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  • Why Does A Famous Film Director Like Chi Chi LaRue Need You To Pay For His Rehab?

    Queerty
    Dan Tracer
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:12 am
    Larry Paciotti, better known in the gay universe as Chi Chi LaRue, is seeking your money to address his drug and alcohol issues. A noted porn director with three decades of experience, owner of Catalina Video, and celebrated drag performer/circuit DJ, LaRue has carved quite a name for himself as Chi Chi. In 2007 he was named one of Out magazine’s top 50 most influential people. Which is why we find it a bit unusual that he’s launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise $40,000 for another two months at the Hazelden Betty Ford Center in Minnesota. We know that widespread free access…
  • Video: Mika Brzezinski Denounces Mike Huckabee - Calls The Republican Presidential Field 'Cowards'

    Home - The New Civil Rights Movement
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:16 am
    The fact that Mike Huckabee is doubling down - it should be double over. - Mika Brzezinski 
  • NOM to lasso the White House with a rosary. Or something.

    Good As You
    G-A-Y
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:15 am
    No longer needing to pretend they are something other than the thoroughly Catholic organization they've always been, the National Organization For Marriage has announced this little stunt: [NOM] I love how it's all about supposedly men and women coming to gather, but then they say "Our goal is to have at least 500 men (and women) gathered..." As if women are just some separate, lesser, parenthetical element to the men. At this attempt to turn the White House into the Vatican, NOM will be joined by Alan Keyes, a man whose name is synonymous with anti-gay extremism. So yeah, things are going…
  • NOM's new plan? To beat up its org-crushing loss until it becomes a win.

    Good As You
    G-A-Y
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:28 pm
    Legislatively? Nope. The bad laws they passed were unconstitutional, and recent years have turned in our favor anyway. Electorally? Nope. The last four states to vote for marriage went in favor equality, and all credible polling for a few years now shows majority support for marriage equality. Judicially? Puh-leeze! In addition to two crushing Supreme Court blows in two years' time, scores of federal courts have sided with fairness over discrimination. We all know NOM knows how to beg for money, which is basically the only thing the org. does these days. Constantly. And humorously. Several…
  • Speaking to the Press at Pride Parades

    BiMedia
    bisexualblogs
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:18 am
    Last year at the Nottinghamshire Pride Parade me and Kate were interviewed by Notts TV and I remember thinking afterwards that I wasn’t ready for it. I didn’t say anything useful or get any good points across. I hadn’t even thought about speaking to the media, let alone prepare any messages that I wanted people to hear. … Continue reading Speaking to the Press at Pride Parades →
 
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  • What Is It About These Male Sex Dolls That’s So Creepy? Oh, Everything.

    Dan Tracer
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Tired of putting in all the effort required to bring a cutie over for a roll in the hay but not quite ready to go asexual? Well you can have your cake and screw it, too. Sex dolls are nothing new, but the good folks at Sinthetics (see what they did there?) don’t produce your garden variety blow-up dolls. They claim that each doll is “individually handmade by our talented team of professionals. You can feel confident knowing that all Sinthetics products have to pass rigorous inspections to meet our expectations of quality.” But all that life-like contact is going to cost you. The…
  • Why Does A Famous Film Director Like Chi Chi LaRue Need You To Pay For His Rehab?

    Dan Tracer
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:12 am
    Larry Paciotti, better known in the gay universe as Chi Chi LaRue, is seeking your money to address his drug and alcohol issues. A noted porn director with three decades of experience, owner of Catalina Video, and celebrated drag performer/circuit DJ, LaRue has carved quite a name for himself as Chi Chi. In 2007 he was named one of Out magazine’s top 50 most influential people. Which is why we find it a bit unusual that he’s launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise $40,000 for another two months at the Hazelden Betty Ford Center in Minnesota. We know that widespread free access…
  • Antigay “Religious Freedom” Fighter Bobby Jindal Now Thinks The Religious Westboro Baptist Church Is “Morally Reprehensible”

    Graham Gremore
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:19 am
    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, otherwise known as the creepy uncle of the antigay “religious freedom” movement, has a message for members of the Westboro Baptist Church: You cannot use your religion to justify picketing the funerals of the victims from last week’s shooting in Lafayette. Jindal instructed state police to “take swift and immediate action” to prevent disruptions of the memorial services of 21-year-old Mayci Breaux and 33-year-old Jillian Johnson. The announcement came one day after members of the Westboro Baptist Church said they…
  • Remember Thirty Years Ago When Madonna Was A Huge Movie Star?

    Jeremy Kinser
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:59 am
    There are many, many reasons we will always love Madonna: • There’s her career-long dedication to kicking ass to help us achieve LGBT equality • Her influential fashion sense (a blend of downtown thrift store cheekiness and uptown Haute couture chic)has made her one of the great style icons • She refuses to play by anyone else’s rule book • Her music (and its accompanying videos) have provided the soundtrack to a generation of people both queer and straight (seriously!) Unfortunately, one area where the superstar entertainer hasn’t provided a lot of…
  • Here’s How Americans Are Celebrating The (Near) End Of The Boy Scouts Ban

    Graham Gremore
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:41 am
    The Boy Scouts of America has officially lifted its ban on gay scout leaders. And it only took a quarter century of protest for the organization to get a clue. The ban relied heavily upon the lie that gay men are perverts and pedophiles died by a thousand cuts, from court challenges to lobbying to protests. In 2013, the organization finally welcomed openly gay scouts into their fold. Cause you know the gay kids are innocent but adults still suspect, especially around those kids. Now, two years later, it is also allowing openly gay adults acting as troop leaders. There’s just…
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  • Gay Speed-Skater Blake Skjellerup Marries Boyfriend Saul Carrasco: PHOTOS

    Sean Mandell
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Out gay speed-skater Blake Skjellerup wed boyfriend Saul Carrasco earlier this month in Hawaii. The couple announced their engagement last August on Twitter. They met in the most modern of ways, through Instagram. Said Blake in the caption to the above photo posted (where else?) Instagram, “Excited to be able to share pictures from our wedding! Married life 3 weeks in is total bliss!” Check out 4 more pics from Blake and Saul’s nuptials, below. Congratulations, Blake and Saul! The post Gay Speed-Skater Blake Skjellerup Marries Boyfriend Saul Carrasco: PHOTOS appeared first…
  • TV Anchor Can’t Handle This Hot Chef’s Smolder: VIDEO

    Sean Mandell
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:12 pm
    As the saying goes, if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. And that’s exactly what one TV host did when confronted with a sexy chef that was too hot to handle. Scot Haney, co-host of “Better Connecticut”, was interviewing chef Ryan Durant about his restaurant Assaggio when the conversation began to boil over. Haney asked Durant if he’s married. The answer to which left him speechless: Though Durant is unwed, he does have a girlfriend. A fact that didn’t seem to deter Haney’s hopes. Durant’s personal Instagram is sadly private, but…
  • Gordon Klingenschmitt: Gay Boy Scout Leaders Will Molest Your Children – VIDEO

    Sean Mandell
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:41 am
    In an anti-gay attack just like the ones Matt Baume decried earlier today, right-wing nut and Colorado state Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt urged parents to remove their sons from the Boy Scouts to save them from molestation at the hands of gay scout leaders. Yesterday, the Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Board overwhelmingly to end its ban on gay adults serving as scout leaders.  However, in the lead up to yesterday’s announcement, Klingenschmitt stuck to the tried and true trope of equating homosexuality to pedophilia. Right Wing Watch reports: “If your boy is in…
  • 13 Alabama Counties Still Refuse To Issue Marriage Licenses To Straight and Gay Couples

    Sean Mandell
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:14 am
    Thirteen counties in Alabama continue to refuse all requests for marriage licenses in an effort to avoid issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples specifically. Via the Campaign for Southern Equality: Currently, 53 of the state’s 67 counties have complied with these rulings and are issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Probate judges in 13 counties have ceased issuing marriage licenses to any couple as of July 9. Coosa county is neither issuing to same-sex couples nor closed . The closure of 13 marriage license offices is causing complications and burdens for any couple…
  • Matt Baume Explains Why Gay Adults Aren’t A Threat To Boy Scouts: VIDEO

    Sean Mandell
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:50 am
    In a new video posted to his channel today, Matt Baume explains the history of anti-gay animus in the Boy Scouts and the implications of yesterday’s vote to end the ban on gay adult scout leaders. Though the National Executive Board of The Boy Scouts of America voted to lift its nation-wide ban on gay adult scout leaders, the organization will still allow local chapters to decide whether they will discriminate against gay scout leaders. As Baume notes, “The Boy Scouts are a private group…and they’re free to decide who can be a member. In fact, individual chapters…
 
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  • White House Responds to ‘Pardon Edward Snowden’ Petition with Character Assassination

