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I Thought Losing 70 Pounds Would Bring Me Joy. I Was Wrong.

I Thought Losing 70 Pounds Would Bring Me Joy. I Was Wrong. | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The “if only I was thin my life would be perfect” line finally revealed itself for what it truly was: a lie.

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Popular Gay Media Is Still Focusing On Straight Acceptance, Rather Than Celebrating Queer Difference

Popular Gay Media Is Still Focusing On Straight Acceptance, Rather Than Celebrating Queer Difference | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

This year we've seen a number of mainstream stories focusing on straight people’s relationship to queerness — which insist that queer people are "normal" and "just like you!" — rather than queer people’s relationship to their own identities.

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Viral study claiming majority of gay men want monogamy is flawed.

Viral study claiming majority of gay men want monogamy is flawed. | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Last week, several LGBTQ-focused publications reported on a study that claims an overwhelming majority of younger gay men desire monogamy in their relationships, with some 86 percent of couples surveyed claiming to be monogamous and 90 percent of single men “seeking monogamy.” Though the study was published in 2016—an important detail seemingly lost in all the blog aggregation calling it “new”—its headline results have nonetheless generated much discussion. Many in the gay community have raised an eyebrow at the findings, given that they contrast sharply with personal experience and anecdotal knowledge in a sexual culture where open relationships and nonmonogamy of one sort or another are quite common. As it turns out, these doubts are justified: The study, titled “Choices: Perspectives of Younger Gay Men on Monogamy, Non-monogamy, and Marriage,” is riddled with methodological problems to such an extent that it’s essentially worthless—in 2016 and now. And when discussing gay relationships, what is at stake is not only a question of scientific accuracy but of the accurate communication of community norms and values both externally and among ourselves.

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These LGBT party games are delightfully salacious

These LGBT party games are delightfully salacious | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Next time you're hanging out with your queer friends, skip the usual heteronormative board games. Kick the old games to the curb and try one of these LGBT party games.

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How artificial intelligence can make the internet better and safer for LGBT people

How artificial intelligence can make the internet better and safer for LGBT people | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

GLAAD is working on a new project with Google’s parent company.

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Am I Gay or Straight? Maybe This Fun Quiz Will Tell Me

Am I Gay or Straight? Maybe This Fun Quiz Will Tell Me | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

A young woman seeks answers to her sexual orientation online, where the endless quizzes she takes deliver whatever label she wants.

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On Losing a Husband, and (Almost) Losing a Wedding Ring

On Losing a Husband, and (Almost) Losing a Wedding Ring | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Ben Loehnen writes about the loss of his husband and almost losing his treasured Cartier wedding ring.

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Are Gay Dating Apps Doing Enough to Respond to User Discrimination?

Are Gay Dating Apps Doing Enough to Respond to User Discrimination? | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Some say it is high time that apps like Grindr changed their filter features.

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She's straight, he's gay: A very short history of the "mixed orientation" marriage

She's straight, he's gay: A very short history of the "mixed orientation" marriage | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Josh and Lolly Weed tried to make it work — one’s gay, the other isn’t — but in 2018, the experiment is ending

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I Was Tortured in Gay Conversion Therapy. And It’s Still Legal in 41 States.

I Was Tortured in Gay Conversion Therapy. And It’s Still Legal in 41 States. | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Nearly 700,000 adults in the country have been subjected to this harmful practice.

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How to Cope When You're Gay and Lonely

How to Cope When You're Gay and Lonely | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Everyone feels isolated at some point, but for members of the LGBTQ community, that loneliness hits harder.

