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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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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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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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Chechnya's LGBT Muslim Refugees Struggle To Cope In Exile

Chechnya's LGBT Muslim Refugees Struggle To Cope In Exile | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The Netherlands is one of a handful of European countries giving refuge to gay Chechens, after reports emerged that Chechnya's authorities were rounding up and torturing the LGBT community.

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Hate Crimes Rise in 9 Major US Cities in 2017, Preliminary Data Show

Hate Crimes Rise in 9 Major US Cities in 2017, Preliminary Data Show | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

At least 1,056 hate crimes were committed last year in nation’s nine largest cities, an increase of 18 percent from 2016 levels, according to police data

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Williams Institute releases 2017 LGBT data

Williams Institute releases 2017 LGBT data | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The Williams Institute at UCLA released its report of data collected in 2017 on the LGBT community: • Using data gathered by the Gallup polling organization, 4.1 percent of adults identify as LGBT across the U.S. • The state with the highest percent of people identifying as LGBT is Vermont with 5.3 percent. Vermont was …

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Shunned and homeless LGBT Ukrainians find shelter in Kiev

Shunned and homeless LGBT Ukrainians find shelter in Kiev | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Staring at the Berlin Wall mural of Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev kissing East German leader Erich Honecker on the mouth, Yevhenii Kalashnyk knew it was time to come out as gay.The 20-year-old Ukrainian kissed a friend in front of the graffiti painting in September and posted the photo on Instagram. The decision changed his life. 

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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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LGBT Groups See Financial Growth and Stability as Movement Priorities Radically Shift

LGBT Groups See Financial Growth and Stability as Movement Priorities Radically Shift | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The 2017 National Movement Report provides a comprehensive and standardized look at LGBT movement’s finances for 2016 across 39 major LGBT advocacy organizations.

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Gays Hide, Flee Ex-Soviet Republics As LGBT Crackdowns Turn Brutal

Gays Hide, Flee Ex-Soviet Republics As LGBT Crackdowns Turn Brutal | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

2017 saw increased targeting of gay communities in former Soviet republics by official crackdowns and homophobic thugs. Horrific tales have emerged from Chechnya, Azerbaijan, and Central Asia -

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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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'Climate Of Hate' For LGBT Defenders In Former Soviet Republics

'Climate Of Hate' For LGBT Defenders In Former Soviet Republics | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Amnesty International says groups that defend LGBT rights are facing a rise in hostility in parts of the former Soviet Union, fueled by discrimination, homophobia, and what it called Russia'

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When It Comes to Consent in Gay Spaces, We Should Be Careful Not to Confuse Sex-Positivity With Predatory Behavior

When It Comes to Consent in Gay Spaces, We Should Be Careful Not to Confuse Sex-Positivity With Predatory Behavior | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
On Nov. 14, just 4 days after Louis C.K. admitted to sexual harassment and 2 days before Al Franken was accused, Masha Gessen posed a provocative ques
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How Trump Made 2017 a Horrific Year for LGBT Rights—and Worse Is to Come

How Trump Made 2017 a Horrific Year for LGBT Rights—and Worse Is to Come | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The rainbow flag Trump held upside down at a campaign rally was an appositely perverse precursor to a year of attacks on LGBT people and their rights. And it’s far from over.

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Gay and intersex asylum seekers find place to call home in Britain

Gay and intersex asylum seekers find place to call home in Britain | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Sami, an intersex asylum seeker in Britain, used to be gripped with fear at bedtime.The slender and feminine El Salvadorian had almost got used to incessant verbal abuse but having to share rooms with other male asylum seekers was what Sami feared for the most.

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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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L.A. comedians to watch in 2018

L.A. comedians to watch in 2018 | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
We've picked the best, brightest, most up-and-coming local L.A. comedians that you should keep your eye on in 2018 for lots of laughs
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If you recognize Zach from his short film “Killer Friends” (which won the overall audience award at Dances with Films), know that he is not the infuriatingly undermining character he plays. Rather, his stand-up mostly makes fun of himself—and of aging gay men in Palm Springs, which may one day be himself.

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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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CenterLink: Bringing Out Pride Center Potential

CenterLink: Bringing Out Pride Center Potential | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The Wilton Manors area plays host to many well known LGBT related nonprofits like the Pride Center, SunServe and Latinos Salud. But then there’s CenterLink, an unknown but extremely important national LGBT non-profit that provides for emerging LGBT centers across the country.


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LGBT leaders say sex allegation coverage 'an advance'

LGBT leaders say sex allegation coverage 'an advance' | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Among the dozens of prominent Americans entangled in sexual-misconduct cases this year are a modest number of men whose accusers are male. For some LGBT civic leaders, dismay over these cases is mixed with relief and even a trace of pride at how they were addressed.

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Searching for God After An HIV-Positive Diagnosis

Searching for God After An HIV-Positive Diagnosis | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

My homosexuality is used by politicians and religious leaders to stir up homophobia and xenophobia, to tell us there is only one right way to be.

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The Fight for LGBT Equality in 2018 Will Be Fierce

The Fight for LGBT Equality in 2018 Will Be Fierce | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

LGBT rights seem imperiled under President Trump, and in danger around the world. The Daily Beast’s Jay Michaelson, Samantha Allen, and Tim Teeman look to what lies ahead in 2018.

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Roy Moore, who still has yet to concede, is posting conspiracies and going after Doug Jones' gay son on Facebook

Roy Moore, who still has yet to concede, is posting conspiracies and going after Doug Jones' gay son on Facebook | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

It's been more than a week since embattled Alabama Republican Roy Moore lost a special Senate election to Democrat Doug Jones — and he still hasn't conceded. But Moore has posted links to his Facebook page discussing "How Muslims and Marxists delivered for Doug Jones" and that "Doug Jones's Gay Son Is 'Thrilled' by the Alabama win."

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Meet Dave Welch, the 'Pastor of Pastors' who Mobilizes Texas Churches Against LGBT Rights

Meet Dave Welch, the 'Pastor of Pastors' who Mobilizes Texas Churches Against LGBT Rights | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The Houston conservative's ability to blend politics and religion makes him a particularly potent force.

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