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My Big Fag Freak Wedding

Nov 21, 2013 by
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My Big Fag Freak Wedding

“Are you brothers?” We hear this a ton. Two guys, one 30 and one 40, with nearly-matching glasses and an affectionate public demeanor. His family came on the Mayflower and mine fled the shtetls at the dawn of the roaring …

Christine Quinn’s Passion Takes Center Stage At NYC Mayoral Debate

Aug 23, 2013 by
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Christine Quinn’s Passion Takes Center Stage At NYC Mayoral Debate

New Yorkers want a mayor that embodies their town: strong, resilient, and diverse. Seven candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Mayor took the stage at Manhattan’s Town Hall theatre Wednesday evening, each proving that they are that living embodiment of those …

Oktoberfest Seen As Focal Point For Germany’s Same-Sex Marriage Push

Sep 28, 2012 by
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Oktoberfest Seen As Focal Point For Germany’s Same-Sex Marriage Push

Nothing says partying in Germany quite like Oktoberfest. But this year, there’s a decidedly queer flavor to the traditionally apolitical event: Gay visibility at the week-long festival is increasing and so is the issue of same-sex marriage. According to the Christian …

Same-Sex Marriage Now Legal For Buenos Aires Tourists

May 22, 2012 by
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Same-Sex Marriage Now Legal For Buenos Aires Tourists

What’s new, Buenos Aires? In legislation passed last week, foreign same-sex couples visiting Buenos Aires can not only visit Evita’s old stomping grounds, but get legally married there, too.

Britian’s Top Gay Cop Could Be Mayor of London

Sep 06, 2011 by
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Britian’s Top Gay Cop Could Be Mayor of London

The Former Deputy Assistant Commissioner for London’s Metropolitan Police Service—and the UK’s highest ranking openly gay police officer—Brian Paddick has won the Liberal Democrats nomination for the Mayor of London. On Friday, Paddick, 53, who previously  said he wouldn’t run …

You Don’t Have To Be Gay To Be Mayor of San Diego. Okay, Maybe You Do.

Jul 27, 2011 by
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You Don’t Have To Be Gay To Be Mayor of San Diego. Okay, Maybe You Do.

San Diego’s mayoral race isn’t until next June, but four contenders have already thrown their hat in the ring—and two of them are gay.  Out politicos Carl DeMaio, a City Councilman, and Bonnie Dumanis, San Diego’s District Attorney, have both …