent each weekend. Lawrence continued his weekly…
 
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    BiMedia

  • Bi Erasure on the BBC Nottingham Breakfast Show

    bisexualblogs
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:15 am
    This morning the horrific abuse and transphobia a trans woman faces everyday in Mansfield was discussed on the Andy Whittaker Breakfast Show on BBC Radio Nottingham from 8am. I thought the presenter did a good job in discussing what Kerry Ann has been going through. They never misgendered her. They never questioned why she was transitioning or made comments about … Continue reading Bi Erasure on the BBC Nottingham Breakfast Show →
  • Hypersexualised Objectified Bisexual

    bisexualblogs
    24 Aug 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Over the weekend I was helping a friend sell merchandise on her company stall at a large trade show up in Manchester. I had a great time, as I always enjoy meeting new people and chatting with them – even if they don’t end up buying anything! I also have a fair bit of experience … Continue reading Hypersexualised Objectified Bisexual →
  • Restrictions on speaking about BiCon overly restrictive

    skibbley
    23 Aug 2015 | 5:13 am
    I enjoyed BiCon and thought almost all of the organising communications were bang on.The only think I'd like future BiCons to do differently was the policy on speaking about BiCon. I think the BiCon 2015 Policy sheet I was sent as a session facilitator...
  • BiCon 2015Inclusivity has always been at the heart of my values….

    Blogging in Shadows
    19 Aug 2015 | 4:55 am
    BiCon 2015 Inclusivity has always been at the heart of my values.  I’ve felt like I don’t belong, been actiely erased, dismissed and ignored for years.  BiCon, and the Bi’s of Colour group has helped combat the loneliness and isolation and otherness I’ve felt in a big way.  It’s why BiCon is the highlight of the year for me and so many others. This year I gave a presentation with two other bisexuals of colour on what we have been up to as a group for the last five years, since the group’s formation.  It was wonderful to see how things…
  • Hannah’s Write Up of BiCon 2015

    bisexualblogs
    17 Aug 2015 | 3:15 pm
    TW: Mention of depression, and suicidal thoughts and feelings. – This year’s BiCon has been my best for several reasons. One is simply down to the fact that it was my fourth BiCon, so I knew what to expect and felt very comfortable for the whole weekend. I knew lots of people, I knew what … Continue reading Hannah’s Write Up of BiCon 2015 →
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    Comicality's Announcements

  • Now Available, " Boy #6" As An Ebook!

    25 Aug 2015 | 2:38 am
    The story has been all touched up and polished for you, reformatted from scratch, and it's ready to go! Grab your copy today in the Comicality eBook Section to download and carry your favorite Comsie stories with you on your phones and portable devices! http://www.imagine-magazine.org/store/comicality   Enjoy!  
  • "waiting Outside The Lines 14" Is Up....

    21 Aug 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Hope you like it. K?   Take care, you guys...   http://www.gayauthors.org/forums/story/comicality/waitingoutsidethelines
  • "billy" Book 9 Begins!

    20 Aug 2015 | 4:23 pm
    Nope, the series isn't over yet. So dive right back in, my friends. Enjoy.   http://www.gayauthors.org/forums/story/comicality/thesecretlifeofbillychase9
  • . "a Class By Himself 26"

    18 Aug 2015 | 7:31 pm
    A new chapter is up. Enjoy.   http://www.gayauthors.org/story/comicality/aclassbyhimself
  • 'shelter' Returns To Imagine Magazine!

    6 Aug 2015 | 1:33 am
      The zombie apocalypse story returns to our bi-monthly Shack magazine, Imagine!   http://www.imagine-magazine.org     Read the first chapter right here on GA! http://www.gayauthors.org/story/comicality/shelter
 
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    Good As You

  • Anti-gay clerks are going to have to do their jobs. Because of course they are.

    G-A-Y
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:20 pm
    Declaring that she has "little or no likelihood" to win on appeal, a Sixth Circuit panel has denied a now infamously anti-equality clerk's attempts to sidestep her job whenever a qualified same-sex couple requests she fulfill her paid duties: A panel of federal appeals judges refused to overrule a judge's injunction against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who continues to refuse marriage licenses for same-sex couples more than a month after the U.S. Supreme Court found a constitutional right to marry. Three judges with the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied Davis' request for a stay on…
  • Jeb really wants to remind voters of his anti-'same status' plan for gay couples

    G-A-Y
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:55 pm
    When a candidate releases a book in the middle of a primary, every chapter, word, and comma is carefully orchestrated. So you can be sure that Jeb Bush included this in his new ebook, Reply All, because he thinks it's a virtue worth touting: Mr. Cortada, an artist, was alarmed that Mr. Bush’s brother, President George W. Bush, was proposing to amend the Constitution to outlaw same-sex marriage – and was unsettled that the governor backed the idea. “When one of us is denied equality, then all of us are denied liberty,” Mr. Cortada wrote to Mr. Bush. “Today, I am feeling particularly…
  • Maine: NOM finally forced to hand over its tiny, out-of-state, incestuous donor roll

    G-A-Y
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:05 am
    The list itself holds few surprises, showing the same names we've long known (Templeton, Fieler, Caster, Knights of Columbus) having financed NOM's operations in Maine. But having covered this saga for all the years that NOM tried to obstruct justice, I do feel compelled to post this final chapter: Breaking: NOM Hands Over Donor List From Maine Campaign Against Same-Sex Marriage – Details [NCRM] The whole thing is already starting to feel nostalgic.
  • This delusional primary: Huckabee claims 'same-sex marriage is not the law of the land'

    G-A-Y
    18 Aug 2015 | 6:32 pm
    The US Supreme Court did not "write a law," obviously. Instead, the majority found that same-sex couples have the right, under our constitution, to enter into civil marriages. In fact, the laws that were passed to try to muddy and ultimately stop that right (both federally, with DOMA, and with all the state marriage bans) are what court after court found unconstitutional; SCOTUS agreed. But now listen to Mike Huckabee, a presidential candidate who wants nothing more than to entwine church and state into a covenant marriage, throw some red meat at Iowans in hopes that they will support his…
  • The 'Yeah. Duh. Of course' phase of this fight

    G-A-Y
    12 Aug 2015 | 7:17 pm
    A U.S. District judge ruled today that Kim Davis, the clerk from Rowan County, Kentucky, who went viral when she was filmed denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples, must issue such licenses or ultimately face some pretty steep consequences: Judge Orders Kentucky Clerk to Issue Gay Marriage Licenses [AP via ABC News] Davis' lawyers vow to appeal. Because of course they are. It's likely a fruitless exercise based on the lower court's findings. At one time this would have been the kind of story that make me raise a hearty, "hell yeah." But now? Now it's something different. Now I can't…
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    Joe. My. God.

  • Click On Over To The New JMG!

    10 Aug 2015 | 2:51 am
    The new JMG is live right now so you can click right over and create a bookmark for JoeMyGod.com. But keep the old bookmark for a bit as we're going to keep this here Google-hosted version live for a day or so. After all, something could go horribly wrong during the launch and we'll want you beautiful people to come back here during the fix. Also, surprise, it's taking a rilly rilly long time to port over millions of your brilliant comments. So until your Disqus histories are finished loading onto the new site, you can still come back here and finish up this weekend's arguments. Anyway, off…
  • Holding Hands In Jerusalem

    9 Aug 2015 | 9:34 am
    Via Pink News: A social experiment where a gay couple holds hands in public has been recreated in Jerusalem, with shocking results. Similar to videos created in Ukraine and Russia, and shows the men enduring vile abuse. As they walk down the street, dozens of people look, and others make homophobic comments. This video comes just two weeks after six people were stabbed at a Pride parade in the city, which left one 16-year-old dead.The clip auto-plays so you'll have to watch it at the link.
  • SEATTLE: #BlackLivesMatter Activists Shut Down Bernie Sanders Speech

    9 Aug 2015 | 7:38 am
    The Seattle Times reports: A Seattle speech by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was pre-empted in a chaotic confrontation Saturday afternoon with a pair of Black Lives Matter protesters, who took the stage and refused to let him speak. The Vermont senator, who has drawn huge crowds around the country, was to be the star attraction and final speaker for a rally at Westlake Park to celebrate the 80th birthday of Social Security and the success of other anti-poverty programs. But his afternoon plans were scuttled by protesters determined to turn attention instead to Sunday’s…
  • New Date Set For Terry Bean Trial

