Month: August 2018

First popularized in the ’70s, the Hanky Code began as a sly way to showcase sexual preferences for a community still largely in the closet. The tradition helped bring people together during one of the darkest periods in our history, yet the Hanky Code’s legacy has been largely forgotten by […] The post Untucking the […]

It’s so common to meet up at a bar for a first date, or grab a glass of wine with dinner at a nice restaurant. In fact, most people don’t think twice about it. So when you stop drinking, how do you keep dating?   More and more people are […] The post First Date […]

A new study shows that gay, lesbian and bisexual people are still reluctant to seek necessary health care coverage because of cost concerns. This is even with the added insurance benefits available via the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, as it’s commonly referred. While gay, lesbian or bisexual adults […] The post Financial Barriers […]

How Accessible is PReP in America, Anyway?

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Health experts offer differing views on how easy (and affordable) it is to obtain the HIV-preventative drug.   According to a July op-ed in The New York Times, “the major reason” why over 90% of the 1.2 million Americans who need Truvada (the brand drug used in the U.S. as PrEP), […] The post How Accessible […]

Introducing Queerty’s Lamar Dawson, who will pen a regular column called “The Broken Hearts Club,” exploring how gay men navigate dating, family, friendships, and self-acceptance through a pop culture lens. The column name is an homage to Greg Berlanti‘s 2000 film by the same name, a loving look at a group […] The post Why The […]

A church in Texas and its members showed up to Austin Pride this weekend offering free ‘mom hugs’ for anyone who needed them.   Jen Hatmaker, a mother, blogger, and author, posted about the sweet display of love and acceptance on Instagram. She also has a podcast and has published […] The post This Texas […]

There’s no doubt that gay boys are close to their mamas. I myself am extremely close to my mom and attribute many of my characteristics to the way she raised me. For most of my young life, she was my best friend and I can say now that she probably […] The post Gay Man: […]

Republican state Rep. Nick Sauer (Illinois) is reportedly under investigation for publishing nude photos of his ex-girlfriend on a fake Instagram account to lure men into “graphic” discussions about sex, according to Politico.   Kate Kelly made the accusation in an official complaint filed with the Illinois’s Office of the Legislative […] The post GOP Lawmaker […]

The number of Americans who openly identify as LGBT has hit a record high after increasing for the sixth year in a row, according to a new study.   Gallup – a research-based consultant company, known for its opinion polls worldwide – recently released new data that showed a record-breaking […] The post Number of […]

Thomas Hurd and Dylan Toften are planning to pursue their complaint   A couple were denied a marriage licence by the county clerk whose religious beliefs played a role in the refusal. Thomas Hurd and Dylan Toften, from New York, went to their local county courthouse hoping to leave with […] The post Couple Denied […]