Gay Community

In Trump’s America, racism on gay dating apps is getting worse

Ross Hammond hadn’t received a message in weeks.<p>A 30-year-old gay man who lives in New York, he keeps a folder filled with various dating apps on his …

LGBTQ

US Tinder Is Celebrating Pride In The Most Extravagant And Adorable Way

The dating app has decided to give back to one very special same-sex couple<p>Dating apps like Tinder get a lot of slack.<p>Accused of being ruthless sites …

Love

Gay Guys: You're Douching Wrong

Like many bottoms, my gay friend George* has a harrowing story about using an enema before anal sex. "I had met a guy on Grindr," he said. "I get to his place and ring the doorbell. As he opened the door to say hi, I coughed and shat out a load of poo water into my underwear. <i>Loudly</i>. I had to run …

LGBTQ

11 Issues the Gay Community Struggles With

article<p>https://www.pride.com/gay/2017/6/16/11-issues-gay-community-struggles<p>Misogyny, racism, and body image, just to name a …

LGBTQ

New pride flag divides Philly’s gay community

A flag meant to bring the gay community together has ended up ripping it apart.<p>Last week, the city of Philadelphia revealed a revamped version of the …

LGBTQ

Despite Fascination with Russia, Nets Still Hardly Mention Chechen Gay Purge

It’s mid-way through Pride Month, a celebration of LGBT rights, but broadcast networks -- no strangers to condemning Russia -- are largely ignoring …

Russia

Why we have LGBTQ* pride parades

June is #PrideMonth. And that means pride parades are happening across the United States. These events offer paradegoers the chance to support and celebrate the LGBTQ* community — and have a little fun.<p>How did pride parades come about in the first place?<p>The history of these parades can be traced …

LGBTQ

'Hearts and minds changed'

<b>Orlando, Florida (CNN) —</b> You see them everywhere you go in this bruised city.<p>Murals, hand-painted signs, stickers in windows, ribbons on lapels, decals on police cars. #OrlandoStrong. You Matter. #OrlandoUnited. Love Wins.<p>The rainbow-colored messages even stretch across entire buildings, like the …

Justice

US city replaces its gay pride parade with a 'resist' march

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (Reuters) - Members of the Los Angeles-area gay community were expected to walk en masse through the city on Sunday in a …

AOL

Before Hot Mass: The Man Behind Gay Pittsburgh's Nightlife

A brief history of Robert "Lucky" Johns, who laid the groundwork for Pittsburgh's now-famous gay club scene.<p>The unlikely American city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania recently entered the international clubbing consciousness thanks to a gay bathhouse-turned-techno club called Hot Mass. While those …

LGBTQ

How I Conquered My Fear and Fell in Love with an HIV+ Man

I met Oliver a week after my 19th birthday, at a mixer thrown by a few friends. I still remember what he wore—a red flannel shirt with fitted jeans, classic Converse and two small, pearl earrings. His complexion was soft, his face riddled with perfect imperfections: wide set eyes, a gap in his …

HIV

La Diperie Jumps To 21 Locations Around Greater Montreal This Summer

Here’s the full list of new and soon-to-open Diperies<p>By mid-summer, Montreal-founded ice cream chain <b>La Diperie</b> will have a much larger presence — the retailer of soft serve dipped in chocolate, caramel, and other sweet coatings will have five times as many stores as it did last season.<p>Starting out …

Montreal

Google Doodle celebrates legacy of rainbow flag creator

Gilbert Baker created the iconic flag representing freedom and pride for the gay community to help replace a symbol of oppression.<p>When Gilbert Baker picked up needle and thread in 1978, he was looking to create a positive and celebratory symbol that would replace the oppression represented by the …

LGBTQ

Ivanka Trump attempts to pivot to the gay community after climate failure

Ivanka Trump and the supposed "West Wing Democrats" took a beating Thursday as President Donald Trump announced his decision to pull the United …

Ivanka Trump

The Gay Community's Obsession With 'Masculinity' Is Killing Us

We are indoctrinated with this belief that you have to be unemotional and aggressive to be a man - and it is doing more harm than good.<p>I am a Black Gay Man in my early 30s who was born and raised in the suburbs of a major metropolitan city and for as long as I can remember I’ve received constant …

