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Gay club shooting suspect escaped Colorado’s red flag gun law

DENVER (AP) — A year and a half before being arrested in the Colorado Springs gay nightclub shooting that left five people dead, Anderson Lee Aldrich allegedly threatened his mother with a pipe bomb, forcing neighbors in surrounding homes to evacuate while the bomb squad and crisis negotiators convinced him to surrender. Yet despite this […]

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Democrats demand voting reform, same-sex marriage and debt ceiling from ‘lame duck’ Congress

WASHINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Democrats in the U.S. Congress aim to pass bills protecting same-sex marriage, clarifying lawmakers’ role in certifying presidential elections and raising the national debt ceiling when they return of the election campaign on Monday. President Joe Biden’s party received a boost over the weekend when it learned it would retain […]

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West Hollywood’s gay trailblazers clash with young progressives over the city’s future | Agriculture

LOS ANGELES — John Duran is running as a law and order candidate for West Hollywood City Council, posing in front of sheriff’s cruisers on his campaign website and touting his endorsement by the deputies’ union. It’s a stark contrast to the Duran of the early 1990s, when as an activist lawyer in his 30s, […]

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Russian lawmakers approve first reading of amendments to strengthen ‘gay propaganda’ law

Ukrainian forces face Russian attacks in several locations, where heavy shelling and airstrikes damaged infrastructure as Moscow stepped up its offensive, the Ukrainian military said November 3. Live briefing: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine RFE/RL Live briefing gives you all the latest developments on the ongoing invasion of Russia, the Kyiv counter-offensive, Western military aid, the […]

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“It’s scary, but it feels good”

Sam Williams opens up about his gay identity for the first time: ‘It’s scary, but it feels good’ Thomas Crabtree sam williams Sam Williams is opening up about his sexuality and hopes it helps other small town exports feel less alone. In an upcoming episode of Apple Music Proud Radio with Hunter KellyWilliams detailed the […]

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Helpful Tips for Hiking Kauai’s Napali Coast

As the world returns to normal – normal-ish? — the journeys have started again. Now our readers are sharing their recent adventures, both domestic and far-flung, snapping photos as they ride bike trails in Oregon, visit waterfalls in McCloud, hike Mount Kilimanjaro and more – and they offer advice on what to see, where to […]

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This Unusual Hiking Tip Could Save Your Life

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — A towel and a piece of aluminum foil might not seem like lifesaving equipment, but in a hiking emergency, they could be. Before you go hiking, taking a few extra precautions could make all the difference. Here are some tips to ensure you return safely from your adventures. Aluminum foil trick […]

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This plus-size hiking influencer says the outdoors gave him confidence

Plus-size hiking influencer Andy Neal is here to remind the world that the great outdoors are for everyone — and for everyone. (Photo: Courtesy of Andy Neal; designed by Quinn Lemmers) He figures is Yahoo Life’s body image series, delving into the journeys of influential and inspiring people as they explore what body confidence, body […]

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Man comes out as gay – at 90: ‘It’s never too late’

By Olivia Young Click here for updates on this story ARVADA, Colo. (KCNC) — Coming out is different for everyone. And for a man from Arvada, it was something that carried him into his 90s. But today he told me it was the best decision he ever made. “It’s never too late to come out,” […]

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Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus Explores New Music From Gen Z’s LGBTQ+ Perspective – WABE

A groundbreaking new piece of music explores the perspective of the Gen Z LGBTQ+ community. The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus will perform the world premiere of “@Queer Z” this Saturday night at Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center for the Arts. Donald Milton III is artistic director of the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus, and he joined “City […]

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Phew! Investigation proves school’s rainbow decoration isn’t gay

Welcome to The Flyover, your daily noon digest of what local media and Twitter users are talking about. The overview Sign up, get top MN headlines delivered to your inbox every day. Easy! Gay Sex Panic Over School’s Rainbow Window Decal Useless Sometimes a rainbow is just a rainbow, especially when it’s in an elementary […]

