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04.17.15 Mala Kumar

2008 was not that long ago. In the evolution of gay acceptance in America, however, 2008 was effectively a generation ago. Since 2008, the moral, political, legal and societal conversations around homosexuality have dramatically shifted in favor of us gays — in the mainstream, at least. For minorities, it’s a different story. Being Indian-American, I […]

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04.02.15 Prachi Gupta

It’s about time: Someone from within the organization has finally stood up to the bullies at the Boy Scouts of America, who have imposed a national ban on openly adult gay members. And guess what? The BSA did not implode. NBC New York reports that the Boy Scouts’ Greater New York Council has brought 18-year-old […]

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10.02.14 Marina Galperina

Are you in Berlin and on Grindr? Want to go make pancakes, trim nails or play chess with artist Dries Verhoeven inside a glass-walled container in a Berlin Kreuzberg square? Potentially lucky participants are being solicited right now by the Dutch artist via the gay hook-up app. He says, “we’ll shave one another or read to one […]

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09.03.14 Marina Galperina

A time-honored tradition of excluding gay groups from the New York St. Patrick’s Day parade crumbles this week. The New York Times reminds that for decades, “gays could march but were not allowed to carry anything identifying them as a group.” As first reported by the Irish Voice, OUT@NBCUniversal will be the first LGBT group to participate in the parade on March 17th, […]

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04.15.14 Marina Galperina

The post office of Finland has announced 33 new stamp designs for September-October 2014, including three showcasing “confident and proud homoeroticism” as drawn by artist Touko Laaksonen aka Tom of Finland: The autumn’s stamp series begins September 8 with Tom of Finland, who is considered one of the most well-known Finnish artists around the world. […]

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03.20.14 Marina Galperina

Interior. Leather Bar. (2013) Went to Francofest thought this is going to be James Franco reenacting 40 minutes of explicit gay S&M sex cut out of Cruising, but it’s really a 60-minute meta-documentary of James Franco trying to reenact 40 minutes of explicit gay S&M sex cut out of Cruising AND IT WAS VERY FUCKING GOOD WTF (ノ゚0゚)ノ~~ ATTABOY FRANCO: 4.5 out of 5.0   Francoly, […]

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02.24.14 Marina Galperina

Last month, Lena Klimova — founder of “Children-404: We Exist” LGBT youth support group on Vkontakte and Facebook — was the fifth person to be officially charged under Russia’s “anti-gay propaganda” legislation. She was just acquitted, on the technicality that she did not actually register the social media group; she merely administrated it. The charges followed a complaint from the […]

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02.18.14 Andy Cush

Why does Gay Check Online exist? The website, which purports to tell you whether you’re gay or straight based on your facial features, sounds like something out of a dystopian horror film, or what the Third Reich might have come up with had they had access to webcams and the internet. Just fire up your […]

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02.05.14 Marina Galperina

Here’s a sexy little luge video from The Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion in response to Russia’s insane “anti-gay propaganda” laws which persecute LGBT nationwide, deny their right to exist and inspire violent homophobic attacks. “The games have always been a little gay… let’s fight to keep it that way,” the TV ad reads. Yes. […]

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01.17.14 Marina Galperina

After the European Union criticized Russia for censoring the press and tenaciously jailing Kremlin opposition, the Russian foreign ministry retaliated with a report of their own, highlighting EU’s own “inadequacies.” It’s hilarious. As highlighted by Buzzfeed, the report (sloppily translated here) is full of double-speak and contradictions and accuses the European Union of “aggressive propaganda of homosexual love.” In re-translation: […]

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