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Is queer culture losing its radical roots?

Is queer culture losing its radical roots? | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Has Pride been coopted? This year’s parade goers are wearing black in honour of the victims of serial killers
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There’s No Right Way to Be Queer

There’s No Right Way to Be Queer | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The Pride Parade’s focus on masculine white men often pushes the rest of the LGBTQ community to the margins.

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The Problem With the ‘Rainbow-Washing’ of LGBTQ+ Pride

The Problem With the ‘Rainbow-Washing’ of LGBTQ+ Pride | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Corporations might genuinely support the LGBTQ+ community with Pride-related promotions, but is there a line between allyship and marketing that shouldn’t be crossed?

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Coming soon to Mormon genealogical database: records of gay couples and same-sex parents

Coming soon to Mormon genealogical database: records of gay couples and same-sex parents | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Three years ago this month, the U.S. Supreme Court made gay marriage legal in every state, but the LDS Church still hasn’t listed same-sex couples in its massive genealogy databank.

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Feeling isolated or alone, even when the rest of the world is coming together for PRIDE

Feeling isolated or alone, even when the rest of the world is coming together for PRIDE | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
As we all begin to celebrate the various PRIDE celebrations throughout the country, it seems that all our news-feeds are displaying stories of solidarity, coming together and supporting each other as chosen family. It’s wonderful that as Gay men we are feeling more and more connected to each other a
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Millennials Are Driving LGBT Population Growth, According To Gallup's Latest Poll

Just in time for Pride Month, Gallup has released its annual report on how many Americans self-identify as LGBT, and the results point to an ever queerer future. In the Gallup poll's six-year history (they've been tracking this data since 2012), the …

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Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears on coming out, LGBT mental health and being a member of the LGBT community in Trump’s America

Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears on coming out, LGBT mental health and being a member of the LGBT community in Trump’s America | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

As lead singer of the multi-million selling band Scissor Sisters, Jake Shears found fame - along with critical success - performing a heady mix of glam-rock and queer transgression. But in his new autobiography 'Boys Keep Swinging', the focus is on the more challenging parts of his life: his difficult…

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Pansexuality: What does it mean and how is it different from being bisexual?

Pansexuality: What does it mean and how is it different from being bisexual? | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Janelle Monáe has revealed that she identifies as ‘pansexual’ in a candid Rolling Stones Interview. After previously identifying as bisexual, the "Make Me Feel" singer explained she read into pansexuality and realised: “‘Oh, these are things that I identify with too’. I’m open to learning more about who I am”.

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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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John Cameron Mitchell on Hedwig, Caitlyn Jenner and how 'queer' has changed

John Cameron Mitchell on Hedwig, Caitlyn Jenner and how 'queer' has changed | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

If Mitchell made cult classic Hedwig and the Angry Inch today, would he be able to get away with it?

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Is Gilbert Baker’s rainbow gay pride flag still radical at 40, or are we over it?

Is Gilbert Baker’s rainbow gay pride flag still radical at 40, or are we over it? | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

In the summer of 1978, Gilbert Baker created a rainbow flag as a decoration for San Francisco's Gay Freedom Day Parade. Now, 40 years later, the late artist and activist's flag has become a global symbol for the gay community - a unifying force far beyond the city. In June 2018, San Francisco is awash in the six colors of the flag's rainbow. In the Castro district and downtown along Market Street, there's a riot of rainbow merchandise in store windows ahead of Sunday's annual parade: T-shirts, feather wings, clip-on tails, tutus and even rainbow-striped rompers.

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LGBTQ identity is shaped by language. So what words will describe “queer” in the future?

LGBTQ identity is shaped by language. So what words will describe “queer” in the future? | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

'Yaaas kween' is not here to stay. The future of LGBTQ language will reimagine how people see identity.

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#MeToo reminder: lesbians can be sexual harassers, too.

#MeToo reminder: lesbians can be sexual harassers, too. | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

We don’t always like to talk about it, but blind solidarity can hinder the search for justice.

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The Gay ‘Ghetto Boy’ Who Bonded With Mister Rogers And Changed The Neighborhood

The Gay ‘Ghetto Boy’ Who Bonded With Mister Rogers And Changed The Neighborhood | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

When François Clemmons joined the show's cast, he was surprised to learn he'd be playing a black cop. "The idea that he wanted me to become one of them

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As a gay man, I know how damaging it is to idealise the idea of the 'twink'

As a gay man, I know how damaging it is to idealise the idea of the 'twink' | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

I downloaded Grindr as soon as my first iPhone was out of its box. 

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Opinion | The Extinction of Gay Identity

Opinion | The Extinction of Gay Identity | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

An all-star Broadway revival raises the question: Does being gay mean anything anymore?

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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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