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August 17, 2018

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Last gay bar in the Tenderloin never a drag
“Cowboy Bob!” they shout. A silhouetted figure, slightly hunched and topped with something akin to a park ranger’s hat, enters out of the bright daylight into the small, cramped space that sits at the...
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'She insulted my manhood': murder underlines Turkey's LGBT backlash
In a country where anti-gay violence is often excused as unjust provocation, a fatal shooting has raised fresh fears
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LGBT documentary shows Vancouver Men's Chorus goes beyond just song and dance
The Vancouver Men's Chorus is far more than a chorus. A new short documentary, which will have its world premiere at the 2018 Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF), makes that abundantly clear.
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New West Pride fills Metro Vancouver's Royal City with LGBT rainbow celebrations
It's Pride time in New Westminster.
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Lesbian history, TERFs, and queer culture: Do queer women have to reject all second-wave feminism to be inclusive?
How can a young lesbian participate in queer culture when queer communities often mock, dismiss, or outright ignore lesbian feminist history?
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August 16, 2018

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Toledo Pride celebrates LGBT community
Toledo Pride celebrates the LGBT community this weekend with a series of events. The main attraction is a noon Saturday parade and all-afternoon festival at Promenade Park, 400 Water St. Both are free...

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Bexar County Sheriff Appoints Liaisons to LGBTQ and Other ‘Culturally-Specific’ Communities
Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar has unveiled a new initiative, dubbed the “Community and Internal Liaison Program,” with the goal of creating relationships with culturally-specific communities in ...

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Egyptian actor pushes for LGBT rights
Amid Egypt’s continuing repression of its LGBT citizens, dissidents, political activists and journalists, actor Khaled Abol Naga keeps promoting LGBT rights. An award-winning actor, stage director and...

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Holocaust memory and gay rights activism to be discussed
Jake Newsome of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington will present “Pink Triangle Legacies: Holocaust Memory and Gay Rights Activism” in Wilton Manors on Aug 28.

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San Bernardino County would change how it treats gay, bisexual and transgender inmates in proposed lawsuit settlement
The ACLU sued San Bernardino County in 2014, alleging that inmates in a special housing unit for gay, bisexual and transgender inmates were only let out of their cells about one hour a day and were de...

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Kaleidoscope LGBT Film Festival hoping to open minds in Argenta District
The event kicked off last week and has events every day through this weekend. Wednesday's open mic poetry night is one of the festival's most popular events, and organizers say it's all about opening ...

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In Haiti, slight progress for LGBT rights is seen as victory
Yaisah Val recently came out publicly as a transgender woman on YouTube, a potentially risky move in a country like Haiti where LGBT residents face pervasive hostility in most spheres of public life. ...

August 15, 2018

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Transgender Candidate Christine Hallquist Makes History in Vermont Primary
In a historic moment for the transgender rights movement, former power company exec Christine Hallquist won the Democratic primary for Vermont governor Tuesday, becoming the first transgender candidat...

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Elmhurst corner co-named for Latino activist added to interactive map of historic LGBT sites
An Elmhurst corner co-named for a Colombian-born Queens resident who helped organize annual Queens Pride Parade has been added to a digital map of historic LGBT spots in New York City. The NYC LGBT Hi...

August 14, 2018

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The Most Famous Lesbian Photographer You’ve Never Heard of — Until Now
Donna Gottschalk’s photographs reveal the radical lesbian, sometimes separatist, communities she was a part of in the late ’60s and ’70s.

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LGBT Chamber elevates employee to replace Howe
Nonprofit veteran will serve as CEO after stints as president, vice president

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A Heartwarming Saga Showcasing Sexual/Gender Equality in India Honored at North Carolina LGBT Film Fest
“Evening Shadows,” which highlights the struggles for sexual and gender equality in India through a heartwarming story of a gay son and his family, has been awarded the 2018 Jury

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Meet "LGBT Cleveland" Author Ken Schneck at Uptown's Cle Clothing
Wed 8/15 @ 6-8PM College professor/comedian/radio host/gay activist/storyteller/author Ken Schneck recently released a fascinating book called LGBT Cleveland, packed with photos and stories about Clev...