    9 Aug 2015 | 7:13 am
    The Oregonian reports: A Lane County judge agreed Friday to reschedule the trial of prominent gay activist Terry Bean to allow the state more time to find its elusive star witness. Bean, 66, and his former boyfriend, Kiah Loy Lawson, 25, are accused of having sex with the boy at a Eugene hotel in 2013. Each is charged with two counts of third-degree sodomy, a felony, and third-degree sexual abuse, a misdemeanor. The trial was scheduled to start Tuesday in Lane County Circuit Court, but the boy, now 17, is nowhere to be found and the trial cannot proceed without him. Circuit Judge Jay McAlpin…
  • Imagine President Trump

    9 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
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    Lavender Magazine

  • BigGayNews for Monday, August 31, 2015

    Pierre Tardif
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Today’s Top Headlines Pope Francis Sends Letter Praising Gay Children’s Book Portland, Oregon, Catholic School Changes Gay Hiring Policy After Backlash A Rainbow Sculpture That Symbolized LGBT Rights in Poland Has Been Dismantled South Dakota Keeps Trans-Inclusive School Sports Policy Get even more breaking news from any of our live, constantly updated news feeds, now available in 12 languages: English | Spanish | French | German | Dutch | Italian | Portuguese | Russian | Chinese | Korean | Czech | Greek Podcast music provided by James Poteat @…
  • South Dakota Keeps Trans-Inclusive School Sports Policy

    Linda
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:38 am
    Advocate.com is reporting that the governing body of high school sports in South Dakota has voted to keep a policy that allows transgender students to play on the teams of their choice, increasing the likelihood that conservative legislators will try to undermine it with a birth certificate requirement and possibly even genital exams. Read the full story at Advocate.com
  • A Rainbow Sculpture That Symbolized LGBT Rights in Poland Has Been Dismantled

    Linda
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:36 am
    TIME reports that a rainbow sculpture in Warsaw that served as a national symbol for the struggles of Poland’s LGBT community has been taken down, and it will not reappear in its current form. Read the full story from TIME.
  • Portland, Oregon, Catholic School Changes Gay Hiring Policy After Backlash

    Linda
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:17 am
    Reuters reports that a Catholic high school in Portland, Oregon, has reversed its policy on gay employees after receiving a public backlash for refusing to hire a woman because she is a lesbian. Read the full story at Reuters.
  • Pope Francis Sends Letter Praising Gay Children’s Book

    Linda
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:16 am
    The Guardian reported that an Italian book which explores different family types (including same-sex families) was banned by the mayor of Venice, but that the pontiff became an unlikely supporter. Read the full story at The Guardian.
 
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    Dorothy Surrenders

  • Evan Rachel Would Dubsmash

    Dorothy Snarker
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:30 am
    I leave you with this. #dubsmash #firstwivesclub pic.twitter.com/23w368TyHs— #EvanRachelWould (@evanrachelwood) August 8, 2015 First we had the Haley Atwell vs. Agents of SHIELD Dubsmash wars, and it was good. And now we have Evan Rachel Wood vs. Classic Movie Lines, and it was very, very good. Yes, yes, I know e’ryone (that’s how the kids are saying it today, right?) is doing them these days. But there’s something very charming about out and proud bi actress Evan’s Dubsmashes. And they also prove how good she is at her job because, you know, acting. She has all the…
  • Domo Arigato, Mr. Robot

    Dorothy Snarker
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:30 am
    So I got into “Mr. Robot” late in the game. So late that tonight is the season finale. While binge-watching the show over the weekend I went through the cliché “roller coast of emotions.” The new series about a mad genius hacker/socially awkward malcontent named Elliott with dreams/delusions/both of saving the world is at times brilliant and at times confounding. Like at first I was confused, and then I was in love and still confused, and then I was really, really in love and confused, and then I was disappointed and confused, and then I forgave it a little and was confused.SPOILER…
  • Head West, Young Rizzles

    Dorothy Snarker
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:30 am
    This is, quite literally, how I see every single episode. So now as we head into the (almost) summer finale tonight, please join me in watching one more time through rainbow-colored glasses. Looks like this week our Boston married couple will be headed out my way, to California. Cue Jane and Maura’s romantic stroll on the beach. p.s. Don’t forget to catch up on the entire season with my Gayzzoli Recaps on Afterellen.p.p.s. Oops. I could have sworn this was the finale. They're always mixing up the schedule on this show. 
  • Political Page

    Dorothy Snarker
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:30 am
    Well, now. In case you haven’t already seen this clip, everyone’s favorite tiny Canadian, Ellen Page, confronted Republic presidential hopeful/professional hatemonger Ted Cruz on his support of continued LGBT discrimination. Cruz, of course, changed the subject to “liberal intolerance” and that old religious liberty canard. When Ellen astutely noted that people used the same tired excuse when defending segregation, he had nothing. Instead he did some prime-grade mansplaining to shut her down by saying, “Now I’m happy to answer your question, but not to have a back-and-forth…
  • My Weekend Crush

    Dorothy Snarker
    21 Aug 2015 | 12:30 am
    Aw, man, now I want to be at a Brandi Carlile concert. After watching her family-style video for her new song “Wherever Is Your Heart” I’m dying for a little more. And, I just realized that it has been almost exactly two years since I last saw her in concert. Too long, universe, too long. Also, goodness, how adorable is this behind-the-scenes look at Brandi, her wife, their new baby and all the rest of the traveling band? So adorable. Happy weekend, all.
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    AMERICAblog News

  • Is Ben Carson OK?

    Jon Green
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:38 am
    Can someone pull Ben Carson aside and ask him how he’s doing? Because this rant pulled straight from your uncle’s email chain has me pretty concerned: That was wild from start to finish. Let’s review. It’s always a treat to hear someone warn about how dangerous wedge issues can be before running through a massive list of wedge issues, all while saying that they don’t trade in wedge issues. And you literally cannot contradict yourself more thoroughly while claiming to be neutral in the culture war than to say “There is no war on women. There may be a war on…
  • On anniversary of Katrina, former Bush aides revise history

    Madison Smith
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:27 am
    This week marked the ten-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The occasion has inspired retrospectives about the storm and updates on the current state of New Orleans, as all anniversaries are wont to do these days. Many of these pieces have been thought-provoking and insightful. The piece by former Bush aide Jason Recher isn’t. At all. Recher, writing for Fox News (of course), argues that one man can take a lot of the credit for New Orleans’s recovery from Katrina: President George W. Bush. Not only did the federal aid approved by Bush jumpstart the city’s growth…
  • Protestors disrupt Hillary Clinton event over private prison fundraising

    Jon Green
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Protestors for GetEQUAL, a group advocating for black trans women affiliated with Black Lives Matter, disrupted a Hillary Clinton rally in Cleveland yesterday over her fundraising from the private prison industry. Here are the videos the group posted on their Facebook page: Following our ask of Hillary Clinton to divest from private prisons during a campaign rally in Cleveland today, we continued to call on her to return and refuse to accept donations from lobbyists and lawyers for private prison companies GEO Group and CCA. There’s no way to have a real conversation about the future…
  • Sales tax election to come down to one voter in failed gerrymandering attempt

    Jon Green
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:34 pm
    The concept of “one person, one vote” just got taken to a whole new level in Columbia, Missouri, as one college student will decide the fate of a proposed sales tax increase in a local business district. The one-vote election is the result of a flubbed attempt by local business owners to use sales taxes to avoid property taxes in a suspect community development plan. The story is nuts. Under Missouri state law, any sales tax increases need to be approved by the voters in the district, unless the district contains no registered voters. In April, in response to a petition local…
  • Duke freshmen who refuse to read Fun Home seem genuinely confused about what porn is

    Jon Green
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:56 am
    Last week, Duke freshman Brian Grasso became perhaps the most high-profile case of a college student not doing their homework when he announced that he would not be reading Fun Home, the graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, namesake of the Bechdel-Wallace Test for how women are portrayed in film. Grasso and a handful of other committed Christians in Duke’s incoming freshman class objected to the book being included on a recommended (not required) summer reading list, as it includes sexual images and themes that he considers pornographic. As Grasso explained in the Washington Post, he…
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    Queercents

  • Halloween Retailer to Sell Caitlyn Jenner Costume

    Elliot
    22 Aug 2015 | 5:04 pm
    Each year comes and goes and another Halloween sparks another controversial costume. You can only guess the most inappropriate Halloween costume of the year but its coming from an unlikely chain that could be in your neighborhood. The chain is Spirit! Costumes and they plan to sell a Caitlyn Jenner costume. Spirit Halloween who have […]
  • Discover Card features a PRIDE Card? Who knew?

