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  • Five Disgraced Business Owners Who Learned That Homophobia Just Doesn’t Sell

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    Graham Gremore
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Homophobia. Turns out it’s just not good for business. Simply ask Aaron and Melissa Klein (pictured), the disgraced Oregon bakers who refused to make two lesbians a wedding cake, calling them an  “abomination unto the Lord” and, as a result of all the bad PR they received, were forced to close up shop. They’re now peddling “ex-gay” cakes out of their home to make ends meet. Earlier this week, Pat Robertson warned 700 Club viewers that gay people were a threat to Christian’s livelihoods, saying: “What the gays are saying is,…
  • WATCH: A Trans Girl's Inspiring 'Letter to the World'

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    Mitch Kellaway
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Teen activist Jazz has a message for other youth about the pride, confidence, and strength that accompanies being transgender. read more
  • Op-ed: The Feeling Of Holding My Son's Hand

    Advocate.com - Gay News | The Advocate | The World's Leading Source for LGBT News and Entertainment
    Sean Higgins
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    One dad knows he doesn't have a ton of time left with a son who wants to hold hands with him in public. read more
  • Zambia VP: Decriminalization Of Homosexuality 'An Unreasonable Expectation'

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    Jim Redmond
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Zambia Vice President Dr. Guy Scott has said that it is “not right” for the UK to expect his country to decriminalize homosexuality, reports STV. Speaking at the Glasgow 2015 Commonwealth Games, Scott, who was born in Zambia to Scottish parents, said: “Scotland introduced gay marriage last week so therefore Zambia must suddenly - you weren’t complaining about it two weeks ago – it’s not right. It’s an unreasonable expectation.” Scott went on to say that Zambia is more interested in eradicating poverty and disease and improving the country’s education system. Sexual relations…
  • 72 Hour Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Collapses Less Than Four Hours In

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    DSWright
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    UN, US sponsored Gaza ceasefire broken in less than 3 hours – http://t.co/ZDYRC6vIas pic.twitter.com/1DVsIEkEdv — The Daily News Egypt (@DailyNewsEgypt) August 1, 2014 Having a ceasefire that included military occupation to search for tunnels was never really going to work, was it? Yesterday a 72 hour cease fire was announced by Israel and Hamas, but less than four hours into the cease fire fighting resumed with at least 27 Palestinians dead and 100 injured from an Israeli attack in the town of Rafah after the ceasefire started. Both sides had sent delegates to Egypt in hopes of…
 
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  • Five Disgraced Business Owners Who Learned That Homophobia Just Doesn’t Sell

    Graham Gremore
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Homophobia. Turns out it’s just not good for business. Simply ask Aaron and Melissa Klein (pictured), the disgraced Oregon bakers who refused to make two lesbians a wedding cake, calling them an  “abomination unto the Lord” and, as a result of all the bad PR they received, were forced to close up shop. They’re now peddling “ex-gay” cakes out of their home to make ends meet. Earlier this week, Pat Robertson warned 700 Club viewers that gay people were a threat to Christian’s livelihoods, saying: “What the gays are saying is,…
  • Olivia Newton-John, Leslie Jordan And All The Gay Drama You Loved Return In Cult Hit “Sordid Lives”

    Jeremy Kinser
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:48 pm
    It’s the little gay movie that could — and did. When Del Shores decided to turn his stage play Sordid Lives, about a gay West Hollywood actor forced to deal with his crazy, dysfunctional family when he goes home to Texas for his grandmother’s funeral, the writer-director called on celeb pals such as superstar Olivia Newton-John (as a lesbian ex-con) and comic actor Leslie Jordan (as a Tammy Wynette impersonator). Besides Newton-John and Jordan, there’s a stellar supporting cast of gay faves including Beau Bridges, Bonnie Bedelia, Beth Grant, Ann Walker and the great Delta…
  • Morrissey Wanted To “Get Rid Of” Obsessed Superfan, Claims Former Morrissey Bodyguard

    Matthew Tharrett
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:51 am
    English singer Morrissey is “unfortunately not homosexual” (LOL) and unfortunately violent toward his fans, claims a new lawsuit filed by the singer’s disgruntled former bodyguard. In court papers obtained by TMZ, Bradley Steyn claims he was abruptly fired after declining to “hurt” or “get rid of” the deranged superfan who bum rushed the stage at Morrissey’s May show in San Jose to “attack” the singer. According to TMZ, Morrissey’s “assailant” has been a thorn in his side for quite some time, publishing…
  • BREAKING: “Gay Men Aren’t Pedophiles” Says Boy Scouts’ National Commissioner

    Dan Tracer
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:45 am
    The Boy Scouts of America seem to progress about a quarter century behind the rest of the country. That would put them today in the social equivalent of 1989. In 1989, gay people were tolerated, which is a far cry from accepted. Of course in the actual 1989, the Scouts were operating at a 1964 level; aka, don’t even whisper “gay” if you know what’s good for you (though I could swear there was a lot of muffled commotion in bunk three last night). Better to stuff those feelings down and wait ten years to pop the cork in therapy. Repression gets so much better with…
  • Cristiano Ronaldo Plays Soccer In His Underwear For “Men’s Health”

    Matthew Tharrett
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:28 am
    World Cup hottie Cristiano Ronaldo is hailed as “the fittest man alive” on the September cover of Men’s Health, a title that make him even more desirable after being named the “world’s most expensive soccer player” in 2009. For his cover shot, the 29-year-old machine is serving sultry bedroom eyes while shirtless, of course. His insane abs (that he’s probably not even flexing, btw) conveniently draw your eyes down to the waistband of his own signature CR7 underwear and four fingers that perfectly frame a subtle yet totally distinct bulge. He looks…
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  • Zambia VP: Decriminalization Of Homosexuality 'An Unreasonable Expectation'

    Jim Redmond
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Zambia Vice President Dr. Guy Scott has said that it is “not right” for the UK to expect his country to decriminalize homosexuality, reports STV. Speaking at the Glasgow 2015 Commonwealth Games, Scott, who was born in Zambia to Scottish parents, said: “Scotland introduced gay marriage last week so therefore Zambia must suddenly - you weren’t complaining about it two weeks ago – it’s not right. It’s an unreasonable expectation.” Scott went on to say that Zambia is more interested in eradicating poverty and disease and improving the country’s education system. Sexual relations…
  • How Three Restaurant Workers Restored a Gay Man's Faith in Humanity

    Andy Towle
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    Our friend Trent Preszler shared this story with us about an experience he had this week at Myers Steakhouse & Inn in Salamanca, NY which demonstrates the difference allies, businesses, and humans can make in each other's lives - and how important it is to stand up for one another. Profound life changing experience tonight driving through western NYS. Pulled off interstate for dinner at locally owned historic steakhouse founded in 1901. I sat at the bar, perusing the menu, lots of deer taxidermy around. TV has ESPN showing the Michael Sam documentary. Group of 10 drunk middle-aged…
  • The Declining Wage Gap for Gay Men

    Charles Pulliam-Moore
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:25 am
    The wage gap between certain portions of the gay male population and their heterosexual counterparts is on the decline according to a study published in the Kyklos International Review for Social Sciences. Unmarried gay men over the age of 25 who work “blue-collar, male-documented occupations” and cohabitate with their same sex partners are, on average, earning more than unmarried straight men living with their girlfriends. “These estimates support the view that the overall improvement in people’s perception regarding homosexuality has contributed to reduce the wage gap against gay…
  • Cristiano Ronaldo Named 'Fittest Man Alive', Sues Over Underwear: PHOTOS

    Christian Walters
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:01 am
    Cristiano Ronaldo, the world-famous Portuguese soccer player, has earned his way to the cover of Men's Health Magazine where he is dubbed to the "fittest man alive"...which more or less means he's the celebrity with the best six pack this month. The September issue of the magazine is filled with drool-worthy pictures of Ronaldo shirtless, and often just in his CR7 line of underwear. Speaking of underwear... The company behind Ronaldo's line of underwear, JBS Textile Group, is suing Rhode Island fitness enthusiast Christopher Renzi for infringing on their "CR7" trademark that…
  • Ugandan Court Tosses Out Country's Anti-Homosexuality Act

