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Christie Tells Hypothetical Gay Children They Can't Get Married

Christie Tells Hypothetical Gay Children They Can't Get Married | Gay News | Scoop.it

When asked during Tuesday's New Jersey gubernatorial debate how he would react if one of his children came out as gay, Gov. Chris Christie (R) said he'd hug his child but also point out "that Dad believes that marriage is between one man and one woman."

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Gay bars are under threat but not from the obvious attackers

Gay bars are under threat but not from the obvious attackers | Gay News | Scoop.it

The disappearance of gay bars and clubs is an unhappy side-effect of a far more cheering trend

 

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Civil Celebrants Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Reject Same-Sex Weddings, Says LGBTI Community

Civil Celebrants Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Reject Same-Sex Weddings, Says LGBTI Community | Gay News | Scoop.it

A survey has found over 90% of LGBTI Australians oppose targeted exemptions that would allow civil marriage celebrants to refuse wedding services to same-sex couples, while 60% oppose similar exemptions for religious celebrants.

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Living in Andy Cohen’s America

Living in Andy Cohen’s America | Gay News | Scoop.it

No one understands our new era of reality-TV populism better than the man who turned “The Real Housewives” into an empire.

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This gay guy gave up sex for a year

This gay guy gave up sex for a year | Gay News | Scoop.it

A gay guy has opened up about abstaining from sexual contact for 365 days – in order to protest current regulations on blood donation.

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Deaths Linked To Chemsex Drug GHB Have Risen By 119% In One Year

Deaths Linked To Chemsex Drug GHB Have Risen By 119% In One Year | Gay News | Scoop.it

The number of deaths related to GHB, the drug most commonly associated with chemsex, rose by 119% in London between 2014 and 2015, a new study has revealed – prompting experts to call for urgent action.

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Epic celebration of Hedwig and the Angry Inch’s 15th anniversary to invade Brisbane

Epic celebration of Hedwig and the Angry Inch’s 15th anniversary to invade Brisbane | Gay News | Scoop.it

FANS of queer cabaret are in for a treat as the MELT Queer Arts Festival is set to include an epic celebration of beloved musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Director and producer James Lees, whose previous musical and cabaret projects include last year’s blockbuster Ziggy Stardust, presents HEDWIG 15 as a spectacular tribute to the queer glam rock phenomenon.

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Director and producer James Lees, whose previous musical and cabaret projects include last year’s blockbuster Ziggy Stardust, presents HEDWIG 15 as a spectacular tribute to the queer glam rock phenomenon.

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South Australia to roll out education policy on trans students

South Australia to roll out education policy on trans students | Gay News | Scoop.it

SOUTH Australia will be rolling out a new education policy on how trans and gender diverse students should be treated in public schools across the state this year.

The Education Department policy will ensure trans and gender diverse students can use their preferred names and pronouns, access toilets that match their gender identity, and choose from all uniform options available at school.

It will also ensure that gender diverse students can share sleeping quarters on school camps that correspond with their gender identity and take part in sport lessons as their identified gender.

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In 2017, LGBTQ Activism Needs to Shift From Internal Processing to Fearless Outreach

In 2017, LGBTQ Activism Needs to Shift From Internal Processing to Fearless Outreach | Gay News | Scoop.it

And yet 2016 did not see our community redouble its efforts to reach out to outsiders. Instead, as I scrolled through social media and listened to the people around me, I noted an increase in expressions of anger and more desire for insularity. Especially after the election, queer folks seem to have a stronger sense of the divide between us and them. And we seem to sense that this divide is permanent—“We’ll never reach those people.” Rather than thinking more about how to break those boundaries down, it feels like we’ve decided to stick to expressing our anger within them.

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Obama Leaves A Monumental Legacy On LGBTQ Rights

Obama Leaves A Monumental Legacy On LGBTQ Rights | Gay News | Scoop.it

No president in history has done more for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer rights than Barack Obama.

Obama helped lift the ban on LGBTQ people serving openly in the military, granted federal contractors protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, and put a historic number of LGBTQ people in high-ranking positions. And on his watch, marriage equality became the law of the land.

