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Vanessa Selbst: Professional Poker Player and LGBT Activist

Vanessa Selbst: Professional Poker Player and LGBT Activist | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
When it comes to influential LGBT figures, few are as versatile as professional poker player Vanessa K. Selbst. Not only has this woman managed to climb to the top of a profession dominated by men, but she also has a law degree and has used a vast share of her winnings to promote LGBT rights. …
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Brutal crackdown has gay and transgender Egyptians asking: Is it time to leave?

Brutal crackdown has gay and transgender Egyptians asking: Is it time to leave? | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The unfurling of a rainbow flag at an open-air rock concert in Cairo was a rare public show of solidarity with gay and transgender people in the Arab world’s most populous nation. The backlash has been fierce: Dozens have been arrested and put on trial, spreading panic in the embattled community.

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With midnight raids and chat-room traps, Egypt launches sweeping crackdown on gay community

With midnight raids and chat-room traps, Egypt launches sweeping crackdown on gay community | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The actions began after people in a crowd waved a rainbow flag at a rock concert last month.

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Trump’s joke about Mike Pence affirms the long-held concerns of many in the LGBT community

Trump’s joke about Mike Pence affirms the long-held concerns of many in the LGBT community | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Even before Mike Pence became Donald Trump's running mate, the country's LGBT community was concerned about his actions as Indiana governor.

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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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The EEOC Commissioner Set Out to Prove That LGBT Discrimination Is Sex Discrimination

The EEOC Commissioner Set Out to Prove That LGBT Discrimination Is Sex Discrimination | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Chai Feldblum is Washington’s strongest champion for a particular interpretation of worker protections.

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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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“Act of God”: On Toronto’s HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s

“Act of God”: On Toronto’s HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

A Queer Love Story, a new release from UBC Press, chronicles 15 years of correspondence between gay novelist Jane Rule and The Body Politic editor Rick Bébout. Below is an excerpt from the book, a back-and-forth between Jane and Rick as the pair work on an essay for The Body Politic as the HIV/AIDS crisis was bubbling in Toronto.

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In Shift, Justice Dept. Says Law Doesn’t Bar Transgender Discrimination

In Shift, Justice Dept. Says Law Doesn’t Bar Transgender Discrimination | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The move was the Trump administration’s latest contraction of the Obama-era approach to civil rights enforcement.

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Egypt: Mass Arrests Amid LGBT Media Blackout

Egypt: Mass Arrests Amid LGBT Media Blackout | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The Egyptian government has intensified its campaign against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their supporters, arresting dozens of people in less than two weeks, Human Rights Watch said today. A media regulatory body has also banned all “positive” reporting on homosexuality.

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Man Describes What the Gay Dating App Scene Is Like In Your 80's

Man Describes What the Gay Dating App Scene Is Like In Your 80's | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The dating and hookup scene has recently undergone a huge change. Instead of meeting people in person at places like bars or clubs, people are meeting one another without even getting out of their pajamas. But when technology meets dating, does that mean it’s only reserved for the young and hip? Well, this 82-year-old active member of the singles scene in La Belle Province, there’s no reason to stop! What is dating like when you’re well out of being middle aged and when most of your peers have retired and settled down? This octogenarian was more than happy to share details.

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West Virginia Rises to Protect LGBTQ Rights

West Virginia Rises to Protect LGBTQ Rights | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

With the highest percentage of teens who identify as transgender, the state is emerging as a national leader when it comes to protecting LGBTQ rights at the local level.

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How LGBT Ice Skating Graphic Novel 'Spinning' Defies Definition

How LGBT Ice Skating Graphic Novel 'Spinning' Defies Definition | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
On the surface, 'Spinning,' a graphic novel from up-and-coming cartoonist Tillie Walden, is about figure skating. But life doesn’t fit into neat categorizations, and neither does this memoir.
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Transgender people will be able to use bathrooms matching their gender identity in North Carolina

Transgender people will be able to use bathrooms matching their gender identity in North Carolina | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

A judge's sign-off is still needed to make the settlement effective

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A March for Chechnya This Weekend Rallied All of Gay Instagram

A March for Chechnya This Weekend Rallied All of Gay Instagram | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Hundreds gathered in New York Saturday to march against Chechnya's brutal crackdown on LGBTQ citizens, drawn largely through social media. Can their voice inspire more than double taps?

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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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Sessions deals another blow to the LGBT community

Sessions deals another blow to the LGBT community | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The self-righteous drive to make others suffer for not living Evangelical beliefs appears unstoppable with Trump in power

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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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Pulse Tribute Tour comes to Lincoln, celebrates LGBT History Month

Pulse Tribute Tour comes to Lincoln, celebrates LGBT History Month | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln LGBTQA+ Resource Center and student organization The Change teamed up with various organizations, businesses and churches around Lincoln to help bring “Orlando: 49 Farolitos” exhibit to Lincoln for the Pulse Tribute Tour as part of LGBT History Month.

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New group aims for LGBTQ full inclusion in the Methodist Church

New group aims for LGBTQ full inclusion in the Methodist Church | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Retired United Methodist clergy are organizing a meeting that comes as other groups are also weighing in on the homosexuality debate.
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Biphobia in the LGBT community

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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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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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The Brandon Triangle with HIV Advocate and Writer C.L. Frederick

The Brandon Triangle with HIV Advocate and Writer C.L. Frederick | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

On today's "The Brandon Triangle," Brandon Carmody talks for the first time, with HIV Advocate and writer C.L. Frederick about his journey thru the world of adult entertainment, into mainstream acting and writing. Delina Roberts is a frequent contributor to the Brandon Triangle and always provides an interesting and up to date pulse in the entertainment industry.

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LGBT Twitter Is Back With A Halloween Hashtag

LGBT Twitter Is Back With A Halloween Hashtag | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

LGBT Twitter has been on a roll with cute hashtags lately, and now they're back in time for Halloween with the hashtag #SpookyLGBT. People have been sharing photos of themselves with Halloween costumes and decorations, accompanied by funny (if also cheesy) puns like "bisexual more like BOOsexual" and "I was a gaylien last year." But the best one is probably "My name isn’t casper, but you could be my boo."

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