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Gay Palestinian under asylum in Israel beheaded in Palestinian territory

A gay Palestinian who was living under asylum in Israel was reportedly kidnapped and taken to the West Bank, where he was beheaded on Wednesday, according to Israeli media. Ahmad Abu Murkhiyeh, 25, had lived in Israel for two years and was seeking resettlement in Canada due to death threats because of his sexual orientation. […]

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‘Bros’ is the first major gay romantic comedy studio and also too straight for its own good | Events and Movies | Tampa

There’s a reason “Bros,” the self-proclaimed first gay-centric romantic comedy from a major Hollywood studio, flopped on its opening weekend, and it has nothing to do with the rampant homophobia, whatever his co-lead/co-writer/co-executive producer Billy Eichner would have you believe. Though it’s peppered with some brutal and hysterical barbs and observations about life as anything […]

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Dark secrets remain hidden at Gay City State Park

A swamp surrounds a small pond in Hebron’s Gay City State Park. (Steve Fagin) With a gentle breeze rippling across the surface of a secluded pond, dazzling sunshine illuminating the ferns and wildflowers, and the melodious calls of songbirds echoing through the verdant woods, Gay City State Park in Hebron embodied the essence of serenity […]

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Federal judge grants Texas victory in lawsuit over protections for gay and transgender workers

A Texas federal judge has ruled that job protections for gay and transgender workers do not extend to policies regarding dress codes, preferred pronouns or restroom use. Texas joins 20 other states where protections, set out in federal guidelines released last summer, are suspended following a judge’s order. In a Saturday ruling, U.S. District Court […]

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Right to life and openly gay man face off for County Commission seat

Todd Heywood Francis Schafer first met Monica Schafer, the Republican nominee for the Ingham County Board of Commissioners, District 15, at a seniors event in Williamston. He loved her, he said, because she was a “very strong conservative”. “That’s what I’m enjoying right now,” said Schafer, a retired Michigan State Police systems analyst who said […]

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10 Gay Movies That Didn’t Bomb Because Of Homophobia

Culture Billy Eichner Says Bigotry Is To Blame For Gay Romantic Comedy’s Box Office Flop Andrew Stiles • October 4, 2022 2:10 p.m. Gay celebrity Billy Eichner thinks ‘homophobic weirdos’ are to blame for his new film’s disappointing box office performance. Eichner co-wrote and stars in Brothersa gay romantic comedy that grossed just $4.8 million […]

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Inside the fight to organize the Gay Games 2022

Oa priori, the 11th Gay Games should be a triumph for Hong Kong. The cosmopolitan, semi-autonomous Chinese city is the first Asian site for the quadrennial event since its inception in San Francisco in 1982. When local organizers won their bid in 2017 to host the 2022 Games, they thought big ladder. They spoke of […]

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Belgian bishops offer prayer for homosexual couples, not marriage | app

ROME (AP) — Belgian bishops on Tuesday released draft text for a prayer liturgy for same-sex couples that includes prayers, Bible readings and expressions of commitment, despite a 2021 Vatican directive banning church blessings for gay couples. The Flemish-speaking bishops have stressed that the “moment of prayer” is in no way akin to a sacramental […]

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“Games Done Quick” stops on Don’t Say Gay

If you’ve ever wanted to feel inadequate when it comes to your Dark Souls clear time while channeling your inner Young Thug, boy, I’ve got you covered! Games Done Quick is a classic watch in the subset of the nerd community that thinks empathy is a good thing. That means Randians looking for a fun […]

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Backpacker Radio #165 | Pattie Gonia: All things drag queen, hiking in high heels and promoting inclusive outdoor activities

In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we’re joined by Wyn Wiley, better known online as Pattie Gonia. Pattie is a “professional homosexual”, an environmentalist and a drag queen. This conversation is fun and informative. We learn in-depth about all the fun nuances of the world of drag, including what goes into […]

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Grand Junction is great for hiking, biking, beers and wines

