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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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Redesigned pride flag recognizes LGBT people of color

Redesigned pride flag recognizes LGBT people of color | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Philadelphia has unveiled a new pride flag with black and brown stripes to represent LGBT people of color.
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From the Door of a Gay Bar, You See the Scope of Life—and Death

From the Door of a Gay Bar, You See the Scope of Life—and Death | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
I see a lot working the door at gay bars in Los Angeles. Twice, patrons taught me what it really means to have a community.
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The Top Five Emerging Gay Neighborhoods of America

The Top Five Emerging Gay Neighborhoods of America | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
From Los Angeles to Chicago to Salt Lake City and beyond PASSPORT Magazine uncovers the top emerging neighborhoods favored by LGBT communities.
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RuPaul Named One Of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People

RuPaul Named One Of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
RuPaul has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, which released their annual list of pioneers, icons, leaders, leaders and artists today. “The iconic host, advocate, drag queen, singer, model, actor and author is a trailblazer who continues to break down barriers in a career that spans over 25 years,” Time said …
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CMI's 11th Annual LGBT Community Survey

CMI's 11th Annual LGBT Community Survey | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Grab a coffee, take a survey, change the world. Making a difference is easy! Take the LGBT Community Survey and share with us your opinions and preferences, from an LGBT perspective.

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There's power in our Pride! Participating in this study helps open doors-and minds-around the world, and influences positive changes for our community. Please RT to your LGBT friends around the world who may be interested in participating.

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In conservative America, small cities stand up for LGBT rights

In conservative America, small cities stand up for LGBT rights | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
When Mike Lujano and George Lenz hoisted a rainbow flag outside their business in a Victorian brownstone on Market Street two decades ago, they found that few neighbors in socially conservative Wheeling, West Virginia, knew it was a symbol of gay pride.
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NPO holds coming-of-age celebrations for Japan's LGBT youth

NPO holds coming-of-age celebrations for Japan's LGBT youth | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Special coming-of-age ceremonies catering to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people are growing popular in Japan, providing an opportunity for sexual minorities to celebrate and express their true selves.

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A university student was among some 40 participants, including family members, who participated in an LGBT ceremony on Feb. 12 in the city of Saga to encourage and congratulate those who had reached the age of 20 over the past year.

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How being a gay man can make your body issues worse

How being a gay man can make your body issues worse | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Body image is an issue for many men, regardless of sexuality. But it seems to be more of a problem in the gay community. When it comes to appearance, gay men hold themselves - and one another - to far more exacting standards.

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Gay Iraqi soldiers share love story on 'Ellen'

Gay Iraqi soldiers share love story on 'Ellen' | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Two gay Iraqi soldiers shared the story of how they met, fell in love and got married despite Iraq's homophobia on "Ellen." Nayyef and Btoo met as enlisted Iraqi soldiers in 2004. The pair began their relationship by eating meals together and say soon after they were sharing every meal. For fear of getting tortured or killed for being together, the couple kept their relationship a secret.
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LGBT Life in Singapore

LGBT Life in Singapore | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Notice the gay man helping his dying father into a car, so that they can go watch the river that his father has always loved. When his father is hospitalized
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The Story Behind Gay Bob, the World's First Out-And-Proud Doll

The Story Behind Gay Bob, the World's First Out-And-Proud Doll | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
He debuted in the '70s, to both acclaim and outrage.
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Karan Johar opens up about his sexuality, virginity and SRK in his new book

Karan Johar opens up about his sexuality, virginity and SRK in his new book | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
All those who have questioned Karan Johar's sexual orientation, when he lost his virginity and his relationship status with Shah Khan Khan, get the perfect answers in his biography An Unsuitable Boy, which has been co-authored by Poonam Saxena.
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Why these LGBT groups are protesting Pride

Why these LGBT groups are protesting Pride | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

As New York's Pride week kicks off, attendees may see displays of division within the LGBT community. #NoJusticeNoPride, an LGBTQ+ group whose blockade of the Capital Pride Parade in Washington, D.C., drew national headlines and mixed reactions from parade-goers June 10, plans to do it again at New York's parade June 25.