    Kevin Gosztola
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Screen shot of Lisa Monaco speaking at Aspen Institute event The White House finally responded to a popular petition at WhiteHouse.gov urging President Barack Obama’s administration to pardon NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. However, the response is a bald-faced attempt to use the petition as a platform to assassinate Snowden’s character. First off, the petition to pardon Snowden had nearly 168,000 signatures. Only a few petitions responded to by the White House have more signatures (for example, address gun violence through gun control legislation and legally recognize the…
  • Native American Civil Rights Activist Dies Mysteriously In Police Custody

    Kit OConnell
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:13 am
    Originally published on MintPress News.  NESHOBA COUNTY, Mississippi — Rexdale W. Henry, a Choctaw activist, died in Mississippi’s Neshoba County Jail earlier this month under circumstances that remain mysterious. Coming just one day after the alleged suicide of black civil rights activist Sandra Bland in Texas, questions are being raised about how an apparently healthy man died in police custody and why autopsy results are being withheld from the public and the media. Rexdale Henry, a civil rights activist, was found dead in jail the day after Sandra Bland was arrested over failure…
  • On Human Rights, UN Committee Gives US Low Grades for Surveillance, Detention at Guantanamo

    Kevin Gosztola
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Screen shot of CCPR grades for United States A United Nations committee, which reviews how countries comply with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), issued grades for the United States government’s implementation of recommendations issued last year. The committee gave the US low grades for surveillance and detention of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and in facilities in Afghanistan. The ICCPR is an international human rights treaty. Signatories are supposed to undertake measures to ensure the rights in the treaty are protected in their countries. In fact,…
  • The Roundup for July 28th, 2015

    Brandon Jordan
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Almost the end of the month. Keep those suggestions coming, folks. International Politics Overall – Israel hopes to use the Syrian Civil War to bolster its energy independence – Russian President Vladimir Putin: I think Sepp Blatter should get the Nobel Peace Prize; *Spits out drink* – The United Nations suspended its health programs in Iraq because of lack of funding – Both the U.S. and Turkey pledged to kick out the Islamic State from northern Syria; Easier said than done Middle East – Even the Jewish community in Iran find Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin…
  • Over Easy: Thunder Storms

    cmaukonen
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    Florida Lightning Nathan Gates Flickr creative commons I was talking the other day with my sister and the subject of thunder storms came up. We have them up here in Ohio but not like the kind we had in Florida. Not by a long shot. From mid June or so until around the end of September, sometimes later, we had nearly every day in the afternoon local thunderstorms generated by by the sea breeze from the gulf and Atlantic. I mean these suckers could be very intense. With frequent lightning and very heavy rain and some winds approaching tropical storm strength, at times. Getting off of work it…
 
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  • Speaking to the Press at Pride Parades

    bisexualblogs
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:18 am
    Last year at the Nottinghamshire Pride Parade me and Kate were interviewed by Notts TV and I remember thinking afterwards that I wasn’t ready for it. I didn’t say anything useful or get any good points across. I hadn’t even thought about speaking to the media, let alone prepare any messages that I wanted people to hear. … Continue reading Speaking to the Press at Pride Parades →
  • Open Letter to London LGBT Pride on UKIPs inclusionCN Lester and…

    Blogging in Shadows
    17 Jul 2015 | 7:27 am
    Open Letter to London LGBT Pride on UKIPs inclusion CN Lester and I have drafted an open letter to the Board and Senior Team of Pride in London about their behaviour over UKIP’s inclusion. If you’re interested in signing (as a group or organisation) or know of people who would be interested in signing, please let me know – you can email me at bis.of.colour@gmail.com or you can leave a comment on CN Lester’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cnlestermusic To the Board and Senior Team of Pride in London, We, the undersigned, are writing to express our deep…
  • Sighing for the Summer

    Jen
    8 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Remember how a few years back Katy Perry earwormed everyone for a couple of months with the titillating "try-bi" fluff that was "I kissed a girl and I liked it / hope my boyfriend don't mind it"?It seems we're there again with a hyped new single from D...
  • Appropriate Behaviour (Film)

    bisexualblogs
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:52 am
    Last month I went to a screening of Appropriate Behaviour held by the Reel Equality Film Club at The Broadway Cinema in Nottingham. The film is very unique in a number of ways. It’s written and directed by a woman (Desiree Akhavan). The lead character (Shirin) is a woman. In fact most of the main characters are women, … Continue reading Appropriate Behaviour (Film) →
  • Prides

    skibbley
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:02 am
    Perhaps now would be a good time for every LGBT Pride event to:Have a top level ethos and mission to be for all LGBT people and not to be oppressiveHave a clear strategy and policy of positive anti-discrimination, diversity and equality, to include at ...
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  • Goals That Fall Apart

    Jon T
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:09 am
    Is there ever a time where you want to improve and better yourself so much that you end up doing and saying crazy things. Maybe it’s to yourself, to your best friend, or to the world. Sometimes I feel like goal setting is one of these situations. Maybe it is made to be. It wasn’t long ago I stated I was going to do this one thing for “30 minutes every day.” And it wasn’t long after that, I quit doing exactly what I set out to do. The goal was a little to lofty, it was hard, and it almost stopped me in my tracks. What happened? This ever happen to you? I have done…
  • Love, Hate, Deadlift

    Jon T
    19 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    At one point I think this the name of this lift was perfect, it was actually dead to me. Now I picked a new workout routine that has this lift in it two times a week. Ahhhhhh The lift… Deadlift. My first thought, I do not do this lift. My second, I don’t like it. I don’t know how to do it (right). And I know it hurts you. I didn’t like it the first week, or the second but by the third it started to grow on me. Interesting. Something weird happened. I noticed the hurt, that came from new muscles being challenged. And the love, that came from when I noticed the deadlift…
  • Skoozin, Skype Boozin

    Jon T
    12 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Sometimes a good Friday night is spent enjoying a beer with our friends in San Diego, CA over Skype. We call it Skoozin. Skype + Boozen = Skoozin You gotta give it a try. If you have a couple kids, your home by eight o’clock, and your kids are in bed by 9 (hopefully). It’s you and your wife and the time is about 9:30pm. Just 5-10 years ago, you two would have been hanging with your peeps till 12 or long enough to see the sun come up. Whatever happens?!?!. Now your hanging on the couch about to close your eyes, and your friends are probably doing the same. You guys have to Skooze.
  • It Just Got to Late

    Jon T
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    To write, Sorry….
  • New Used Boat

    Jon T
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:30 am
    When you read the action side of this blog, the words scrolling through your brain and in front of your eyes will most likely be about snow/wake boarding, moving forward on a killer decision or a combination of both. Today its about buying a wakeboard boat. Used in pimp condition, fat wake, low hours, V-Drive, within budget, and something that looks damn good when it is behind my truck. There are just a few of the conditions that need to come with the boat. Should be pretty easy to find. Honestly, patience is going to be key when buying this boat. In the back of my mind I have one thought,…
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  • "billy 398" Is Up...

    20 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Have fun   http://www.gayauthors.org/forums/story/comicality/thesecretlifeofbillychase8
  • "billy 396" Is Up!

    15 Jul 2015 | 10:38 pm
    Enjoy! And expect another one on Sunday, as I am wrapping up the ebook version of Book 8 as you read this! So be sure to catch up while you can!   http://www.gayauthors.org/forums/story/comicality/thesecretlifeofbillychase8   And look for more of my ebooks at   http://www.imagine-magazine.org/store/comicality
  • "waiting Outside The Lines 13" Is Up!

    9 Jul 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Hope you guys like it! And let me know what you think!   http://www.gayauthors.org/forums/story/comicality/waitingoutsidethelines
  • "gone From Daylight" Returns To The Shack For Some Summer Sun&

    26 Jun 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Or...errr...NOT sun! Hehehe! Anyway, if you guys haven't checked out the number ONE story on the Shack site...give it a look! And have fun!   Let me know what ya think! And look for more "GFD" in July!   http://www.gayauthors.org/forums/story/comicality/gfd12bloodties
  • "billy" 396 Is Up...

    24 Jun 2015 | 10:11 pm
    Enjoy   http://www.gayauthors.org/forums/story/comicality/thesecretlifeofbillychase8
 
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  • Add 'professional advocate for anti-gay scouting' to list of bygone career choices

    G-A-Y
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:37 pm
    It's not perfect, what with its allowing church-led groups to sidestep the change. But still: Boy Scouts End Nationwide Ban on Gay Leaders [NYT] One small step for outdoorsy gay dads; one giant leap for an entire minority population sick of the insinuation that pedophilia is likely to be lurking under just under the surface of their sexual orientations.
  • NOM to lasso the White House with a rosary. Or something.