The first gleam of sunlight hit the walls of Wedding Canyon in Colorado National Monument like they had been splattered with a bucket of orange paint. I smiled and squinted as I climbed higher into the desert, enjoying the momentary coolness of the air. It would get unbearably hot, but right now the temperature was […]

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Mount Gay prices to rise in 2023

From next year, it could cost Mount Gay rum consumers more to indulge in their products. Although unable to say how much of a hike rum lovers can expect, Mount Gay Distilleries Ltd managing director Raphaël Grisoni explained that with rising input costs, price increases could be anticipated on local, regional and international rum products […]

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15 best outdoor deals for Labor Day: clothing, hiking and camping gear

Nothing says “celebrate Labor Day,” like walking in the desert. We at WIRED may be caught up in our gadgets, but many of us take every opportunity to head out into the great outdoors. Take advantage of these last weeks of summer weather by snagging a Labor Day deal on some of our favorite outdoor […]

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Hike and bike in Hingham, theater in Marshfield

Snug Harbor Community Chorus seeks new members DUXBURY – Snug Harbor Community Chorus will hold its first rehearsal of the holiday concert season at 6:45 p.m. on Monday, September 12 at Duxbury’s Pilgrim Church, 404 Washington St. All are welcome to join and dues are $70 per season. Rehearsals take place on Mondays from 7 […]

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Marcia Gay Harden Advocates for Helper Monkeys After ‘Gigi & Nate’ Role

Charlie Rowe and Allie the Capuchin Monkey in a scene from ‘Gigi & Nate’. (Photo by Anne Marie Fox, courtesy Roadside Attractions) For Marcia Gay Harden, “Gigi & Nate” was a compelling real-life story that celebrates human resilience and the bonds that can develop between people with disabilities and their service animal. Gigi, a capuchin […]

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St. Kitts gay sex ban overturned by Caribbean Regional Court

MIAMI, Aug 30 (Reuters) – A Caribbean regional court has ruled that a St. Kitts and Nevis ban on same-sex sexual relations is unconstitutional because it violates the right to privacy, nullifying one of the few prohibitions on same-sex relationships that still exist. In the region. The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court has ruled against two […]

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The Gay Traveler’s Guide to Boston

Thanks to its cosmopolitan nature and outstanding educational institutions, such as Harvard and MIT, Boston has long been a hub for progressive thinkers and the LGBTIQ+ community. In fact, Massachusetts was the first US state to legalize same-sex marriage in 2004. To this day, Boston remains one of America’s most LGBTIQ+-friendly cities and has a […]

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Ending Singapore’s gay sex ban is a ‘small step’ for some LGBT couples

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SINGAPORE, Aug 22 (Reuters) – Singapore’s decision to lift a long-overdue ban on sex between men dating from colonial times will not end discrimination against LGBT groups in the conservative city-state, human rights activists and members of the gay community said on Monday. . Singapore’s prime […]

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Singapore’s repeal of gay sex ban dismissed by campaigners as ‘frontage’

LGBT+ activists have dismissed Singapore’s decision to repeal a law banning sex between men as a “frontage” that does not significantly ease the country’s restrictions on gay rights. The Asian city-state said Sunday it would scrap the colonial-era law criminalizing gay sex, but also announced plans to amend the constitution to “protect” the definition of […]

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Singapore plans to end law that criminalizes gay sex: NPR

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the city-state would decriminalize sex between men, but would not change its definition of marriage. Eugene Hoshiko/AP hide caption toggle caption Eugene Hoshiko/AP Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the city-state would decriminalize sex between men, but would not change its definition of marriage. Eugene Hoshiko/AP KUALA […]

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Singapore to decriminalize gay sex, but same-sex marriage still banned

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Singapore announced on Sunday it would decriminalize sex between men by repealing a colonial-era law while protecting the city-state’s traditional norms and its definition of marriage. During his speech at the annual National Day rally, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he thought it was the “right thing to do now” […]

