Wisconsin Couple Say Property Owner Ordered Them to Take Down Gay Pride Flag

“My flag is not doing anything,” Kevin Kollman said. “It’s just a symbol of who we are, where we came from and our love for the United States.” A Wisconsin couple said they were ordered by the property owner of their apartment complex to remove their gay pride flag or […]

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Puerto Rico Bans Conversion Therapy

The House refused to vote on a bill banning the dangerous practice, so the governor got it done with an executive order. Puerto Rico has banned so-called “conversion therapy” on minors. Gov. Ricardo Rosselló signed an executive order on Wednesday banning the dangerous and discredited practice that claims to be […]

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Netflix Drop Trailer For Special, Show About a Gay Man with Cerebral Palsy

Ryan O’Connell on TV? Sign us up Netflix released the trailer for Special, the first-ever TV series centred a gay man with cerebral palsy yesterday (25 March). Series creator Ryan O’Connell plays the leading character in the semi-autobiographical 15-minute comedy. The streaming service ordered eight episodes of the show based on O’Connelll’s menoir, I’m Special: […]

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Texas Lawmakers Approve Bill Allowing Professionals To Discriminate Against LGBTQs

Republican lawmakers in Texas approved a bill on Monday that would allow state-licensed professionals to discriminate against LGBTQ people, or anyone they want to refuse services, based on their religious beliefs. The Austin Statesman reports that Senate Bill 17 would give professionals who are licensed by the state – like lawyers, physicians, barbers […]

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The Call Me By Your Name Sequel Is Officially Happening

André Aciman’s follow up ‘Find Me’ will be released this fall. Hours after the news broke that Armie Hammer isn’t interested in making a sequel to Call Me By Your Name, André Aciman has announced that he is officially writing a sequel to the novel the film is based on. So stick that […]

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The Benefits of Online Gay Dating Sites & Apps

Tired of being single? Have you ever thought of using a gay dating app to help you find your perfect match? There are thousands of single gay men out there just like you so there is no need to be ashamed!

In this day and age, everyone has a tablet and/or smartphone and the average person is online for the majority of their day. Whether you’re in your mid 50’s looking for a second chance at love, or a fresh grad who finally has time to date, there is a gay dating app out there for everyone.

Online gay dating has repaired many of today’s broken hearts and has resulted in many successful relationships. Don’t be hesitant, there’s a first time for everything! So if you’ve never hopped on a gay dating app, here are some of the advantages you can expect while searching for love online:

1. It’s Free!

For the majority of gay dating apps, signing up and creating an account is absolutely free! Just like in Gay Dating Solutions, they are offering a free
6 month, no commitment, membership. Simply download the app and set up your profile.

2. It’s Perfect for People Who Are Always Super Busy

Are you the type of person that is always busy and on the go? If so, when are you supposed to meet people in real life? For those of you who have jam-packed schedules and don’t really have time to go out and meet someone the old fashion way, dating apps are perfect for you! Whether you’re on the train ride home, on break at work, or relaxing in bed after a long day, dating apps allow you to meet potential matches wherever you are, from your smartphone or tablet.

3. It’s Perfect for Introverts

Gay dating apps are an introvert’s dream come true. Some people are more awkward in real life than others. Dating apps allow you to say what you want, when you want. Introverts tend to be timid and not as outgoing at bars, parties, and other social outings. Dating apps give them the opportunity to be themselves before the first official encounter!

4. You Get To Tailor Your Searches

With dating online, you’ll get to tailor your searches to match your preferences and align with your interests. Whether you want someone in a 5-mile radius or looking for a specific age range, gay dating apps allow you to refine your results to give you more chance of successfully finding that special someone.

5. It’s Easier To Vet People

With apps, there are so many great ways to determine if a match seems right for you: the mutual friends you share, the music they like (if you’re on an app where you can display your music tastes or send each other songs), the few pictures they post, etc.

6. More Potential Matches

Second advantage to online dating is there are more potential matches. From the comfort of your home, you can check out various dating profiles that a dating service matches to your likes and dislikes. It makes dating more efficient! You know more about them from the beginning and this can help you to find your perfect match!

7. Less Fear Of Rejection

There is less fear of rejection too when you use online gay dating services. It is easier to get turned down over the computer! Some times you just don’t hear from the person ever again. That has a different sting than when you were spending time with the person in real life!

8. It Works!

This is the number one advantage of dating online. Online dating has even resulted in many of today’s marriages and long lasting relationships. Through gay dating apps, you’ll get to meet real life people who are looking for the exact same thing you are. Finding the love of your life is possible… even if it all started on an app!

