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Palm Springs Drag Queen Under Attack For Bringing Up a Child to Dance at a Drag Show

Berlin was a gay haven in the 1920s. Progressive publications bloomed on every newsstand, queer clubs beckoned visitors of every rainbow stripe, and it seemed that the utopia...

Everything ‘Old’ Is New Again: Brian Falduto Goes Country

Admit it: your formative years were awkward af. Parachute pants, mullets, a minefield of pimples – cringe to the max! And when you sprinkle a healthy dose of queerness atop the...

Palm Springs Pride Urges You to SAY GAY!

In the 1930s, they shipped us to concentration camps. In the 1950s, they imprisoned us in asylums. In the 1980s, they hid us in hospital wards as we died from apathy and neglect....

Australian Man Meets His Own Headless Dad on Grindr

Closets can be oppressive, stylish or incriminating. For Jacob, they are all of the above. One day, he was innocently scrolling through Grindr looking for daddies. Be careful what...

A Texas Library created a Banned LGBTQ book camp for kids and adults

Queer lights shine brighter because we have to. We are often raised by straight people and delayed from embracing our truths until we burst from the closet in a brilliant flash of...

The Macabre Manliness of Myrkky Photography

You’re trapped in a horror movie. The sound of a rusty chainsaw pinballs through the foggy forest, disorienting you until you don’t know which way to run. You can taste the...

Swimming in Sensuality: The Photography of Steven Miller

Coming out means letting go. When you embrace your orientation, you shed the insecurities of youth and the inhibitions of straight society. Steven Miller captures the delicate...

Same-Sex and the City: Neil Patrick Harris Stars in ‘Uncoupled’

During the most turbulent time in your life, you made the bravest decision possible. You declared your orientation, you overcame bigotry, and you carved out a glimmer of wonder as...

Why are These Rugby Players Refusing to Wear Their Pride Jersey

Do homophobes even understand basic science? Silly us – of course they don’t. Well, let’s break it down for them, shall we? Without the spectrum of visible light, humans...

Over 1,000 queer candidates are running for office in 2022

We get it: campaigns are boring. That’s why we’re going to pepper our politics with sexy pics of Pennsylvania Representative Brian Sims. View this post on Instagram A post...

Jonathan Groff and Ben Aldridge Play Gay Dads in Upcoming M. Night Shyamalan Flick

Society does a brilliant job of tearing itself apart. We are factions of distraction, swayed by news reports contoured to divide us even further into chaos. For example, when...

This Adult Show for Adult Audiences is Helping People Find Their Identity

Open Your Heart, Open Your Mind, and Open Wide for ‘Baloney’. Sex is like lunchmeat. It’s slimy, nutritious, and you always want more. Welcome to Baloney. View this post on...