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50,000 monkeypox vaccines set aside for gay pride events, health officials say

Extra Monkeypox Vaccines Go to Gay Pride Events Across the US CDC officials discuss the latest measures to mitigate monkeypox in the United States ahead of gay pride events in several cities. The United States is reserving an additional 50,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine for venues at upcoming gay pride events, health officials said Thursday. […]

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MERRELL LAUNCHES HIKING CLUB, CONNECTING WOMEN EVEN MORE TO THE OUTDOORS

To accompany the launch of the Merrell Hiking Club, the brand has announced the second generation of its flagship hiking sneaker for women, Bravado ROCKFORD, Mich., August 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Merrell®, the world’s leading outdoor footwear brand, has launched its women-centric Hiking Club to provide inspiration and connection to the outdoors through a digital […]

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A gay man recounts his escape from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan

India celebrated 76 years of independence on August 15. This year, Independence Day was very different. The Indian flag was everywhere; on cars, taxis, trucks, homes and government buildings. The country celebrated its true identity – Bharat, the Sanskrit name for India. Sanskrit, the oldest language in the world, is part of India’s cultural identity. […]

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‘Don’t Say Gay’ Law Baffles Some Florida Schools

Some Florida schools have moved library books and debated changing textbooks in response to a call from critics of the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law – and some teachers fear family photos on their desks could cause them pain. trouble. As students return from summer vacation, educators are cautiously adapting and waiting to see how the […]

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Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Law Fuels Anti-LGBTQ Hate Online

Research that analyzed social media posts finds hateful references to gays, lesbians and other LGBTQ people increased online after Florida passed a law banning teaching about sexual orientation and gender identity. gender from kindergarten to third grade. References to pedophiles and ‘grooming’ rose more than 400% in the month since Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ measure […]

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Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Law Fuels Anti-LGBTQ Hate Online – NBC 6 South Florida

Research that analyzed social media posts finds hateful references to gays, lesbians and other LGBTQ people increased online after Florida passed a law banning teaching about sexual orientation and gender identity. gender from kindergarten to third grade. References to pedophiles and ‘grooming’ rose more than 400% in the month since Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ measure […]

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Gay couple assaulted and accused of having monkeypox in northwest DC

Gay couple assaulted, possible hate crime A young gay couple tells FOX 5 that they were attacked in DC’s Shaw neighborhood simply because of their sexual orientation. DC police have confirmed they are investigating the weekend incident as a possible hate crime. WASHINGTON – A young gay couple tells FOX 5 they were accused of […]

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Former SF Giants prospect Solomon Bates comes out as gay

Minor league pitcher Solomon Bates came out as gay on Tuesday in an Instagram post shortly after being released by the Giants. The former eighth-round pick from USC who was most recently at Double-A Richmond said in his post that he was “still in shock” to be released from the organization, but that he would […]

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It’s okay to warn sexually active gay and bisexual men about the risk of monkeypox

America is approaching 10,000 diagnosed monkeypox infections, more than any other country in the world. The federal government is still struggling to get doses of monkeypox vaccine from Denmark to the United States and to local health agencies in cities that have seen the most infections. Due to the lack of vaccines, city and county […]

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New Orleans renews search for remains of 4 victims in 1973 gay bar fire

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nearly half a century after arson killed 32 people at a New Orleans gay bar, the City Council has renewed the search for the remains of four victims, including three who have never been identified. The UpStairs lounge burned down on June 24, 1973, killing 31 men, including two whose mothers […]

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New Orleans searches for remains of 4 victims of 1973 gay bar fire that killed 31

Nearly half a century after arson killed 32 people at a New Orleans gay bar, the city council has renewed the search for the remains of four victims, three of whom have never been identified. The UpStairs lounge burned down on June 24, 1973, killing 31 men, including two whose mothers died with them, and […]

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Gay Romance TV shows are blowing up Thailand’s tourism industry