    Elliot
    12 Jul 2015 | 8:36 pm
    Discover Card has had some of the best deals when it comes to credit cards this year especially on their double on everything promotion for new cardmembers. If you missed out on using your Discover It card the last few months for restaurant or bar/nightclub 5% cash back there is a lot more to get […]
  • AirBnB Released Beautiful LGBT Pride Video #HostWithPride

    Elliot
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:59 am
    The travel hosting service AirBnb who has been gaining ground on traditional hotels is on our side of history with the upcoming SCOTUS decision. “As we celebrate Pride and strive for a world where we all can belong anywhere, we made this film to celebrate those individuals who, like us, look forward to creating a […]
  • Should LGBT Boycott Fire Island Pines & Out NYC Hotel?

    Elliot
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:06 pm
    It seems each week there is another boycott to partake in from Chick-fil-a all the way to what toilet paper we use. I’ll get back to the toilet paper as I feel it is the most important thing to actually boycott right now. The big boycott right now goes to Mati Weiderpass and Ian Reisner […]
  • Free Hillary Clinton for President Stickers

    Elliot
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Seems not long ago we were telling you about I am Ready for Hillary Clinton for President bumper stickers although that was before she officially announced. Now the former Secretary of State has announced her candidacy and we are highly excited. Go here to claim your free sticker that says I ♥ Hillary Clinton.
 
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  • How Do Queer Asian American Women Balance Work and Family?

    Dana
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:03 am
    I’m passing along this invitation to participate in a study on queer Asian American women, mothering, and work/family issues. Hope some of you will participate and/or help spread the word about this work! I have no connection to the researchers; please pass on any questions or concerns to them. Miliann Kang, Associate Professor of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies University of Massachusetts, Amherst Nahee Kwak, Research Assistant, Smith College ’14, Philosophy & East Asian Studies Naheekw@gmail.com We are conducting a study on how Queer Asian American women balance work and…
  • Back-to-School Resources for LGBTQ Parents

    Dana
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:01 am
    I first started posting back-to-school resources for LGBTQ parents in 2006, before my own son was even in school. He’s grown and changed, and so has this list. I hope it remains useful, whether your children are just entering school, starting a new school, or encountering new issues in their educational journeys. For All Ages Teaching Tolerance’s guide, “Best Practices: Creating an LGBT-inclusive School Climate,” is a useful compact reference for classrooms of all ages. The Family Equality Council’s Inclusive Schools page offers sample letters that parents can send to teachers to…
  • More Diversity than Ever in LGBTQ-Inclusive Picture Books

    Dana
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:06 am
    Recent LGBTQ-inclusive picture books have been increasingly diverse in terms of family structure, race/ethnicity, and gender identity. They offer us stories that address specific LGBTQ concerns along with ones that simply include LGBTQ characters. From Mainstream Publishers Stella Brings the Family, by Miriam Schiffer (Chronicle Books) tells of a girl with two dads trying to figure out who to bring as a class guest on Mother’s Day. In some ways, it echoes Lesléa Newman’s classic Heather Has Two Mommies, in which a child deals with explaining her same-sex parents at school. Stella,…
  • LGBTQ Parenting Roundup

    Dana
    20 Aug 2015 | 6:47 am
    Here are some of the things happening in the world of LGBTQ parenting that I haven’t blogged about yet. Adoption rights are “the next frontier” in Alabama after the U.S. Supreme Court decision on marriage, says AL.com. Before the ruling, same-sex couples could not adopt jointly because they were not married. Now, several legal experts say there should be no barriers to their doing so—but at least one county is still refusing marriage licenses for same-sex couples. In conjunction with the above, however, you should read this installment of the Huffington Post Gay…
  • “The Fosters” Ends Season with Resolutions, Questions

    Dana
    18 Aug 2015 | 5:03 am
    The Fosters, ABC Family’s drama about two lesbian moms and their five kids, ended its season with some storylines resolved, but others just beginning. Here’s what I liked about it—and what I hope for next. Overall, I love the show as much as I have since it started, although the teen angst still gives me, the mom of an almost-teen, a lot of agita. Nevertheless, I applaud the creators for breaking new ground this season with television’s youngest same-sex kiss, and for continuing the Jude-Connor storyline in a way that made room for the evolving identities of the…
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  • Dismaland Art Project in UK

    bestgaytravel
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:09 pm
    Inside the walls of a derelict seaside swimming resort in Weston-super-Mare, UK, mysterious construction over the last month—including a dingy looking Disney-like castle and a gargantuan rainbow-colored pinwheel tangled in plastic—suggested something big was afoot. Suspicion and anticipation surrounding the unusual activity attributed to fabled artist and provocateur Banksy has reached a Willy Wonka-esque fervor. Well, if Banksy’s your bag, continue fervoring. If not, there’s more than a few reasons to continue reading. The spectacle has since been revealed to be a pop-up art…
  • Gay Travel Copenhagen

    bestgaytravel
    15 Aug 2015 | 6:59 am
    The Rainbow of Copenhagen By Sebastián Sáenz @sebastiaenz Denmark is truly an understated place. When most people plan their holidays they obviously think of a relaxing and warm beach, or probably Paris, the most visited city by tourists every year in the world, and for very valid reasons of course. But that is exactly why Copenhagen is an ideal destination, where tourists can forget about the hours waiting in line and under the sun to ride the Space Mountain or the crowds of Times Square. Oh, and of course, it’s LGBT friendly. This peninsula is absolutely breathtaking. Ancient…
  • Gay Travel Mexico City

    bestgaytravel
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:40 pm
      10 things a gay tourist must do in Mexico City By Sebastián Sáenz @sebastiaenz (For Spanish – GO HERE) Attention all gay tourists: Mexico City brings it all! We are talking about one of the biggest cities in the world with so much to offer you’ll need holidays after your holidays just to recover. And even though it’s chaotic, the traffic is constant and it’s packed everywhere, believe me, it’s worth, and you’ll even want to recommend it and come back. And, before we start, just a few tips. Rush hours are from 7 am to 10 am and from 5 pm to 9 pm, so…
  • Tipping Tips Around the World

    bestgaytravel
    16 Jul 2015 | 4:56 pm
    It’s hard enough trying to convert currency in your head while traveling – let alone, guess what kind of tip to leave someone. Luckily we have apps for that!  Know when to tip and how to present the tip in over 30 countries. Tip the right amount in restaurants, hotels, taxis, salons and more. Global Tipping App for iphones. For Android we have Tipping Bird.This crafty accompaniment to your app collection handily helps you add a gratuity of an acceptable amount depending on what country you’re dining in. We know what you’re thinking – isn’t a 10% tip pretty customary?
  • Massacre Against LGBT People in Turkey

    bestgaytravel
    13 Jul 2015 | 8:01 am
    I myself,  have no desire to visit countries where I have to walk on eggshells  and  pretend to be straight. I do not want to worry  while traveling that my life could potentially be in danger. A group calling itself the Young Islamic Defense has been canvasing the city of Ankara, Turkey with posters that call for anti-LGBT violence. The poster (pictured above) quotes a hadith, saying “If you see someone engaged in the dirty business of the tribe of Lot, kill the doer and the done both.” – Ankara is said to be “gay friendly”. Via the internet, the Young Islamic…
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  • Dismaland Art Project in UK

    bestgaytravel
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:09 pm
    Inside the walls of a derelict seaside swimming resort in Weston-super-Mare, UK, mysterious construction over the last month—including a dingy looking Disney-like castle and a gargantuan rainbow-colored pinwheel tangled in plastic—suggested something big was afoot. Suspicion and anticipation surrounding the unusual activity attributed to fabled artist and provocateur Banksy has reached a Willy Wonka-esque fervor. Well, if Banksy’s your bag, continue fervoring. If not, there’s more than a few reasons to continue reading. The spectacle has since been revealed to be a pop-up art…
  • Gay Travel Copenhagen

    bestgaytravel
    15 Aug 2015 | 6:59 am
    The Rainbow of Copenhagen By Sebastián Sáenz @sebastiaenz Denmark is truly an understated place. When most people plan their holidays they obviously think of a relaxing and warm beach, or probably Paris, the most visited city by tourists every year in the world, and for very valid reasons of course. But that is exactly why Copenhagen is an ideal destination, where tourists can forget about the hours waiting in line and under the sun to ride the Space Mountain or the crowds of Times Square. Oh, and of course, it’s LGBT friendly. This peninsula is absolutely breathtaking. Ancient…
  • Gay Travel Mexico City

