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RuPaul’s DragCon Returns to LA with Gag-worthy Looks!

Returning for its 10th in-person convention – bringing charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent to the LA Convention Center – RuPaul Charles cut the pink ribbon flanked...

Big Handsome Men! That’s It. That’s the Headline

Straight people are crazy. Don’t believe us? Watch any horror movie ever. For example, a breeder can see a ghostly white portal and think Come to the light. Um, no gurl. The...

The Impact of Social Media on the LGBTQ Community

Social media is a ubiquitous part of our lives. But what impact does social media have – if any – on the LGBTQ community? This article will discuss how social media...

Brave 17 Year Old, Will Larkins, Fires Back at Bigotry in Florida

How brave are you? As you ponder this question, you may conjure images of roller coasters you dared to ride or job opportunities you chased with zeal. But do you have the raw...

Picture Perfect: The Art of Josh McKenna

Can you ever really know another person’s soul? We cross paths with thousands of our fellow human animals throughout the years, exchanging glances and pleasantries that cast an...

May I Have This Line Dance? The Enduring Legacy of Oil Can Harry’s

Some histories are written with ink, but others are written in blood. For decades, the queer community struggled to survive, even before we could define who we are. We are the...

Justice Delayed – Australian Man Charged with Hate Crime 34 Years After Killing a Gay American

The only good poofter is a dead poofter. These are the chilling words of Scott White, according to his ex-wife Helen. The former Mrs. White reported her bigoted spouse to the New...

The Five Most Gay-Friendly Places To Live in the US

As a member of the LGBTQ+ community in America, you are inarguably living in one of the most accepting countries in the world. Still, the United States is a huge place, with all...

From Heartbreak to Hilarity: The Molly Shannon Story on Forgiving Her Father After Learning He Was Gay

Being gay is synonymous with being happy, right? Wrong. Oh, and comedians’ lives are all sunshine and cotton candy, correct? Nope, wrong again. Superstar Molly Shannon dispels...

David Dean Bottrell Gets Real and Gains Street Cred

Throughout character actor David Dean Bottrell’s multi-decade career, he has played just about every kind of character you can think of. His credits span a list of iconic TV...

Gay Panic Defense Fails: Kidd Creole Convicted of Manslaughter

We often throw around the word “homophobia” but let’s unpack just how pathetic it really is. The “phobia” part denotes fear, and “homo” derives from the Greek word...

This queer apparel is bringing classy/trashy style for bears, queens, and everything in between

We tend to associate attraction with extremes. After all, when you want a hairy man, you don’t crave merely a smattering of fur; you yearn for a jungle of sweaty, abrasive...