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February 22, 2019

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The Wild Life of the Photographer Who Survived WWII and Tattooed His Whole Body
Albrecht Becker's artistic life began with a failed experiment on his penis.

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The trans, disabled model taking on a $2.4-trillion industry
Born with cerebral palsy and identifying as a gender-non-conforming trans woman, Aaron Philip wants to change fashion forever.

February 21, 2019

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This Queer Journalist Wants to Unite Human Rights Defenders
After facing deportation from Russia to Uzbekistan, where homosexuality is illegal, Ali Feruz set up a new media network to support journalists covering LGBTQ issues in post-Soviet states.

February 20, 2019

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What Princess Diana Means to Queer People in 2019
We went to a cabaret night called "Dirty Di's Tunnel of Love" to find out if Diana standom is sincere, a kitsch joke, or a combination of the two.

February 19, 2019

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Featuring Carine de Mesmaeker – Founder and Producer of Velvet Ibiza
Velvet Ibiza – Europe’s most epic queer women party – is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year and taking the festivities to the next level – one for the books!  Happening May 7 – 12, 2019 in id...

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Our Atlantis Cruise Caribbean Journey
Four years ago, we decided to do our first Atlantis Cruise. Leaving out of New York City, it was just too convenient to pass up! Richard and I got on board, assuming we would know very few people, …

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Annual 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Conference Returns to Philadelphia
Mayor Jim Kenney (Philadelphia, PA), JoAnne Epps (Temple University), Wade Davis (Former NFL Athlete & Educator), and the Nation’s Top Thought Leaders Unite to Speak on Diversity and Inclusion Bes...

February 18, 2019

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Curtain Calls: 'Man of No Importance' to play in El Cerrito
A young cast will perform in the story featuring an imagined Oscar Wilde character in 1964 Ireland.

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‘It Is Not a Closet. It Is a Cage.’ Gay Catholic Priests Speak Out
Gregory Greiten was 17 years old when the priests organized the game. It was 1982 and he was on a retreat with his classmates from St. Lawrence, a Roman Catholic seminary for teenage boys training to ...

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Pride Union announces finalists for 17th annual Drag Show

February 17, 2019

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Manchester Pride: How our city is flying the flag for equality and diversity
We’re taking huge strides here in Manchester on the path to equality, with the city flying the flag in support of inclusivity and diversity

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Columbus Pride Festival to return April 13
The Columbus Pride Festival that attracted an estimated 2,500 people on a rainy spring day last year will return downtown on April 13.The free event, set for noon to 4 p.m. April 13, will be held on t...

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'Japan Story': History enlivened at every turn with flashes of wit
Christopher Harding's comprehensive "Japan Story" is an ultra-progressive account of modern Japanese history, ushering the often-ignored maverick women, socialist thinkers and doubters of th...

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From Whitney to Kaden: I stuck by my transgender partner through his transition
Two years ago, Hilary Aitcheson met Whitney. They started going out. Then Whitney came out as Kaden. Here's what it has been like for Aitcheson to work through Kaden's transition with him.

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Bombshell Book Alleges a Vatican Gay Subculture, Hypocrisy
A gay French writer has lifted the lid on what he calls one of the world's largest gay communities, the Vatican, estimating that most of its prelates are homosexually inclined and attributing much of ...

February 16, 2019

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Queerly departed: Meet the cemetery tour guides retelling forgotten LGBTQ stories from 100 years ago
Sacha and Sheldon are hosting one of the world's first LGBT graveyard tour at Brompton Cemetery.

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LGBTQ Resource Center changes name to Pride Alliance Center to promote inclusion
The UI LGBTQ Resource Center has renamed itself the Pride Alliance Center in order to be more inclusive of diverse sexual and gender identities, as well as to clarify the purpose of the center.

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Utah LGBTQ family and youth resource center Encircle opens new location in Salt Lake
With one location already in Provo, the nonprofit Encircle House LGBTQ Family and Youth Resource Center officially opens its services to the public in Salt Lake Thursday.