    bestgaytravel
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:40 pm
      10 things a gay tourist must do in Mexico City By Sebastián Sáenz @sebastiaenz (For Spanish – GO HERE) Attention all gay tourists: Mexico City brings it all! We are talking about one of the biggest cities in the world with so much to offer you’ll need holidays after your holidays just to recover. And even though it’s chaotic, the traffic is constant and it’s packed everywhere, believe me, it’s worth, and you’ll even want to recommend it and come back. And, before we start, just a few tips. Rush hours are from 7 am to 10 am and from 5 pm to 9 pm, so…
  • Tipping Tips Around the World

    bestgaytravel
    16 Jul 2015 | 4:56 pm
    It’s hard enough trying to convert currency in your head while traveling – let alone, guess what kind of tip to leave someone. Luckily we have apps for that!  Know when to tip and how to present the tip in over 30 countries. Tip the right amount in restaurants, hotels, taxis, salons and more. Global Tipping App for iphones. For Android we have Tipping Bird.This crafty accompaniment to your app collection handily helps you add a gratuity of an acceptable amount depending on what country you’re dining in. We know what you’re thinking – isn’t a 10% tip pretty customary?
  • Massacre Against LGBT People in Turkey

    bestgaytravel
    13 Jul 2015 | 8:01 am
    I myself,  have no desire to visit countries where I have to walk on eggshells  and  pretend to be straight. I do not want to worry  while traveling that my life could potentially be in danger. A group calling itself the Young Islamic Defense has been canvasing the city of Ankara, Turkey with posters that call for anti-LGBT violence. The poster (pictured above) quotes a hadith, saying “If you see someone engaged in the dirty business of the tribe of Lot, kill the doer and the done both.” – Ankara is said to be “gay friendly”. Via the internet, the Young Islamic…
 
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  • Felix at XL August 29

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    20 Aug 2015 | 12:30 pm
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  • Seth Sikes Sings Judy Garland

    bestgaynewyork
    13 Aug 2015 | 10:11 am
    He has only performed his show Seth Sikes Sings Judy Garland four times but sold-out on each time at New York’s premiere nightclub! And he is garnering draw-dropping reviews: Chip Deffaa of Theater Scene said, “He has a very engaging presence on-stage. He looks like he belongs there on that stage, singing these songs with unbridled zest. He holds back nothing. And I hope he will do more singing. I enjoyed every minute of his act. It’s the best tribute to Garland I’ve ever seen. When he sings “You Made Me Love You”–and he sings it as well as anyone you are ever likely to…
  • New York City Gay Pride 2015

    bestgaynewyork
    6 Aug 2015 | 7:05 am
    WANT TO FEEL GOOD TODAY!  Watch This! This is what GAY PRIDE is all about. Celebration and Family! 2015 was a record-breaking year for NYC Pride, with more than 2 million people attending 11 amazing events over 8 days. Check out some of our favorite moments in this video, produced by the amazing team at Boxing Rooster Productions, with music from NYC’s own Joe Gauthreaux. ShareThe post New York City Gay Pride 2015 appeared first on gay new york.
  • Louis Falcone’s lawsuit against the NYPD

    bestgaynewyork
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:23 am
    Gay Staten Island Man To Sue Four NYPD Officers Over Homophobic Beating/ Hate Crime in front of victim’s 66 year old mother. On June 19, 2015, 4 NYPD officers arrived at the Staten Island home of 31 year old Louis Falcone. Mr. Falcone and his brother got into a verbal disagreement and the police showed up about an hour later after Mr. Falcone’s brother had left and all had calmed down. 1 of the 4 police officers entered plaintiff’s home, dragged him outside and then all four police officers forced plaintiff to the ground and beat him. While the beating was taking place the…
  • Bronx LGBTQ Gay Pride July 18th

    bestgaynewyork
    17 Jul 2015 | 6:18 pm
    Join us on Saturday, July 18th in Crotona Park for our 3rd annual Bronx LGBTQ Pride & Health Fair! Hostesses Appolonia Cruz, Lady Clover Honey, and Vivika Westwood are going to WERQ it out for our community in Crotona park! Music by DJ Chauncey Dandridge and DJ TK, with entertainment by numerous local LGBTQ talent, including our headliner, Aaron Paul — who’s come all the way from London, England to support us!   Crotona Park at the amphitheatre (between Indian Lake and the picnic area).   ShareThe post Bronx LGBTQ Gay Pride July 18th appeared first on gay new york.
 
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  • Transgender Woman Sex Change Success Stories

    Diana Topan
    29 Aug 2015 | 1:54 am
    By Dr. Harold Reed While we have many appreciative patients, there are some over a 12 year experience who have had less than an optimal result cosmetically and might rue that. Our goal is to...
  • Lesbian movie 'Carol' trailer: Watch Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara fall in love

    Diana Topan
    20 Aug 2015 | 3:04 am
    August 20, 2015 /LGBT News/ The first official trailer for lesbian-themed drama Carol was released earlier this week. The film stars Australian Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett as a wealthy...
  • Monica Roberts recognized as Transgender Pioneer

    Diana Topan
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:16 am
    Provincetown, Massachusetts, July 13, 2015 /LGBT News/ Real Life Experience, Inc. is proud to announce that the Virginia Prince Transgender Pioneer Award for 2015 will go to Monica Roberts. The...
  • MARRIAGE EQUALITY EMOJIS!

    Diana Topan
    27 Jun 2015 | 5:01 am
    NEW GAYMOJI APP LETS LGBTQ COMMUNITY SPEAK VOLUMES WITH SPECIALLY DESIGNED EMOTICONS Designed By Queers, For Queers, iPhone/iPad App Features Downloadable Keyboard  June 27, 2015 - AUSTIN...
  • Astraea Foundation International Fund for Sexual Minorities

    Diana Topan
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:11 am
    June 26, 2015 /LGBT News/ The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is accepting applications for its international grant. The Foundation supports groups, projects, or organizations working towards...
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    Seasons of Pride

  • A New Start – Ray’s Story

    Kelly Riker
    8 Aug 2015 | 1:51 am
    Recently, we were contacted by Ray. Ray is transgender and living in a small town.  He is reaching out in hopes of a little help to start a new life. Ray recently met a woman, but unfortunately she moved away to attend school.  He is looking to crowdfund some money to cover the costs of moving and to start over. If you are moved by his story, here’s how you can help http://www.gofundme.com/10u85y0 A New Start  – Ray’s Story   Hi! If you’ve taken the time to check this out, then I should at least explain to you why you’re here! So, if you’ll give me…
  • Capital Pride Ottawa 2015

    Kelly Riker
    2 Aug 2015 | 12:19 pm
    August 17, 2015toAugust 23, 2015Capital Pride Festival – Unity, love, and an ability to trust in the bonds of support shared with one another have always been some of the greatest strengths of the rainbow community. These relationships are what helped turn individual struggles into a global social movement for equality and social justice, and they remain as crucial for us today as they were in decades past. This year, we want to commemorate how far this community has come together, and reaffirm our trust in all that this community can do, when unified as one. It is our pleasure, on…
  • Gender DocuFilm Fest 2015

    Kelly Riker
    2 Aug 2015 | 12:05 pm
    August 27, 2015toAugust 29, 2015Gender DocuFilm Fest – Six years ago the Gender Docufilm Fest (GDFF) was born, thanks to the determination of Imma Battaglia. A small film festival in the heart of the Gay Village, pivotal event of the Roman summer. Despite the small size of an outdoor cinema, the GDFF has established itself as a place in which to discuss and, above all, to see documentaries free and independent from any kind of constraint, both aesthetic and linguistic or political. Rome, Italy. Gender DocuFilm Fest 2015   Happiness is a collective fact, or it’s not Happiness.
  • Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2015

    Kelly Riker
    2 Aug 2015 | 11:45 am
    August 13, 2015toAugust 23, 2015Vancouver Queer Film Festival – Celebrating the best in independent queer cinema, the Vancouver Queer Film Festival is Vancouver’s second largest film festival and the largest queer arts event in Western Canada. More than just film, the Festival hosts performances, workshops, panel discussions, parties and more, facilitating a unique community space for 11 days each August. Throughout the year, the Festival teams up with other Arts and community groups to co-present queer film. Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2015  …
  • Gay Ski Week Queenstown 2015

    Kelly Riker
    2 Aug 2015 | 10:14 am
    August 29, 2015toSeptember 5, 2015Gay Ski Week Queenstown – Gay Ski Week QT 2015 promises to be bigger and bolder than ever. Queenstown, New Zealand. Gay Ski Week Queenstown 2015   The glitz and glamour of Mardi Gras may be fading for another year, but that’s no excuse to curl under the covers when it gets cold! Gay Ski Week QT, the official gay ski week event of NZ, is back again for another fabulous year. The largest winter pride event in the Southern hemisphere, the always-anticipated week of skiing, snowboarding and partying is back from 29 August to 5 September 2015. 29 AUGUST…
 