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This Domestic Abuse Survivor Broke Free From a Controlling, Violent Relationship

Domestic violence survivor Matt Lloyd (Photo: Nick Duffy)

A domestic violence survivor speaks about how he overcame an abusive queer relationship, as the Home Office this week announced plans to provide funding to support LGBT+ domestic violence survivors.

Matt Lloyd had been with his partner for a year and a half when he was convinced to move from Birmingham to start a new life with him in London.

However, Matt soon found himself alienated from his family and friends, while his partner grew steadily more controlling.

“It started with small things.”

”It started with small things,” Matt explained, “like deleting dating apps and saying, ‘You’re with me now.’

“He got my passwords, and it became normal for him to check through my phone.”

As their relationship progressed, the situation began to escalate.

“It became normal for him to escort me any time I went to see anyone,” Matt said.

“I was only allowed to make friends with his friends and the people he ‘approved.’

“He would repeatedly tell me [my friends] are terrible people, so I became more and more alienated.”

Domestic violence survivor Matt

Matt initially did not recognise signs of an abusive relationship, however, even as his partner grew more and more controlling.

He recalled: “It then got to the point where he would turn violent on nights out.

“He would shout a lot of abuse at me and get incredibly drunk, which would only multiply the effects of the violence and abuse. It would get to the point where he would smash things.

“It escalated from the small point of taking over control, to then becoming very violent, very abusive.”

The domestic violence quickly escalated

Matt said there was one specific tipping point that led to his decision to leave.

He recalled: “He had done his usual thing at the club, where he had fallen out with me, shouted abuse at me, and told me that I should go and find someone else to sleep with tonight, because he was locking the door and wasn’t going to let me back in.

“I went and stayed with a friend, and returned two days later. I saw on the wall there were lots of dents, where someone had smashed into the wall.

“My housemate said, ‘When your partner got home he took his phone and smashed it into the wall,’ and when I saw the wall, that’s the moment I realised.

“I thought, ‘Oh my god,’ and realised what was happening.”

Although he was alone and new to London, Matt immediately made the decision to get out.

He packed a bag and left, breaking off the relationship for good.

After leaving his partner, Matt found himself without a home and without friends

Matt recalled that the abrupt exit from their shared home, coupled with his alienation from nearly all of his friends, left him facing the risk of homelessness.

He said: “I had two friends [in London] who I would now call part of my queer family, but because they’d been so alienated by him, it took a lot for me to reach out to them.”

The end of the relationship did not stop Matt’s ex-partner from trying to exert control over him, however.

Domestic violence survivor Matt

He said: “Because I was so desperate, I found housing with someone from the queer scene, but my former partner made friends with him.

“Two days after I moved in, I walked into the living room, and my former partner was there having drinks with my landlord.”

“He threatened me,” Matt recalled of another incident, “and said that if I was ever in the clubs or pubs that he was in, then he would attack me.”

LGBT+ anti-violence charity Galop helped Matt break the cycle of abuse

Matt turned to the internet for help, and found himself directed to Galop, the LGBT+ anti-violence charity.

He said: “I called the hotline, and I’ll never forget the voice of the person who answered.

“I wasn’t sure what to say, and they said, ‘Let’s talk about how you’re feeling right now.’

“We chatted about what had happened. The support I was given by them was amazing.”

Galop was a lifeline for Matt, particularly during the period in which he was still experiencing harassment from his ex.

He added: “They helped me to apply for a non-molestation order, gave me the confidence to go to the police, and talked me through what would happen in court.

“They referred me to a barrister, who was amazing, and offers discounts to people referred through Galop.”

“They also assigned me a domestic violence advocate, who I had monthly meetings with,” added Matt.

“It was through those meetings that I [processed] that this was domestic abuse, and we would have to go to court to make sure this ended.”

Matt said that although his ex had violated the non-molestation order, the abuse has finally ended following the subsequent legal action.

Gay men are ‘twice as likely’ to face domestic violence

According to data from the Crime Survey for England and Wales, gay men are more than twice as likely to suffer domestic abuse compared to straight men.

Male domestic abuse survivors are also far less likely to come forward, while LGBT+ people who experience domestic abuse face particular barriers to accessing support.

Matt said: “I think it is all about gender and gender norms, and the idea that if you’re a man you have to be strong and brave, you have to go out there and be the breadwinner.

“I think the queer community does inherit some of these stereotypes, and that is probably one of the reasons why it goes less reported.

“We feel like we shouldn’t be victims, when it’s in all our interests that we smash these gender roles and challenge these prejudices.”

Home Office pledges funding to help LGBT+ domestic violence survivors

The new Home Office strategy for tackling Violence Against Women and Girls, set out on Wednesday (March 6), includes £500,000 in new funding for specialist LGBT domestic abuse organisations and includes commitments to develop guidance for supporting LGBT+ survivors.