    Andy Towle
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:39 am
    A Ugandan court has invalidated the country's Anti-Homosexuality Bill, declaring it illegal because it was passed by parliament without quorum. The AP reports: The panel of five judges on the East African country's Constitutional Court said the speaker of parliament acted illegally when she allowed a vote on the measure despite at least three objections — including from the country's prime minister — over a lack of a quorum when the bill was passed on Dec. 20. "The speaker was obliged to ensure that there was a quorum," the court said in its ruling. "We come to the conclusion that she…
 
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  • 72 Hour Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Collapses Less Than Four Hours In

    DSWright
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    UN, US sponsored Gaza ceasefire broken in less than 3 hours – http://t.co/ZDYRC6vIas pic.twitter.com/1DVsIEkEdv — The Daily News Egypt (@DailyNewsEgypt) August 1, 2014 Having a ceasefire that included military occupation to search for tunnels was never really going to work, was it? Yesterday a 72 hour cease fire was announced by Israel and Hamas, but less than four hours into the cease fire fighting resumed with at least 27 Palestinians dead and 100 injured from an Israeli attack in the town of Rafah after the ceasefire started. Both sides had sent delegates to Egypt in hopes of…
  • The Roundup

    BrandonJ
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    Howdy folks, how are you doing this fine day? International Politics Overall - Katrina vandel Heuvel and Stephen F. Cohen: “Why Is Washington Risking War With Russia?” - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Israel was conducting “Hitler-like fascism” in Palestine - British MPs warn NATO defenses are weak against a Russian attack - International investigators were able to make it to the crash site of MH17 - Jason Leopold: “Pleas for Mercy and Game of Thrones: A Gitmo Detainee’s Letter to a Federal Judge“; A must-read for anyone following…
  • What’s old is new again

    Attaturk
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    I appreciate the fact that you are calling them out in asking for balance, but… Were you people at the Guardian born yesterday, or have you never watched American news before?
  • Late Late Night FDL: Can’t We Be Friends

    Suzanne
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald — Can’t We Be Friends. What’s on your mind?
  • Late Night: The Untouchables

    cocktailhag
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    In American life, there is a large and growing number of institutions that act with utter impunity, are coddled by a fawning media, and no one, certainly not our supine elected officials, can dislodge them from their lofty perch, from which they shit on us all like cackling birds aiming at a just-washed car. The Banks Universally loathed by their customers and haughtily scornful of the meekest attempts to curb their power, they scoff at our lapdog government and timid DOJ, even as they commit serial acts of theft, fraud, money-laundering, and perjury. Electing a nominally liberal President…
 
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  • Bi meets ahead of BiCon

    news
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:10 am
    Want to get out and meet some other bis? It’s BiCon next weekend in Leeds, but before that we have two bi meets in our diary around the country in the next couple of days! Tomorrow night in Bristol it’s the regular meetup of BiVisible at Cafe Kino, Stokes Croft from 7pm. Look for the table with the purple teapot and expect talk of this weekend’s Bristol Pride! And on Tuesday Brighton Bothways meet up for icecream at Gelato Gusto from 4pm-6pm, ahead of Brighton Pride. Facebook event for that meetup here.  
  • Painkiller Jane: The Film

    news
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:08 am
    In need of a bisexual superheroine? Ten years on from the first film version of graphic novel Painkiller Jane, a new film is being touted about the bisexual undercover policewoman. The film is to be directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska, according to Hollywood Reporter website. We look forward to seeing a good trashy indie action flick in due course.
  • Bi Groups To Network Again

    news
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:10 am
    The first day of BiCon, August 1st, will see the third meeting of the Bi Local Groups Network. Two years on from the founding of the national network of bisexual people’s social & support group organisers, the networking meeting will be held in Leeds as part of BiCon 2014. The Network aims to bring together the broad range of projects which provide space and services specifically for bisexual people, to help them share expertise, resources, best practice and ideas for outreach and visibility. While many attendees already run local bi groups from Swansea to London to Brighton to…
  • BiCon unveils timetable

    news
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:38 am
    Thinking of coming to this year’s big bisexual gathering BiCon? The handbook and programme grids from the programme page are now available to read online and there is also an accessible word version of the large print handbook. The organisers say: “Don’t worry, you will get a printed copy as well when you check in, so you don’t have to print it, but we thought you’d like to see the lovely things we have in store!” If you might only be going for one day the programme may be useful to help decide which day of BiCon you would get the most out of. BiCon is in Leeds on…
  • EuroBiCon returns!

    news
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:12 am
    It’s been eleven years since the last European BiCon – held in Dublin in 2003 – but the event will at last return. The event is picking up on a UK BiCon model of incorporating a theory & research event, so today’s announcement is that the first EuroBiReCon as well as third EuroBiCon is to be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. There’s some time to save up your pennies for the flight though as the dates are July 28-31, 2016. We look forward to reporting further, nearer the time! In the meantime you can follow the twitter accounts eurobicon and eurobirecon.
 
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    Good As You

  • Focus on the Family: Marriage equality activists are 'tyrants'; opponents are 'slaves'

    G-A-Y
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
  • Read: Zack Ford smacks back Ryan Anderson's love of tax-subsidized discrimination

    G-A-Y
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:33 am
    Ryan Anderson's schtick is to pretend we're all too dense to understand his desire to exalt "religious freedom" above fair-minded policy that doesn't discriminate against certain kinds of taxpayers. I know for a fact that my buddy Zack Ford is anything but dense on this or most any other issue of import. Here the topic is adoption and Ryan's insistence that religious agencies that receive state funding/subsidies deserve the "right" to enjoy this benefit while also pointedly discriminating against loving and capable adoptive parents (/taxpayers) who happen to be of the same-sex. Zack isn't…
  • God Hates Fads: Radical Bay State group pretends homosexuality is like skinny jeans

    G-A-Y
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:51 am
    MassResistance, the fringe organization that continues to do its thing in the Massachusetts even as the Bay State leaves its discriminatory agenda far in the past, has a new report that purports to "explain" why kids become gay. Coupled with MR's trademark photos of LGBT youth, who they stalk the way an enterprising paparazzo stakes out the Kardashians, Brian Camenker and his cohorts offer this reasoning behind what makes a young person a young gay person: Most people -- certainly most parents – have no idea that a major focus homosexual movement is to persuade schoolchildren to first…
  • But does the Archbishop even believe in gay?

    G-A-Y
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:29 pm
    While allegations swirl around him, John Nienstedt, the head of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis who was extremely active in his state's unsuccessful fight to write discrimination into its constitution (they wrote equality into it instead), offered this statement to the Star Tribune: “I’m not gay,” he said. “And I’m not anti-gay.” [Star Tribune] But the thing is, if we are to judge him by his own conservative Catholic standard, there is absolutely no substance attached to this statement. For years I've listened to every prominent conservative Catholic who fights against…
  • Video: Move over aliens, plagues, Sharknados—it's committed gays who'll soon kill Western Civilization

    G-A-Y
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:34 am
    This man was recently invited to testify before Congress: Ah, social conservatism: where what should-be a foot in the mouth for a prominent voice is usually just another foot in the door.
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  • Rep. Eric Cantor To Resign House Seat

    1 Aug 2014 | 7:32 am
    Days after his shocking primary loss to a Tea Party challenger, former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced that he was resigning his GOP leadership position. Today he announced that later this month he will leave Congress entirely. Cantor said he has asked Gov. Terry McAuliffe to call a special election for his district that coincides with the general election on Nov. 4. By having a special election in November, the winner would take office immediately, rather than in January with the next Congress. “That way he will also have seniority, and that will help the interests of my…
  • Porno Pete Goes To Dore Alley