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  • Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort – Key West, FL

    gaytravelinformation
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Gay Travel Information – Gay Travel Blog – Gay Friendly Key West Casa Marina – A Waldorf Astoria Resort / 1500 Reynolds Street / Key West, FL 33040 / 1-888-303-5717 Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, located on the island of Key West is a work of art! Everything you could possible desire in a … Continue reading →
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort – Lake Buena Vista, FL

    gaytravelinformation
    21 Aug 2015 | 11:25 am
    Re-Imagined Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Blends Pacific Island Heritage With Disney Whimsy Lake Buena Vista, Fla. – Disney’s Polynesian Resort — a relaxing tropical paradise with lush landscaping, waterfalls and more — has undergone a major re-imagination including a return to its original, 1971 opening day name: Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. But that’s not the only news … Continue reading →
  • Boston’s Top 10 For First Time Visitors!

    gaytravelinformation
    21 Aug 2015 | 11:21 am
    Boston’s Top Ten for First Time Visitors BOSTON, MA : With everything from history and shopping to marine life and beer, the attractions in Boston offer something for whatever you are interested in. There are so many different things to do in Boston it is hard to know where to start. Here is a quick … Continue reading →
  • Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa

    gaytravelinformation
    21 Aug 2015 | 11:20 am
    MARCO ISLAND, Fla. (August 10, 2015) – The Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa has officially reopened to guests following a three-month closure to kick off the start of their multi-phase property transformation and brand conversion. The expansions and enhancements are all part of the journey as the resort prepares to convert … Continue reading →
  • Hotel North Woods – Lake Placid, NY

    gaytravelinformation
    20 Aug 2015 | 8:48 am
    Hotel North Woods | 2520 Main Street | Lake Placid, NY 12946 | 1-866-294-7171 LAKE PLACID, NY  – Hotel North Woods, Lake Placid’s newly renovated Main Street hotel, is offering a pet-friendly package that provides a luxurious getaway for four-legged friends of all shapes and sizes. Outward Hound, the hotel’s pet package, includes use of … Continue reading →
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  • VIDEO: Same-Sex Couple Gets Engaged In Front Of Loving Church

    Terri Washington
    29 Aug 2015 | 11:36 am
    VIDEO: Same-Sex Couple Gets Engaged In Front Of Loving Church Like this Article Like Unicorn BootyThe Christian church and gay marriage supporters don’t always get along, but when they do it can be a beautiful thing. A Methodist congregation in Austin, Texas applauded and gave a standing ovation to a same-sex couple after they got engaged in church. Prior to sharing their faith story, Trevor Harper got down on one knee and asked Davis, his partner of nine years, to be his husband. Harper says that First United Methodist Church changed his life and the congregation has become like family…
  • INFOGRAPHIC: Dictator Styles and Suicide Hotspots Presented In Pretty Graphic Form

    Matthew Lawrence
    29 Aug 2015 | 11:03 am
    INFOGRAPHIC: Dictator Styles and Suicide Hotspots Presented In Pretty Graphic Form Like this Article Like Unicorn BootyIf you’ve ever wondered what architectural styles were preferred by the world’s most evil dictators, there’s now an answer! The same is true if you were wondering which buildings people are most likely to jump from, when famous buildings collapsed, and where you’re most likely to experience a building collapse. (Spoiler alert: Asia in the spring.) These grim facts are all colorfully presented in the new book Archi-Graphic: An Infographic Look at Architecture. It’s…
  • Juno Calypso: Self-Portraits Of Exhausted Femininity

    Terri Washington
    29 Aug 2015 | 10:05 am
    Juno Calypso: Self-Portraits Of Exhausted Femininity Like this Article Like Unicorn BootyJuno Calypso is a 26-year-old London photographer known for self-portrait projects featuring an alter-ego named Joyce. It’s exhausting being a picture perfect woman, and Calypso uses tired and emotionless Joyce to explore the hardships of femininity. Joyce II, Calypso’s current project, is taking the artist on a world tour in hopes of capturing even more facets of femininity. The First Night Calypso claims she “performs critical studies of modern rites in seduction and beauty, and the labored…
  • Microsoft Endangers Queer Teens in the Name of Online Safety

    Matthew Lawrence
    29 Aug 2015 | 9:28 am
    Microsoft Endangers Queer Teens in the Name of Online Safety Like this Article Like Unicorn BootyNew features in the latest upgrade of Windows might spell bad news for queer teens. Households with family accounts will no longer be free to privately use the internet, since parents will receive weekly reports about which sites their kids are visiting (and for how long). This is an amazingly terrible idea, and an invasion of privacy that could have disastrous consequences for teens everywhere. Since the age of dial-up modems, young people have used the internet to educate themselves about all…
  • Sorry, Sad Puppies: Science Fiction Has Always Been Political

    R. S. Benedict
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:11 am
    Sorry, Sad Puppies: Science Fiction Has Always Been Political Like this Article Like Unicorn BootyThe Hugo Awards have had a tumultuous year. This past year, the prestigious sci-fi/fantasy award’s usual activities were disrupted by a group calling itself the Sad Puppies. In short, the Sad Puppies, a GamerGate-affiliated group of angry geeks, conspired to nominate authors from a pre-selected list of Puppy-approved names in order to stack the ballot only with writers they considered ideologically pure. That list included Theodore Beale (a.k.a. Vox Day), a libertarian blogger (and three-time…
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  • Because Love

    K. Guzman
    14 Aug 2015 | 10:35 am
    I have a hard time understanding why I am such a complicated mess. Why the quiet times are my favorite times and the world overwhelms me again and again and again. How can I feel so much so deeply and ponder things so intently when they really don’t have anything to do with my day to day personal existence? My Gypsy Girl is heading to the mountains again. She says they are calling to her. My Brilliant Boy is taking a week off to play video games and eat pizza. He says “it’s what I do momma”. My Shortie Spice is making waves and doing all the right things for all the right reasons and…
  • Dyke March 2015 Photo Gallery

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    30 Jun 2015 | 5:44 am
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  • How Facebook Is Destroying Civilization

    K. Guzman
    16 Jun 2015 | 5:23 am
    Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, there was no such thing as Facebook. Times were simpler and stories more true. Keeping up with the Jones’ was a simple contest regarding who had the best lawn or the newest car on the block. Laundry was hung privately in our own backyards and experiences were real and meaningful. We didn’t have the technology or the need to share every detail of our lives with a faceless population of acquaintances and false friends. It was a simpler more transparent and integral time. A liar is a liar and a fraud is a fraud no matter how the sugar coating and…
  • 20 Questions with Poppy Champlin

    admin
    27 May 2015 | 6:08 am
    LS:1. Did you really date your gym teacher? PC: I dated my high school junior varsity basketball coach yes- lived with her. LS: 2. Are you single? Who are you dating? PC: I am seeing a woman in Rhode Island. We are dating. Tammy. LS: 3. How did you meet Tammy? PC: That is kind of an anonymous question and I shouldn’t actually speak of it. But lets just say we go to meetings where we work on ourselves and try to better our minds. She is local, she lives in RI only about 6 miles from me. I really can’t do long distance relationships anymore – too much work and effort for not enough…
  • Another Lesbian Myth

    K. Guzman
    1 May 2015 | 7:18 pm
    Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, no matter how hard we work, no matter how righteous our intentions – we will surely disappoint others. There will always be the blamers and the seekers and the players – and sometimes – when our hearts are open and our compassion overflowing – sometimes – someone will take the good you do and turn it inside out – simply to feed their ego- which cannot be tamed. My parents taught me to be kind. They taught me to share my Easter candy even though I knew good and well I could handle it all by myself. Moving from town to…
 
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    Kage Alan Blog

  • Is It Ever As Easy As 1, 2, 3?

    Kage
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Have you ever known someone who things simply never go correctly for? It doesn’t have so much to do with work or their relatives, but rather things they plan at home. This is the kind of poor soul who, after years of this crap happening, can plan something out to the smallest detail, consider every possible variation, and have it all wrapped up with a neat little red bow on top. Only the moment the project takes a step forward, it all goes to shit. I am, of course, talking about my mother. Mom is someone who finds consistency to be a good thing. If something works and it works well, then…
  • How To Rant & Sabotage Yourself To The Amusement Of Others

    Kage
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Sitting around with friends and having a little bitch session can be fun and a wonderful way to get crap off your chest. I imagine accountants complaining “OMG! Did you hear the number my boss threw out on the fly? Did he even look at it before he said it? I don’t think he even put the decimal in the right place.” Or whatever accountants say. Authors complain about our muses, family members, computers, writing programs, and, sometimes, reviews. Am sure reviewers complain about their family members, computers, and, sometimes, books they’ve had to read. It’s normal, right? But you…
  • Bumping Bibles: A Bad Cup of Tea

    Kage
    20 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    I rarely pay much attention to politics, especially local politics in my state, unless things get really stupid. And I comment on it even less because…well, you can point out stupid, but there’s always that group of people who say “Yeah, but what they stand for is more important and their message is what matters.” Okay, really? For those of you who don’t live in Michigan, have you heard about Tea Party Republican State Representatives Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat? First, I’ve never met Todd or Cindy, and since they work for the state and are essentially here to represent the…
  • What the Hell Ever Happened To…?

