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The “gay Twitter wrist thread” highlights the utter absurdity — and poignance — of gay Twitter

The “gay Twitter wrist thread” highlights the utter absurdity — and poignance — of gay Twitter | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

I'll show you mine if you show me yours.

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LGBTQ Activist Cleve Jones: 'I'm Well Aware How Fragile Life Is'

LGBTQ Activist Cleve Jones: 'I'm Well Aware How Fragile Life Is' | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

This is FRESH AIR. I'm David Bianculli, editor of the website TV Worth Watching, sitting in for Terry Gross. Today is World AIDS Day. And our guest today, who spoke to Terry in 2016, is longtime LGBTQ activist Cleve Jones. He thinks of himself as part of the last generation of homosexuals who grew up not knowing if there was anyone else on the entire planet who felt the way he did.

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Men With Muscles and Money Are More Attractive to Straight Women and Gay Men—Showing Gender Roles Aren't Progressing

Men With Muscles and Money Are More Attractive to Straight Women and Gay Men—Showing Gender Roles Aren't Progressing | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Muscles and money are qualities that straight women and gay men typically find attractive in men, according to an analysis of TubeCrush—a website where people post unsolicited pictures of men seen on the London Underground. The study at Coventry and Aberystwyth universities in the United Kingdom, published

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How LGBT Americans have fared since Trump’s election

How LGBT Americans have fared since Trump’s election | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

A year after Trump’s win, LGBT candidates won big in Tuesday’s elections.

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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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LGBT Life in the South

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

LGBT people in the South continue to face obstacles at higher rates than the rest of the country. Yet LGBT Southerners are resilient and continue to thrive.

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‘Love Wins,’ says Barbie’s new T-shirt. ‘Wonderful!’ say many in the LGBT community

‘Love Wins,’ says Barbie’s new T-shirt. ‘Wonderful!’ say many in the LGBT community | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

An official Barbie Instagram page posted a photo of two dolls wearing ‘Love Wins’ shirts, designed by Aimee Song for LGBT Pride Month 2017

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Introducing My Parents To My Boyfriend Meant Introducing Them To Me

Introducing My Parents To My Boyfriend Meant Introducing Them To Me | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

It’s one thing to know your son is gay — it’s another to see the proof.

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Hollywood bar mitzvah marks turning point for gay ex-Mormon Jewish comedian

Hollywood bar mitzvah marks turning point for gay ex-Mormon Jewish comedian | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

This story is sponsored by the Schusterman Foundation. When H. Alan Scott looked up through the mikvah waters, he says he saw the shadows of his past and present lives undulating above him: Poor Mormon kid. Gay man. Comedian. Cancer survivor. Then his head broke the surface for the third time, and he felt that at las

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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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