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Trinidad and Tobago set to decriminalize homosexuality

A judge ruled Thursday that the Caribbean nation’s colonial-era laws banning gay sex are unconstitutional.<p>Trinidad and Tobago is set to decriminalize homosexuality after a high court judge ruled Thursday that the Caribbean nation’s colonial-era law banning gay sex is unconstitutional.<p>“The court …

LGBTQI

Polaroid, intimate stories

Since its beginnings, the Polaroid has served to capture one’s most intimate moments. Present during important and informal family gatherings, during …

Photography

Nan Goldin’s Powerful Homage to Her Surrogate Family

Friends are the family you choose for yourself, they say – a sentiment that Nan Goldin took to heart, as one unforgettable image demonstrates<p>“The …

The Clandestine Soviet Photographer Taking Nude Portraits

Challenging, provocative and utterly compelling, Siberian photographer Nikolay Bakharev's portraits lure viewers into his strange and erotic world<p>It …

Russia

Meet the Stars of 120 BPM: 2018’s Most Important LGBT Film

There’s something electric about the new film <i>120 BPM</i>, and that probably stems from the people it’s based on: Act Up-Paris, the direct action group …

French Government

The Story Behind a 1975 Snapshot of an Unknown Meryl Streep

As a new book of his spectacular portraits is released, Duane Michals recalls one standout moment with a little-known theatre actress destined for …

People and Darkness of Wellington by Night

Le photographe français Cédric Ih vient de sortir une nouvelle série où l’on retrouve avec grand plaisir l’atmosphère nocturne aux hautes teneurs …

“Frog and Toad”: An Amphibious Celebration of Same-Sex Love

On a cool autumn day, a frog and a toad awake in their separate houses to find that their yards are filled with fallen leaves. The frog and toad (conveniently named Frog and Toad) see each other every day, and are particularly synchronized: rather than clean his own yard, each decides to go to the …

Arlene Gottfried’s New York, Through the Eyes of Her Brother Gilbert Gottfried

From the nineteen-seventies until her death last August, at the age of sixty-six, the photographer Arlene Gottfried combed New York City’s streets, parks, beaches, subways, and night clubs, in search of the shock of recognition one sometimes finds in perfect strangers. She understood the fractions …

New York City

Kenya's LGBT community fights for a place in society

Homosexual relationships are a crime in most African countries. In Kenya, sexual acts between two men can lead to 14 years in prison. The Supreme …

LGBTQI

Jay-Z on His Mother Coming Out: 'I Was So Happy for Her That She Was Free'

Rapper recounts emotional story on David Letterman's 'My Next Guest Needs No Introduction'<p>Jay-Z recalls the moment his mother, Gloria Carter, came …

Jay Z

Gay People 'Will Go to Hell': Top Rugby Star Israel Folau Sparks Outrage with Latest Outburst

One of Australia’s biggest sports stars has sparked outrage, stating gay people will go to hell unless they repent their sins.<p>Israel Folau, who plays …

New Zealand Lawmakers Unanimously Pass Bill Erasing Past Criminal Convictions for Gay Sex

New Zealand’s parliament has unanimously passed legislation that would erase past criminal convictions for homosexuality.AFP reports:Homosexuality …

The LGBT Heroes Fighting to Hold the First Ever Pride in Swaziland

LGBT activists in Swaziland are planning to hold the country’s inaugural Pride march and festival in June, and they hope it will help change anti-gay …

LGBTQI

why stans are so protective of call me by your name and love, simon

As stans battle it out on social media, we ask: is this genuine beef, or all a bit of fun? Let the gay-mes begin.<p>This sudden spike in queerness on screen is a great thing, isn’t it? After decades of having their stories told from the sidelines, the lives of young LGBTQ+ figures are starting to …

Social Media

Toronto police withdraw application to join Pride parade

Force faced calls to drop out over perceived failures to tackle crime against the LGBT community<p>Toronto’s police force has withdrawn its application to march in the city’s Pride parade after organisers highlighted perceived failures by the force to properly investigate crimes against the LGBT …

LGBTQI

The Pictures Of Oscar Wilde: A History Of 'The Happy Prince' On Film

Oscar Wilde once said that "There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about." Fortunately for the …

Literature

The whistleblower: Shahmir Sanni on being outed and his fight for democracy

If you look out of the window from one end of the Dazed offices you can see Parliament, the buildings in which the future of this country is dictated and fought over, the place where our democracy is supposedly protected. On a grey, moody afternoon in London, Shahmir Sanni is sitting here with me …

Steve Bannon

How 'Tinta Bruta' Shines A Neon Light On The World Of Queer Webcam Stripping

<i>Hard Paint (Tinta Bruta)</i> opens with a grainy shot of Pedro (Shico Menegat) sleeping naked in front of his webcam while unseen observers watch from …

Self-awareness

James Ivory: why Ismail Merchant and I kept our love secret

The great film-maker reveals why he and the producer hid their love all their lives – and vents his anger at Call Me By Your Name’s lack of full-frontal nudity, even though the film won him an Oscar<p>When James Ivory recently bagged an Oscar for the gay coming-of-age hit Call Me By Your Name, the …

Sundance

Theresa May stands by adviser who outed Brexit whistleblower

Some Tory MPs say they believe Stephen Parkinson should resign after outing Shahmir Sanni<p>Theresa May has insisted her political secretary, Stephen Parkinson, “does a very good job”, as he faces mounting pressure over the outing of the Brexit whistleblower Shahmir Sanni.<p>Sanni said he had endured one …

Brexit

Antonio Lopez’ intimate fashion Polaroids

The foremost fashion illustrator of the 1970s and 80s, Antonio (as he signed his work) was and remains one of the most highly regarded and …

Andy Warhol

Sign Petition: Urge Commonwealth Heads of Govt Meeting 2018 to support LGBTI rights

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) will take place in the UK in <b>April 2018</b>. We urge the CHOGM 2018 organisers to:<p>Include lesbian, …

Trump scraps blanket transgender military ban, major restrictions remain

WASHINGTON (AFP) -<p>US President Donald Trump late Friday rolled back his blanket ban on transgender people serving in the military -- but they will still face major restrictions in the American armed forces.<p>Trump signed a memorandum in August that effectively barred transgender people from the …

LGBTQI

Op-Ed | Why ‘Love, Simon’ Is The Most Important Film That You’ll See This Year

<i>The views and opinions expressed in this piece are those solely of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of Highsnobiety as a whole.</i><p>…

Black Panther

Cynthia Nixon officially announces run for NY governor

All that talk has turned to action: Former <i>Sex and the City</i> star Cynthia Nixon has announced her run for the New York governor’s seat. The actress …

New York City

Warm Oscars 2018 Photoshoot by Mark Seliger

C’est la tradition, chaque année Mark Seliger photographie les coulisses de la cérémonie des Oscars, pour le magazine Vanity Fair. Cette fois, les …

New Zealand gay rights activists demand compensation over convictions

The government is working towards expunging the criminal records of men convicted of homosexual crimes, but has ruled out financial compensation<p>Gay rights advocates are gearing up to fight the New Zealand government for compensation for men convicted of homosexual crimes.<p>Last year justice minister …

Gay Rights

Amazing Cyberpunk And Post-Apocalyptic Urban Landscapes By Justin Leduc

Creative And Immersive Experience By Night With SEAT<p>This Guy Continues To Paint Pop-Culture Characters Into Old Thrift-Store Paintings<p>Artist Yung …

Khalik Allah’s powerful Harlem portraits

It is easy to walk through a city not making eye contact, but for photographer Khalik Allah this contact is essential. He sees each individual he …