    Kage
    17 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    I was going through the ad papers yesterday—no, not to see what’s on sale this week on Blu-Ray…okay, maybe to see what’s on sale this week on Blu-Ray—and I happened to see that Bon Jovi has a new album coming out. I don’t even remember this being announced. Do you? And while, yes, it’s a couple of new songs with some previously unreleased material, it used to be that when someone like Bon Jovi put out an album, it was an event! Maybe that’s what I miss most about the 80’s and 90’s before social media. Film and music studios used to have to do things BIG, which they often…
  • Books: The New Fast Food

    Kage
    13 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    “Welcome to McAmazon’s! May I take your order?” “Yes. I’ll have the new Stephen McKing, a side of E. L. McJames, and a Frozen McBarnaby to drink.” “Would you like to include a McAlan for dessert?” “No. That’s already a month old. I want something new.” The first book I ever read by Stephen King was Salem’s Lot and I believe I was in Jr. High. Reading then and up until e-books came out was a whole lot like sitting down and eating a nine course meal. You immersed yourself in the story, you talked about the story with family, co-workers and friends, and then you waited…
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    Butch in Progress

  • Trailer for the whitewashed Stonewall movie looks even worse than I expected

    5 Aug 2015 | 11:56 pm
    Trailer for the whitewashed Stonewall movie looks even worse than I expected: [K] Best reaction to the trailer as quoted in the article:“Umm, naw boo boo kitty….” (seriously, was not person on the production team able/willing to use Google? I know that books/libraries are hard for some poeple, but Google shouldn’t really be too much to ask from someone who’s doing a ‘historic’ movie, right?)
  • [B] This is the single most amazing thing I saw this week:...

    7 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
    [B] This is the single most amazing thing I saw this week: Orange is the New Black star Lea DeLaria enthusiasticly screaming Xena, as she was interviewed about the presentation of lesbian couples & sex in 90s television series. The documentary is called “I want to break free” by Maxime Donzel and is about the connection of popular culture and the lgbtq-community.
  • Lesbian hair crushes: The Women’s World Cup Edition 2015[B] This...

    30 Jun 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Lesbian hair crushes: The Women’s World Cup Edition 2015[B] This year’s Women’s World Cup does not only show outstanding performances of strong female athletes from all around the world, it also is most definetly a great inspiration for your next lesbian hair cut.The ladies:Lianne Sanderson (Team England), Megan Rapinoe (Team USA), Sophie Schmidt (Team Canada), Therese Sjogran (Team Sweden), Nilla Fischer (Team Sweden), Abby Wambach (Team USA), Ashleigh Sykes (Team Australia), Amanda Sampedro (Team Spain), Michelle Heyman (Team Australia).
  • [K] The most unrealistic (even more than Piper’s character...

    14 Jun 2015 | 1:28 pm
    [K] The most unrealistic (even more than Piper’s character ‘development’) thing about season 3? The idea that this haircut would survive more than 3 days w/o a professional hairdresser (even my non-geometric undercut grows out in about a week)
  • Can Team Spain get any gayer?[B] Probably not … My guess:...

    9 Jun 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Can Team Spain get any gayer?[B] Probably not … My guess: Sonia Bermudez (8), Jennifer Hermoso (10), Amanda Sampedro (22) and Erika Vazquez (19) not only play for Team Spain but also for Team Fabulous.
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    The Randy Report

  • Sarah Palin Asks "Does Media Ask Democrats About Bible Verses?" As A Matter Of Fact, They Do

    29 Aug 2015 | 1:58 pm
    So, the Sarah Palin "interview" of GOP White House hopeful Donald Trump was more snore than sensation. She lobbed softball questions, and The Donald seemed bored.But in classic Palin, the former half-term governor groused over Trump being asked his favorite Bible verse this week:So you get hit with these gotchas, like most conservatives do. For instance, asking what's your favorite Bible verse. And I listen to that going, what? Do they ask Hillary that?Funny you should ask, Sarah.Courtesy of MotherJones:Indeed they do! On August 27, 2007, in a nationally televised debate, Tim Russert asked…
  • News Round-Up: August 29, 2016

    29 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Some news stories you may have missed:• After Republicans bashing First Lady Michelle Obama for years as having "no class," meet possible First Lady Melania Trump.• Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro says early rumors for him to be Hillary Clinton's running mate "flattering." I say it's a definite possibility.• The Democratic National Committee unanimously approved a resolution supporting marriage equality, along with over 60% of the country. The Republicans still think they can turn back time.• Bill Maher to Josh Duggar: "Dude, you're just horny."• Calgary bus…
  • New York Times Op-Ed Questions Homeland Security Raid Of Rentboy

    29 Aug 2015 | 11:08 am
    I've been wondering all week why, after almost two decades of operation, the Department of Homeland Security decided to focus on, and ultimately raid, the offices of gay escort website Rentboy.Especially when you consider that dozens of straight escort sites continue to operate in New York City. Why just target the gay escort site?Apparently, I'm not the only one as the New York Times editorial board pens an op-ed questioning the motivation and ultimate goals of the office raid.Here's just an excerpt from the op-ed:Prosecutors can credibly argue that the site’s operators were breaking the…
  • Drone Spots Man Catching Rays Atop 200 Foot Wind Turbine

    29 Aug 2015 | 10:17 am
    Here's a solution for the crowded beaches and pools of summer.Drone pilot Kevin Miller, shooting video of a giant wind turbine in Rhode Island, was surprised to find a man sunbathing on the top of it.Via RT:The bearded man’s identity was unknown at first, with some speculating that he might have been an engineer who had decided to take a short break after conducting some maintenance work. However, the truth is even more interesting. According to WPRO News, the man is actually a monk who works at the nearby Portsmouth Abbey School. In fact, the school even told the station that it’s not…
  • Science: Can You Really Have "Too Much" Of A Good Thing?

    29 Aug 2015 | 7:52 am
    The guys at AsapSCIENCE ruminate on the possible results from indulging in certain pleasures like coffee, chocolate, alcohol and more.Be smarter in three minutes. Hit the link.
 
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  • Fundraiser Effort to Remember Andre Gray Needs Your Help

    Thomas Waters
    29 Aug 2015 | 9:19 am
    Andre Gray, a bisexual Lawrenceville man of color who was murdered last October. Our deadline is Monday. Can you please share?
  • The pro-love sleight-of-hand to hide discrimination.

    Thomas Waters
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:15 am
    Klein paints the problem as a lack of communication, rather than her unwillingness to serve the public without discrimination.
  • The Moral of the Immoral Josh Duggar Story

    Thomas Waters
    22 Aug 2015 | 7:41 am
    Josh Duggar is a shining example of how a rigid, unrealistic, and hurtful fringe fundamentalist mindset harms those under its control.
  • All in the Family: How Homophobia is Learned

    Thomas Waters
    18 Aug 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Homophobia is taught and learned within the family, which s one reason why anti-LGBTQ zealots fight so hard against the legal acknowledgement of same-sex relationships and the evolving definition of "family."
  • One Perspective of the Stonewall movie controversy.

    Thomas Waters
    17 Aug 2015 | 4:51 pm
    Mark Segal, the publisher of Philadelphia Gay News has written a valuable op-ed for The Advocate that I encourage everyone to read. Mark makes a number of great points which I’ll summarize below, but in my opinion, he misses something crucial about the recent controversy, and I’ll speak to that towards the end of my post. Those speaking for and against the boycott so far weren’t there. Mark adds valuable first-person information as someone who[Read More...]
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    GayNZ.com

  • Samoan-English Sevens player comes out

    30 Aug 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Samoan English Sevens player Sam Stanley, nephew of an All Black great and a member of one of rugby’s most well-known families, has come out.
  • Actress needed for new lesbian web series

    30 Aug 2015 | 10:37 am
    New Zealand is to have its first lesbian web series, and the team behind it is looking for someone to play the role of “a shy butch with a heart of gold”.
  • Participants sought for women's sport study

    28 Aug 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Queer and gender diverse Aucklanders who have played in a women's sports team are being sought for a study into sexuality and sport.
  • Visitors arriving for Gay Ski Week QT

    28 Aug 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Rainbow flags are brightening up a grey cool day in Queenstown on the eve of Gay Ski Week QT, the annual gathering of glbti winter sports enthusiasts from around New Zealand and the world.
  • Corrections failure revealed in Follett case

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:59 pm
    Trans woman Jade Follett made a written request to be moved to a women's prison two months ago, but it was not processed when a Corrections staff member went on leave.
 
