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December 06, 2019

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Pantene Is “Going Home for the Holidays” to Inspire Acceptance and Celebrate the LGBTQ+ Community This Holiday Season
Partnering with GLAAD and the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, the Brand Shines a Light on the Millions of Young LGBTQ+ People Who Feel They Can’t Come Home as Their True Selves
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December 04, 2019

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Round Hole Square Peg 4 – International LGBTQ Photography Competition
A biennial international survey of the queer photographic gaze -  WHAT IS QUEER PHOTOGRAPHY? Masculine, feminine, non-binary, gender-fluid – all perspectives tell our story - ROUND HOLE SQUARE PEG 4 i...

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Do Polls Exaggerate the Challenges for a Gay Presidential Candidate?
They have a poor record on predicting behavior around social issues and disfavored groups.

December 03, 2019

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Michael Gunning: Gay swimmer overcomes prejudice to chase Olympic dream
Swimmer Michael Gunning is targeting the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after overcoming prejudice to succeed in the pool.

December 02, 2019

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Portugal lança sua primeira campanha focada no segmento
O Turismo LGBT ganha mais um reforço. Eleito pela terceira vez como melhor destino turístico do mundo em 2019, Portugal se tornou um case de su

December 01, 2019

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Forty years of sheer Heaven at the London superclub
The venue that first brought London’s gay culture into the mainstream is still going strong today after four decades of glamour, glitz and perspiration

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'The HIV epidemic isn't over': 2nd of its kind HIV pharmacy opens in Toronto
An independent HIV specialty pharmacy opened its second location in Toronto, where anyone can go to get tested for free and fill prescriptions.

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How community support is helping black gay men with HIV thrive
Thrive SS, an HIV support program founded in Atlanta, credits its popularity to forgoing federal funding.

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‘Digging your heroes out of trash cans’: Spotlighting gay writers who died of AIDS
Flyers reading “Have You Seen This Man?” were plastered around San Francisco when gay poet Karl Tierney disappeared in 1995. Now those words are the title of the first collection of his work.

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World AIDS Day 2019: Theme, History and Facts about HIV and AIDS
World AIDS Day is held every year to support the 37 million people who live with HIV and remember those who have died from AIDS since it was discovered in the late 20th century.

November 30, 2019

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Club Ripples, Long Beach’s iconic gay bar, to close doors after decades of service to community
Club Ripples, an iconic Long Beach gay bar that’s been part of the fabric of the LGBT community for more than 40 years, will say a final goodbye this weekend.

November 29, 2019

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Queer Conversations: Going Home
With the holidays just around the corner, many students are booking flights and making plans for their journey home. However, for students of the LGBTQ+ community, the decision to go home is much more...

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Pride of the Americas set for Fort Lauderdale in April 2020
The Western Hemisphere's LGTBQ+ communities have been invited to Fort Lauderdale for Pride of the Americas April 21-26, 2020. But in order to be ready, organizers say they are looking for lots of volu...

November 27, 2019

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The origins of Out Making Games, the UK's first games industry LGBTQ+ network
We speak to the group's founders about its initial success and plans to spread awareness and support in 2020 and beyond

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Osaka Tourism - A Melting Pot of LGBTQ Culture, Sports & Good Eats
As Osaka continues to welcome visitors from around the world, the city is particularly proud of three defining characteristics. Day or night, the city’s 24-hour attractions, a cultural hub in western ...

November 26, 2019

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More mental health support for Maori, Pacific, rural, LGBT communities
The government has announced up to 12,000 more people will receive mental health training over the next four years.

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San Diegans share struggles of coming out as gay in Hispanic or Latino families
Two San Diegans discussed with News 8's Monique Griego their struggles and why they feel things are moving in a positive direction.

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New Survey of Young Adults Uncovers Low Levels of Accurate Knowledge About HIV
Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, in partnership with Prevention Access Campaign today launched Owning HIV: Young Adults.

November 25, 2019

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All-transgender hockey team 'like an instant family'
The goals are big for an all-transgender hockey team known as Team Trans. Comprised of more than a dozen players from Canada and the United States, it's believed to be the first ice hockey team made e...

