Month: June 2020

OPINION: Gay Pride For Me Celebrates The Freedom to Enjoy an Open Relationship

I don’t want my relationship with my partner to have to conform to the rules of outdated heteronormative ideas. The very act of being a Queer person is radical. Who we love and who we have sex with are acts of political defiance. Being visible, being proud, refusing to hide […] The post OPINION: Gay […]

50 years ago: Amazing video shows the first ever Pride

50 years ago this weekend, the world’s first Pride marches took place in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The protests, to mark the first anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in 1969 – sparked a movement which has now spread around the world. This amazing video from 1970 is now […] The post 50 years […]

Online Dating: 3 Zodiac Signs Most Probably To Find The Right Person During Lockdown

So you’re endlessly swiping on gay dating apps, wondering, Isn’t there an easier way to do this? How do you even ~meet people~ these days? Social distancing has only made dating more digital, but it was pretty app-heavy even before *gestures vaguely* all this. You probably either love or dread the world of […] The post Online Dating: […]

Four In Five LGBTQ+ People Say Their Mental Health Has Worsened During Lockdown

Lockdown has caused a surge in depression and anxiety for the LGBTQ+ community. A survey of 2333 people, conducted by OutLife, discovered that four in five (79%) LGBTQ+ individuals have experienced a plummet in their mental health due to the restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Before […] The post Four In […]

I Took Physical Touch for Granted Before Quarantine — Never Again

I’m sure I’m not the only single gay guy perusing hookup apps while in quarantine, but after being alone for a significant period of time like the isolation we’re going through now, touching ourselves to images on a screen just won’t cut it. Sooner or later, we ache for something […] The post I Took […]

Watch What Marriage Equality Meant to Two Texan LGBTQ+ Families

Five years ago this month, the Supreme Court brought marriage equality to the United States in Obergefell v. Hodges. The decision forever changed what it means to be an LGBTQ+ American and the freedoms their families can enjoy.  To look more closely at its impact, Family Equality — a nonprofit supporting LGBTQ+ […] The post Watch What […]

The Supreme Court Ruling Isn’t The End. It’s The Beginning.

It won’t take six conservative justices to undo Gorsuch’s majority opinion, only five – and we all know the likelihood that whoever wins the presidential election will be able to appoint at least two new justices before 2025. About nine months ago I stated that Justices Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch, and […] The post The Supreme […]

U.N. Calls for Global End to Conversion Therapy, Says It ‘May Amount to Torture’

The practice, which aims to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, is currently banned in just five countries. The United Nations released a report documenting the global reach and impact of gay and transgender “conversion therapy,” calling for nations around the world to work to ban the scientifically […] The post U.N. Calls […]

Same-Sex Marriage Improved The Mental Health of LGBT+ Americans

LGBT+ US citizens became happier and more satisfied with their lives after the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal. That’s according to new research from the Williams Institute. It comes as the US prepares to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v Hodges on 26 June 2015. […] The post Same-Sex Marriage […]

Pose Season 3 Might Not Include Kissing or Ballroom Scenes

“That’s such an important and critical part of our show and the narrative.” Kissing and ballroom scenes could potentially be scrapped on Pose. The critically-acclaimed series, which focuses on the queer African-American and Latino communities of the ballroom scene in 1980s New York City, halted production on its third season […] The post Pose Season […]