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Young gay men party in Wynwood to celebrate their bodies
Dozens of young gay men — South Florida chapter members of a national group called Impulse — came to Wynwood on Sunday to shamelessly celebrate their bodies, all types and sizes.

August 13, 2018

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#AmazingForAll Sculpture Debuts At Market Days
It's what artist Matthew Hoffman wants visitors to feel about Chicago and how it celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQ community.

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LGBT Prague Pride supporters march as parliament debates same-sex marriage laws
Tens of thousands of dancing people marched through Prague city center to celebrate the 8th LGBT Prague Pride festival over the weekend, while the Czech Republic's parliament grapples with the thorny ...

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Gloucestershire gay young farmer shares his coming-out story
Stuart Gardener is typical of a farming 20-something. Having grown up with agriculture “in his blood”, the 28-year-old would love to have his own farm one day. In the meantime, he’s working all hours ...

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Riding with pride at gay rodeo in Santa Fe
The three-day event attracted dozens of participants, gay and not gay, from around the U.S., Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.

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'Homos, or Everyone in America' review: Jordan Seavey's 'post-gay' relationship drama is brilliantly provocative
 It’s odd not being fully seen, isn’t it? ‘Homos, or Everyone in America’ is staged in-the-round, with the audience sat right on the edge of the performance space. Yet no matter how close we might fee...

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Pridefest grows to two-day event
It is a banner year for Cedar Valley Pridefest — a rainbow-colored banner, if you will.

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MajorPride: Llantwit Major to host its first pride event
The event will feature a dog show, classic car display and the local pub will be renamed the Rainbow Hart.

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In the Caribbean's carnival capital, a Pride parade makes its debut
I am still smiling because of Saturday 28 July. History was made in Trinidad and Tobago with our first Pride parade. Since that day, I’ve been processing the experience. The feeling of joyfully roamin...

August 12, 2018

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Costa Rica Supreme Court Orders End to Gay Marriage Ban
Costa Rica will join numerous other Latin American nations and countries around the world who have legalized same-sex unions.

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2 Erie residents named to state LGBTQ commission
Michael Mahler, Tyler Titus to advise Wolf, who created 40-member panel to address discrimination.

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Mr Gay Europe 2018 crowned in Poland, despite protests
The final of this year's edition of Mr Gay Europe took place on Saturday in the western city of Poznan in Poland, a conservative and devout Catholic country where many do not accept homosexuality.

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An openly gay comedian who believes the comedy space is on the cusp of a new, more ‘woke’ conversation
From an expressive child who would “straight up be dancing all the time”, Navin Noronha found himself having to ‘tone down’ his animated gesticulations and extroverted nature...

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Taking pride Month of LGBT events will expand countywide
Taking pride Month of LGBT events will expand countywide - The 18th Annual Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival will offer a variety of events during the month of August not just downtown as in the past bu...

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The Paris Gay Games in Pictures: ‘The Atmosphere Is Really Electric’
The gathering of athletes, for events ranging from basketball to dancesport, bills itself as the world’s “most inclusive” sporting event.

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Film industry still unfriendly place for LGBT people, says Vancouver Queer Film Festival artistic director
As the Vancouver Queer Film Festival celebrates it's 30th anniversary, the festival's artistic director says there is still more work to be done in terms of providing opportunities for LGBT filmmakers...

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Fighter Pilot, Racing Driver, Prisoner of War, Transgender Pioneer: The Incredible Story of Roberta Cowell
Roberta Cowell isn’t generally a name you hear when we talk about incredible women behind the wheel. Her laundry list of achievements is a long one, but her disappearance from the public eye was orche...

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Latino millennials least likely to identify as heterosexual, survey finds
More than one in five Latino millennials identify as LGBTQ, according to a recent survey.

August 11, 2018

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Stonewall to bring 'Pose' cast members to Orlando for Pride celebrations
Stonewall is going all out for Pride with their recently announced "And the Category is Pride" event set for this October.

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These activists helped bring India to the brink of a landmark ruling on gay rights
Lawyers, a radio host and a hotelier are among those who fought a ban on same-sex relations, which India's Supreme Court is due to rule on within weeks.