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    Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents » Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents

  • Miss Erie Pride 2015: Embrace Who We Are Meant To Be #AMPLIFY

    Sue
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:26 am
      Read the entire AMPLIFY LGBTQ Q&A archive. AMPLIFY LGBTQ is a new occasional series of blog posts designed to give a “signal boost” to the voices of our LGBTQ neighbors throughout Western Pennsylvania. We are using a Q&A format and will minimize editing their responses. The questions, however, may change as we ask each participant […]
  • RIP Keyshia Blige, Another TWOC Whose Death Went Undiscovered

    Sue
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:11 pm
    We are on the road to participate in Erie Pridefest this weekend when I read this news on Facebook via The Guardian – another trans woman of color had been killed earlier this year, but the information didn’t hit the news until now. The reason? Misgendering by the police and the media. Her name was Keyshia […]
  • Daniel Wants To See More Diverse Employers in Western PA #AMPLIFY

    Sue
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Note: I’m publishing this a little early because on Wednesday I’ll be traveling to Erie to get ready for Pride! Read the entire AMPLIFY LGBTQ Q&A archive. AMPLIFY LGBTQ is a new occasional series of blog posts designed to give a “signal boost” to the voices of our LGBTQ neighbors throughout Western Pennsylvania. We are […]
  • Another TWOC Murdered in Kansas City Missouri, #SayHerName Jasmine Collins

    Sue
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:16 pm
    Reporters covering the murder of TWOC Tamara Rodriguez in Kansas City have brought to light another death that occurred on June 23 but went unacknowledged because of misgendering. 32-year-old Jasmine Collins was stabbed to death, allegedly over a pair of shoes. From The Advocate: Police in Kansas City, Mo., tellThe Advocate that a 32-year-old trans […]
  • My New Doctor Didn’t Fat Shame Me

    Sue
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:26 pm
    I went to a new doctor this morning, an allergist. My rhinitis has been horrible since early spring to the point that Ledcat convinced me to see my PCP because my typical treatment wasn’t working very well.The PCP gave me some stop-gap suggestions and referred me to the allergist, suggesting that I might need allergy […]
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    Hottest Gay Entertainment News Now

  • Mom Takes The Cosmopolitan

    STEVEN
    18 Aug 2015 | 7:40 am
    What do you get when you take 2 fabulously gay husbands on their second honeymoon and their mother from Nashville who hasn’t been to Las Vegas in over 25+ years? I’ll let you know this Thanksgiving when Jacques and I treat my mother Betty to a trip like she’s never seen before! She’s already up in grand thoughts of slot machine winnings and Sin City soaking while reveling in the comforted joy that will be breathtaking at The Cosmopolitan. She hasn’t been to Vegas since Bally’s was the MGM Grand and you could walk to Caesar’s Palace straight across…
  • Celebrating the Life of Our Boy Barney

    STEVEN
    13 Aug 2015 | 8:53 pm
    Remembering Our “Mister B” Barney I sat here at the keyboard for a few good minutes reflecting on the following words before tapping finger to first keys. Actually this has sat for a few weeks waiting to be published because it’s been hard for me to finish it. It’s incredibly heartbreaking to put this into words because it once again assures me that our dog Barney isn’t coming back. It’s still difficult to talk about at length without getting emotional. But life goes on while one or two in our case deal with death. We both go to work and continue on while…
  • Homeless LGBTQ Youth – How To Help!

    STEVEN
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:21 pm
    Every once in a while I like to turn the focus and attention toward serious matters affecting our amazing community of brothers and sisters in need. I received a wonderful email from a sweet girl names Janessa Dayan who works with a truly giving group called Goodshop and Goodsearch. Their company motto is “You Shop. You Save. We Give.” I’ve placed the entire press release here for you to read through. I hope you take the time to check these organizations out. Happy Gay Pride Month! Did you know 40% of homeless youth in America identify as LGBTQ? People who identify as LGBTQ…
  • Heading to Mr. Gay USofA ’15 Nationals

    STEVEN
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:41 am
    If you follow me here or on social media then you know I’ve been preparing hard for my preliminary contest to take me back to Mr. Gay USofA nationals once more in San Antonio this November. I got my ticket! I’M EXCITED! I wanted to win desperately but it wasn’t in the cards this round. However I did get my qualifying ticket as first alternate to place my two dancing feet back on that stage at The Saint November 4-6. Here’s what went down in Bakersfield last week at the first ever Mr. Gay California USofA contest… We had been rehearsing for a good few months, my…
  • That’s Right! I’m Super Gay Married.

    STEVEN
    13 Jun 2015 | 7:56 am
    It’s been two-weeks now since my man Jacques made an honest (wo)man out of me. I’M MARRIED! Officially all kinds of gay married, tho. WOW! Where do I start?! Well, once upon a time a shy southern boy growing up in the Bible Belt in Nashville hoped that one day he would meet the French man of his yet-known dreams and…. OK, OK! Not that far back! Ah, the memories of my husband and I. They are so fond in my heart, mind and soul. Here’s what I’ll share… I met Jacques in L.A. 15 years ago this past May. I threw a big party and a dear friend brought my future…
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    Confessions of a Boy Toy

  • Build Your Burning Man Itinerary with This List of Every Party Happening in Black Rock City

    Oscar Raymundo
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:44 pm
    I won’t be going to Burning Man, even though I was dead-set on experiencing the desert arts festival this year. When I couldn’t score tickets, I even went on a cray-cray investigation to find out why. Related: Guide to Queer Burning Man: Welcome to the Gayborhood Needlessly to say, I want to live vicariously through […] The post Build Your Burning Man Itinerary with This List of Every Party Happening in Black Rock City appeared first on Confessions of a Boy Toy.
  • Male Model Bo Roberts Is the Sexiest Man Live-Streaming His Studly Life on Periscope

    Oscar Raymundo
    23 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Twitter’s live-streaming app, Periscope, has only been around a few months, but it’s already got 10 million users watching about 40 years worth of video every day. The numbers are impressive for sure, but not at all surprising. After all, I could spend 40 years watching live-streamed videos of one of Periscope’s most popular live-streamer: […] The post Male Model Bo Roberts Is the Sexiest Man Live-Streaming His Studly Life on Periscope appeared first on Confessions of a Boy Toy.
  • Go Beyond Burning Man to Amsterdam’s Desert Art Camp for Space Cadets

    Oscar Raymundo
    21 Aug 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Burning Man tickets were nearly impossible to get during this year’s lottery. Trust me, we tried. Afterwards we were so disheartened by the entire experience, we said, “fuck this shit, there’s gotta be another cool, space-y arts festival that’s not like moths to a flame for douchebags!” And I think we may have just found it. Urban Campsite Amsterdam […] The post Go Beyond Burning Man to Amsterdam’s Desert Art Camp for Space Cadets appeared first on Confessions of a Boy Toy.
  • This New Sex App Spurs You to Fulfill Your Kinky Fantasies with Your Partner(s)

    Oscar Raymundo
    19 Aug 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Studies have shown that couples who are open and honest about their sexual desires have a better time in bed and end up being happier and more satisfied in all aspects of their relationship. But sex talk can be uncomfortable, or we may feel too self-conscious about what makes us feel good. So how do […] The post This New Sex App Spurs You to Fulfill Your Kinky Fantasies with Your Partner(s) appeared first on Confessions of a Boy Toy.
  • These LGBT Book Characters Were Turned Straight for the Movie Version

    Oscar Raymundo
    18 Aug 2015 | 5:50 pm
    Now we know why it’s rare to see LGBT characters on the big screen. Most of the time a film is adapted from a book featuring queer characters or same-sex scenarios, the screenwriters turn the characters straight and those homo moments get completely erased. There is such thing as creative liberty, sure, but then there’s total bullshit. Mental […] The post These LGBT Book Characters Were Turned Straight for the Movie Version appeared first on Confessions of a Boy Toy.
 
