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Armistead Maupin: ‘I wrote the memoir to show I had made a journey from darkness’

Armistead Maupin: ‘I wrote the memoir to show I had made a journey from darkness’ | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The books interview: the Tales of the City author on his past as a closeted young conservative and his fears over America’s ‘fascist regime’

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LGBTQ and out on social media — but nowhere else

LGBTQ and out on social media — but nowhere else | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

For some LGBTQ people, social media offers a space where they can be out and proud, even if they're not out offline.

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LGBT stars and allies turn out in force for The Virgin Holidays Attitude Awards, powered by Jaguar

LGBT stars and allies turn out in force for The Virgin Holidays Attitude Awards, powered by Jaguar | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The Virgin Holidays Attitude Awards, powered by Jaguar saw some of the biggest names pack out London’s Roundhouse on Thursday night (October 12) to celebrate the great and good of the LGBT+ community and its allies. Supporting the Elton John AIDS Foundation for a sixth year, the annual awards are dedicated to honouring those who inspire and make change, make LGBT+ lives easier, influence and entertain, or quite simply give us life. Hosted by Olympic diver Tom Daley, this year’s ceremony took on a royal hue when Prince Harry collected the Legacy Award on behalf of his late mother Princess Diana, whose groundbreaking AIDS activism helped to break down stigma when fear surrounding the virus was at its peak. You can check out a full list of Attitude Award winners here, but for now, here’s a look back at all the glamorous red carpet action from the night…

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When I came out as gay, it took my dad years to understand

When I came out as gay, it took my dad years to understand | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Sarcasm and a few cocktails have always helped us speak frankly.

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The Raw(est) Brunch Promo

Get a new episode of The Raw(est) Brunch every Sunday at 11am! Hosts - psychologist Dr Tony Ortega & life coach John Davisi serve some raw talk on topics gay men deal with in their daily lives.

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International Male Athletes Strip Down to Nothing for the 2018 Dieux Du Stade Calendar

International Male Athletes Strip Down to Nothing for the 2018 Dieux Du Stade Calendar | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
The 2018 Dieux Du Stade calendar is on the way and we’re getting some previews of this year’s publication which once again features some of the world’s sexiest athletes stripping down with often nothing to cover them but a strategically placed ball. Writes DDS: “The 35 shots were made in studio with decorations and accessories …
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Older and wiser: Armistead Maupin, chronicler of gay life, feels lucky to be here

Older and wiser: Armistead Maupin, chronicler of gay life, feels lucky to be here | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

At 73, he is happily married and still writing.

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For Hugh Hefner, gay rights were part of the sexual revolution

For Hugh Hefner, gay rights were part of the sexual revolution | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

“If it was wrong to persecute heterosexuals in a homosexual society,” he wrote in 1955, “then the reverse was wrong, too.”

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Meet Britain's first openly gay soldier who lost a year to his chemsex addiction

Meet Britain's first openly gay soldier who lost a year to his chemsex addiction | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

When James Wharton quit the army after a decade to retreat to a job in the City and a cosy home in Windsor with his husband and their two dogs, it seemed he’d found his happily ever after. He could have hardly predicted that a year later his marriage would have broken down, he’d be living in central London and be addicted to a combination of hookups and drugs known as chemsex.

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The It Gets Better Project Just Gets Better With Age

The It Gets Better Project Just Gets Better With Age | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

As we hear more and more about the atrocities happening to our LGBTQ brothers and sisters in Chechnya and with our current administration turning a blind eye to our Pride, our community is feeling a rebirth of the strength of our voice.  Once again we are fighting for visibility and equality.  The comfort of our …

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Study Finds LGBT Community Consumes Cannabis at Higher Rate than Heterosexuals

Study Finds LGBT Community Consumes Cannabis at Higher Rate than Heterosexuals | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Two of the fastest-changing cultural mores and norms in American society are the implementation of LGBT rights and cannabis rights. The two go hand-in-hand. A new report suggests that the LGBT community at large consumes cannabis at a “significantly” higher rate than the heterosexual community.