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End of an era for Manchester Pride as Big Weekend music stages leave current home in gay village in 2019
Next year's festival will 'look and feel radically different' as the music stages are relocated - but organisers say the village will continue to play an important part in the event

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Drag Out HIV for Pride 2018: Beatrix Lastrange joins forces with Planned Parenthood for Pride
Beatrix Lastrange joins forces with Planned Parenthood for Pride

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East Penn releases links to LGBTQ videos at center uproar
Watch the videos that caused an uproar among East Penn parents and students.

August 10, 2018

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Wolf LGBTQ commission 'gives community hope' during Equality Fest, founder says
It's proving to be a good week for the York County LGBTQ community, as Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf announced a new LGBTQ commission in the midst of the weeklong Equality Fest celebration. On Monday, Aug....

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2 events celebrate Ventura County's LGBTQ community
Next weekend’s Ventura County Beachside Pride Festival and next month’s first-ever Conejo Valley Pride will celebrate the LGBTQ community with parties, live entertainment, a vendor fair, brunch and mo...

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Homos, Or Everyone in America review at Finborough Theatre, London
Jordan Seavey’s Homos, Or Everyone in America at Finborough Theatre, London starring Tyrone Huntley and Harry McEntire is an intimate portrait of modern gay life

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'Holding the Man' at Pride Arts: Gay memoir is at once messy, inconsistent and powerful
REVIEW: "Holding the Man" at Pride Films and Plays. (2.5 stars) This is the stage adaptation of a famed 1995 memoir by Timothy Conigrave about growing up gay.

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2022 Gay Games: the man behind Hong Kong's winning bid to host the event
Coming out I knew for a long time before I came out that I was gay, or at least that I was different. It was one of the reasons I was always picked last in gym class. I was sporty, but I acted differe...

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Transgender trailblazer: Chandler feels 'sense of responsibility at being the first'
For Alexandra Chandler, talking on the campaign trail about her experience as a transgender woman has been a balancing act.

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McDermott & McGough bring LGBT installation to London
Non-profit gallery Studio Voltaire has announced that it will be bringing artists McDermott & McGough’s The Oscar Wilde Temple to London in early October. The installation, which featured in New Y...

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How Austin's Queer Community Supports Its Own: Spotlighting the LGBTQ people and orgs looking after our health, youth, elders, and art
How Austin's LGBTQ community supports each other - Spotlighting the LGBTQ people and orgs looking after our health, youth, elders, and art

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Rochester Black Pride celebrates LGBT Youth of Color
Rochester Black Pride is in full swing. The four-day festival celebrates LGBT identity and expression among local black people and people of color.

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LGBT Studies Welcomes New Director
Syracuse University is taking another step toward the development of a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) studies major, with Professor Margaret Himley’s return to the full-time faculty.

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Joe Biden Launches LGBTQ Family Acceptance Campaign
The Biden Foundation has launched a new campaign 'As You Are' in an effort to promote the importance of family acceptance for LGBTQ youth

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Seeking to build 'rainbow wave,' transgender women seek office in Hawaii, Mass., Vt.
Much has been made of 2018 being "The Year of the Woman," but that narrative only tells part of the story of this election cycle. In fact, the country is seeing an increase in potentially hi...

August 09, 2018

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Playful, Subtly Political SAMESEX LGBT Exhibit At City Lights
SAMESEX, the annual summer exhibit of LGBT-themed art, is at City Lights Gallery in Bridgeport.

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“Absolutely and unabashedly welcoming”: How some Pittsburgh faith communities embrace LGBT worshippers
In an effort to understand the LGBT community’s place in the Pittsburgh area’s religious landscape, PublicSource is exploring a variety of faiths, denominations and places of worship. This article fea...

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Penang govt surprised after posters of LGBT activists taken down
The Penang state government has expressed surprise over the removal of posters featuring prominent LGBT activists at the annual George Town Festival, saying the pictures did not violate any rules on d...

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Gay, Native American nominee wins primary in deep-red Kansas
Sharice Davids won the crowded Democratic primary in Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District, and now she has a chance to make political history.