The Thai romantic comedy series “I Told Sunset About You” is a show about the gay romance between two young men. The show is filmed on location in Phuket and uses real businesses in the area for the character scenes. Tourists from all over Asia who enjoy the spectacle flock to the venue. Therefore, the […]

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Utah police investigate attack on same-sex couple as hate crime

Estimated reading time: 1-2 minutes SANDY — Police said Wednesday an attack on a gay couple in suburban Salt Lake City is being investigated as a hate crime. Stefanie Peacock said her 18-year-old son Christian and boyfriend Jacob Metcalf, also 18, were attacked just after midnight on Saturday. They were standing outside the Peacocks’ home […]

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Sandy’s family say son was molested because he’s gay

SANDY, Utah — A family in Sandy are in shock and disbelief after their son was assaulted over the weekend while he was with his boyfriend. The victim’s mother said the boy was outside with his boyfriend when a group of teenagers drove by and shouted profanities and other derogatory terms at them. According to […]

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Gay Sandy teen suffered brain injury in hate crime assault

SAND, Utah — A gay teenager has memory problems after police say he was the victim of a hate crime. Christian Peacock, 18, told KSL-TV he was punched in the face early Saturday morning after a group of guys shouted homophobic slurs at him and his boyfriend. Doctors later told him that he had suffered […]

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Gay Iowa teacher smashes partisan noise to win board seat

When Daniel Gutmann won the special election for a seat on the Urbandale School Board, he did so despite significant opposition from the right. Gutmann is an openly gay elementary school teacher, teacher’s union member, Democrat, and staunch supporter of progressive issues. He sees himself as the ideal candidate to stir up the opposition. It […]

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WHO Monkeypox: WHO dispels hoax on link between monkeypox and gay sex

The World Health Organization (WHO) said in its public health advisory for gay men and men who have sex with men that the risk of monkeypox is not limited to them after the previous statement of the WHO unleashed a hoax that could have demonized the LGBTQ community. The WHO in its previous statement said […]

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LA County Fails ‘Once Again’ Says AHF LA Times Ad

In a new ad from the Los Angeles Times (Sunday, July 31), AHF calls on LA County officials as monkeypox cases continue to rise, especially among gay men, and a state of emergency no has not yet been declared. LOS ANGELES, July 31, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AHF will run a full-page, full-color advocacy ad targeting Los Angeles […]

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The health benefits of hiking

Maynard and Steven hiking in Cheesequake Park Our health Trail Head photo by Steven Russell I like to be outdoors. As a kid growing up in a semi-rural suburb of Ohio, I remember waking up on a summer Saturday morning, going out as soon as I’d had breakfast, finding out who else was up , […]

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New Media Rule: Don’t Say Gay

Mainstream journalists have taken what critics call a “don’t say gay” approach to covering the monkeypox outbreak in the United States. Media coverage of monkeypox, which New York and California officials have declared a public health threat amid rising case numbers, has carefully avoided using the word “gay” when discussing of those most at risk […]

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How this gay couple turned their love of travel into a meaningful side hustle

The journey is not only a hobby for Michael Lindsay and Matthew Schueller, it’s also the foundation of their relationship and, ultimately, a successful side hustle. Lindsay, 33, and Schueller, 30, are the co-founders of popular LGBTQ travel blog Michael & Matt, where they share quirky and insightful takes on their globetrotting adventures, from a […]

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Four Florida school districts sued over ‘don’t say gay’ law

TALAHASSEE Parents, students and a nonprofit have filed a federal lawsuit against four Florida school districts, challenging the constitutionality of a new state law that restricts teaching about gender identity and orientation sex in the classroom. The lawsuit, filed Monday in federal court in Orlando, seeks to block school boards in Orange, Indian River, Duval […]

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GOP congressman attends his gay son’s wedding after voting against same-sex marriage

GOP Rep. Glenn Thompson attended his gay son’s wedding last week, three days after opposing a bill in the US House that would enshrine same-sex marriage protections in federal law , confirmed CNN. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc./Getty Images) (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc./Getty Images) (CNN) — GOP Rep. Glenn Thompson attended his gay son’s wedding last […]