    G-A-Y
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:15 am
    No longer needing to pretend they are something other than the thoroughly Catholic organization they've always been, the National Organization For Marriage has announced this little stunt: [NOM] I love how it's all about supposedly men and women coming to gather, but then they say "Our goal is to have at least 500 men (and women) gathered..." As if women are just some separate, lesser, parenthetical element to the men. At this attempt to turn the White House into the Vatican, NOM will be joined by Alan Keyes, a man whose name is synonymous with anti-gay extremism. So yeah, things are going…
  • NOM's new plan? To beat up its org-crushing loss until it becomes a win.

    G-A-Y
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:28 pm
    Legislatively? Nope. The bad laws they passed were unconstitutional, and recent years have turned in our favor anyway. Electorally? Nope. The last four states to vote for marriage went in favor equality, and all credible polling for a few years now shows majority support for marriage equality. Judicially? Puh-leeze! In addition to two crushing Supreme Court blows in two years' time, scores of federal courts have sided with fairness over discrimination. We all know NOM knows how to beg for money, which is basically the only thing the org. does these days. Constantly. And humorously. Several…
  • By the time you read this headline, we'll be ten more seconds beyond stagnant anti-gay 'culture wars'

    G-A-Y
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:56 pm
    Since it's summer vacation time, perhaps you've found yourself at a theme park. And at said theme park, perhaps you've found yourself sitting on some sort of tram watching the tableaus of an attraction play outside your moving window. When your car stops and the tour guide is engaging you and your fellow passengers in the show, you might have observations or opinions or debates with your fellow riders or whatever else about the subject matter in front of you. You paid for your ticket; you're immersed in this world. Perhaps it's even one of those 4-D type deals that manages to temporarily…
  • Video: America cannot wait—to purchase American Family Association radio equipment? Huh?!

    G-A-Y
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:24 pm
    I see Bryan Fischer's wife among this collection of southern-accented actors: America Cannot Wait from American Family Studios on Vimeo. Join our campaign today! Visit www.afa.net/americacannotwait. Um, AFA, I'm pretty sure that your ability to make yourselves heard is a big reason why we—and even the Republican "we" among us, increasingly—are turning the page on the ugly "culture war" chapter that the family Wildmon imposed on this country. Hell, Bryan Fischer alone is better than the best pro-gay lobbyist the HRC could've ever hired! But you keep doing you, AFA. Get yourself a nice…
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  • Bloomberg Analysis: Trump Is Worth Less Than One-Third Of What He Claims

    28 Jul 2015 | 1:39 pm
    But three billion is still nothing to sneeze at. Details.
  • NOM: Alabama Should Ignore SCOTUS

    28 Jul 2015 | 1:24 pm
    "The Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell mandating same-sex marriage throughout the nation is not only wrong, but illegitimate. The oaths that elected officials take is to 'the Constitution,' not to 'the Supreme Court,' and it is high time that 'that eminent tribunal' be reminded that the very essence of its authority comes from the Constitution. As John Marshall stated in the famous decision of Marbury v. Madison, the power of judicial review does not imply a superiority of the courts to the elected branches of government, but a superiority of the Constitution to both."- NOM chairman John…
  • Lion-Killing Dentist Goes On The Lam

    28 Jul 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Walter Palmer, the American dentist charged in the killing of Africa's "most famous lion" has reportedly gone into hiding. Emmanuel Fundira, the president of the Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe, confirmed at a news conference on Tuesday that Dr. Walter Palmer is wanted for the death of Cecil the lion but that his whereabouts were unknown. Police spokeswoman Charity Charamba said 'we are looking for Palmer' who allegedly paid $55,000 (£35,000) for a big game permit and traveled from his home town of Minneapolis to Africa to kill the lion. Dr. Palmer's hunting colleagues, Zimbabwean…
  • Secretary Of Defense Sarah Palin

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:14 am
    Donald Trump today said that he'd love to have Sarah Palin as a part of his administration. No, seriously.
  • Monica Cole Has The Boy Scouts Sadz

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:21 am
    "As 1MM predicted, the Boy Scouts of America has dropped its ban on homosexual adult leaders. This means men who are attracted to males are now welcome on campouts in intimate proximity to boys. Last week, the BSA's National Executive Board approved the new policy on a 45-12 vote. This follows a vote just two years ago to allow homosexual boys to join the ranks. The BSA has made its decision; now make yours by taking these immediate actions: 1. If you are in scouting, or have a son or grandson in scouting, show your convictions by resigning from the organization. Your dropped membership will…
 
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  • American Innocence and Naiveté Revealed in Brilliant Restoration of 1949 Cold War Thriller “The Third Man” at Edina Cinema

    John Townsend
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Orson Welles in Carol Reed’s The Third Man (1949). Courtesy: Rialto Pictures / Studiocanal After World War II, the anti-Nazi allies of France, the U.K., the USA, and the USSR, occupied Austria until 1955. Filmmaker Carol Reed’s ominous, yet supremely witty mystery thriller, The Third Man, made in 1949, captures the zeitgeist of that time and place with utter luminosity. It has been made all the more gorgeous by Studiocanal’s first major restoration. If you’ve never had the pleasure of seeing this impeccable adaptation of Graham Greene’s book, you may still know…
  • 2015 Fringe Fest Has a Meaty GLBT Line-Up — Trans Shows Promise to be Especially Strong

    John Townsend
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:20 am
    This year’s Minnesota Fringe Festival has an array of GLBT shows that last no more than an hour. It’s a great way to take the pulse of where things are and where they are going within the queer “zeitgeist”. This year’s trans-oriented shows promise to be especially strong. Some of the GLBT works are locally grown, some have come from afar. Here are some of the offerings that can be seen at a variety of Minneapolis venues. Go to www.fringefestival.org for performance times. Les Kurkendaal of Coffee, Tea, or Me. Photo by Matheu Brooks. Coffee, Tea, or Me Phoenix…
  • Boy Scouts Change Policy On Gay Leaders

    Linda
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:04 am
    CNN reports that the Boy Scouts of America announced Monday that it’s lifting the ban on gay adults as Scout leaders. Read the full story from CNN 
  • Lawyer: School That Blocked Gay Speech Didn’t Discriminate

    Linda
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:03 am
    Edge Boston reports that a school didn’t discriminate by blocking a graduation speech by a valedictorian who wanted to disclose that he is gay, according to an outside attorney hired by Twin Peaks Charter Academy to investigate the decision. Read the full story from Edge Boston 
  • Gay History Class A First At Public San Francisco High School

    Linda
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:02 am
    SF Gate reports that a new college preparatory course at a San Francisco high school will focus on the gay rights movement, the AIDS crisis, the lives of GLBT activists, and historic events such as the Stonewall Riot and the legalization of same-sex marriage. Read the full story from SF Gate
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    Dorothy Surrenders

  • Storyline D.O.A.

    Dorothy Snarker
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:30 am
    Why did Senior Criminalist Susie Chang have to die? Good question, strange question. It’s a question I asked loudly two weeks ago in my recap when the episode first aired. A question we were all basically guessing at wildly for the whole week after it happened…until. Until the actress herself Tina Huang addressed it in an interview with Talk Nerdy With Us last week. So, how was this decision made? Did the actress want out? Had she booked another project? Was Was it anything other than a creative decision by the writers to kill of yet another – albeit this time for less sadly mandatory…
  • Last Girl

    Dorothy Snarker
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:30 am
    Oh, yes. Oh, no. No, but also yes. Yes, but also no. It’s the beginning of the for-real end of “Lost Girl.” I can’t really express my feelings. I’m excited to see how this story ends. I’m so sad this story had to end. So sad. Still not over it. But, alas, chin up. We soldier on. And we’ll analyze on as well with the very first new trailer for the final episodes. So let’s dive right in with six off-the-cuff reactions to the new footage. 1) The last eight episodes all take part in a discotheque?2) Who knew Greek gods wore Vera Bradley?3) Imma miss that overuse of eyeliner, I…
  • My Weekend Crush

    Dorothy Snarker
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:30 am
    So I know by now – as a good gay lady – you’ve heard the good news about this rumored “Xena: Warrior Princess” reboot. Cue an “Ayiyiyiyiyiyi!” war cry of joy. While Lucy Lawless herself has weighed in to say it’s more wishful thinking than done deal, it’s still something to dream about. And it’s worth getting our hopes up to hear that original series producers Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi are in on the very, very, very (very, very, very) early stages of some sort of reboot. Also, Lucy has already expressed interest in reprising her character. Time for an even louder…
  • Same Love

    Dorothy Snarker
    23 Jul 2015 | 12:30 am
    If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time you know I get really, really, really excited about a few things. Tina Fey. Tank tops. Pretty ladies. And the “Freeheld” movie. Last fall I got excited about a picture of some dirty hands. Dirty hands! Then earlier this year Lionsgate won a fevered bidding war to release the long-in-the-coming feature film based on the Oscar-winning documentary short of the same name. According to The Hollywood Reporter they beat out Focus Features, Sony Pictures Classics and Netflix in the based on a “12-minute sizzle reel.”Ever since then we’ve…
  • What Doesn't Tig Us Makes Us Stronger