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Polestar: Michigan’s Newest LGBTQ Community Center Opens Its Doors
When John Young came out in his late 50s, he never imagined that just four years later he would have been instrumental in launching Traverse City’s first LGBTQ community center.

February 14, 2019

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Gay couples in Japan join together on Valentine's Day to sue government over same-sex marriage ban
Thirteen gay couples filed Japan's first lawsuit challenging the country's rejection of same-sex marriage on Valentine's Day, arguing the denial violates their constitutional right to equality.

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Pride Journey: Milwaukee by Joey Amato
I am always up for a big adventure, so I thought visiting Milwaukee right before winter would be a good idea. Little did I know, winter comes early in Wisconsin. I was greeted with a small snow storm ...

February 13, 2019

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El Salvador's President-Elect Opposes Same-Sex Marriage, as LGBTQ Community Struggles for Acceptance
“If you want popularity, talk about fighting corruption,” said Nóchez. “Not this.”

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This Artist Collects the Everyday Objects That Define Lesbian Life
Anyone who identifies as lesbian, butch, queer, non-binary, or trans was invited to send personal objects for the display.

February 12, 2019

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What It’s Like to Grow Up LGBTQ+ in Rural Britain
The joys of coming to terms with your sexuality in a traditional working class community where every member of your family lives a ten-minute walk away.

February 11, 2019

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A new journalism podcast looks to history to counter ‘objectivity’
The American journalism community fancies itself a completely neutral estate, the poster child for objectivity. But this conceit is, at best, ahistorical. Like all things, the modern press corps was b...

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Baltimore: LGBTQ Advanced Marketing Seminar plus OUT Networking - March 21, 2019
The March Happy Hour at The Red Lion Hotel in Timonium has been rescheduled for a future date. Instead we will be hosting an LGBTQ marketing Seminar and OUT Networking at the new Function Co-Working C...

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Can Businesses Turn Away LGBT Customers? Court Battles Bubbling Back Up
The original story behind the Masterpiece Cakeshop case is both undisputed and well known: a gay couple in Colorado walked into the bakery in 2012 and asked for wedding cake. The owner and master bake...

February 06, 2019

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State of the Union 2019: LGBT "Dreamer" attending SOTU as a guest sees "an opportunity to share my story"
This time last year, Marco Villada was stuck in Mexico trying to reenter the U.S., where he has lived since he was 6 years old

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First transgender designer shows at New York Fashion Week
Los Angeles designer Pierre Davis made her debut in New York this week, becoming the first openly transgender creator to present a collection at Fashion Week, further shaking up an event that had alre...

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New Orleans rewrites destination marketing by creating social content for locals to share
New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation’s campaign promoting the Mardi Gras festival of 2019 encapsulates its revamped approach to destination marketing: create and curate artistic, distinctive film...

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New Orleans rewrites destination marketing by creating social content for locals to share
New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation’s campaign promoting the Mardi Gras festival of 2019 encapsulates its revamped approach to destination marketing: create and curate artistic, distinctive film...

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State of the Union 2019: LGBT "Dreamer" attending SOTU as a guest sees "an opportunity to share my story"
This time last year, Marco Villada was stuck in Mexico trying to reenter the U.S., where he has lived since he was 6 years old

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First transgender designer shows at New York Fashion Week
Los Angeles designer Pierre Davis made her debut in New York this week, becoming the first openly transgender creator to present a collection at Fashion Week, further shaking up an event that had alre...

January 31, 2019

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Emmy-winning TV Host Karamo Brown, Food Critic and Viral Sensation Kalen Allen and Logo TV Exec Taj Paxton Among Honorees of 2019 Truth Awards
The Fifth Annual Truth Awards to Honor and Recognize African Americans in the LGBTQ Community and Their Allies - Fan favorite, Emmy-winning tv personality Karamo Brown of Netflix’s “Queer Eye;” along ...

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Mikah Meyer Called Out The Lack Of LGBT Representation In The Outdoor Industry. Now, REI Sponsors Him
Meyer is traveling to all 418 National Park Service sites. He plans to finish the journey on April 29, 2019, three years to the day that he started.

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‘Micronesian culture is part of my American culture’
One man’s three-year-long road trip around the U.S. in honor of his late father led him to Guam on Tuesday.