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Taiwan unveils world’s first ‘certified quiet hiking trail’

By Wayne Chang, CNN To walk this trail in Taiwan, tourists must use more ears than eyes and, above all, keep quiet. The Cuifeng Lake Circular Trail is a pristine hiking route along Taiwan’s largest alpine lake in northeast Yilan County, about 135 kilometers (84 miles) from the capital Taipei. It has been recognized by […]

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Cuba approves law change that opens door to same-sex marriage and other family rights

HAVANA, July 22 (Reuters) – Cuba’s National Assembly on Friday approved a sweeping update to its family law that opens the door to legalizing same-sex marriage, greater rights for women and increased protection for children, the elderly and other family members. The new family code will go to a referendum vote on September 25 after […]

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Idaho Republican Russ Fulcher votes against same-sex marriage

Idaho US Reps. Mike Simpson, left, and Russ Fulcher. The two U.S. state representatives split their votes Tuesday on the bill, known as the Respect for Marriage Act, which the House passed overwhelmingly with bipartisan support. Courtesy of US Representatives Mike Simpson and Russ Fulcher U.S. Representative from Idaho Russ Fulcher has joined a majority […]

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NJ alderman concerned about impact of monkeypox on gay community

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Peter Yacobellis is concerned about monkeypox, both as a gay man and as an elected official. But it’s not just the potential health effects of the disease that the Montclair councilman is concerned about — it’s society’s response. Yacobellis, a longtime advocate for LGBTQ rights in Essex County, recently shared some of […]

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Man impersonates cop to assault gay people in Washington DC: Feds

A man sprayed gay men with chemicals while posing as a cop in a Washington, DC park, federal prosecutors say. He is charged with hate crimes. A man sprayed gay men with chemicals while posing as a police officer in a Washington, DC park, federal prosecutors say. Michael Thomas Pruden, 48, targeted gay men to […]

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Man charged with assaulting gays while impersonating officer arrested in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A man accused of attacking several men with a chemical irritant in a Washington, D.C. park because of their sexual orientation has been arrested in Norfolk and charged with enhanced sentences for hate crimes for bias-motivated attacks, says the Department of Justice. Maryland resident Michael Thomas Pruden, 48, was indicted by […]

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Mondaire Jones Returns Gay Nightclub Campaign Money

Representative Mondaire Jones said he was returning thousands of dollars donated to his campaign by a nightclub owner who is currently being sued for allegedly imposing racist and sexist entry policies and allegedly ignoring illegal drug use. “The campaign was not aware of any allegations at the time these donations were made, and while they […]

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Before Gay Meant Gay: Meet San Diego’s First LGBTQ Pioneers | People

The Villa Montezuma house (left) and impersonator and Alpine resident Julian Eltinge (right) Wikimedia Commons and the Los Angeles Public Library, Herald-Examiner Photo Collection Two progressive, upper-middle-class women who hosted a former president and first lady in their home on the edge of Balboa Park. A spiritualist who channeled famous composers and built one of […]

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Stranger Things: Is Will Byers gay?

When the first volume of Season 4 of “Stranger Things” dropped on Netflix on May 28, fans had some major questions about what was going on with Will Byers (Noah Schnapp). When Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard) heads west to visit Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and Will, it seems the latter has a crush on his […]

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Former University of Alabama water skier Anna Gay competing in the Birmingham World Games

Anna Gay is a championship-caliber water skier, and she has the gear to prove it. “I won three world championship titles. I broke two world records,” said the former University of Alabama athlete. “I’ve won nine world championship titles in total, including juniors, and I’ve won two masters championship titles.” And she won quite a […]

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Sad, but true – Big Gay Starbucks in WeHo is closing after 27 years

Big Gay Starbucks West Hollywood – Photo by Paulo Murillo for WEHO TIMES It’s sad, but true: The Starbucks at 8595 Santa Monica Boulevard in the Ramada Plaza is closing on July 31, having operated at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Westmount Drive since opening its doors. double doors in 1995. An employee […]