    1 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    Whenever Porno Pete LaBarbera goes silent for a few days on Twitter, I usually figure that he's out slithering around some kink event with his camera. And sure enough, his recent absence from the Twittersphere came because he was stalking the attendees of last weekend's Up Your Alley Fair, the smaller version of San Francisco's Folsom Street Fair that precedes the main event by two months. He writes: I was curious to see what out-and-proud San Francisco was like AFTER the city council passed its 2012 “public nudity ban”–which, curiously enough, exempts massive street fairs celebrating…
  • PolitiFact: Bryan Fischer Rated A "Pants On Fire" Liar For AIDS Claims

    1 Aug 2014 | 6:07 am
    After President Obama mentioned the loss of HIV/AIDS researchers on the downed Malaysian Airlines flight, hate group spokesman Bryan Fischer declared that Obama was "politicizing" their deaths in order to legitimize gay relationships. Fischer went on to claim, "We know how to stop AIDS: persuade men not to have sex with men." PolitiFact looked into Fischer's bullshit and gave him their worst rating as being a "Pants On Fire" liar. Globally, the dominant form of transmission is heterosexual sex, said Sophie Barton Knott, UNAIDS spokeswoman. Nearly half of people with HIV are female, and most…
  • NEW JERSEY: Federal Judge Dismisses Challenge To "Ex-Gay" Torture Ban

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:53 am
    Zack Ford has the story at Think Progress: After New Jersey passed its ban on ex-gay therapy for minors last year, two lawsuits were filed challenging the law, one by therapists wishing to continue to practice the harmful treatment and one by a family seeking to continue the treatment for their son. In November, a federal judge ruled against the therapists, and on Thursday, the same judge dismissed the family’s challenge, again upholding the ban. The ruling somewhat comes out of the blue. The case had been stayed back in March while the U.S. Supreme Court considered whether to take up an…
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: SCOTUS Will Not Duck The Coming Marriage Cases

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:43 am
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has personally officiated gay weddings, says the Court will definitely hear the same-sex marriage cases heading their way. Appeals courts in Denver and Richmond, Virginia, have upheld lower court rulings striking down state constitutional bans on same-sex marriage. Any of those cases could make their way to the Supreme Court in the coming months. Attitudes have changed swiftly in favor of same-sex marriage, which is now legal in 19 states and the District of Columbia, Ginsburg said. She predicted that the justices would not delay ruling as they…
 
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  • My Weekend Crush

    Dorothy Snarker
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    [H/T to Beyonce Voter for the image]From the Voting Rights Act decision to the Hobby Lobby debacle, our three ladies of the Supreme Court have decidedly not taking this shit lying down. In particular, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is having none of these basic boy bitches on the court. (That means you, Alito, Thomas, Scalia, Roberts, Kennedy.) It’s a very frustrating time to be a woman and not a corporation in America. Justice Ginsburg has been the fiercest in her official dissents in both the Voting Rights Act and Hobby Lobby decisions. You can practically feel the heat from her righteous rage…
  • American Horror Dance Party

    Dorothy Snarker
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    This is how I feel like dancing every time I finish my Rizzoli & Isles Subtext Recaps (posting today at AfterEllen, by the way). Oh, Sarah Paulson. You glorious goofball. Like a boss.p.s. Did you see this picture of Sarah with Tatiana? I think I made an unintelligible happy noise when it popped onto my Twitter feed.#WomenWhoKickAss @tatianamaslany & @MsSarahPaulson. #SDCC pic.twitter.com/1XAUX7Ipou— Orphan Black (@OrphanBlack) July 26, 2014
  • Next Fall

    Dorothy Snarker
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    One of the worst things about being so emotionally invested in television is the waiting. Waiting for a good show. Waiting for that thing you’ve been waiting for to happen to actually happen. Waiting for that good show to come back so more stuff you’ve been waiting for to happen can happen. And, in the advent of binge watching (does anyone call it marathoning anymore, or is that too early 2000s?), the waiting gets even more excruciating because you can watch a whole season in one damn day and then have to wait 365 more to see a new one. (OBNOXIOUS FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS, I KNOW.) Anyway,…
  • Wonder Looks

    Dorothy Snarker
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    Oh hell, why not? Everyone else is  in on Wonder Woman’s new outfit. Why not me. First, I hate to say it but I’m slightly annoyed by the newcomer casting. Batman and Superman get recognized names and arguably the most iconic female superhero of all time gets someone I need to Google? Anyway, fine. Everyone was new once. So now onto the important bits: the look. I don’t hate it. I know there are no iconic stars-and-stripes hotpants. And, heavens, will this lesbian miss the hotpants. But I’m also OK with that because if you really, really think about it superhero costumes tend…
  • Our Ladies of the New World Order

    Dorothy Snarker
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    Each year Comic-Con comes and the nerds of the world rejoice. Of course, it has become a massive Hollywood hype machine of late. Geek nirvana has become the place for A-listers to drop in, smile pretty, make an entire ballroom of people freak out and unveil the latest trailer for their new film before helicoptering out to their nerd-free tropical islands. I’m imagining that’s how it works; I’ve never been or anything. This year the two trailers that got me most excited were for the latest installment of “The Hunger Games” and the new “Mad Max.” I have to say Katniss edges out…
 
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  • This lady is proof why no one should ever vote Republican again (video)

    John Aravosis
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    There is no better evidence of the disease infecting the Republican party than Louisiana state Rep. Lenar Whitney, who is running for Congress this year. Whitney, you see, is a climate-change-truther — and a birther to boot. Lenar Whitney To her credit, Whitney is trying to jump-start her dead-in-the-water campaign by pulling a Palin. She figures if she says something crazy enough, she can get folks on the left to talk about her, and that this will buttress her support with the typical GOP base voters who tend to favor crazy. And she’s probably right. Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz…
  • Ebola update: 2 Americans seriously ill

    Dr. Mark Thoma, MD
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:37 am
    Here’s the latest on the Ebola outbreak that’s threatening west Africa, and has already infected several Americans in the region. The two Americans in Liberia infected with Ebola, Dr. Kent Brantley and Nancy Writebol, are still seriously ill with the disease. Plans are being made to bring them out of Liberia and back to the US.  A long-range commercial jet, equipped with an isolation pod, has been sent to Africa to transport them.  The CDC, US State Department and the Liberian Government have been working together to coordinate the transfer.  The patients will be housed in…
  • Latest Ebola update from doctors on the ground in west Africa

    Dr. Mark Thoma, MD
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    I’ve been following some first-hand reports from doctors on-the-ground in Liberia, who are trying to help contain the Ebola outbreak in west Africa, and the reports are somewhat different from what we are hearing from the media.  The outbreak has hit Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. One doctor is a pediatrician and specialist in infectious diseases.  He has been sending back first-hand information, and things he’s gleaned from other health care professionals in the area. There are also a few other doctors on the site who have been to Liberia recently, working in clinics…
  • Hillary Clinton’s cynical religion

    Jon Green
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:56 am
    In a June 15 interview with the New York Times, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had this to say when asked which book had been most influential to her: At the risk of appearing predictable, the Bible was and remains the biggest influence on my thinking. I was raised reading it, memorizing passages from it and being guided by it. I still find it a source of wisdom, comfort and encouragement. It’s a softball question, so it could be all too easy to brush off her softball answer with Gawker’s follow-up: “Sure, sure. How do you feel about bald eagles, though?” But let’s face…
  • The Democratic party has lost its soul: Clinton, Obama and the victory of Wall Street Democrats

    Gaius Publius
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:25 am
    A quick hit as we near the weekend. I thought you’d find this, about the soulless side of the Democratic party, a good and interesting read. (To jump to my Netroots Nation thoughts, click here.) The piece is, in essence, about the neoliberal heart of the Democratic party, how it was born and grew. The author is Bill Curry. As the blurb says, he was: White House counselor to President Clinton and a two-time Democratic nominee for governor of Connecticut. He is at work on a book on President Obama and the politics of populism. Bet he doesn’t get invited to the next Clinton…
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  • Does Harry Potter Help Reduce Hate?

