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9 ways San Francisco created hippie–then hipster–fashions for the world to enjoy

Dec 21, 2016 by
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How did paisley, bell bottoms, and flower-headbands become the uniform of the sixties hippie? The look to this day is endlessly recreated everywhere from fashion runways to Hollywood films. And how did that look morph — and, more recently, of hipsters in general? …

PHOTOS: The annual Santa Speedo Run holiday tradition lives on

Dec 14, 2016 by
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What started with just five guys running around in Boston back in the year 2000 has grown into an annual holiday tradition. Each December, people in cities around the world strip down to skivvies to participate in the Santa Speedo Run. Last …

They Go Low, We Give $$: Ten Great LGBTQ Charities To Support In Desperate Times

Nov 30, 2016 by
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It’s the season for giving. And times being what they are, that giving must be substantial to make it through whatever’s coming over the next four years. A ton of excellent charities are poised to protect our rights and our lives throughout …

5 Great Las Vegas Shopping Malls That Won’t Break The Bank (Unless You Want To)

Nov 28, 2016 by
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The next time you visit Las Vegas, take an empty suitcase, because you will need extra room for all the shopping you’re going to do. Las Vegas is a shopper’s paradise, with virtually every brand, from discount to luxe, available somewhere in …

PHOTOS: This Charming Texan Was Just Named America’s Top Bartender

Jun 29, 2016 by
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And the winner is… Rocky Collins (right, with Jai Rodriguez). After a three-month competition spanning 15 cities with dozens of bartender vying for top honors, the tatted stud took the Stoli Key West Classic bragging rights home to Dallas and his bar, Round Up …

LGBT New Yorkers Celebrate Pride and Resilience At The Center’s Annual Garden Party

Jun 22, 2016 by
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The LGBT Center’s annual Garden Party tasting event kicked off pride week last night, and Queerty was on the scene. The benefit brings LGBT New Yorkers and allies to Pier 84 for tastings and specialty cocktails with a picture-perfect backdrop …

PHOTOS: Instagram Users Respond To Orlando Tragedy In Beautiful And Creative Ways

Jun 15, 2016 by
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The nation is still reeling over what happened the tragedy in Orlando. But now that the initial shock is starting to wear off, people have begun channeling their grief in many different ways. Candlelight vigils, memorial ceremonies and marches honoring the 49 …