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Gay Pride Movement Faces Growing Pangs as It Matures

Gay Pride Movement Faces Growing Pangs as It Matures | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Gay pride events across the country have become the stage for a battle over what the gay-rights movement’s priorities should be.

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Protests, Parties, and What We Have to Be Proud of at LGBT Pride 2017

Protests, Parties, and What We Have to Be Proud of at LGBT Pride 2017 | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
“Our rage and our joy aren’t at odds with each other; they’re both integral to our history, our present, our future.”
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Playboy to Feature Its First Transgender Playmate

Playboy to Feature Its First Transgender Playmate | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Although Ines Rau will be the first transgender Playmate, Playboy has featured transgender women before. Cooper Hefner said the move fit with the brand’s philosophy.

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Candid nude portraits of men are fighting body shaming in the LGBT community

Candid nude portraits of men are fighting body shaming in the LGBT community | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Hook-up culture generally is pretty shallow. Apps are designed to be a kind of internet-shopping-dating-experience, where you go by looks rather than personality. You've only got a few second

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Dan Savage talks queer history, gay body dysmorphia and his continued crusade for sexual education

Dan Savage talks queer history, gay body dysmorphia and his continued crusade for sexual education | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The "Savage Love" columnist reflects on 26 years of advice-giving and the hurdles facing LGBTQ youth.

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Starbucks “Upstanders” Returns with Extraordinary Stories of Courage and Compassion across America

Starbucks “Upstanders” Returns with Extraordinary Stories of Courage and Compassion across America | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Starbucks announced Upstanders Season 2, an original series featuring 11 stories of courage and humanity happening in communities across America.

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Biphobia in the LGBT community

Biphobia in the LGBT community | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Stuck between a rock and a hard place? Columnist Joel Lucyzyn explores how bisexual people are made to feel alienated and excluded from queer spaces

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Britain Spent the Summer Revisiting Its Homophobic Past. The U.S. Should Take Note.

Britain Spent the Summer Revisiting Its Homophobic Past. The U.S. Should Take Note. | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

I spent most of this past summer living in the U.K. while I finished grad school. I use the term summer loosely: 2017 saw the U.K.’s wettest July in five years, and some tabloids went so far as to call summer officially cancelled.

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Randy Rainbow: taking Trump apart one show tune at a time

Randy Rainbow: taking Trump apart one show tune at a time | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The Trump resistance has become sing-a-long-able, thanks to a 30-something man from Queens and his YouTube channel

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These are the States Where It Really Sucks to Be LGBT: #NowWhat

These are the States Where It Really Sucks to Be LGBT: #NowWhat | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The LGBTQIA+ community isn't protected in all of America. Allies must reach out to help and learn how to truly make America a safer place to live.

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Growing up gay in Plymouth - and how it's changed since the '80s

Growing up gay in Plymouth - and how it's changed since the '80s | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

When the first ever gay kiss was shared between two men on Eastenders, it sent shockwaves through much of the nation – and the media.

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What I Learned From Meeting My Gay Uncle

What I Learned From Meeting My Gay Uncle | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Being a man of a certain age, all of these stories usually concluded with someone passing. ...That’s just how his stories ended. Great times, great
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Subaru of America Continues Partnership with PFLAG National to Make School Environments Safe for LGBTQ Youth

Subaru of America Continues Partnership with PFLAG National to Make School Environments Safe for LGBTQ Youth | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Subaru of America, Inc. today proudly announced its partnership with PFLAG, a national organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ), for the Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All program. Since 2015, Subaru has partnered with PFLAG National and its network of chapters across the country to ensure that all youth – regardless of their family background or personal identity – are welcomed and accepted at school.

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Gay Pride’s Choice: March in Protest or Dance Worries Away

Gay Pride’s Choice: March in Protest or Dance Worries Away | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Organizers who have spent months planning celebrations are at odds with those who think the political situation demands a recasting of priorities.

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