    Dana
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:02 am
    Today is the birthday of both Harry Potter and his creator, author J.K. Rowling. I’m an unashamed Potterhead, for many reasons, and was thrilled to see results of a new academic study indicating that reading the Harry Potter series can help reduce prejudices. The research, led by Loris Vezzali of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in Italy, appears in the July issue of the Journal of Applied Social Psychology. It found that, based on studies of elementary, high school, and university students, “extended contact through reading the popular best-selling books of Harry…
  • How the Makers of D&D Won My Family’s Heart

    Dana
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:01 am
    My family and me with Mitzy the dragon. A few weeks ago I posted about the new rules for Dungeons & Dragons that are explicitly inclusive of characters with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. I also promised to tell a personal story about an encounter with the people at Wizards of the Coast, the makers of D&D. Here it is. First, thanks also to James Vincent of the U.K.’s Independent newspaper, who contacted me to speak further about the new D&D rules and what they mean for LGBTQ players. How the Makers of D&D Won My Family’s Heart (Originally…
  • Yes, Virginia, There Is an Equality Clause

    Dana
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:01 am
    Yesterday, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Virginia’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples violates the 14th Amendment’s Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses. That paves the way for Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina to allow same-sex couples to marry. The ruling won’t take effect immediately, and will likely be stayed pending further appeal. Its impact is already being felt, however, as North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has announced that his office will no longer defend that state’s marriage ban. As in so many…
  • Watch: Short Films Celebrating Black Queer Motherhood

    Dana
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:02 am
    While visiting the San Francisco Bay Area this past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending a wonderful screening of four short films about Black queer motherhood. The even was hosted by Sistah Sinema, a multi-city network for Queer Women of Color cinema. Learn more and watch one of the films (from 1983!) below. Sistah Sinema was founded in Seattle in 2011 by Isis Asare, and now holds monthly screenings in 15 cities around the U.S. and in Kingston, Jamaica, with plans to expand further. They select and pay for rights to the movies, while local affiliate directors secure the venues and do…
  • Two-Mom Military Families Showcased by American Military Partner Association

    Dana
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:02 am
    The American Military Partner Association (AMPA), the nation’s largest organization for partners, spouses, families, and allies of LGBT military and veterans, has showcased two two-mom families this week. I’m proud to say I know one of them. My family and I met the Valenzuelas several years ago. My spouse is a former Air Force officer, and our kids were about the same age, so we hit it off. They’ve moved away from us, as military families do, but we’ve kept in touch, and it’s great to see them honored here after so many years of having to hide their family. AMPA…
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  • HEATWAVE in Chicago November 15-16

    bestgaytravel
    26 Jul 2014 | 10:36 am
    To our knowledge this has never been done before!  a 24 hour private party/event  in an INDOOR  waterpark / hotel  resort. You check in around 3pm Saturday November 15th and you check out around 3pm Sunday November 16th! No kids, no families, 21+ And most rooms  are   $100  pp  based on double occupancy! From the producers of Six Flags OUT IN THE PARK, comes this very exciting event.  HEATWAVE! “We’re taking over Key Lime Cove INDOOR Water Resort, for 24 hours!”   says  Derrick  Sorles of BestGayChicago.com.  “Like our OUT IN THE PARK event at Six Flags, this will be a…
  • Most Expensive Food around the World

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

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

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

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

  • It's About Time

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

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

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

    Hello
    20 Jul 2013 | 9:00 am
    In the event you haven't seen Steve Grand or his new video, "All-American Boy" here it is. His appearance on CNN today will make his already viral video even more popular, but as some of you know, there is more to this story. Mr. Grand is also a model. Mr. Grand has also been known as Finn Diesel, Steve Chatham and Steve Starchild. He has been on the cover of DNA magazine and one assumes this modelling assignments paid for his $7000 video. The video is well done, and touches on the subject of rejection. The fact that Mr. Grand (or whatever his real name is) is such a beauty IS a distraction,…
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    The Bilerico Project

  • PLEASE UPDATE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION

    Bilerico Project Team
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    This Feed and Email Newsletter Have MovedYou Must Update Your Subscription Using One of the Links Below UPDATE: If you are still receiving this notice in your Daily Digest, please be sure to subscribe to the new edition using one of the options below, then hit the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of this email. If you're getting this through a feed reader, simply remove your subscription to this feed after you've added the correct one. Thanks! On Wednesday October 9, 2013, this feed and newsletter will no longer be active and you will need to update your subscription. This is a one-time-only…
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    Bilerico Project Team
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    This Feed and Email Newsletter Have MovedYou Must Update Your Subscription Using One of the Links Below UPDATE: If you are still receiving this notice in your Daily Digest, please be sure to subscribe to the new edition using one of the options below, then hit the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of this email. If you're getting this through a feed reader, simply remove your subscription to this feed after you've added the correct one. Thanks! On Wednesday October 9, 2013, this feed and newsletter will no longer be active and you will need to update your subscription. This is a one-time-only…
 
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    Gay travel

  • HEATWAVE in Chicago November 15-16

    bestgaytravel
    26 Jul 2014 | 10:36 am
    To our knowledge this has never been done before!  a 24 hour private party/event  in an INDOOR  waterpark / hotel  resort. You check in around 3pm Saturday November 15th and you check out around 3pm Sunday November 16th! No kids, no families, 21+ And most rooms  are   $100  pp  based on double occupancy! From the producers of Six Flags OUT IN THE PARK, comes this very exciting event.  HEATWAVE! “We’re taking over Key Lime Cove INDOOR Water Resort, for 24 hours!”   says  Derrick  Sorles of BestGayChicago.com.  “Like our OUT IN THE PARK event at Six Flags, this will be a…
  • Most Expensive Food around the World

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

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

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

    bestgaytravel
    2 Jul 2014 | 5:27 pm
    PRAGUE – one of my favorite places to visit!    is getting ready for PRIDE. The 4th edition of the Prague Pride festival will take place from Monday 11 until Sunday 17 August, with the Parade and main concert & outdoor party on Saturday 16 August. The main theme will focus on Prague being a bridge between Eastern and Western Europe. The Czech Republic remains the most tolerant country of the former Eastern Bloc, which is reflected by its Pride event, which is the biggest and most open LGBT festival of the region. However further East many gays and lesbians face persecution by…
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  • David Mixner OH HELL NO! October 27th

    bestgaynewyork
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:17 am
    TOWELROAD REPORTS: LGBT and civil rights activist, author, storyteller, and Towleroad contributor David Mixner will debut a new one-night only one-man show on October 27 at 7 pm at New World Stages in New York City to benefit The Point Foundation, an organization which assists LGBTQ students in achieving their academic and leadership potential. Mixner’s new show, Oh Hell No!, will take as its starting point “personal and public details of his headline-grabbing and history-shaping life” and be accompanied musically by Chris Bolan, Megan Osterhaus, and Tim Jerome. Event chairs…
  • Wes Hempel at George Billis Gallery

    bestgaynewyork
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:41 am
    George Billis Gallery is delighted to present the solo exhibition of work by Wes Hempel. The exhibition will run from September 30th through October 25th, 2014. The opening reception will be held at the gallery located at 525 West 26th Street between 10th and 11th avenues on Thursday, October 2nd, from 6-8 pm. Wes Hempel portrays his vision of masculinity through the juxtaposition of contemporary art and historical play. Using the psychological demeanor found within the portraits of present-day men and placing them in similar backdrops that resemble paintings of the historical Neoclassical…
  • Mama, I Want to Sing Showtunes

    bestgaynewyork
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
    (Photo Credit: Michael Martin) In a return engagement at the legendary Duplex Cabaret Theatre, popular New York comic Adam Sank stars in his own cabaret show, complete with songs, comedy and humiliating childhood stories. Sank shares such terrifying-but-true tales as: That time in 7th grade he got up in front of the entire school at morning assembly and sang “Corner of the Sky” — a cappella and off-key. His world-renowned appearance as Magaldi in the 1987 Kent Place School for Girls production of “Evita.” How a bathroom stall and a fraternity brother finally led him…
  • Seth Fornea and Jared Bradford Move to New York

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • New TV fave... Vicious!