“He has an epic legacy that ranks right up there with other civil rights chapters and defining attributes of great presidents who have helped move America forward,” said Evan Wolfson, founder of the marriage equality advocacy group Freedom to Marry. “He embraced the cause, he explained the cause and he advanced the cause.”

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Watch: gay guys totally destroy John Oliver by telling him they don’t know who he is

Watch: gay guys totally destroy John Oliver by telling him they don’t know who he is | Gay News | Scoop.it

But as we found out on Tuesday, there may be one demographic that doesn’t really seem to give a damn about John Oliver or whom he’s destroying this week: gay men.

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Hipsters Broke My Gaydar

Hipsters Broke My Gaydar | Gay News | Scoop.it

At a holiday crafts fair, a cute woman with a half-shaved head and a septum piercing pushed a tin toward me. “Smell this — it smells awesome,” she said, smiling. People brushed past me; the sun lit the woman’s head like a halo.

I reached for the tin, which had an image of a mustache on it. Our fingers touched, and I noticed a tattoo of the “female” symbol on her wrist.

“If your boyfriend has any facial hair,” she said, “this’ll make his face less scratchy for you!”

The tin held $14 beard pomade. I blinked, startled; I don’t have a boyfriend. If she casually assumed I was straight, that means she probably isn’t queer. But … how?

I backed away from her table. I was surrounded by strangers; I’d lost my way. I used to have a talent, but now it’s gone, vanished, like a beautiful dream I can’t remember.

I once had wonderful, startlingly accurate gaydar. I spent years writing a humor blog about the topic to educate fellow queers. Now I can’t always tell right away. It’s ruining my life.

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Bill and Melinda Gates are now backing a tiny implantable drug pump designed to prevent HIV infection

Bill and Melinda Gates are now backing a tiny implantable drug pump designed to prevent HIV infection | Gay News | Scoop.it

The pump will use Intarcia’s Medici Drug Delivery System, which delivers HIV preventive medicine to healthy patients, ensuring they are consistent in the treatment. The matchstick-size mini-pump is embedded just under the dermal layer of the patients’ skin by a trained physician in an in-office procedure. The pump can hold six- or 12-month supplies of the drug.

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Flashes of Queer Brilliance in the Dark Year That Was 2016

Flashes of Queer Brilliance in the Dark Year That Was 2016 | Gay News | Scoop.it

We asked Outward contributors to name one queer thing (queer and thing defined broadly) that brought them joy in 2016, a trying year for the LGBTQ community and for America as a whole. Our hope is that, taken together, these flashes of deviant brilliance might strengthen us all for the year to come.

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America May Be Heading Into an STD Epidemic—and Gay and Bi Men Are Going to Be the Hardest Hit

America May Be Heading Into an STD Epidemic—and Gay and Bi Men Are Going to Be the Hardest Hit | Gay News | Scoop.it

Earlier this month, Poz magazine’s Benjamin Ryan drew attention to a concerning new study out of Northern California’s heath system: Using data gathered from July 2012 through June 2015, researchers found that, among a cohort consisting mostly of same-sex-attracted men on the HIV-prevention regimen PrEP, “quarterly rates of rectal gonorrhea and urethral chlamydia increased steadily and about doubled after one year.” In other words, guys on the fantastically effective pill-a-day Truvada program were avoiding HIV infection—there were no new transmissions for regimen-adherent patients over the study period, in fact—but they seemed to be getting other sexually transmitted diseases relatively often. There are a few plausible explanations for the measured increase in this particular community, including the quarterly or at least semi-annual STD battery a PrEP prescription requires (more testing almost certainly means more diagnoses compared with men who infrequently or never get tested), and emerging evidence that many men, emboldened by PrEP, are engaging in more condomless sex. Either way, gay and bi men have reason to be alarmed.

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People Are Obsessed With This High Schooler Who Made A Fierce Statement With His T-Shirt

People Are Obsessed With This High Schooler Who Made A Fierce Statement With His T-Shirt | Gay News | Scoop.it

"If you have nothing nice to say, just don't say it at all."

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One country now makes up 64% of all HIV infections in Europe

One country now makes up 64% of all HIV infections in Europe | Gay News | Scoop.it

Cases of HIV in Russia are now the highest in Europe.
The country saw some 100,000 new infections recorded in the most recent year’s figures.