LGBTQ

Montreal street sales this June

Montreal is known for its summer festivities, especially its sidewalk sales. It’s almost impossible to walk through the Gay Village, the Main or Old …

Canadian News

Syd: 'The backlash from the gay community hurt my feelings'

Once part of divisive rap crew Odd Future, the artist has released one of the best R&B solo albums of 2017. But has she managed to leave the controversy behind?<p>Sydney Bennett has the demeanour of someone who’s already seen it all. At 25, the divisive R&B artist has reaped praise from Beyoncé, Adele …

Music

Reports of armed police raid on Granby House, Manchester

Armed police have carried out a raid on a property in central Manchester, as the investigation into the terror attack that left 22 dead continues to …

Terrorism

Indonesia police continue crack down on gay community in Jakarta

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesian police detained dozens of men in a weekend raid on a gay sauna in the capital Jakarta, another sign of growing …

Indonesia

Mayor’s Fall in Seattle Shakes the Gay Community He Rose From

SEATTLE — Being young and gay in this city in the 1980s, said Seattle’s mayor, Ed Murray, was all about being comfortable being out. There were shadows — AIDS was ripping through the community, and gay-bashing was common — but you didn’t have to hide the way previous generations had, and that was a …

News

Israel claims that its attitude towards the LGBT community within its borders is proof of its ‘light unto the nations’ status. So why is the government silent when LGBTs overseas are rounded up and tortured? One…

<i>Israel claims that its attitude towards the LGBT community within its borders is proof of its ‘light unto the nations’ status. So why is the</i> …

Israel

It Takes the Village

<b>I</b><b>t’s a Wednesday night at Cabaret Mado,</b>a well-known venue for drag shows in Montreal, and a crowd has gathered to fundraise for a student society at …

LGBTQ

Why Gay Men Need A Body Positivity Movement, Too

"Too many of us have spent too much of our lives trapped in the closet. May we not spend the rest of them trapped in the gym."<p>The restaurant had been particularly busy that night, and I was starving. At the time, I was working as a server to put myself through grad school in a whimsical little …

LGBTQ

Sexual assault trend 'stealthing' is ‘rampant’ in gay community

“Stealthing” is a disturbing new form of sexual assault which sees the perpetrator remove a condom before or during sex without consent.<p>In recent …

LGBTQ

Manchester 'full of fat women that could be turning men gay', Russia's biggest newspaper says

An article in Russia’s biggest selling newspaper has attacked Manchester for being full of “many fat people” and “disgusting” gay couples.<p>The column, …

Russia

Russian Newspaper States That Manchester Is 'Full Of Fat Women Who Turn Men Gay'

The claims were made by Komsomolskaya Pravda columnist Alisa Titk<p>Not content with their modern-day gulags and concerning enthusiasm for plutonium, …

Russia

Russian newspaper attacks 'gay-friendly' Manchester

<b>Russia's best-selling newspaper has called Manchester a city of "fat women" and "debauchery".</b><p>The article in Komsomolskaya Pravda criticised the city's gay district, saying it's "disgusting" people of the same sex openly kiss and hold hands.<p>Columnist Alisa Titko told readers it was "such a pleasure …

LGBTQ

Russian newspaper columnist mocked for saying Manchester is 'full of fat people'

Alisa Titko also visited the Gay Village and cautioned against its 'debauchery'.<p>Alisa Titko, a columnist for Russia's best-selling newspaper, may no …

LGBTQ

How I told Russia I was gay

<b>(CNN) —</b> One month ago, I could barely breathe as I recorded a video which I knew would change the course of my life. After 23 years of living in the closet, I was finally coming out on YouTube, for all the world to see.<p>As the son of two Russian Pentecostal pastors in Maloyaroslavetz, a small town …

LGBTQ

Bill Thornycroft obituary

After being sacked from several engineering jobs because of his membership of the Communist party, from 1953 onwards my friend Bill Thornycroft, who has died aged 90, dedicated himself to working for organisations affilitated to the party: Collet’s bookshop, Central Books and Progressive Tours. …

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