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    Bama Boi Blues

  • I hope it's worth it: How we ended

    Kevin T
    15 Aug 2015 | 12:36 pm
    It was a birthday card on his car dashboard.It was how I felt when I saw the card.It was what I thought when I read the card . . . especially the two initials.It didn't matter who it was from. My mind was made up already. It was from a nigga.Because of those reasons, because of the way my mind was racing, and because of the way my heart began to hurt, I knew that I needed to stay away from my ex. I can't be his friend right now. Now, it's honestly none of my business who he may have been dealing with because we were no longer together; however, we both knew we were still tethered together. We…
  • Getting over a 3 year relationship with a Closeted Man

    Kevin T
    15 Aug 2015 | 9:20 am
    Here's the abstract:5 years ago, I was a recently out gay male, suffering from depression who met another depressed gay male, who struggled with his sexuality. After a year of getting to know each other, we fell in love. We were together as a couple for 3 years. We were happy together. By the third year, our insecurities got in the way. I needed him to grow with me as my partner, but he couldn't, and I guess I couldn't be the things he needed, so we tried to end our relationship on a good note. This year, we found ourselves back in each other's life, and now, we're not again. I realized that…
  • Finally! The Calem West Interview We've All Been Waiting For! Not Really.

    Kevin T
    12 Aug 2015 | 5:33 pm
     Finally, after a year of wondering and pondering; after so many activated, deactivated, then reactivted Twitter and Instagram accounts; after speculation and recollection, we finally get the Calem West (@bodiesbycw) interview we've all been waiting for! Nah, not really. Instead, all we get are one sentence answers that further add to the ever-growing elusive figure that is Calem West.Listen, after reading this exclusive interview with West, I've concluded that what you see is what you get, and we should just appreciate his workouts for what they are, and just move onward. Shout outs to…
  • What I learned about Love from last night's Jill Scott Concert

    Kevin T
    2 Aug 2015 | 10:41 am
    Last night, I had the privilege and honor of attending my first Jill Scott concert! When I tell you that witnessing the Jill Scott experience has been one of my many dreams, I still felt like I was dreaming once she finally hit the BJCC concert hall stage. I was sharing the same space as "Jilly from Philly," and I wanted my full attention devoted to her.Family, I must tell you that these past weeks have been pretty hard on me, but I hear you say, "Bama, it seems you're always having a rough time." Yeah, this is true. Ever since quitting my job to pursue writing and outreach as my new career,…
  • Slay of the Day: Postmodern Jukebox The Greatest Love of All ft.Mykal Kilgore

    Kevin T
    25 Jul 2015 | 11:20 am
    Today's Slay of the Day is brought to you by the talented musicians over at Postmodern Jukebox . I discovered this amazing YouTube channel by accident about a week ago, and since then, I've been enjoying the way way PMJ takes modern day songs and slaps them in a different era and genre of music.Who knew you could make Britney Spears' "Oops!...I Did it Again" sound so vintage - I mean, way beyond the 15 years before the single was released in 2000. That's pure musical awesomeness!As much as I love a good chunk of the remixed modern day to vintage songs PMJ has tackled, my favorite so…
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    Lesbian.com

  • Her Story: Trans & Queer Stories Told By Trans & Queer Women

    Francesca Lewis
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    BY FRANCESCA LEWIS Lesbian.com Things have been slowly improving for us queer folks in the past few years. Marriage equality, numerous small but important battles waged and dialogues started on social media. On our screens, from OITNB to Transparent, we’ve been seeing a lot more trans characters of late. That transgender tipping point Time Magazine wrote about last year seems to be a reality. We have a long way to go, but queer and trans visibility is better than it ever has been. The stories being told, however, tend to come from the pens on non-queer writers and directors, the…
  • Ask the Femme: My Husband has an Ashley Madison Account

    Natasia Langfelder
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:18 pm
    photo credit: via photopin (license) BY NATASIA LANGFELDER Lesbian.com Dear Femme, First of all I want to say that I’m not a lesbian, I’m Pansexual.I hope you will still answer my question. I’ve been with my husband for over five years now, married for three. We are both in our 30s. I thought that we have always been open and honest with each other. I thought that we had a great sex life. We have toyed with the idea of a threesome with another woman. It never really worked out though. We didn’t find another bisexual girl who we clicked with. I hope that’s enough…
  • Qulture Collective Creates Safe Space for Queer Creatives

    Francesca Lewis
    20 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    A group of queer small business owners in Oakland are raising funds for open a brand new space for creative people in the area. Qulture Collective will be a community space, complete with a cafe, a retail shop selling goods made by queer artisans and a gallery showcasing art by “people across the LGBTQIA spectrum from Oakland, the Bay, and beyond”. Located in downtown Oakland, the project’s mission is to “provide a central, devoted space for LGBTQIA folks to network, cultivate creativity, and develop and accomplish entrepreneurial goals.” Qulture Collective…
  • The World Unseen

    shannon
    14 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Lisa Ray (I Can’t Think Straight, Bollywood Hollywood) and Sheetal Sheth (American Chai, I Can’t Think Straight) team up once in this gorgeous feature that takes place in the pressure cooker of apartheid South Africa. When the free-spirited Amina meets Miriam, a traditional wife and mother, their unexpected attraction pushes the rules-that-bind and forces both to face outrage and violent disapproval.
  • From A to Zoe: Amish and gay

    shannon
    14 Aug 2015 | 11:27 am
    BY ZOE AMOS Lesbian.com Lancaster County in Pennsylvania is home to a large Amish population. My sister and I recently visited the area and were intrigued by the number of horse drawn buggies sharing the road with modern cars. It seemed a fun idea to take a buggy ride, during which we were encouraged to ask our driver everything we wanted to know about Amish culture. Prior research gave us background into the history and differences between the Amish and Mennonites, who also populate the area, and variances in how strictly they adhere to the old, “plain” ways. Amish men, women, and…
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    Our Queer Stories

  • WATCH: GAY COMEDIAN SKEWERS HOMOPHOBIA IN INDIAN CULTURE

    Johnny
    29 Aug 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A gay comedian is shinging a spotlight on the hypocrisy of homophobia in Indian culture. Nik Dodani delivered laughs and enlightenment at Ha Ha Cafe in North Hollywood earlier this month, as he shared his experiences growing up gay in an Indian-American household. “We’ve made a lot of progress in the LGBT community. We’ve come... Read More » This is just the start of the post WATCH: GAY COMEDIAN SKEWERS HOMOPHOBIA IN INDIAN CULTURE. Continue reading on Our Queer Stories, and take a second to share if you found the content useful!
  • How Dare They Do This Again: Stonewall Veteran Miss Major on the “Stonewall” Movie

    Johnny
    29 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    Several months ago, we became aware of an upcoming film by out director Roland Emmerich about the legendary Stonewall Riots. Back then all we had was an IMDB page, but looking at it, we could see that there was a white, cis main character; Marsha P. Johnson as played by a male actor; and a... Read More » This is just the start of the post How Dare They Do This Again: Stonewall Veteran Miss Major on the “Stonewall” Movie. Continue reading on Our Queer Stories, and take a second to share if you found the content useful!
  • My life without gender: ‘Strangers are desperate to know what genitalia I have’

    Johnny
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:00 pm
    This morning, I got out of bed, put on a yellow vinyl miniskirt with a tight black-and-white striped crop top and posted a picture of myself on Instagram. I often post selfies online and today the comments range from “Slay, Tyler!” to “WTF! Is this a boy or a girl?” to “rehab would be the... Read More » This is just the start of the post My life without gender: ‘Strangers are desperate to know what genitalia I have’. Continue reading on Our Queer Stories, and take a second to share if you found the content useful!
  • Op-ed: What I Now Know About Asexuals

    Johnny
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    I didn’t realize how much I didn’t know about asexuality until I attended a workshop on the rarely-discussed topic. It took 45 minutes for me to realize I was clueless about the asexual community, prompting to me to pen The Advocate’s recent #21AceStories series (Ace is a term for an asexual person). In talking to... Read More » This is just the start of the post Op-ed: What I Now Know About Asexuals. Continue reading on Our Queer Stories, and take a second to share if you found the content useful!
  • Excerpt: Beautiful Bipolar Bisexual

    Johnny
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:00 pm
    I remember when my relationship with Caylee was rocky, I told Yvonne, “I wish I had a bipolar girlfriend who understood me.” Little did I know that the universe would bring her to me, and I would never love anyone the way I love her. She is my bipolar soul mate. Her name is Pua.... Read More » This is just the start of the post Excerpt: Beautiful Bipolar Bisexual. Continue reading on Our Queer Stories, and take a second to share if you found the content useful!
 
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