January 30, 2019

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'There’s no guarantee for tomorrow': Gay Shrewsbury couple explain why LGBT History month is so vital
On July 1, 1972 Geoff Hardy marched through the streets of London.

January 29, 2019

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Meet Duke Mason, the Fresh-Faced Celeb Spawn Running for WeHo City Council
The 26-year-old politico wants to use his privilege for good

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Myanmar LGBT Pride Out in Force, But Laws Lag Behind
This past weekend, pride week kicked off in full force in Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon

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Advancing LGBT, women's equality key to Canada's economic growth, Monsef says
Breaking down employment barriers for women and LGBT Canadians is going to be critical to driving Canada's future economic prosperity, says Women and Gender Equality Minister Maryam Monsef.

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Whether it's a bar in Shinjuku or over a dating app with someone in Osaka, words matter when talking about LGBT topics
According to a recent survey, around 1 in 11 Japanese say they identify as LGBT. Therefore, knowing the language of this diverse community can help greatly with understanding.

January 28, 2019

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Grab Your Boo and #LoveNOLA
On the heels of the anniversary of Marriage Equality, NOLA showcases romance and charm through the eyes of its LGBTQ community.

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Senior starts new organization for queer men to navigate campus life
A new student organization is looking to create dialogue on campus about “unaddressed” issues within the queer male community on campus.

January 27, 2019

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23 Questions With Amber Hikes, Director of Philly's Office of LGBT Affairs
Amber Hikes, head of Philly's Office of LGBT Affairs, talks bourbon, Batman, and Michelle Obama. Get to know her more in this Q&A.

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Former Major League Soccer goalkeeper Matthew Pacifici comes out as gay and introduces world to his boyfriend
Matthew Pacifici used to be the goalkeeper for the Columbus Crew before an injury forced his retirement. Now he's come out as a proud gay man.

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LGBT Navajo Youth Discover Unlikely Champions
Nationwide, the share of LGBT teens who attempt suicide is high — 23 percent. For Navajo LGBT youth, the rate is three times as high, according to the Navajo Nation's Diné Policy Institute.

January 25, 2019

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Norfolk’s LGBT Life Center Opens Its Third Clinic to Serve the Hampton Roads LGBTQ Community
The Norfolk-based LGBT Life Center isn’t just a clinic. It’s a lifeline for members of the Hampton Roads LGBTQ community who may have nowhere else to turn. And now, it’s about to become even easier to...

January 22, 2019

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These are the top 10 LGBT-inclusive employers in the UK right now
Businesses around the world are gradually waking up to the importance of inclusivity in today's workforce.

January 15, 2019

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NYC Pride Announces Times Square for WorldPride Closing Ceremony
Melissa Etheridge to perform at June 30th Ceremony

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Hike to the Border of Myanmar | Thailand Backpacking
We wanted to experience Thai culture in the most tight-knit and eco-friendly setting possible, on a hike in the jungle with a local, eager to show us where she grew up. It was my husband Michael’s and...

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San Joaquin Pride Center honoring four at annual event
Nicholas Hatten receives a great reminder every year that he stands “on the shoulders of giants.” Hatten, San Joaquin Pride Center executive director, said the center is not the only group advocating ...

January 14, 2019

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Social media brings in LGBTI weddings to CNMI
The Northern Marianas tourism boss is thanking social media for marketing the territory as a same-sex marriage destination.

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This Chocolate Brand Is The First To Feature A New LGBT Seal
Five North Chocolate, which already features the Fair Trade Certified™ seal, is the first brand to feature the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce seal on a consumer packaged good product: the Certified...

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Playing it straight: should gay roles be reserved for gay actors?
From Freddie Mercury to Queen Anne, awards season is set to be dominated by queer characters being played by non-LGBT performers. Is this sexuality’s equivalent of blackface – or is it simply acting?

January 10, 2019

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Living the Dream in Ft. Myers, Florida
The Resort on Carefree Blvd, in North Fort Myers, Florida, has come of age.  Twenty-one years young, the resort is a vibrant and thriving community of Twenty-one years young, the resort is a vibrant a...