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Gay Man in the Air: My Journey to Embracing a Special Part of Me

Gay Man in the Air: My Journey to Embracing a Special Part of Me | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

When I realized I’d never jump in the sky and fly away like the mythical African slaves in that old folktale, which was also around the time I figured Michael Jackson would never come to the projects and take me away in a rocket limo, I begrudgingly accepted my sexuality. I was still a child, a precocious one, about eight or nine years old who lived inside his overactive and always vivid imagination. I didn’t know what “gay” really meant, but I gathered from the casual and mean-spirited homophobia at home and in the working-class neighborhoods we shuffled in and out of that being “that way” or a “faggot” was a sin and shame.

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“It was Sophia in the kitchen with the cheesecake!” The Golden Girls-themed edition of Clue is here

“It was Sophia in the kitchen with the cheesecake!” The Golden Girls-themed edition of Clue is here | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Mrs. White, kindly collect the flames on the side of your face and breathless, heaving breaths and take a hike. The Golden Girls edition of Clue is coming, and it’s the only board game we’ll ever need from here on out. A decidedly lighter riff than the original bloody murder mystery, this version finds the player …
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Transgender Offutt airman – finally 'able to live as my true self' – finds support, acceptance during transition

Transgender Offutt airman – finally 'able to live as my true self' – finds support, acceptance during transition | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

For years Ashleigh Buch hid the fact that she was transgender. The Offutt airman reported to work each day as a man, telling colleagues little about her life. Off the base, in her Omaha apartment, above, she lived as a woman, donning wigs over the hair she kept trimmed short. But as part of a wave of social change to hit the military, the Air Force instructor’s days of appearing one way at work and another at home are over.

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This Professional Cuddler Says He Has 'The Best Job In The World'

This Professional Cuddler Says He Has 'The Best Job In The World' | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
A new video reveals how non-sexual intimacy can change people's lives.
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Reaching LGBT Youth With Support, Mentoring and a Message That ‘It Gets Better’

Reaching LGBT Youth With Support, Mentoring and a Message That ‘It Gets Better’ | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
As a high school student, Brian Wenke was harassed and bullied before he even realized he was gay.
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Sex Now survey examines generational differences of Canadian queer men

Sex Now survey examines generational differences of Canadian queer men | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Studies can now be conducted to examine several generations of out queer people in ways that couldn't be done before.
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This is the shortlist for the British LGBT Awards

This is the shortlist for the British LGBT Awards | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
The Independent is pleased to announce the shortlist for the British LGBT Awards 2017.  The awards celebrate community activists, public figures and straight allies who work to advance the rights of LGBT communities. The Independent is the British LGBT Awards Media Partner for 2017.
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OutChina: Sources of Hope for China's LGBT Population

OutChina: Sources of Hope for China's LGBT Population | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
US-China Today is a student-driven publication of the USC U.S.-China Institute. The magazine focuses on the multidimensional and evolving U.S.-China relationship and on significant trends in contemporary China. The magazine offers coverage of and commentary on a wide range of political, economic, social, and cultural issues.
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Mexican-American creates storytelling platform for LGBTQ Latinos

Mexican-American creates storytelling platform for LGBTQ Latinos | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Mexican-American Alberto Mendoza created an online platform, Honor41, to help LGBTQ Latinos share their stories.
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Just How Many LGBT Americans Are There?

Just How Many LGBT Americans Are There? | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Gallup polling show that 4 percent of Americans are LGBT. But with more millennials self-identifying as LGBT, that number could one day reach the oft-cited ‘1 in 10.’
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Falling in love in wartime Iraq

Falling in love in wartime Iraq | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
US Army interpreter Nayyef Hrebid and Iraqi soldier Btoo Allami fell in love at the height of the Iraq War. It was the start of a dangerous 12-year struggle to live together as a couple.
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