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'A battle that we've won': LGBTQ military members get personal apologies
A number of former LGBTQ military members are finally receiving letters of apology from the Canadian Armed Forces — two years after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a formal apology for decades of...

November 24, 2019

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SF Lives: Learning what a gay man could do and be
Moisés Garcia wasn’t alive at the time The City was shaken by its tragic events of 41 years ago

November 23, 2019

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Equality Texas hires a new CEO
Ricardo Martinez hasn’t done lobbying work before, but his efforts helped repeal Arizona’s No Promo Homo law. Born in Mexico City, Martinez grew up in New York and has lived in Phoenix for the last fi...

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Alaska discrimination against same-sex couples shows how marriage equality remains precarious after Obergefell v. Hodges.
A disturbing reminder that states can still try to chip away at same-sex couples’ right to wed.

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Masked balls and gay uprisings: Queer Maps is a guide to 150 years of LGBTQ history
Online tool highlights 800 locations across Los Angeles, where many landmark institutions have closed their doors

November 22, 2019

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Meet Anastasia: Germany's first transgender army commander
The documentary film depicts the life of Anastasia Biefang as she transitions and takes command of a German military battalion. Biefang says she wanted to show "there are transgender people in th...

November 21, 2019

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WTM Africa & IGLTA Partner on LGBTQ+ Initiative EQUAL Africa for 2020
WTM Africa 2020 will see the introduction of an LGBTQ+ travel event named EQUAL Africa in partnership with IGLTA. EQUAL Africa stands for EQUAL Love, Rights, Experiences & Opportunities and will b...

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Vogue cover features transgender 'muxe' from Mexico for the first time
Mexican and British editions of the magazine feature Estrella Vazquez on the cover in December

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Same-sex marriage became legal 6 years ago in Illinois. Since then, nearly 15,000 gay couples have wed in Cook County.
Nearly 15,000 same-sex couples have tied the knot in Cook County, a milestone that advocates and elected officials celebrated Tuesday to mark the six-year anniversary of marriage equality in Illinois....

November 19, 2019

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Merida, Mexico: The Yucatan Capital of Gay & Day Drinking
Merida is becoming the LGBTQ/ gay capital of Mexico's Yucatan State

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Largest known survey of LGBTQ Southerners finds disparities in health and access to care
More than half of respondents for the survey reported poor or fair health conditions and access to healthcare

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'Transcending Love:' New Photo Exhibit In Wilton Manors Highlights Transgender, Non-Binary Couples
A new photography exhibit at the Stonewall National Museum & Archives in Wilton Manors aims to give transgender and non-binary couples a platform to

November 18, 2019

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Brand new LGBT print exhibition 'ROBBED' to open in Soho London this November
The diamond dust, LGBT screen print project was born from a partners struggle with his sexuality, his identity and his place in this world

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LGBTQ conference kicks off in Calgary
Dozens attended Calgary's Central Library on Sunday to kick off community day for the Ally Toolkit Conference, an LGBTQ competency-building event for professionals.

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Has the internet helped breed a new generation of queerphobia?
Study finds Gen Zers have the most negative attitudes to LGBTQ+ people

November 17, 2019

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A.G. Donovan talks LGBTQ rights in Vermont
State leaders and Burlingtonians spent the afternoon reflecting on the growth of LGBTQ rights and protections in Vermont and discussing ways to advance them.

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National Transgender Group Sees Exodus of Workers in Clashes With Leaders
The National Center for Transgender Equality has lost roughly two-thirds of its staff members as it faces an important year ahead.

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As Canberra marks two years since the same-sex Yes vote, once-bullied gay teen takes to the stage
After coming out as gay, Canberra teen Jye was bullied by some of his peers and became withdrawn and depressed. But thanks to the resurgent popularity of voguing — a '90s trend made famous by Madonna ...

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Gentleman Jack: LGBT tourists inspired to visit West Yorkshire
WEST Yorkshire has seen an influx of LGBT holidaymakers thanks to the success of BBC One drama Gentleman Jack, tourism chiefs have said.