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Is New Bedford arts and culture gay enough?
Late last spring at a New Bedford Arts and Culture Plan meeting on the Zeiterion Theatre stage, Aneshia Savino brought up an interesting point.While many artists and arts leaders often brought up the ...

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First transgender pride march hopes to shatter stereotypes in Pakistan
The first transgender pride march seeks to change stereotypes and demand rights.

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David’s Bridal Ad Features Lesbian Couple for First Time
The new David's Bridal ad campaign features two lesbian prides, and asks customers to 'Rewrite the Rules' for their weddings.

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Tying the knot 26 times: Japanese lesbian couple to 'wed' in all countries where same-sex marriages legal
A Japanese lesbian couple plan to stage wedding photos in every country around the world where same-sex marriage is legal in a push to increase understanding...

January 09, 2019

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LGBTQ resource website for Mainers launches
The new website OutInMaine.com is now live, connecting Maine's LGBTQ community to resources across the state

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Tennis' last taboo: Why no openly gay male players?
In spite of the multiculturalism in tennis, there is still one great anomaly at the heart of the men's game.

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City of Beckley's LGBTQ ordinance moves forward
A nondiscrimination ordinance that aims to add “sexual orientation” and “gender identification” to the list of legally protected classes under the local Human Rights ordinance passed first reading Tue...

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Biggest ever LGBT Asian contemporary art show heading to Bangkok
Spectrosynthesis II will be held at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre from November 23

January 05, 2019

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Kyle and Marion living and loving the 'new normal' in a transgender marriage
A year ago, Kiwi author Kyle Mewburn revealed a 50-year secret to the world. She expected trouble, but it never came.

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LGBT Brazilians ‘Fearful but Defiant’ as Bolsonaro Takes Power
One of new Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro's first actions was to remove LGBT rights from a certain ministry. Campaigners are alarmed at what his next anti-LGBT move might be.

January 04, 2019

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He lures alleged child predators and shames them on Facebook. Now one of his targets is dead.
Shane Erdmann, who goes by the alias "Incognito," started the online vigilante group POPSquad to shame alleged child predators. Alain Malcolm was his 126th target.

January 01, 2019

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BEQ 40 Under 40: Jose Vega - Grit and Hard Work Prevail
Jose Vega (He, Him) is 26. Jose Vega is the program director doe Oklahomans for Equality (OkEq) and the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center. Oklahomans for Equality seeks equal rights for LGBTQ individual...

December 31, 2018

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Family-owned Irish bar gives Christchurch drag queens and kings a home
A family-owned Irish bar has become Christchurch's new top spot for drag queens and kings.

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He Was a Gay Man on Staff at a Catholic Parish. Then the Threats Began Coming In.
Some Catholic parishes have quietly welcomed gay parishioners and staff. But in the aftermath of the sex abuse crisis, there is a campaign to push them out.

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Rose Parade 2019: First Jewish and LGBTQ Rose Queen named
She never really imagined being a princess or, better yet, a queen. But since starting her journey with the Tournament of Roses, she has seen how much the organization is more in line with her valu…

December 29, 2018

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'I decided not to hide it': LGBTQ people return to their home towns
Leaving a small community for the big city used to be central to the gay experience. But increasingly LGBTQ people are going back home for good

December 28, 2018

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GoGayDC serves as a social hub for LGBTQ people from across the D.C. Metro area
TJ Flavell's Meetup group offers everything from charitable events to hikes, drag shows to brunches

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9:30 Club's New LGBTQ Dance Night, Bent, Aims To Fill The Void of Town
"There's not always spaces for everyone, too, which is kind of sad. This is my chance to do that and help the community do better."

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Danica Roem is much more than a transgender politician
In 2017, Democrat Danica Roem made history when she became the first openly transgender person to be elected to Virginia’s state legislature. But she’s more than just her gender identity. She’s a form...

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LGBT Network: 25 Years of Pride
The nonprofit Long Island LGBT Network “changed the face of Long Island so that LGBT individuals can call Long Island a home no matter where they live, learn, work, play, or pray."

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