 

The trend goes against that seen in the rest of Europe, where new infections have generally stabilised or fallen.

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There were secret same-sex weddings in the 16th century

There were secret same-sex weddings in the 16th century | Gay News | Scoop.it

Professor Gary Ferguson, a queer studies specialist at the University of Virginia, reveals the 450-year-old history of same-sex marriage.

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What’s With All the Straight Men Kissing in Hollywood This Week?

What’s With All the Straight Men Kissing in Hollywood This Week? | Gay News | Scoop.it

In today’s column, we look askance at a vexing, Hollywood-based cluster of man-on-man kissing—an activity we normally applaud, but in this case must submit to a firm inspection.

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Melbourne gay bar Greyhound Hotel closes its doors

Melbourne gay bar Greyhound Hotel closes its doors | Gay News | Scoop.it

MELBOURNE’S long-standing and iconic gay bar the Greyhound Hotel has formally announced that it has closed its doors for good.

The 163-year-old venue had recently been slated to be converted into an apartment building, despite a change.org petition to save it garnering more than 2,500 signatures.

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This PrEP campaign is urging people to 'F*ck Without Fear'

This PrEP campaign is urging people to 'F*ck Without Fear' | Gay News | Scoop.it

A new PrEP campaign being run in Los Angeles and it is fearlessly bold.

 

The safe-sex campaign, set up by the Los Angeles LGBT Centre, is set to run a series of billboards across west hollywood starting from tomorrow.

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What A Gay College Student's Murder Can Teach Us About Hate In America Today

What A Gay College Student's Murder Can Teach Us About Hate In America Today | Gay News | Scoop.it

When Matthew Shepard’s killers were imprisoned for life in 1999, activists and advocates were hopeful that it would soon get easier to both prevent and prosecute the weaponization of hate. Nearly 20 years later, how much has really changed?

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Bill Hayden has consistently kept the flame alive on rights for gays

Bill Hayden has consistently kept the flame alive on rights for gays | Gay News | Scoop.it

It should come as no surprise that today Hayden, 83, continues to support same-sex marriage. He argues it is simply about being tolerant and respectful of others, and providing equality before the law.

Hayden believes parliament should change the Marriage Act without delay. “The estimated $160 million cost of a plebiscite is a measure of the political cowardice of our elected leaders who are too timid to do what is right and fair,” he tells Inquirer. “We elected them to parliament to give us leadership.”

Hayden has never doubted what is right and fair, or failed to show leadership on one of the last instances of profound inequality in Australian law.

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These Christians Want To Apologise To LGBTI People For The Harm Caused By The Church

These Christians Want To Apologise To LGBTI People For The Harm Caused By The Church | Gay News | Scoop.it

A new, cross-denominational organisation for Australian Christians will collect signatures for a grassroots-driven apology to LGBTI people in an effort to “address the harm” caused by the church.

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“I’m here, I’m queer, and I’ve got wheels”

“I’m here, I’m queer, and I’ve got wheels” | Gay News | Scoop.it

QUEER bars around Australia are meant to be safe spaces for young sexual and gender diverse people to explore their sexual identities, but for Thomas Banks they can become sites for rampant ableism.

In venues where able-bodied members of the LGBTI community can share an intimate moment without a second thought while busting a move to nineties-era Janet Jackson, Banks is often forced to consider how his mere presence is being perceived by those around him.

And in many cases, this perception is coloured by prejudice.

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How Australia's political parties fell out of love with the marriage equality plebiscite

How Australia's political parties fell out of love with the marriage equality plebiscite | Gay News | Scoop.it

As 2016 draws to a close without marriage equality in Australia, it is easy to forget that both major parties’ leaders started the year intending for it to be law by now.

 

The prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, although he retained his predecessor’s policy to hold a plebiscite on the question, intended to hold the vote before the end of 2016 and expected it to be carried.

 

The opposition leader, Bill Shorten, pledged to legislate marriage equality within 100 days if Labor was elected.

 

Australian Marriage Equality planned election events in marginal seats, mostly held by the Coalition, where MPs or their opponents opposed same-sex marriage. AME opposed the plebiscite but said it was preparing for one all the same because its responsibility to LGBTI people was to be ready to be victorious the campaign.

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