    Brahm Kornbluth
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Sure it's summer TV rerun season, and most of the new programming out there is the level of America's Got Talent crap, however we have discovered a fantastic new sitcom... smart, funny, totally bitchy, we love it! The show is called Vicious, and it is a BBC import that shows on PBS on Sunday nights (and is available on DVD). In Vicious, Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi are Freddie and Stuart, an elderly gay couple who have been together for 48 years and maintain a love/hate relationship... they are bitter and petty and bitchy and yes vicious to each other. And it is awesome. I told my husband…
  • 41 Dog Facts...

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

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

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

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

  • Stuff Queer People Need To Know seeks contributors and interns

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

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

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

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

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

  • Ginsburg: SCOTUS Will Not 'Duck' Marriage Equality

    John M. Becker
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    "I think the court will not do what they did in the old days when they continually ducked the issue of miscegenation. If a [marriage equality] case is properly before the court, they will take it." -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in an interview yesterday with the Associated Press. The AP notes that this marks an important shift for Ginsburg, "who previously had been seen as wary about the court getting too far ahead of the country in ruling on major social issues." She also predicted that the Court will hear a marriage equality case and decide the issue by June 2016 at the…
  • BREAKING: Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Law Struck Down

    John M. Becker
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    A court in Uganda has struck down the country's infamous and draconian Anti-Homosexuality Law today on a technicality, voiding the measure because Speaker Rebecca Kadaga pushed the bill through during a session that lacked a quorum. The Associated Press reports: The panel of five judges on the East African country's Constitutional Court said the speaker of parliament acted illegally when she allowed a vote on the measure despite at least three objections -- including from the country's prime minister -- over a lack of a quorum when the bill was passed on Dec. 20. "The speaker was obliged to…
  • Nine Former 'Ex-Gay' Leaders Denounce 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

    John M. Becker
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    As part of their #BornPerfect campaign, the National Center for Lesbian Rights is out today with an open letter from nine prominent former leaders of the "ex-gay" movement denouncing the discredited and dangerous practice and expressing support for efforts to end it altogether. From the letter: At one time, we were not only deeply involved in these "ex-gay" programs, we were the founders, the leaders, and the promoters. Together we represent more than half a century of experience, so few people are more knowledgeable about the ineffectiveness and harm of conversion therapy. We know first-hand…
  • Gay Catholic Music Director Fired for Getting Engaged

    John M. Becker
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Catholic hierarchy's crusade against LGBT Catholics and their families continues. CBS Chicago reports: Some parishioners at a north suburban Roman Catholic church are upset with the archdiocese - for the firing of the parish music director after he got engaged to his male partner. Colin Collette has been fired, and that firing coincides with his engagement to his male partner, who proposed outside St. Peter's Basilica while the couple was vacationing in Rome last week. "Phenomenal" is how parishioner Janet Zajler describes Collette's work as music director at Holy Family Parish in…
  • Utah School Fires Teacher Because Homophones Are Gay

    John M. Becker
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Presented without comment, except to say that if you think "homophones" can be confused with "homosexual," you have no business running an English-language school. Via Raw Story: A "social media strategist" for a Utah school serving foreign students said he was fired after his school's owner reprimanded him for the allegedly gay connotations of a blog post concerning homophones, the Salt Lake City Tribune reported. "People at this level of English may see the 'homo' side and think it has something to do with gay sex." the owner, Clarke Woodger, allegedly told Tim Torkildson while firing him…
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    Seasons of Pride

  • Capital Pride Festival Ottawa

    Kelly Riker
    27 Jul 2014 | 2:18 pm
    August 15, 2014toAugust 24, 2014Capital Pride Festival – Ottawa, ON From August 15th to the 24th, Capital Pride will celebrate Ottawa’s 29th Pride Festival. On Sunday the 24th, the Parade will march again through the Village down Bank Street, following last year’s record breaking attendance. Other returning events include the Rainbow Party (back by popular demand), our bi-focused event ‘Bi’s and Beers’, the Human Rights Vigil, and the Picnic in the Park – another event that broke records last year. Etcetera, the youth arm of Capital Pride, will host its own week-long…
  • CSD Lubeck 2014

    Kelly Riker
    27 Jul 2014 | 2:09 pm
    August 15, 2014toAugust 16, 2014CSD Lubeck – Lubeck, Germany CSD Lubeck 2014 Weiterhin möchte der Lübecker CSD e.V. auch zum bunten Leben in der Hansestadt beitragen. Hierbei sehen wir kulturelle Veranstaltungen, sowie Aufklärungsarbeit ganz weit vorne. Auch das „normale“ Vereinsleben soll nicht zu kurz kommen. So bieten wir regelmäßige Treffen und Aktivitäten an. So starten wir öfter im Jahr auch sportlich durch. Der Verein hat es sich zur Aufgabe gemacht ein Sprachrohr für Lübecks Lesben und Schwule zu werden. Dies zeigt der Verein natürlich am deutlichsten mit dem…
  • Pride Prague 2014

    Kelly Riker
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:53 pm
    August 11, 2014toAugust 17, 2014Prague Gay Pride – Prague, Czech Republic Let the East join the West! You do not have to be a world leader to do that, just turn up for Prague Pride Parade on Saturday, 16th August and take a stand against homophobia. Pride Prague 2014 This year, we are walking for all the gays and lesbians from the East who cannot organise their own Pride whether it is because their country prohibits it or because they face violence from members of a homophobic society. The Parade kicks off from the statue of St. Wenceslas at Václavské náměstí and will continue to…
  • Fierté Montréal Gay Pride Montreal

    Kelly Riker
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:26 pm
    August 11, 2014toAugust 17, 2014Gay Pride Montreal The 2014 Montréal LGBTA Parade is scheduled for Sunday August 17, 2014, beginning at 13:00. The parade will start on the corner of Guy Street and travel east on René-Lévesque Boulevard, culminating on Sanguinet Street and the Village. The crowd will march to Place Émilie-Gamelin where everyone is invited to continue the celebrations during the MEGA T-DANCE until the closing show. Fierté Montréal Gay Pride Montreal The parade will feature floats from hundreds of local sports teams, cultural and community groups as well as other gay,…
  • 2014 Gay Games

    Kelly Riker
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:33 am
    August 9, 2014toAugust 16, 20142014 Gay Games – Cleveland, OH The Games for All – The 2014 Gay Games presented by the Cleveland Foundation is one of the most inclusive sports & cultural festivals in the world and comes to Cleveland+Akron, 9-16 August. The Gay Games were conceived in 1980 by Dr. Tom Waddell as a “vehicle of change.” For over a quarter century, the Gay Games have built an international legacy of changing cultural, social and political attitudes towards LGBT people across the globe, while at the same time empowering tens of thousands with the…
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    Gay Travel Information (and more)!