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Transgender Awareness Week: These trans people made history in 2019
Janet Mock, Aaron Philip, CeCe Telfer -- meet some of the trans folks whose accomplishments expanded trans visbility in 2019.

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Colonial Williamsburg begins researching LGBTQ history
Colonial Williamsburg has agreed to research gender and sexually nonconforming people in 18th-century America, acknowledging to the LGBTQ community that people like them “have always existed.”

November 16, 2019

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The first LGBTQ+ bowling league is coming to Fort Saskatchewan
Queers, beers, and good cheer at Fort Lanes bowling alley.The City of Fort Saskatchewan, the altView foundation, and Fort Lanes are teaming up to bring the first ever LGBTQ bowling league to Fort Sask...

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With Open Arms, Puerto Vallarta Welcomes LGBTQ Community
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is one of the most gay-friendly destinations not only in Mexico, but in the Americas. From its eclectic bar scene to its indulgent properties, it is one of my favorite places t...

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Staff exodus hits top U.S. transgender group on eve of 2020 election campaign
A majority of employees have left the leading U.S. transgender advocacy group amid a failed attempt to oust its leader, with many expressing frustration over the organization's lack of minority hiring...

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I'm A Queer Woman Dating A Trans Man — & No One Knows
I'm a queer woman partnered with a transgender man, but everyone assumes we're a heterosexual couple. On the surface, we’re the quintessential Brooklyn duo: We have tasteful tattoos and piercings, we ...

November 15, 2019

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'We stand and we resist' says head of Brazil's first LGBT+ Bank
Pride Bank aims to tap into an overlooked market and combat prejudice in Brazil

November 13, 2019

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LGBTQ acceptance grew globally over past four decades — but not everywhere
Most of the 174 countries analyzed experienced an increase in acceptance since 1981, though 16 showed a decline.

November 12, 2019

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9 Photographers Flipping the Script on Trans and Non-Binary Representation
Artist Laurence Philoméne invites some of their favorite photographers to show what trans and non-binary representation outside of the cis gaze looks like.

November 10, 2019

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Mexico's City Of Puerto Vallarta Is So LGBTQ Friendly
A guide to Mexico's west-coast city of Puerto Vallarta - one of the country's top destinations for LGBT couples and friends with its bubbling nightlife, romantic atmosphere and beach scene.

November 09, 2019

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Mastercard to Let Transgender and Nonbinary People Use Chosen Names
Mastercard customers won't have to change their legal names when they apply for the cards

November 08, 2019

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She sent 23andMe her DNA. They told her she's intersex.
Dawn Covino was eager to use the genetic testing service 23andMe to find out more about her family history and that of her twin son and daughter she adopted from Kazakhstan in 2007. She submitted DNA

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A Photographer and Writer Document the Stories of Queer People Across the US
Devyn Galindo and Hope Steinman-Iacullo charted a three-month journey from Los Angeles to the Florida Keys, stopping along the way to photograph and interview queer people across the country.

October 27, 2019

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Washington’s new LGBTQ commission head is Manny Santiago
Former Tacoma Rainbow Center director Manny Santiago has been named the executive director of Washington’s new LGBTQ Commission. It will identify the needs of and advocate for LGBTQ citizens in Washin...

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City calls for help identifying key people and moments in Vancouver’s LGBTQ2 history
The City of Vancouver has finished digitizing thousands of images from the BC Gay and Lesbian Archives — but it needs your help identifying them.

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Lesbians and queer people of color take over New Orleans for legendary weekend
In a global climate where marginalized people are struggling for representation and are under attack, two groups continue to have difficulty being heard: the LGBTQ community and women of color. To rec...

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico welcomes LGBTQ community with open arms
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is one of the most gay-friendly destination not only in Mexico, but in the Americas. From its eclectic bar scene to its indulgent properties, it is one of my favorite places to...