    Dorothy Snarker
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:30 am
    So if you’re wondering what you should stream on Netflix (we all know you’ve already watched all the lesbian movies – even the ones with subtitles) you should definitely head over to the documentary section. Because there you’ll find “Tig,” the new doc about out comic Tig Notaro. Now, I have a full review over at Women & Hollywood (yep, I’m still writing for them – you can read some other past posts here, here, here and so on if so inclined). But one of the things I’d like to expound on is how nonchalantly Tig’s sexuality is handled in the film. And, if you think about it,…
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  • The Emperor of St. Louis has a few stories to tell

    Jon Green
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:34 pm
    “Coming out in my teens in the pre-internet Bible Belt, I was fascinated with all the colorful, older queens I met who didn’t have a pot to piss in, yet had the most fascinating delusions of grandeur. Until recently LGBT people weren’t allowed to be themselves publicly, so they created tiny fantasy worlds where they could be whatever they wanted, be that a pageant winner, a macho biker, a celebrity, one of the popular kids in their own high school reenactment, or royalty. Even their relationships were pretend, not being recognized outside the walls of gay establishments or private…
  • Clinton not ready to answer Hard Questions™ on Keystone Pipeline

    Jon Green
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:58 am
    Hillary “Hard Questions” Clinton recently released a decidedly non-comprehensive plan to tackle climate change, with promises of more proposals and positions to be unveiled as the campaign season progresses. However, one position we apparently can’t expect candidate Clinton to ever take is where she stands on the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, the transcontinental oil pipeline that would transport tar sands oil from Canada through the United States. Responding to a question at a town hall earlier today, Clinton punted on where she stood on the issue, initially…
  • Arkansas gun range bans Muslims, claims “private club” exemption

    Jon Green
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:55 am
    Recent expansions of LGBT rights and protections have led many Christians to spearhead a new movement seeking new, parallel protections for what they call religious freedom, but in effect amount to nothing more than Christian privilege. If you’re wondering where the line falls between religious freedom and Christian privilege, there’s a simple test. When a Christian school, business, public servant or private individual claims the right to refuse employment, housing, accommodation or service to an LGBT person, replace “Christian” with “Muslim” and see if…
  • “Is it possible to rape your wife?” just became a serious question in the Republican primary

    Jon Green
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:54 am
    With Donald Trump solidifying a lead in Republican primary polling, it was only a matter of time before journalists started vetting him like a serious candidate. Last night, the first round of that vetting came through, and hooooboy it was a doozy. As Tim Mak and Brandy Zadrozny at The Daily Beast reported, in what is likely the most Donald Trump news yet this news cycle, the man who called an entire country a bunch of rapists may himself be a rapist. And if you report on it, his lawyer will first say that it’s legally impossible for Trump to be a rapist and then threaten to sue you,…
  • Reauthorize the Export-Import Bank

    William Christou
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    It’s been almost a month since the Export-Import bank lapsed in authority. Congress has so far been unable to reauthorize it, mainly because of opposition from the conservative right who believe that the bank represents “nothing more than corporate welfare.” Last night, Bernie Sanders cast the lone non-Republican vote against the bank’s reauthorization in the Senate for the same reason. In contrast, a bipartisan coalition similar to the one emerging in support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership believes the Ex-Im Bank levels the playing field for small businesses and provides an…
 
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  • Discover Card features a PRIDE Card? Who knew?

    DJ
    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

    DJ
    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?

    DJ
    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

    DJ
    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.
  • Male Version of Hooters called “Roosters” Coming to Select U.S. Markets

    DJ
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Hooters announced plans to introduce a fresh restaurant concept called Roosters. A Hooters type dining experience with an all-male wait staff. You can still get your fresh, never frozen, world-famous wings to mouth-watering burgers and fan-favorite fried pickles—all served up by the soon-to-be iconic Roosters Boys. It’s almost like a Hamburger Mary’s but unfortunately no […]
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    Gay travel

  • 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…
  • Gay Marriage in The Virgin Islands

    bestgaytravel
    11 Jul 2015 | 7:27 am
    The Virgin Islands are the western island group of the Leeward Islands, which are the northern part of the Lesser Antilles, and form the border between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Politically, the eastern islands form the British Virgin Islands and the western ones form the Virgin Islands of the United States. The British Virgin Islands is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom comprising approximately 60 islands and cays including Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, and Anegada. The U.S. Virgin Islands is one of five inhabited insular areas of the United States, along…
  • Gay Days at Disneyland Anaheim

    bestgaytravel
    10 Jul 2015 | 4:22 pm
    About 12 weeks  away! It’ll be here before you know it! GAY DAYS ANAHEIM  @  Disneyland! This is one of our favorite parties – and favorite cities! Gay Days Anaheim 2015 October 2 – 4 The schedule is awesome this year and you can pick and choose which parties and events you wish to attend.  Coco Peru  will be back this year  and the fabulous WILLAM  from  Ru Pauls drag race fame. The parties run  Friday  thru Sunday  but I encourage you stay a few more days.  There is SO MUCH  to see and do in Anaheim and Orange county.  CHECK OUT THESE PAST ARTICLES!  Shopping, …
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  • 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…
  • Gay Marriage in The Virgin Islands

    bestgaytravel
    11 Jul 2015 | 7:27 am
    The Virgin Islands are the western island group of the Leeward Islands, which are the northern part of the Lesser Antilles, and form the border between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Politically, the eastern islands form the British Virgin Islands and the western ones form the Virgin Islands of the United States. The British Virgin Islands is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom comprising approximately 60 islands and cays including Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, and Anegada. The U.S. Virgin Islands is one of five inhabited insular areas of the United States, along…
  • Gay Days at Disneyland Anaheim

    bestgaytravel
    10 Jul 2015 | 4:22 pm
    About 12 weeks  away! It’ll be here before you know it! GAY DAYS ANAHEIM  @  Disneyland! This is one of our favorite parties – and favorite cities! Gay Days Anaheim 2015 October 2 – 4 The schedule is awesome this year and you can pick and choose which parties and events you wish to attend.  Coco Peru  will be back this year  and the fabulous WILLAM  from  Ru Pauls drag race fame. The parties run  Friday  thru Sunday  but I encourage you stay a few more days.  There is SO MUCH  to see and do in Anaheim and Orange county.  CHECK OUT THESE PAST ARTICLES!  Shopping, …
 
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    gay new york

  • 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.
  • Bea Arthur LGBT Residence

    bestgaynewyork
    16 Jul 2015 | 5:19 am
    On Monday, July 20, 2015, there will be a groundbreaking ceremony for the Bea Arthur Residence, an 18-bed residence for homeless LGBT youth operated by the Ali Forney Center. In 2012 the New York City Council and the Manhattan Borough President awarded $3,300,000 for the renovation of a long vacant building owned by the New York City Department of Housing and Preservation Development. The building has now been turned over to the Ali Forney Center in partnership with Cooper Square Committee, and renovations are beginning this month. It is anticipated that the building will begin to provide…
  • Matthew Camp – Getting GO

    bestgaynewyork
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:48 am
    How did I miss this? I stumbled upon this cute little movie by accident this week – it’s a Sexy, innovative gay romance with Tanner Cohen & Matthew Camp!   “An affecting drama full of heart and humor, reminiscent of instant classics like Weekend.” — Edge Boston   This wonderfully innovative and exceptionally sexy drama has an infectious energy and a completely unique aesthetic as it tells a classic story of lust becoming love — and then some. Super cute Tanner Cohen (Were The World Mine) returns to the big screen as a college boy named Doc who…
  • WIGSTOCK Returns August 16

    bestgaynewyork
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:07 am
    Wigstock’s Sea Tea Cruise Sets Sail on Sunday August 16th! Ahoy! It’s been over 10 years since the last Wigstock festival was held. The famed NYC drag Labor Day bash attracted 30,000 revelers at it’s height and became the subject of the film Wigstock: The Movie in 1995. But after 20+ years of sequins, fake lashes and immaculate coiffures, organizers Lady Bunny and Scott Lifshutz needed a break. A long one! But the celebration of wigs hasn’t completely curled up and dyed. On August 16th, the gang will take hi-jack Michael Fesco’s Sea Tea for a 4 hour cruise to recapture some of…
  • Joey Contreras Love Wildly

    bestgaynewyork
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:19 am
    The FEEL GOOD  song  of  summer is HERE! NYC-based, pop/broadway artist, Joey Contreras, announces his brand new music video for “Love Wildly,” featuring the vocals of Eric Krop. Watch HERE. The video was featured on The Advocate who called it “A day-in-the-life montage from a sexier Fame.” Additionally, Contreras just announced his appearance at the New York Musical Theatre Festival on Thursday, 7/16. “Love Wildly”  is featured on Contreras’ LP, Young Kind of Love, which showcases sounds of both pop and contemporary musical theatre.
 