  • Pan Am – Arrive in Style!

    gaytravelinformation
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:58 am
    Gay Travel | Gay Friendly | Gay Travel Blog | Gay Friendly Product Reviews PAN AM – Arrive In style!  I am a travel fanatic. I have been since the age of six after winning a trip to Walt Disney World for my family by writing a poem (okay so my mother helped, ahem) in … Continue reading →
  • Federal Hill Brick Oven Pizza – Warren, Rhode Island

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

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

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

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

  • Mess With Friends of Dorothy, They’ll Make Your Pigs Commit Suicide

    Kage
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Did you ever notice that it used to be we had to really, REALLY look to see anything GLBT-related in the news? Sure, there was the underground network of newspapers, newsletters and magazines, plus a few national magazines, but news about us was for the most part few and far between. Oh, sure, there were the nasty comments and sarcastic pieces that would crop up now and again, mostly written with little concept of who the community really was or what we (or ‘they’ before my time) stood for…or even what they struggled with when AIDS exploded. I’d even go so far as to say times were a…
  • In Honor of Patricia Logan in Satirical Form

    Kage
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    There are rare people we meet in our lives who we know almost intuitively will change the course of history. There are even rarer people we meet in our lives who we know will be victims in their own. Then there are those really, really rare people we meet in our lives who we know will be OUR victims. You know my good friend, Patricia (Patti) Logan, right? Author? Crunchy red hair, loves saying the word c***k when doing a reading at book signings, loves box wine even more, and refers to me as a**hole? It’s okay she calls me that. Honestly, it’s fine. I’ve written and revised her obituary…
  • The State of Things: Face of Gay, Grandmonster, Etc.

    Kage
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    When you can’t think of one single topic that will fill up an entire blog post, hit on several. Someone wise once said that, though they obviously weren’t very famous. Hell, that could have been me. So, why not give you the state of the nation address as it stands now in July? Except it’s not a nation. It’s my life. And it is in a state, so at least that part isn’t misleading. Let’s start with the most important bit first… Some of you know this and some of you don’t, but I met with a PFLAG board member last Sunday to discuss The Face of Gay. A couple of you have suggested over…
  • Things That Irk Me & How To Irk Those Who Do It

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 100 Years of Gay Couples

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

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

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

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

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

    31 Jul 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Tom HardyHunky Tom Hardy is set to play twin gangsters in the upcoming film Legend.The Kray twins, Ronnie and Reggie, apparently made quite the noise back in London organizing The Firm, a gang that ran East London's underworldduring the 50s and 60s.But it wasn't just organized crime the two became known for.The Backlot reports:But perhaps more interesting than the Kray Twins’ penchant for criminality was their love lives. The Daily Mail (always a reliable source…) has gone on to claim that “Ronnie and Reggie Kray were both gay and Ronnie never consummated his marriage [...] although…
  • Cult hit "Sordid Lives" to be released on Blu-ray and digital platforms

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Cult hit movie "Sordid Lives" will finally see a Blu-Ray release on September 30th.Plus, on August 29th, the flick will be available on digital platforms like iTunes and WolfeOnDemand:From WolfeOnDemand:In this cult classic comedy from writer-director Del Shores, a gay West Hollywood actor returns home to his small Texas town for his grandmother’s funeral. As we meet the three generations of his dysfunctional family, the hilariously trashy truth of their “sordid lives” is revealed.Sordid Lives features an all-star ensemble cast, including Olivia Newton-John (Grease), Delta Burke (TV’s…
  • Petition launched to honor Orlando Bloom for taking a punch at Justin Bieber

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Earlier this week, one of the biggest celebrity stories had to do with actor Orlando Bloom taking a swing at singer and constant punk Justin Bieber.There's basis for friction between the two as apparently Bieber flirted with Bloom's wife Miranda Kerr back in 2012, leading to their divorce. Then, Bloom is rumored to have spent time with Bieber's ex-girl friend Selena Gomez.Two days ago in Ibiza, things escalated at a local hot spot making Bloom an international hero to those folks who have lost patience for the childish antics of Bieber:“Justin was at one table, and Orlando was at…
  • Pro-skater Tony Hawk for Americans for Marriage Equality

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Tony Hawk, the biggest name in skate boarding history, becomes the latest celebrity name to join the HRC's "Americans for Marriage Equality" campaign.
  • Seattle: Admitted New Years Day arsonist of gay club sentenced to 10 years in prison

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Musab Masmari, who has admitted to setting a fire at a gay bar in Seattle on New Year's Day, has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.About 15 minutes after midnight, Masmari poured gasoline in a stairway to Neighbours’ balcony and lit the pool of fuel. The fire was quickly doused with a fire extinguisher; there were about 750 people in the club at the time.Masmari, a California native also known as Musab Musmari, was arrested days later on his way to Sea-Tac Airport after buying a one-way ticket to Turkey.In a letter to the court, Masmari, 31, explained he’d consumed a bottle of…
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  • Ugandan court invalidates anti-gay law, says measure passed illegally

    RODNEY MUHUMUZA [ap]
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    KAMPALA, Uganda -- A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying the measure is illegal because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum. The panel of five judges on the East African country's Constitutional Court said the speaker of parliament acted illegally when she allowed a vote...
  • Language school fires blogger because article about ‘homophones’ sounds gay - Owner worries school will now be 'associated with homosexuality'

    Staff Reports
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:30 pm
    PROVO, Utah -- A blogger and social media specialist for a Provo, Utah-based English language learning center has been fired after writing an article explaining "homophones," because the school's owner said it created the perception the school promoted a gay agenda.
  • Judge asked to lift stay in challenge to W.Va. same-sex marriage ban

    Staff Reports
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    HUNTINGTON, W.V. -- Attorneys for three same-sex couples challenging West Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage are asking a federal judge to to lift a stay it had entered pending the decision of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in similar challenge in neighboring Virginia.
  • Ginsburg: U.S. Supreme Court won’t ‘duck’ same-sex marriage issue

    MARK SHERMAN [ap]
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    WASHINGTON -- Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says the Supreme Court won't duck the issue of same-sex marriage the next time a case comes to the court. The 81-year-old Ginsburg said in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday that she expects a same-sex marriage case to be heard and decided by June 2016, and possibly a year earlier.
  • Seattle nightclub arsonist sentenced to 10 years in federal prison

    Staff Reports
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    SEATTLE -- A man who set fire to a crowded Seattle nightclub on New Year's Eve has been sentenced to 10 years in prison — twice what prosecutors asked. No one was injured when 31-year-old Musab Mohammed Masmari ignited gasoline in a stairwell at Neighbors, a gay nightclub, where more than 700 people were celebrating the holiday...
 
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  • Camp It Up!

    LD
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Year-old tie-dye hanging out to dry, Berkeley, CA. As it turns out, tie-dye shirts which have yet to be “set” and rinsed can indeed sit in a crumpled ball for a year, intimidating and then later forgotten, and be resurrected the weekend before departing for the family camp whence they came the year before! Patience (and neglect) rewarded. Heading up to Camp It Up! family camp for the week. I sang its praises at VillageQ last year upon return, and don’t mind saying that if you don’t currently squirrel away all your spare pennies for a queer family camp (you queer…
  • 10 x 10, inch by inch

    LD
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Voices of the Year/ 10×10 audience at BlogHer ’14, San José, CA.    Don’t they/ you look fine? The woman toward the right with the nice DSLR pointed at me is Danielle Tsi, BlogHer’s event photographer (and a brilliant one).  I’d worked with her at about a half a dozen BlogHer events, and she was kind enough to take my new cutie mirrorless camera and take a few pictures with it for me, so’s I’d have a clue what I was looking’ like (et voilá).  What’s not to love about a person whose generosity matches their talent? On the…
  • Spoiler alert: Squirrel Nutkin gets away

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

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

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

  • Challenge to NJ Gay Conversion Ban for Minors is Dismissed

    1 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    TRENTON, N.J. -- For the second time in nine months, a federal judge in New Jersey has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on gay conversion therapy. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Man Accused Of Threats To Magazine For Gays

    1 Aug 2014 | 10:51 am
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man is facing charges and will undergo a psychiatric exam after allegedly threatening to "exterminate" those involved with a magazine for gay, lesbian, bisexual and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Gay Couples Denied Marriage Licenses In South Carolina

    1 Aug 2014 | 10:46 am
    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Five same-sex couples have been turned down for marriage licenses in a South Carolina county. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • High Court Won’t Duck Gay Marriage Cases

    1 Aug 2014 | 10:34 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won’t duck the issue of same-sex marriage the next time a case comes to the court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Minnesota Gay Marriage Law Reaches Anniversary

