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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 …

PHOTOS: Tributes From Around The World As Thousands Gather To Mourn Orlando Victims

Jun 15, 2016 by
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Orlando, Florida vigil, June 13,2016 In the history book Mapping Gay L.A., author Moira Kenney coined the term “safe space” to refer to the gay bars of what became the LGBT-centric town of West Hollywood. These bars, sometimes owned by …

Meet Ben Ryan, The Nearly Naked AIDS Activist Who Can Dance

Jun 01, 2016 by
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When Benjamin “Ben” Ryan began taking dance classes ten years ago, the personal venture was a complete whim. After all, he was in his late twenties at the time – ancient for a beginning dancer – and by his own …