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Russia may expand ‘gay propaganda’ ban as ‘insufficient’

Ukraine has “significant potential” to advance its forces on the battlefield and must increase the intensity of its attacks against Russian forces, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in his July 21 speech. Live briefing: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine RFE/RL Live briefing gives you all the latest developments on the ongoing invasion of Russia, how Kyiv […]

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Gay Ear Piercing: History, Importance and Relevance Today

Image source: Getty / Edward Berthelot It’s rare for a trend these days to last more than a few weeks before a neologism replaces the one before it, permeating the halls of TikTok or Instagram and making us all guess what was once considered mainstream – to then swap out a coveted wardrobe staple for […]

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Luther’s Cafe celebrates 73 years in the “heart” of San Antonio’s “gay strip”

Luther’s Cafe, now on Main, has been around since 1949. To put it into perspective, that’s about two decades before the Tower of America emerged into our horizon, even before the commercial development of the River Walk such as we know him. It’s the year Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep and Billy Joel were born. It’s […]

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Love And Thunder’ after ‘super gay’ exaggerations

Marvel’s Phase Four lineup has had a somewhat lukewarm response thus far. Of Ms. Marvel at moon knightthe latest phase of the MCU introduced us to some incredible new characters, but while neither project was particularly unsuccessful, the franchise lacks the momentum of The Infinity Saga. Then again, we don’t know who our next big […]

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New York Times’ Mara Gay admits breaking company policy in latest column

A New York Times member of the editorial board does not seem to think that the company’s policy against participating in protests applies to her. In her July 2 column, Mara Gay wrote that she wants to see all the men she has had sex with who have since decided to join her at upcoming […]

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Monkeypox Vaccine Offered To Atlanta Gays, Clinic Booked Within Hours

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) — A monkeypox vaccine will soon be available in Atlanta, but not for everyone. The number of cases of the rare virus is rising in Georgia – now at fourteen. This places the Peach State in the top 10 US states with the most cases of monkeypox. The Fulton County Health Department […]

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LUDOVIC ZAHED ONE OF THE FIRST OPENLY GAY MUSLIM CLERICS

Ludovic performed a wedding ceremony for two Muslim Iranian women in Stockholm, prompting some Algerian Salafists to demand the revocation of his Algerian nationality. For many people, being gay and Muslim seems like an oxymoron, incompatible with being openly both. But Ludovic Zahed, Europe’s first gay imam and one of the world’s first openly gay […]

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Boise 96.9 radio station The Eagle uses the gay pride flag logo

As a classic rock station, 96.9 The Eagle is trapped in a time machine. His playlist revolves around bands that have released albums on 8-track cassettes and graced the cover of Hit Parader magazine. Her website features photos of “Rock Girls” posing seductively next to classic cars. On weekday mornings, its airwaves are filled with […]

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Excerpt from the book of the filmmaker Onir’s first-person narrative: ‘…I Am Gay’

I also knew he was gay, although I didn’t know if he was actually dating anyone. We met one evening over wine and dinner and talked a lot. I saw his work, and since he wanted me to be honest with him, I told him it was very bad. We flirted and got a little […]

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Friends remember Robert Mainor, owner of Galveston’s oldest gay bar

Robert Mainor was often referred to as “mother” or “dad” by locals who frequented Robert’s Lafitte, Galveston’s oldest gay bar. “I called him our mother to all. He didn’t care if you were gay, straight, bi or trans. He just wanted to help people,” says Destiny Dion Van Wales. She has worked for Mainor since […]

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Gay New London and Groton politicians diverge on LGBTQ rights

June 2022 brought one of the most important and ominous Gay Pride months of my long life. June has traditionally been a month of celebration for the LGBTQ community, marking so much progress, at what often seemed like a dizzying pace, as the country, over a relatively short span of years, largely embraced what once […]