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The LGBT Israel Task Force and Creator of Eurovision's Winning Song 'Toy' Fight for the Israeli LGBT Community
The LGBT Israel Task Force ('The Aguda') and renowned Israeli composer and song writer Doron Medalie are launching together with Google a very unusual YouTube experience. This experience will effectiv...

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An Award-Winning Porn Star's Strange Path to Men's Rights Activism
A conversation with Philipp Tanzer, a.k.a. "Logan McCree."

August 08, 2018

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Study: LGBT Community Centers Serve More Than 40,000 People Each Week
For many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, LGBT community centers are a critical and sometimes the only local source of targeted social, educational, and health services. Accordin...

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Shenandoah LGBTQ Center listening session draws more than 50 attendees
On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, more than 50 people came to Shenandoah LGBTQ Center's first listening session hosted by LGBT Tech on Aug. 4.  Now in the organizational planning stages, learning fro...

August 07, 2018

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LGBT progress in Asia met with conservative pushback
It was a hot and muggy Saturday in mid-July, and Singapore's oasis of green was turning pink. Men and women gathered in Hong Lim Park, a 9,400-sq.-meter field in the middle of the business district, t...

August 06, 2018

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Justin Phillip Reed, a Most Indecent Black Queer Poet
On the day I interviewed Justin Phillip Reed about his book Indecency (Coffee House Press 2018) at the Atomic Cowboy  in St. Louis’ Grove gayborhood, he was wearing a baseball cap which said “Rough…

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New LGBT political party to be founded
The founding meeting of a new party solely dedicated to serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual community will be held Tuesday in Tel Aviv. The party is being founded by Imri Kalmann, who i...

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First openly gay Anglican priest says his ordination offers hope to LGBT Christians in NZ
Reverend Swannell presided over communion yesterday in Russell.

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York Equality Fest expands to a week of events
Equality Fest, that began as a small gathering at Penn Park in York five years ago, has expanded into a week-long event that includes events at partnership organizations.

August 05, 2018

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One Small NC City Stands Out In LGBTQ Pride
It’s was a humid, overcast afternoon on the day of Salisbury Pride. Thousands of excited visitors crowded the city’s historic downtown. This summer marked Salisbury’s eighth annual LGBTQ pride festiva...

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Colorful parade opens 10th Gay Games in Paris
A colorful parade of athletes and supporters in a Paris stadium on Saturday launched the 10th edition of the international Gay Games, a week of sporting events and cultural meetings. More than 10,000 ...

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Around 50,000 people attended Belfast Pride today - the biggest turnout since the LGBT march began 25 years ago
'Come Out for Change' was the overall theme of this year's festival, seeking better rights for the Northern Irish LGBT community. Members of An Garda Siochana were represented the Irish force, marchin...

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Trans March to focus on demands of trans parents
“It’s not a parade,” spokesperson Raphaële Sévigny says.

August 04, 2018

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Gay, transgender policy ignites conservative ire; Iowa 4-H chief fired
The leader of the Iowa 4-H Youth Development was fired Thursday, just a week before the start of the Iowa State Fair. John-Paul Chaisson-Cardenas, the first Latino statewide youth leader in 4-H's 115-...

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Gay Days are coming back to Disneyland in October
People come from around the world to participate and you don’t have to be gay.  Disneyland’s annual unofficial Gay Days celebration is scheduled this year to run Friday, Oct. 5, to Sunday, Oct. 7, in ...

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Thousands Participate in Jerusalem’s Largest Ever LGBTQ Pride March
Thousands participated in the 17th annual LGBTQ pride event in Jerusalem on Thursday under heavy police protection. Some organizers put the number of marchers as high as 35,000 — which would make it t...

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How a ban on extracurricular clubs in Salt Lake City schools led to ‘an important milestone in gay rights’ 20 years ago
She’d walk out to her car and the tires would be slashed. She’d go to her locker and it would be broken open. She’d be called to the principal’s office and sit there for the entire school day because ...

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Brighton Pride's Queer Prom: 'The night we always should have had'
Queer Prom aims to give a second chance to people who may not have had a good experience at their school prom.

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