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    LGBT News

  • 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...
  • Up to $2 million of Grant to protect Human Rights of LGBTI Persons

    Diana Topan
    12 Jun 2015 | 1:20 am
    June 12, 2015 /LGBT News/ The Global Equality Fund, managed by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) is accepting Statements of Interest (SOIs) from civil society organizations in...
  • Call for Applications 2015: UN Training Programme for Volunteers Working for LGBTI

    Diana Topan
    5 Jun 2015 | 7:39 am
    June 5, 2015 /LGBT News/ TGEU, together with ARC International, is currently inviting Volunteers working for a trans or LGBTI organisation in Europe to participate in a 3-day UN training programme,...
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    Seasons of Pride

  • Madrid renames a plaza in memory of Pedro Zerolo

    Kelly Riker
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:19 am
    Pedro Zerolo: Activist who helped Spain become first country to recognize same-sex marriage passed in June. Madrid renames a plaza in memory of Pedro Zerolo The full City Council has approved the proposal of the PSM with the support of Madrid now and Cs. The State Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals, FELGTB, welcomes the adoption of turning a square in the heart of the Plaza de Chueca Pedro Zerolo. This morning the city of Madrid City Council has approved the initiative of the PSM FELGTB has moved in the form of proposition, which also includes the installation of a…
  • Austin Pride 2015

    Kelly Riker
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:50 am
    August 22, 2015toAugust 30, 2015Austin Pride – The Austin PRIDE Festival returns to Fiesta Gardens on the beautiful shores of Lady Bird Lake. Performers and more info coming soon!Austin, TX. The mission of the Austin Gay and Lesbian Pride Foundation is to educate, resource, and connect the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community in Austin, Texas. Austin Pride 2015 The PRIDE Festival is the LARGEST annual LGBTQ advocacy and fundraising event in Central Texas!  Dozens of non-profit organizations and social clubs use the Festival as a platform to inform and…
  • Pride Glasgow 2015

    Kelly Riker
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:28 am
    August 22, 2015toAugust 23, 2015Glasgow Pride – Pride Glasgow is Scotland’s largest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Festival and returns in 2015 for a massive 2 day weekend event for the first time event. Glasgow, Scotland. Pride Glasgow 2015 Pride Glasgow is delighted to announce that the theme for the 2015 festival is Happiness. This theme will be rolled out across the full festival including the parade and main event. Happiness will also play a prominent role in our new Pride Life Volunteer Programme (More information coming soon). Pride Glasgow is calling for festival…
  • Doncaster Pride 2015

    Kelly Riker
    22 Jul 2015 | 2:10 pm
    August 22, 2015Doncaster Pride – Doncaster Pride is a celebratory, non-political charity that hopes to raise the profile of Doncaster’s LGBT community. We are back in Sir Nigel Gresley Square, outside Cast for a day of live music, drag and whatever else we can fit on the stage. We will also have a lively array of market stalls, food court, drinks tent and fair. Doncaster, England. Doncaster Pride 2015   Doncaster Pride is delighted to announce that the “Walk of Unity” is back for 2015! Not only a new walk route but we will be led by the banners of our local Mining…
  • Herts Pride 2015

    Kelly Riker
    22 Jul 2015 | 1:43 pm
    August 22, 2015Hertfordshire Pride – The Hertfordshire Pride Society is a group of friendly, passionate, creative volunteers from the local lesbian, gay men, bisexual and trans* (LGBT*Q) community and their straight allies. Watford, England. Herts Pride 2015 Aim: To set up, plan, organise, raise funds and implement an annual Pride and family fun day event in Hertfordshire that promotes equality and diversity for the public benefit, through raising awareness of discrimination on age, disability, race, religion and belief, and in particular the elimination of discrimination on the grounds…
 
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    Gay Travel Information (and more)!

  • The Betsy – Miami Beach, FL

    gaytravelinformation
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:40 am
    Gay Travel Blog | Gay Travel Information | The Betsy Hotel | The Betsy Miami Beach | Gay Travel | Gay Friendly The Betsy / 1440 Ocean Drive / Miami Beach, FL 33139 / 1-866-792-3879 The Betsy, a boutique hotel located on Ocean Drive in South Beach, Miami offers up one of the best lodging … Continue reading →
  • #LoveWins Wedding Package and Sweepstakes

    gaytravelinformation
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:37 am
    Three Iconic French Quarter Hotels Announce “#LoveWins” same sex couple wedding packages and sweepstakes. New Orleans – July 15, 2015 – Three French Quarter hotels of the New Orleans Hotel Collection have proudly announced their new “#LoveWins” wedding package offerings, and a sweepstakes offer for a free same sex wedding to be given away. The … Continue reading →
  • Universal Orlando – Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

    gaytravelinformation
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:52 am
    BE AMONG THE FIRST TO BOOK A STAY AT LOEWS SAPPHIRE FALLS RESORT, UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S NEWEST ON-SITE HOTEL! ORLANDO, Fla. (July 21, 2015) – Beginning today, guests can be among the first to book reservations for the newest on-site hotel at Universal Orlando Resort – Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. Built around a lush, tropical lagoon … Continue reading →
  • Gran Meliá Rome Hotel – Rome, Italy

    gaytravelinformation
    17 Jul 2015 | 11:04 am
    Gran Meliá Rome Hotel | Via del Gianicolo, 3 | Rome, Italy 00165 | Phone: (39) 06 925901 The Gran Meliá Rome Hotel, the masterpiece of the Gran Meliá brand, is enveloped by the legends of ancient Rome and the spectacular scenery of the historical Villa Agrippina, which once belonged to the Roman empress, mother of … Continue reading →
  • Boston Skydive Center – Smithfield, RI

    gaytravelinformation
    17 Jul 2015 | 11:03 am
    Boston Skydive Center | North Central State Airport | 300 Jenckes Hill Road | Smithfield, RI 02917 | 1-508-759-3483 Jennifer and Kate are the two adventurous ones here at Gay Travel Information so it was no surprise that Kate jumped (slight pun intended) to the offer of experiencing one of Boston Skydive Center’s Tandem Parachute … Continue reading →
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    Unicorn Booty

  • Hollywood Women Oppose Amnesty International’s Plea For Decriminalized Sex Work

    Terri Washington
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:53 am
    Hollywood Women Oppose Amnesty International’s Plea For Decriminalized Sex Work Like this Article Like Unicorn BootyIn the long debate over the legalization of prostitution and sex work, Amnesty International wants to decriminalize the buying and selling of sex between consenting adults. And yet Amnesty International — the world’s leading human rights organization — has now received 400 signatures worth of criticism for this decision including from some of the biggest celebrities in the world. Amnesty International’s proposal to decriminalize sex work between…
  • KICKSTART THIS: ‘Playing Gay’ Says LGBT TV Characters Helped Pave Way For Equality

    Terri Washington
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:32 am
    KICKSTART THIS: ‘Playing Gay’ Says LGBT TV Characters Helped Pave Way For Equality Like this Article Like Unicorn BootyThis year’s Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage took an epic step towards equality, and a documentary called Playing Gay believes that television helped pave the road. Playing Gay: How America Came Out on Television explores the progression of gay TV charactersand how they got the ball rolling on equality. Written and Directed by LGBT activist and talk show host David Bender, the film hypothesizes that series like Ellen, Modern Family and The L…
  • The Lafayette Shooting Wasn’t Random: It Was A Hate Crime Against Women

    R. S. Benedict
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:21 am
    The Lafayette Shooting Wasn’t Random: It Was A Hate Crime Against Women Like this Article Like Unicorn BootyAuthorities and analysts are still trying to understand why 59-year-old John Russel Houser opened fire in a Lafayette movie theater last week, killing two people and injuring nine more. The Washington Post reports, Police …were struggling to determine whether and why he came to town to kill. “Why did he come here? Why did he do that?” Col. Michael D. Edmonson, superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, said at a news conference. “We don’t know that.” Edmonson added…
  • Connect 4 Life Wants To Save Homeless LGBT Teens Using Cell Phones

    Terri Washington
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Connect 4 Life Wants To Save Homeless LGBT Teens Using Cell Phones Like this Article Like Unicorn BootyAs a teenager in Virginia, Christopher Wood found himself nearly living on the streets after his parents kicked him out of the house upon coming out of the closet. If it wasn’t for his measly flip phone he doesn’t know where he would be today. Wood used his phone to call a friend who found him a temporary place to say. He credits his simple flip phone as his life saver. Now he’s looking to save thousands of homeless LGBT teens through his Connect 4 Life program. Connect 4 Life seeks…
  • Will Sex Dolls Finally Put An End To Human Interaction?