    1 Aug 2014 | 10:31 am
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — It’s been a year since Minnesota’s gay and lesbian couples got the right to legally marry. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Anti-Gay Discrimination Is Flourishing In America

    Roy Steele
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    By Roy SteeleI’m a gay man who has experienced discrimination in the workplace in the past, and I’ve seen other gay co-workers castigated too, because of their sexual orientation. Maybe you’ve witnessed anti-gay discrimination.Discrimination on every level is wrong, and until our political leaders make the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) a priority, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people will continue to be victims of discrimination.Discriminating against "queers" is ingrained in our culture. That’s why ineffective leaders like Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Senator…
  • Gay Travel: 3 Destinations To Escape The Summer Heat

    Roy Steele
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Jay DeratanyWhen the city streets sizzle, it’s time to get the heck out of town.Crowded urban centers are really the last place you want to be at the height of summer heat.  If you’re anything like me, you’d rather be somewhere close to a large body of water, a breezy back porch and gorgeous views.And you’d much prefer if that idyllic place was friendly to gay travelers.  So, for your vacationing pleasure, we’re highlighting 3 of the most gay-friendly vacation spots in the country.  Read on to find out what makes them special and a few of our suggestions of what to…
  • Gay Marriage: Clela Rorex Is A Super Hero

    Roy Steele
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    “It was the first time I met openly gay people.”AUDIO: Clela Rorex, a former County Clerk in Boulder, Colorado, tells her friend Sue Larson about issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples in 1975.I read about Clela Rorex a few weeks ago, and her story made me tear up, and I nearly cried. This four minute audio story is amazing. Imagine it’s 1975, and two gay men come to your office to get a marriage license.Clela Rorex tells the story to her friend Sue Larson, and you can listen to it, and read the transcript, if you click on “READ MORE.” Clela Rorex (CR): The couple…
  • Dan Savage Is A Gay Idiot: OOPS He Did It Again

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

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

  • Ljubljana is for Lovers! A Gay Guide to Europe’s Undiscovered City

    Adam Groffman
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:40 am
    Ever since I returned from my trip to Ljubljana last month, I’ve been shouting from the rooftops my love of the city. There aren’t many places in Europe that can still surprise me, but Ljubljana did just that. And it wasn’t just the pretty downtown part of the city, or the delicious foods I ate, it was the all-night nightlife, the gay bars, the people and all the cool things to do. Ljubljana’s charm didn’t hit me right away. I arrived on an unusually rainy summer afternoon, on a GoOpti bus from Venice. The bad weather was a bit of a deterrent, but I managed to…
  • Chronicle: Going to a gay Sauna for the 1st time

    David Quilaguy
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Saunas are well known are all over the world, the history goes back  thousands of years… Finns always had some form of sweat bath, as did most peoples around the world. It was the simplest and most efficient way to satisfy people’s innate need to keep clean. Those are basically the first time it was believed saunas came from, things have changed a lot and now you can find ‘thematic’ saunas, such as family saunas, straight saunas, and of course gay Saunas. As I left home to come to Europe at the age of 20, my desire to explore new things became much stronger than I…
  • A guide to: Things you shouldn’t wear in Summer

    David Quilaguy
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:57 am
    Summer is here! We can’t stop thinking about things to do and how to enjoy ourselves while having temperatures going from 25 until 34 degrees, this seems the perfect scenario to just take your clothes off and walk naked down the street, however this is forbidden in several countries… That’s why we have decided to create a guide on how to dress in Summer and it includes mostly the things you shouldn’t wear and the looks you’re definitely not aimimg for. 1. Do we really need deep v-neck tshirts? – If you want to show your chest you can either wear nothing or…
  • 5 Gay Dating Apps To Download When You Travel

    Tom Stockwell
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    It wasn’t always easy to meet fellow gay men when travelling on the road, but thanks to recent advances in technology, the process has become a whole lot simpler and more efficient. However, how do you know which apps to download on your phone when you’re gearing up for a trip? Different apps are popular in different countries, and what may be the one that everyone uses in your own country may not have even been heard of elsewhere. So, which apps should you use if you’re wanting to meet gay men? These five apps should have you covered wherever you head to. 1. Grindr The…
  • The perks of visiting Berlin in Summer

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

    Thomas Waters
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:16 pm
    So I want to tell you about my cab ride from the airport to the hotel where I learned something about race, racism, and othering.
  • A Gay Man Sees Walldogs

    Thomas Waters
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:29 pm
    In a very real way, the performance is about five- or an infinite number of stories- rather than the four listed, and the audience becomes the performers. I marveled at watching the performance viewers become creators, printing and coloring as they enjoyed some food, drink and company
  • Follow-up: transgender as disease.

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

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

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

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    The Rainbow Tick programme has been launched in Wellington.
  • Anti-gay Banks convicted, sentenced

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Anti-gay equality politician and broadcaster John Banks has this morning been convicted of knowingly filing a false electoral return and will have to undertake community detention and community work as punishment.
  • Hauiti among highest spending MPs

    1 Aug 2014 | 10:51 am
    Departing National MP Claudette Hauiti is facing fresh criticism over revelations she ranks among the highest spending MPs in Parliament over the last quarter.
  • Rainbow Taranaki is "coming out" tonight

    1 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    Taranaki’s lgbti youth support group is being launched tonight.
  • Bill aims to make HIV a notifiable disease

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:28 pm
    Health professionals will be required to report details, but not identities, of people diagnosed with HIV and health authorities will be given “enhanced tools” to manage people with HIV and other infectious diseases who put other people at risk, if a bill just introduced to Parliament goes ahead.
 
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  • Brittney Griner: LifeSize

    Sue Kerr
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:07 pm
    A terrific 15 minute short film about WNBA player Brittney Griner. This is about her first season playing for a Chinese national team. It was produced by ESPN. The video is a bit wonky – it is set on autoplay and some other things that I think were designed to make it “not copieable” so […]
  • The Mental Illness Happy Hour

    Sue Kerr
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:21 pm
    Last week, I wrote about discovering the amazing Maria Bamford. Well, she led me to a true treasure trove of goodness – a podcast called “The Mental Illness Happy Hour.” The show is geared towards anyone interested in or affected by depression, addiction and other mental challenges which are so prevalent in the creative arts. […]
  • Watch This Terrific Documentary on PBS This Week

    Sue Kerr
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Over the weekend, I was introduced to Grace Lee Boggs who is a 99-year-old Chinese American activist deeply enmeshed in the fabric of Detroit. I learned about Grace from a reference on Bitch Media to a free documentary streaming on PBS (through Thursday July 30) “The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs.” Grace’s story is an […]
  • YOLO So Please Stop Hurting People with “Cray Cray”

    Sue Kerr
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    I can be as much of a language snob as the next person, especially when it comes to middle aged adults appropriating youth terms (as I am wont to do.) Sometimes it is amusing – my former supervisor used to say “Hit Me On My Hip” and slap her hip which was her way of […]
  • Pgh City Council Votes to Update Trans Non-Discrimination Protections

    Sue Kerr
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:28 am
      Something very interesting took place in Pittsburgh City Council today – they directly addressed a matter of transgender municipal equality for the first time in history. The issue is non-discrimination which Pittsburgh City Council first took up as far back as the late 1980′s. In 1990, the City amended the Human Relations Ordinance to […]
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  • Hottest Happenings in Gay Pop Culture

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

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

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

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

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

    Oscar Raymundo
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Like every major metropolis in the world, the city of San Francisco is plastered with outdoor advertisements while works of art remain locked inside museums and galleries. What if it were possible to flip the system and turn the city into a giant gallery? That was the question that lured former techie Luke Groesbeck into starting Art City […] The post When Art Takes Over S.F. appeared first on Confessions of a Boy Toy.
  • Were These S.F. Drag Queens Cast on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’?