October 26, 2019

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Taiwan Revels In First Pride Since Legalising Gay Marriage
Taiwan's gay marriage law still contains restrictions not faced by heterosexual couples

October 25, 2019

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Roots of Homophobia: Has Life Changed After Abolishing 377?
Hailing from a country where the line between the public and the private is conveniently blurred, it’s not hard to believe that the spectrum of conventional morality suppresses a queer individual's pe...

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Keith Haring's Crack is Wack Mural is Completely Restored in Harlem
Exciting news: Keith Haring’s Crack is Wack mural on the handball courts in East Harlem is now fully restored. The beloved mural, which served as a warning to crack cocaine addiction, has und…

October 24, 2019

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Can I Be Gay and Happy Living in Rural America?
In this installment of our advice column, ¡Hola Papi!, John Paul Brammer phones a friend.

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San Francisco's Transgender Film Festival Explores Life Beyond the Gender Binary
The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival returns to the Roxie Theater this November for its 23rd year.

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Lynne Brown, Publisher of the Washington Blade, Reflects on 50 Years of LGBTQ Journalism
“A newspaper is a connective tissue that offers a community support,” Brown says. “We’re really proud of the Blade and really proud of the staff of the Blade who got us here over the decades.”

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Q&A: LGBTQ discrimination expert sees 'paradigm shift' at UN
Countries are starting to see the importance of having a conversation around violence and discrimination, says Victor Madrigal-Borloz, U.N. independent expert on protections for LGBTQ people.

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Palm Springs Gay Bars Guide: A Keeper for Pride Weekend
Keep this handy Palm Springs gay bars guide for the upcoming Greater Palm Springs Pride weekend that calls out cheap drinks, sassy drag, and karaoke.

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Executive Profile: Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce CEO Steve Adkins juggles advocacy, business
"You are, in many ways, a politician," he says.

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Reel Affirmations Puts Real LGBTQ Stories on Screen This Weekend
The 26th iteration of the annual film festival hopes to show stories that reflect real LGBTQ lives.

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STAGE REVIEW: Gay History Month Play Series
Uptown Players’ Gay History Month Series offers up two one-act plays with very different takes on the gay exqueerience. The bright spot, fittingly enough, is Bright Colors and Bold Patterns, a solo pi...

October 23, 2019

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MJ Rodriguez to Receive the Individual Trailblazer Award at the Outfest Legacy Awards Gala
Outfest, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBTQ stories on the screen, announced today that it will honor MJ Rodriguez at the 2019 O...

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NYC's LGBTQ film festival spotlights Brazil amid its far-right censorship
NewFest, one of the premier queer film fests, is devoting a shorts program to work from Brazil, showcasing a community threatened by right-wing politics.

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Expanding Focus on Queer Art, Leslie-Lohman Museum Plans Acquisition Endowment and Capital Campaign, Drops ‘Gay and Lesbian’ from Name
The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art has changed its name. It also announced a capital campaign, acquisition endowment, and $500,000 bequest.

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Palm Springs announces Pride Week
The City of Palm Springs is honoring the LGBTQ community by declaring November 1st through November 3rd as Palm Springs pride week. 

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Iowa companies must protect, uplift LGBTQ employees to stay competitive, summit attendees share
Workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity has been illegal in Iowa for the past 12 years.

October 18, 2019

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Costa Rica campaign seeks to bolster marriage equality support
More than 30 groups have joined a campaign that seeks to bolster support for marriage rights for same-sex couples in Costa Rica.

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VACAYA Includes the Kink Community
As I crossed the gangway to board the Celebrity Cruises’ Summit for VACAYA’s maiden voyage this summer, the Scissor Sisters serenading over the speakers reassured me that “a kiki is a party for calmin...

October 17, 2019

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Pride Journey: Columbus, Ohio
This was my fourth visit to Columbus, Ohio and every time I visit, I discover something new. What a lot of people don’t realize about this thriving mid-west city is that its LGBTQ community is one of ...

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Mill Valley’s LGBTQ population finds acceptance and faces new challenges
At Mill Valley, students are inclusive, but there’s still a long way to go.

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