    Terri Washington
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:34 pm
    Will Sex Dolls Finally Put An End To Human Interaction? Like this Article Like Unicorn BootyDenise truly is an uncanny lover. She can blink, move her head and converse with you, but she also has no heart, no pulse and her body is made of plastic. In a real life Lars and the Real Girl situation, the sex doll company RealDoll has created a sex doll that also talks — but are they any match for a human sexual partner? The project, which inventor Matt McMullen is calling Realbotix, strives to animate the doll in baby steps. The dolls bodies won’t move (they’re posable) but their…
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    Kage Alan Blog

  • Husband Vs. Extended Family Member: Gene Pool Smackdown

    Kage
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    There have been moments in our twenty years together when my husband has looked at me, usually in frustration, and spoken those little annoying words “There are times I don’t think you know me.” Which is about the moment when I want to ring his neck and scream “I would if you didn’t get so annoyed every time I ask you a question!” He stares at me, arches his eyebrow and let’s off a “Fascinating. You know I don’t like questions.” Grr… It’s true, though. He doesn’t like it when I ask questions. He barely tolerates me opening my mouth to speak. Fortunately, his…
  • Uh, Oh. So Here’s What Didn’t Happen…

    Kage
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    I’m confused and feeling slightly let down. Remember when marriage equality became the law of the land last month? We were promised an end of times light show. Life as we knew it was supposed to end…HORRIBLY. I even went grocery shopping and stocked up on extra toilet paper and canned goods, plus another can opener or two because you just know the first thing to break is going to be the trusty can opener, then where are you? The most amazing thing to happen that weekend came from the opposition; silence. Well, dumbfounded silence, like they couldn’t get over the fact the majority of the…
  • Through Eyes Different Than Your Own

    Kage
    20 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Isn’t that the expression? I usually get “His is a face only a mother could love.” But, hey, there’s a kind of beauty in that too. I’m a people watcher. I enjoy looking around and picking out the people who present themselves in ways that absolutely fascinates me. And they most likely wouldn’t fascinate you in the least. These are the people I wind up talking to, the ones whose stories I gently prod them for and listen to. Many folks have jokingly referred to me as a rather derogatory term over the years because of my apparent propensity to be…
  • Long Live Air Conditioning!

    Kage
    13 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    I spent the 4th of July holiday up north with my husband. Sadly, due to issues with our vehicle, we had to come home a little early. This wound up being a blessing in disguise because he needed to go have a vision test, order new glasses, see the dentist, and get a few other odds and ends taken care of. It was also a curse because we spent three days outside in the freakin’ hot garage going through boxes and bags of things from when we combined households two years ago. Still, in the end, it wasn’t as bad as my first post-college job. Remember those jobs few people wanted to do back in…
  • The Cost of Nuptials…Are People Nuts?

    Kage
    9 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Yes, I took a break from writing a blog post last Monday. I’m not typically inclined to do so, but I was up north, the internet was spotty, and I had two half Asian adults with me running around comparing the sizes of their latest electrical gadgets all while making a mess of the place. My husband’s is bigger…as it should be. Undersexed-Brother-in-Law’s Long-Term-Unaffectionate-Girlfriend wasn’t there to make sure they picked up after themselves, so I had to take up the slack. At some point during the weekend, the topic of weddings came up and it absolutely made my head spin. A…
 
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    Butch in Progress

  • [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.
  • Women’s World Cup 2015 - Trine Rønning

    8 Jun 2015 | 6:04 am
    [B] Out and proud athlete Trine Rønning after her goal in yesterday’s match against Thailand. Definetly another canidate for our arm porn category. 
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    Equaldex

  • Compare LGBT Rights Between Any Country With Equaldex’s New...

    danlev
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Compare LGBT Rights Between Any Country With Equaldex’s New FeatureEqualdex just launched a new tool that lets you compare LGBT rights and public opinion data between countries, states, and provinces.The new tool lets you compare the legal status of homosexuality, same-sex marriage, adoption by same-sex couples, right to change legal gender, discrimination protections, ability for LGBT people to serve in the military, age of consent, blood donation, and conversion therapy. Many major countries include public opinion data as well.Popular comparisons are now available on the sidebar of region…
  • Supreme Court Rules Gay Marriage is Legal NationwideSee the...

    danlev
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Supreme Court Rules Gay Marriage is Legal NationwideSee the interactive map of LGBT rights.
  • Search Equaldex Through DuckDuckGoYou can now search Equaldex...

    danlev
    18 May 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Search Equaldex Through DuckDuckGoYou can now search Equaldex directly through DuckDuckGo! Try searching “!equaldex [country name]” to look up LGBT laws in a country.A bigger integration with DuckDuckGo is coming soon!https://duckduckgo.com
  • Get LGBT News on Your Google Play NewsstandFollow Equaldex’s...

    danlev
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:55 pm
    Get LGBT News on Your Google Play NewsstandFollow Equaldex’s blog and LGBT news on Google Play’s Newsstand app on iOS and Android! LGBT news is curated by Equaldex users. Want to contribute? Join us!Add Equaldex to your Newsstand(Google Play Newsstand is available on iOS and Android)
  • Viet Vu's TEDx Talk, “Bi the Way, We Exist,” on...

    danlev
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Viet Vu's TEDx Talk, “Bi the Way, We Exist,” on Bisexuality, Coming Out, and EqualdexViet Vu, Equaldex moderator and Economics major at University of British Columbia, delivered a TEDx Talk speaking about the complexities of coming out as bisexual, LGBTQ+ rights, and his involvement with Equaldex.Before becoming a moderator on Equaldex, Viet was a top contributor to the site, even before it was launched to the public.“In this TEDx talk, Viet speaks about the complexities of coming out as bisexual and the positive and negative reactions that he received from his family and friends.
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    The Randy Report

  • American Dentist Walter Palmer Kills National Park Lion In Zimbabwe

    28 Jul 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer is caught in the middle of a social media shit storm as the Telegraph has reported that the American hunter hunted and killed a popular attraction, Cecil the lion, from a national park in Zimbabwe.Conservation groups in Zimbabwe reacted angrily to the news that the 13-year-old animal had been killed: partly because the lion was known to visitors and seemingly enjoyed human contact, and partly because of the way in which he was killed. He was lured out of the national park and shot.“As far as I understand, Walter believes that he might have shot that lion that…
  • Matt Baume Explains New Rules Regarding Openly Gay Scout Leaders

    28 Jul 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Matt Baume explains the new rule change at the Boy Scouts of America allowing gay scout leaders, and whether that means any young scouts are now at more risk.(Here's a hint: nope)While 79% of the National Executive Board of The Boy Scouts of America voted to lift its nation-wide ban on gay adult scout leaders, local chapters are still allowed to decide whether they will discriminate against gay scout leaders.“The Boy Scouts are a private group, and they’re free to decide who can be a member. In fact, individual chapters are still allowed to deny access to LGBT leaders. Non-discrimination…
  • NFL Upholds 4 Game Suspension For Patriots' Tom Brady

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:38 am
    JUST IN: NFL upholds 4-game suspension imposed on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. pic.twitter.com/c1H7g3Xv4m— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 28, 2015
  • Donald Trump Would "Love" To Have Sarah Palin Be Part Of His (Never Gonna Happen) Administration

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:35 am
    Appearing on The Palin Update (yes, there is such a "show"), Donald Trump lauded the former half-term governor of Alaska for being "tough" and "smart."This is really all you need to know about a fictitious Trump administration, via Right Wing Watch:Host Kevin Scholla asked the GOP presidential candidate, “If there is a Trump administration, could you see picking up the phone, giving the governor a call and picking her brain on some things, or perhaps having her along in some official capacity.”“I’d love that,” Trump replied. “Because she really is somebody who knows what’s…
  • Fox News' Elisabeth Hasselbeck: Sandra Bland Could Have Used Cigarette As A Weapon

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:59 am
    I kid you not. Hasselbeck actually said this in all seriousness. This is not The Onion.Speaking to former New York Police Department officer John Raffery, Fox News personality Elisabeth Hasselbeck suggested that the police officer caught on dash cam video asked Sandra Bland to exit her car because he was afraid Bland would wield her cigarette as a weapon.Via Raw Story:Rafferty said that Trooper Brian Encinia was placed on administrative duty by his department. They acknowledged that the officer stepped over the line in his violent arrest of Bland, who had merely changed lanes without using a…
 
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    thomascwaters.com

  • This week in HIV/AIDS, July 27, 2015

    Thomas Waters
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:10 am
    People who are positive are not the cause of spreading HIV. People who don't know their status are the cause.
  • Why Santorum Matters

    Thomas Waters
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:36 am
    The Rachel Maddow interview with Rick Santorum is getting discussed, but mostly to celebrate Maddow schooling him in Civics. But Santorum said some very important things that are worth being aware of.
  • This Week in HIV/AIDS July 18, 2015