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Doug Jones's Gay Son Gives Mike Pence Serious Side-Eye, Becomes Viral Meme

Doug Jones's Gay Son Gives Mike Pence Serious Side-Eye, Becomes Viral Meme | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

On Wednesday, Democrat Doug Jones was sworn in as Alabama's newest U.S. senator after beating Republican Roy Moore in a tight race—and all eyes were on Jones's son. Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) participates in a mock swearing-in ceremony with Vice President Mike Pence as Jones's wife, Louise

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We Need To Talk About LGBT Representation, Apparently

We Need To Talk About LGBT Representation, Apparently | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Five days ago, on Dec. 17, Seventeen tweeted the following: "Moana" Directors Say an LGBTQ Disney Princess Could Be Coming Soon"  And to most sensible people, this was terrifically exciting news. In a time where there is marriage equality in all fifty states and LGBTQ rights have never been more abundant (or so we’re repeatedly told by the heterosexual masses, who are of course experts in the topic of LGBTQ experience) surely it makes sense that we start normalising LGBTQ individuals even further? And what better way could there be to achieve that than through the introduction of a beloved Disney character? To show children of all ages that love is not a sin or crime, but is a beautiful thing that should be felt and enjoyed by all without limitation? Well, unfortunately, this was not a sentiment shared by all.

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What’s the Hardest Part of Couples Counseling?

What’s the Hardest Part of Couples Counseling? | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

This is a question I get asked a lot by people curious about starting couples counseling. It really does vary a lot person to person, but in my experience I think the hardest part is letting go of your ego.

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LGBT harassment in the era of #MeToo

LGBT harassment in the era of #MeToo | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Looking back at one incident that happened in the 1980s, Jeffrey Sidelsky he does wonder what he might have done if it happened in 2018 – in the undercurrent of the #MeToo movement – knowing everything he knows now.

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Is 'Queer' Offensive? LGBT Community Reacts To Twitter Limiting User Accounts

Is 'Queer' Offensive? LGBT Community Reacts To Twitter Limiting User Accounts | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

It was in the 1900s that people started using the word "queer" in a derogatory manner when addressing a person who was not or perhaps did not seem to be straight or heterosexual.

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Even in a progressive environment, I had trouble coming out as gay

Even in a progressive environment, I had trouble coming out as gay | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

I could relate to Elio's hesitancy to admit his sexuality in “Call Me by Your Name.”

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An Oscar-Nominated Transgender Director on His ‘Authentic Self’

An Oscar-Nominated Transgender Director on His ‘Authentic Self’ | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

“Being out as a trans man isn’t new in my personal life, but it’s new in the public sphere,” says Yance Ford, whose documentary “Strong Island” is about the aftermath of his brother’s violent death.

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'Made in Chelsea' star Ollie Locke has launched 'Bumble’s little brother' to the London and New York gay dating scenes

'Made in Chelsea' star Ollie Locke has launched 'Bumble’s little brother' to the London and New York gay dating scenes | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The app has teamed up with elite dating club Social Concierge to launch events — and they want to get bankers from Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan involved.

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Mike Pence Responds After Gay Skater Adam Rippon Nixes Meeting

Mike Pence Responds After Gay Skater Adam Rippon Nixes Meeting | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Mike Pence responds after openly gay Olympic skater Adam Rippon declines a meeting with the Vice President due to his anti-LGBT measures

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Barry Rothbart Explains His Job at a Gay Nudist Colony (Shoot This Now Podcast)

Barry Rothbart Explains His Job at a Gay Nudist Colony (Shoot This Now Podcast) | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Barry Rothbart talks to the "Shoot This Now" podcast about being a heterosexual videographer at a gay nudist colony, where he also had to be nude

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FCB/Six Turned the Pride Flag Into a Data Slider to Help LGBTQ People Travel Safely

FCB/Six Turned the Pride Flag Into a Data Slider to Help LGBTQ People Travel Safely | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The bars show how welcoming a city is, across six metrics.

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I – a Lesbian – Dressed Up as Toby Young to Get Into Gentlemen's Clubs

I – a Lesbian – Dressed Up as Toby Young to Get Into Gentlemen's Clubs | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
In 2000, Toby Young "dressed as a lesbian" to try to deceive women in gay bars into kissing him. Seventeen years later, can I reverse the trick?
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It’s Time to Stop Labeling Our Sexuality

It’s Time to Stop Labeling Our Sexuality | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

In the queer community, it's all too easy to box ourselves in with labels like "daddy" and "boy." But if we don't break those stereotypes down, we'll never move forward.

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