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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 …

PHOTOS: The Beautiful Boys and Gorgeous Gurls of Vallarta Pride

Jun 01, 2016 by
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PHOTOS: Long Beach Pride Marks The Beginning Of This Year’s Pride Season

May 25, 2016 by
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Thousands gathered in Long Beach last week to kick off the 2016 Pride season. This year’s festivities included live music, drag performances, a dyke march, a gospel fest, a street fair and, of course, a parade. The year’s Grand Marshal was …

White House Plans First National Monument To Honor Gay Rights

Apr 30, 2016 by
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  The Obama Administration is preparing to announce the nation’s first monument to gay liberation, Stonewall National Park, which will be located in New York City‘s Greenwich Village, considered the birthplace of the modern movement. The historic designation will encompass the Stonewall Inn …

Six Queer Promposals That Will Light Up Your Life

Apr 27, 2016 by
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It’s that time of the year, and we don’t mean the cherry blossoms. Teenagers across the country are awkwardly asking each other to prom, and what was once a near-certain letdown for LGBTQ youth who could only dream of inviting the …

Vintage Pics From Waikiki’s Gay Beaches Prove That Speedos Never Go Out Of Style

Apr 20, 2016 by
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Thank God Alan Light never leaves home without his camera. His photos from the gay beaches of Waikiki taken in the late ’80s and early ’90s are pretty darn hot. (They also serve as a reminder to always wear sunscreen!) “I started taking Waikiki, Hawaii …