    Thomas Waters
    18 Jul 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Ending the epidemic of HIV is actually very simple: frequent testing; following safer sex practices; and for those who are positive, adhering to treatments so that your viral load remains undetectable.
  • This week in HIV/AIDS, July 11, 2015

    Thomas Waters
    11 Jul 2015 | 9:09 am
    I often post my weekly HIV/AIDS post on Monday or Tuesday, but I’m going to jump in and post it today, as the topic regards Sunday July 12. A link to the HuffPost story I’m quoting is below. The article is powerful and inspiring, and a must read in my opinion. The black church has always been a place of power for the African-American community. It was where black leaders secretly preached the gospel of[Read More...]
  • Delta Foundation Web Site Hacked

    Thomas Waters
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:39 pm
    Surely, any organization that depends upon their visibility can spend a minuscule fraction of that million dollars to have a reliable web presence.
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    GayNZ.com

  • Prisoner vote decision important for us too

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:10 am
    Rainbow Wellington says a landmark court decision on prisoner voting rights is important to our communities, because it shows how protections for minority groups can be cast casually aside.
  • Anti-gay columnist Garth George dies

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:14 am
    Conservative Christian columnist Garth George, who rallied against gay rights throughout his career, has died.
  • Family promises bday party like no other

    27 Jul 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Auckland’s gay club Family Bar turns ten this year, and will celebrate with a “birthday celebration extravaganza” next month.
  • Sky simulcasting I Am Cait premiere

    27 Jul 2015 | 10:40 am
    Caitlyn Jenner’s new reality TV series will screen on the E! Channel from today, with Sky TV screening its premiere as it hits US screens.
  • Pressure mounts for early HIV treatment

    25 Jul 2015 | 8:25 pm
    More pressure is likely to be placed on government drug funder Pharmac to pay for early prescribing of anti-HIV medications after the results of a major HIV treatment study were released at the just-concluded HIV conference in Vancouver.
 
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  • Carmen is a Queer Black Womyn from Pittsburgh #AMPLIFY

    Sue
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:45 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 mostly avoid editing their responses. The questions, however, may change as we ask each […]
  • Darcell Hopes Everyone Will Find Love #Amplify

    Sue
    25 Jul 2015 | 10:15 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 mostly avoid editing their responses. The questions, however, may change as we ask each […]
  • 66 Year Old Trans Woman K.C. Haggard Was Murdered in Fresno on Thursday

    Sue
    25 Jul 2015 | 8:25 am
    K.C. Haggard was on the street, reportedly during a routine nocturnal walk around her neighborhood, when she was brutally stabbed and left to die in the street. She was 66 and newly out. The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has learned of the homicide of K.C. Haggard, a transgender woman who was stabbed to […]
  • Sivynn Acknowledges That Some People Just Don’t Pay Attention To His Transition #Amplify

    Sue
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:36 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 mostly avoid editing their responses. The questions, however, […]
  • Rachel Maddow Schools Rick Santorum on Civics

    Sue
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:42 pm
    We love Rachel Maddow. She’s the best thing about cable, closely tied with Melissa Harris-Perry. She has first name status in our home: “Wanna watch Rachel tonight?” “If we hurry, we can catch Rachel!” MSNBC is practically the only channel we watch on cable. Granted we have the lowest tier of channel options, but it […]
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    Hottest Gay Entertainment News Now

  • 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…
  • Queen of the Desert Drag Pageant

    STEVEN
    5 Jun 2015 | 6:28 pm
    I was sitting on the couch here at home when I got a message from my dear friend Brett Klein at the D.A.P. about the (at the time) upcoming Queen of the Desert lip-sync drag competition happening 5/27 at Renaissance Hotel in Palm Springs. I had attended the previous year which was the premiere year for the pageant. Brett knew my background in the pageant circuit with the girls could be an asset to the show. We chatted about what I thought of the previous year and how I thought it could be bigger and better. The next thing I know I am sitting in a boardroom across from a true soldier for the…
  • Beyond the Lights – Movie Review

    STEVEN
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:12 pm
    You know the star. She is beautiful Gugu Mbatha-Raw! The film is called Beyond the Lights and is about a career-driven overbearing mother played to the bitchy hilt by Minnie Driver, both ruthless and shameless about getting her daughter Noni Jean (Mbatha-Raw) to a successful career in the music industry and extreme fame at any cost. While she sells her daughter’s sexuality and image to the highest bidder and brightest spotlight, Driver’s Macy Jean pushes Noni further away from her. The movie is truly one tragic train wreck to watch. It was 99 cents on iTunes when I was perusing…
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    Confessions of a Boy Toy

  • Chances Are Your Most Frequent Bed Partner Is Your Lovely Smartphone

    Oscar Raymundo
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:43 pm
    If you are a proud smartphone owner, then chances are you rarely sleep in bed alone. According to a recent study, most of us have a tendency to sleep right next to our smartphone. Talk about strange bedfellows. Related: Is Sexting Good or Bad for Your Relationships? The study researched our sleeping habits in relation to […] The post Chances Are Your Most Frequent Bed Partner Is Your Lovely Smartphone appeared first on Confessions of a Boy Toy.
  • Meet Justin & Nick: Instagram’s Sexiest Gay Couple

    Oscar Raymundo
    25 Jul 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Justin and Nick are just your typical live-in gay couple: They help each other do chores around the house and spend weekends playing video games together. Yep, nothing out of the ordinary here, except — Justin and Nick are fine as fuck. Together this Pittsburg gay couple has been using a joint account on Instagram […] The post Meet Justin & Nick: Instagram’s Sexiest Gay Couple appeared first on Confessions of a Boy Toy.
  • Listen: Boy Toy Mixtape Vol. 10

    Oscar Raymundo
    24 Jul 2015 | 3:17 pm
    All this running around Trying to cover my shadow An ocean growing inside All the others seem shallow Psychedelic rockers Tame Impala have a new song, “Let It Happen” quoted above, that is probably the closest thing we’ll ever come to doing heroine. The only artist that could possibly followup such a high is Robyn. The pop […] The post Listen: Boy Toy Mixtape Vol. 10 appeared first on Confessions of a Boy Toy.
  • #NakedEye Selfies from Bryan Singer, James Franco, Jake Shears & Colby Keller For Your Eyes Only

    Oscar Raymundo
    18 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    How much would you pay for a disposable camera full of undeveloped photos James Franco took just for you? Or maybe you’re more curious to get a roll of film from Broad City‘s Ilana Glazer or Drag Race star Alaska Thunderfuck. New York’s longest-running LGBT film festival, MIX NYC, is auctioning off disposable 35mm cameras full of […] The post #NakedEye Selfies from Bryan Singer, James Franco, Jake Shears & Colby Keller For Your Eyes Only appeared first on Confessions of a Boy Toy.
  • Myriam Gurba: Required Reading for Mexican Girls Who Paint Their Fingernails Black

    Oscar Raymundo
    17 Jul 2015 | 4:47 pm
    “I wrote this for Mexican girls who sit alone in their bedrooms at night painting their fingernails black,” said writer Myriam Gurba when asked who she envisioned her audience to be when she wrote her latest collection of short stories, Painting Their Portraits in Winter. “He was just so put off,” she continued, “he was no longer […] The post Myriam Gurba: Required Reading for Mexican Girls Who Paint Their Fingernails Black appeared first on Confessions of a Boy Toy.
 
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    Bama Boi Blues

  • 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…
  • Bama Boi Blues, 5 years later!

    Kevin T
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:41 am
    It wouldn't be right to allow this month to end without acknowledging that Bama Boi Blues is 5 years old!It's been a major journey since the first post, hasn't it? Some of you have been following this blog since its inception on July 15th, 2010, and I am nothing but thankful for your support!This blog has been my therapy and my form of outreach and activism as these years have rolled on by, and I've been nothing more than an open book, inviting you all into my personal world of triumphs and failures. This experience has grounded me on so many levels.My understanding of myself as a black male…
  • Strange Mirrors: What I'm learning about myself from the eyes of others

    Kevin T
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Lately, I've been in an odd place. I've been in between surviving and sorting out my feelings.After embarking on this self love challenge, I'm learning things about myself that I don't necessarily like, but felt was needed in order for me to continue living.I'm the face of suicide, so in order for me to avoid risking a downward descent into possible self harm, I'll block or push away any person or thing I perceive to be a threat. My thinking is that I already have enough emotional triggers that I'm trying to eradicate, so I don't need any new ones coming about to screw up any progress.But,…
  • Bama Boi Blues: Site Maintenance Talk

