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Y? Because We Love You.

Injustice demands action, no matter how long it requires or what form it takes. Pain becomes internalized, it mutates, and those who struggle with the ramifications of oppression...

Gaydar, Circa 1980 – How to Spot a Homosexual

Remember how difficult it used to be to identify other members of the LGBTQ+ community with whom you could share laughs, love, and/or larceny? Well, the CIA compiled a useful...

“RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under” Debuts on WOW Presents Plus: Meet the Queens

Racers, start your engines! “RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under” will debut later this year exclusively on WOW Presents Plus in the US and internationally, day-and-date with Stan...

Shaun Melady on Acting: Setting the Record Straight

Last week, The Chicago Tribune caused a bit of a stir as they asked the question, “Is it time to retire the phrase ‘openly gay’?”  The thought is that the term has been...

Michael Zara – Elevating Camp One Letter at a Time

In 1909, the Oxford English Dictionary first defined the term “camp” as “ostentatious, exaggerated, affected, theatrical; effeminate or homosexual behavior” and from that...

Get Your Buns in Gear!

Butts are a microcosm of life. They grow over time and they process a lot of crap, but they yearn to get off the sidelines and go where the sun DOES shine. Our collective rear...

Make Em Gag – Drag Race UK

Laughter is the best medicine. In the eighth episode, the Queens face one of their toughest challenges yet as they are asked to write and perform their own comedy stand-up...

WIN a 2 Night Stay at Elmwood 1820 Bed & Breakfast Inn

Enter to win a Two-Night stay at the beautiful Elmwood 1820 Bed & Breakfast Inn. This charming gay owned B&B is located in Washington, North Carolina. Elmwood 1820 is a...

Juan Pablo Di Pace Embraces His Spanish Roots With New Single “Te Sentí”

Quarantine has not slowed down triple threat Juan Pablo Di Pace.  While much of Hollywood and production has been shut down, Di Pace starred in Paramount’s LGBTQ holiday movie...

Ryan O’Connell Turns the Page

If you haven’t seen Special yet, what TF is wrong with you? Ryan O’Connell spins the neurotically erotic tale of an aspiring writer who hides his cerebral palsy from the world...

Desire Remembered: Celebrating Tennessee Williams

Pride isn’t merely bestowed; it must be earned, cultivated, and defended. Nobody embodied the complexity of queer existence more fully than Tennessee Williams. In his later...

NYC Pride Unveils 2021 Theme: “The Fight Continues”

NYC Pride announces the official theme for 2021, “The Fight Continues,” as the kick-off to this year’s events and programming. In a time of tremendous adversity for the...