    Oscar Raymundo
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Long live S.F. drag queens! A few weeks ago I read a Secret about a local drag queen embarking on the 7th season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Welcome to San Francisco. If I had to guess, I would say that Mahlae Balenciaga is bound for reality TV greatness. The editors of Dragaholic seem to agree. […] The post Were These S.F. Drag Queens Cast on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’? appeared first on Confessions of a Boy Toy.
  • NSFW: Terry Richardson’s Most Explicit Photos

    Oscar Raymundo
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Just when you thought Terry Richardson’s fascination with salacious imagery couldn’t get any racier, here are some photos that prove how far the controversial photographer has gone for the sake of capturing a “provocative” photo. The following photoshoot is the most extremely explicit work ever taken by Richardson (that we know of). They depict the perverted […] The post NSFW: Terry Richardson’s Most Explicit Photos appeared first on Confessions of a Boy Toy.
  • Chanel’s Favorite Mermaid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Alexander Wu
    19 Feb 2014 | 7:11 pm
    View the story “Ellen Page- Ready for a New Role” on Storify The post Ellen Page- Ready for a New Role appeared first on Gay Online Magazine | Out Impact.
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  • Fast 5 with comedian Sandra Valls

    candy
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    Photo by: Freedom G Photography BY CANDY PARKER Lesbian.com We all owe one of comedian Sandra Valls’ unnamed ex-girlfriends a sincere “thank you.” Why is that, you ask? Well, some time ago, said ex signed Valls up for a stand-up comedy lesson as an early Christmas present — in effect, giving us all the gift that is Valls’ intelligent, high-energy, brash brand of comedy. Though the relationship didn’t last, the comedy lesson was well-learned as Valls went on to enjoy a career in which she has appeared in two Showtime hit comedy specials, “The Latin Divas…
  • InterContinental Cleveland offers sophisticated luxurious comfort

    shannon
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:46 am
    BY HEATHER CASSELL Girls That Roam Stepping into the lobby of the InterContinental Cleveland, I knew that I was in excellent care. The lobby itself speaks sophisticated comfort with its elegant cherry wood check in desk, walls softly lit by white shaded lamps surrounded by carefully placed glass vases with flowers in a vast entryway. I wasn’t disappointed by this luxury hotel as it is everything it touts it is. More >
  • Lesbian producer makes off-Broadway debut with “Love and Human Remains”

    shannon
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:09 am
    Black, White and Raw PhotographyBY LESBIAN.COM Casting director turned producer Jen Rudolph makes her off-Broadway debut with “Love and Human Remains,” a play she’s been drawn to since college that explores the dark corners of the human psyche. The play runs through August 2, 2014, at the Peter J Sharp Theater at Playwrights Horizons. Click for details and tickets. She talked to Lesbian.com about her first production, what’s in it for lesbians and what’s next for her. The subject matter seems quite dark. What drew you to “Love and Human Remains”? I…
  • Managing crisis: The blog I hope you never need

    shannon
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:26 am
    BY MIKI MARKOVICH Lesbian.com It’s doubtful that you’ll find anyone who doesn’t think finding herself smack dab in the middle of a crisis is anything less than hideous. It may be a heart-wrenching break-up, the loss of a job or a 72-hour notice to move out of your home. You can be torn between completely giving up and totally fighting your ass off. Either way, it’s exhausting. But here’s the thing, this is exactly when you must be kind to yourself. SELF CARE It may very well be impossible to think about smiling right now, which is exactly why we’re not even going there. However, I…
  • Latitude 41n’s Kathy Brown Hits the Spot

    shannon
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:32 am
    BY HEATHER CASSELL Girls That Roam If you happen to be in Cleveland, Ohio, and are looking for a casual place with a friendly atmosphere and good food, look no further than Latitude 41n. Located in the avant garde Detroit Shoreway Neighborhood, one of many of Cleveland’s neighborhoods that are being reinvented, Latitude 41n (5712 Detroit Avenue; 216-961-0000; EatatLatitude41n.com) is popular among its residents and Clevelanders who venture to the neighborhood to check out the art studios, community theaters and trendy night spots and restaurants. “It’s just a good area to be in,” says…
 
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  • Olympic Skater Johnny Weir Hosts Secret LGBT Olympics Documentary

    Jay rukkle
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:56 am
    Olympic ice skater Johnny Weir will host an LGBT Olympics documentary to be released before the end of the year. The post Olympic Skater Johnny Weir Hosts Secret LGBT Olympics Documentary appeared first on rukkle.
  • Skateboard Icon Tony Hawk Supports Gay Marriage

    Jay rukkle
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:37 am
    Skateboard icon Tony Hawk supports gay marriage in new video for the Human Rights Campaign. The post Skateboard Icon Tony Hawk Supports Gay Marriage appeared first on rukkle.
  • Rubberbandits Hilarious Music Video ‘Fellas’ Released

    Jay rukkle
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:05 am
    Irish comedy hip-hop duo, The Rubberbandits, have released a hilarious new music video online. The post Rubberbandits Hilarious Music Video ‘Fellas’ Released appeared first on rukkle.
  • New Web Series ‘Camp Abercorn’ Needs Your Help

    rukkle
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:16 pm
    A new fictional web series aiming to tackle the Boy Scouts of America's stance on LGBT issues is currently looking for funding. The post New Web Series ‘Camp Abercorn’ Needs Your Help appeared first on rukkle.
  • UFC Fighter Kyle Kingsbury Makes Pro-Gay Statement With Underwear

    rukkle
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:21 am
    Ultimate Fighter Kyle Kingsbury revealed a pair of pink "Legalize Gay" underwear during a recent weigh-in. The post UFC Fighter Kyle Kingsbury Makes Pro-Gay Statement With Underwear appeared first on rukkle.
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  • 11 Great European gay film festivals

    Dan Allen
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    North America may be home to many of the world’s oldest and best LGBT film festivals, but Europe, too, has a lineup of excellent queer celluloid celebrations that happen throughout the year and across the continent. Often showcasing films of a more international slant than their US and Canadian counterparts, many of these festivals are also coveted spots for world premieres. What’s more, they tend to be important local gay events in and of themselves, drawing large LGBT audiences from their host cities and surrounding regions. In short, they make great reasons to finally hit those…
  • Drag Race runner-up Adore Delano comes to Vancouver

    Raziel Reid
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:37 pm
    There hasn’t been a breakout star from RuPaul’s Drag Race quite like Adore Delano. The Season 6 runner-up is so busy, she’s a day ahead of me! I catch up with her by phone as she tours Australia and New Zealand.“The crowds are freaking brutal here!” she exclaims. “They’re really hardcore, man. There’s fans outside my hotel. They think I’m more famous than I am!”Or do they? Delano’s debut album, Till Death Do Us Party, debuted at number three on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart, leaving Iggy Azalea in the dust and…
  • Openly gay Lebanese singer faces opposition to concert

    Ahmed Danny Ramadan
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:23 pm
    A public figure and legal adviser in the small, largely Christian Lebanese city of Zouk Mikael is trying to stop a concert by a local, independent band whose lead singer is gay.“We, the honourable free people in Zouk will not be silenced,” Fouad El Adem wrote on his Facebook page in July. “We will have our movement on the ground to stop this band from entering our town. Lebanon is a land for traditional families, not a land for faggots.”By the time media watchdog Lebanese LGBT Media Monitor picked up on El Adem’s status, it had been liked by 120 of his followers,…
  • Openly gay Lebanese singer Hamed Sinno faces opposition to Zouk concert

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:22 pm
  • Experienced seamen needed!

    Jeremy Willard
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:29 pm
    When the phantom gobbler stuck his head beneath your sheets one night and wrapped his lips around your cock, you knew you were home. In 1955, at 19 years old, you had joined the British Merchant Navy to escape the humiliating rumours and not expecting to find what, for a deviant like you, was a kind of heaven.You didn’t know they were called “phantom gobblers” then, these guys who’d make a move only in the dark; they didn’t have phantom gobblers back home in that small town near Manchester. What they did have was Alan, an easygoing, faithful friend but not the…
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