    Kevin T
    8 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    I have a lot of maintenance to do for this site, and since I have no coin to pay a professional to take this headache of a task away, I'm learning how to code, and it's a slow process.Yes, I know I have categories missing, and certain things may be "off" about the site, but I'm going to do what I can to correct it all.Nonetheless, I'm proud of the site's evolution, and I know it'll only continue to get better.In the future, I hope to add a forum for topic discussion. I think it'd be neat and helpful, so if anyone knows of a way to implement a forum, seamlessly through this site, I'd love…
  • 100 Days Self Love Challenge: Days 9 - 27

    Kevin T
    8 Jul 2015 | 3:59 pm
    I have to love myself in the current state that I'm in order to embrace future endeavors.I have to love myself in the current skin I'm in in order to appreciate my body before anyone else can.I have to love myself for the gifts I currently possess, and in some way, I have to use these gifts in order to survive.I have to love myself more than what I've been doing so far with this challenge.I didn't know it would be this hard to love myself in so many ways, yet here I am, stuck.But I'm learning. I'm understanding. I'm processing.Many days have passed in this challenge, and I can't say I have…
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    Lesbian.com

  • Interview with Comedian Rosie Wilby

    Natasia Langfelder
    25 Jul 2015 | 3:21 pm
    BY NATASIA LANGFELDER Lesbian.com Comedian Rosie Wilby Comedian Rosie Wilby has been making audiences laugh around the world for years. Wilby is based in London, but she has performed in NYC, Australia, the Edinburgh Fringe Show and various other venues in her career. She also has a popular podcast. An out lesbian, Wilby pulls no punches when it comes to calling out sexism and homophobia in the entertainment industry. I sat down with Wilby to chat about the competitive world of comedy, coming out to audiences night after night and the crazy things that happen during a live show. How did you…
  • Kathy Wolfe Talks to AfterEllen About 30 Years of LGBT Movies

    shannon
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:04 pm
    Wolfe Video founder Kathy WolfeThe lesbian-owned and operated film distributor Wolfe Releasing/Wolfe Video celebrates 30 years in the business this summer. After being honored by Outfest last week the company’s founder, Kathy Wolfe, spoke with AfterEllen’s Dana Piccoli reflecting on the company’s last three decades of film history and the importance of seeing our lives reflected on the big (and small) screen. Wolfe Video has been responsible for releasing some of the most beloved LGBT films of all time and has always been especially dedicated to serving lesbian audiences. Kathy talks…
  • Review of Lesbian Thriller “Under the Mink” by Lisa E. Davis

    Natasia Langfelder
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:31 pm
    BY NATASIA LANGFELDER Lesbian.com Under the Mink – Image via Amazon.com Sexy, funny, suspenseful, romantic, heartbreaking- Lisa E. Davis’s thriller “Under the Mink” packs a lot of punches into a slim novel. “Under the Mink” takes place in 1949 and stars Blackie Cole – a sexy dapper boi singer/entertainer. Blackie plies her trade at Greenwich Village hotspot “The Candy Box”, which is run by mob boss, Stevie. When Blackie becomes a witness to a violent murder of a gay socialite at The Candy Box, her life is turned upside down.  Blackie, motivated to find the killer,…
  • Grey’s Anatomy Fanfiction: A Date with Chavela

    Jacky
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:09 am
    Lesbian.com will be featuring selected and recommended lesbian fanfiction from LesFan.com. We will bring you the best stories, so stay tuned to Lesbian.com! Grey’s Anatomy Fanfiction: A Date with Chavela by BenMac Genre(s): Romance, Supernatural Rating: PG-13 Fandom(s): Greys Anatomy Character(s): Arizona Robbins, Callie Torres Author Notes: Disclaimer: The main characters belong to Shonda Rhimes and ABC; others are invented by the author. Author’s Note: This is a little tale for any of you who follow Calzona on Grey’s Anatomy. It takes place in season 11 after Callie…
  • That time I died

    shannon
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:01 pm
    BY MIKI MARKOVICH Lesbian.com I was 23 when I died. It was brief but impactful. Even in college, I knew something was wrong, but chose not to share. I was on my own with no parental figures to speak of, no insurance and no idea what to do: I didn’t see the point in voicing my concerns. However, it wasn’t long before one of my professors noticed my trouble breathing and occasional black outs when my heart would speed up, then dramatically pause. Although my instructor and employer Professor Holmes offered to pay for a doctor’s visit, I declined as I had a feeling things were going to get…
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    Opus Chicago

  • Barbecue in Boystown to thank donors of LGBT veterans memorial on Aug. 9

    Gerald Farinas
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:33 am
    Photo: Equality Illinois Among the rows of grave markers, standing solemnly across 982 acres in Elwood, Ill., a new monument remembering lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender veterans was dedicated on Memorial Day, May 25. Pink granite walls frame a taller black granite column at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Affixed into the walls are bronze medallions—the seals of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Merchant Marines and Navy. A pink granite triangle—a symbol of the oppression of homosexuals dating back to World War II—is featured at the center of the black…
  • Do you know your strengths?

    Bob Kiser, CEC
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:36 am
    My clients are amazing. They can very quickly tell me what is wrong with them. Without one coaching question, they will come up with a faults inventory a mile long. Ask them about their strengths, however, and that is when the resistance usually arises. Some even get a little miffed. Assigned to write a list of his 50 strengths, one client retorted that he had hired me to help him succeed by working on his weaknesses, not his strengths. Why the resistance to looking at strengths? Some believe that we don’t achieve the life of our dreams because of failures created by our weaknesses. The…
  • Looking for a place to happy hour? Check out these hot spots.

    John M Livelsberger
    25 Jul 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Bar Pastoral Happy Hour Happy hour drink specials are legal in the state of Illinois for the first time since 1989 and starting on July 15, 2015, local watering holes can once again offer drink specials. But there are a few rules. “Happy Hour” is limited to no more than four hours a day, not on weekends or after 10pm, and cannot total over 15 hours a week. Illinois state law also requires the drink specials be listed seven days ahead of time. Some bar owners and managers are still learning to navigate the new ordinance. The North End, located at 3733 N. Halsted, will…
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    L Nikkola
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:44 pm
  • “So, you think you’re better than us now?”

    David W. Quinn
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Aside from eating healthy, one of the big changes I made in my new life was becoming very physically active. I started going to the gym regularly, making new jock friends. I started finding new ways to sneak in exercise to my daily routine. Unfortunately, this was the final straw for a lot of the friends I had when I was fat. I do not blame them for our friendship ending, nor do I take the blame. We just ended up on two very different paths. Of course, to be fair, I am the one that deviated from the path we were, at one point, on together. It was not a separation I anticipated, but what was…
 
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    Our Queer Stories

  • Excerpt: From Darkness to Diva

    Johnny
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Have you ever experienced a moment when you question why your life has taken you on the course it has? I believe many of us have. It’s worth taking the time to reflect on circumstances and events which have brought us to where we are in life today, right up to this very minute. Regardless... Read More » This is just the start of the post Excerpt: From Darkness to Diva. Continue reading on Our Queer Stories, and take a second to share if you found the content useful!
  • Homosexuality: A mother’s perspective

    Johnny
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    At times in our lives we have defining moments that change us. As a parent of a gay child, this was definitely one of those moments. Before we were labeled “diverse”, we were pretty much the average American family. We were middle class. We raised our children with family values that any parent would be... Read More » This is just the start of the post Homosexuality: A mother’s perspective. Continue reading on Our Queer Stories, and take a second to share if you found the content useful!
  • “I Don’t Want To Be Bi” as part of Too Queer: A Bi Visibility Cabaret

    Johnny
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Johnny Salib, a Toronto based artist, shares journal entries he found while creating one of his theatrical shows. Along the way he finds a journal he doesn’t remember sharing the struggle of what it means to be a bi man. The following video was shot at “Too Queer: A Bi Visibility Cabaret” at the Gladstone... Read More » This is just the start of the post “I Don’t Want To Be Bi” as part of Too Queer: A Bi Visibility Cabaret. Continue reading on Our Queer Stories, and take a second to share if you found the content useful!
  • Not Born this Way: On Transitioning as a Transwoman Who Has Never Felt “Trapped in the Wrong Body”

    Johnny
    26 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    This is a love story between a woman and her body. When the doctor asked me why I wanted to begin the hormone therapy that would lower my production of testosterone and increase the level of estrogen in my body, I gave the answer that I knew was the safest to give. Even in French... Read More » This is just the start of the post Not Born this Way: On Transitioning as a Transwoman Who Has Never Felt “Trapped in the Wrong Body”. Continue reading on Our Queer Stories, and take a second to share if you found the content useful!
  • Coming Out: The Pros and Cons

    Johnny
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Prior to sharing the “big news” with my family and friends, I knew that I would either embark on the happiest or the most wretched journey of my life. As many queer people do, I had the option to either feel restricted or to be open, although ridicule may come with openness. Despite feeling trapped... Read More » This is just the start of the post Coming Out: The Pros and Cons. Continue reading on Our Queer Stories, and take a second to share if you found the content useful!
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