Matt said: “I think it’s good start, and welcome engagement that they’ve had with the queer community.

“I’m glad that it’s becoming more of a priority for all levels of government.

“I think we have to see what impact it has on the figures—[if] we see the levels of domestic violence reducing in the queer community, if we see more people in the queer community willing to come forward and speak to the police.”

Matt now frequently speaks out about his experiences, and wants to make sure the voice of all survivors is heard.

He said: “It’s only when it happened to me that I was like, ‘Oh my god, someone needs to do something about this.’

“It’s a struggle, but it’s also very empowering to become more public about what happened.

“They don’t want you to speak out, and it is their final control over you gone when you are speaking out.”

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Check out the original story here: Pink News.

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Exclusive: Get Your First Look at Netflix’s ‘Tales Of The City’ Revival

Prepare to head back to 28 Barbary Lane…

Almost two years after it was first announced that a new instalment of Tales of the City was in the works at Netflix, we’ve been given our first official look at the upcoming revival of the hit ’90s series.

Original show stars Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis have reprised their roles as Mary-Anne Singleton and Anna Madrigal for the 10-part drama, which is set to hit the streaming service this summer.

Exclusive first look images give us our first glimpse of the pair back together, as well as new additions to the series like as Ellen Page, who plays Mary-Anne’s daughter Shawna, and Looking’s Murray Barlett in the role of Michael ‘Mouse’ Tolliver.

The pictures also tease what might be in store for show newcomer and non-binary actor Garcia, who plays Jake, a transgender man who is Anna Madrigal’s caregiver, as well as Girls star Zosia Mamet as Claire.

Adapted from Armistead Maupin’s best-selling book series of the same name, Tales of the City first aired in 1993, charting the journey of Linney’s Mary-Anne as she moved to San Francisco and befriends the colourful fellow residents of 28 Barbary Lane.

The series returned for two further instalments with 1998’s More Tales of the City and 2001’s Further Tales of the City, and the latest outing is set to pick up the story 20 years later, as Mary-Anne returns San Francisco once again after leaving the city behind to pursue her career.

Tales of the City sparked plenty of controversy in the ’90 for its frank depiction of LGBTQ life – then still a rarity on television – and the new series is set to bring a fresh collection of diverse LGBTQ stories to the small screen.

A synopsis reads: “Fleeing the midlife crisis that her picture-perfect Connecticut life created, Mary Ann is quickly drawn back into the orbit of Anna Madrigal (Olympia Dukakis), her chosen family and a new generation of queer young residents living at 28 Barbary Lane.”

As well as a diverse new cast, Netflix’s Tales of the City revival has already won early paudits for ensuring queer people have been heavily-involved behind the scenes too: Orange Is the New Black writer Lauren Morelli serves as showrunner and executive producer, while LGBTQ directors and an entirely queer writing team are helping reintroduce the beloved series new and old audiences alike.

There have been nine installments in Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City series since the first book was published in 1978, with the last, entitled The Days of Anna Madrigal, coming in 2014.

The 73-year-old author, who serves as a co-producer on the Netflix revival, said previously: “I couldn’t be more excited about this new brand-new incarnation of Tales. It’s set in present-day San Francisco with all the joys and complications that might suggest for the residents of 28 Barbary Lane”.

“Mrs. Madrigal’s tenants, both old and new, will be entangled in delicious new adventures and ever-expanding possibilities for love.”

Tales of the City is set to arrive on Netflix this summer.

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‘World’s Strongest Gay’ Married His Boyfriend Over The Weekend

The self-described “world’s strongest gay” has married his partner.

In a touching post on Instagram, Rob Kearney, one of the world’s strongest men, announced that he had married fellow strongman Joey Aleixo on a beach in Australia over the weekend (17 March).

“To call this man my husband is a dream come true and he is and always will be my soulmate. I am so excited to start this new journey as a married couple and my heart has never been so full of love,” he wrote.

In a similar post, Joey wrote: “Today is the day that I OFFICIALLY MARRIED MY BEST-FRIEND! You will always have my heart and I cannot wait to see what the future has in store for us.”

The wedding wasn’t the only milestone for Rob over the weekend, who took first place at the Australian Arnold Sports Festival, qualifying him for the next Arnold festival which will be in Columbus.

Fans have displayed an outpouring of love for the couple, leaving comments underneath the pictures.

“You are a great athlete and you are a great inspiration for me! We need people like you! congratulations again,” wrote one Instagram user.

“How beautiful is love, I’m so happy for both of you,” added another.

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Check out the original story here: Gay Times Magazine.

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Disney’s ‘Gay Day at The Magic Kingdom’ Red Shirt is Going International

Visitors to the Magic Kingdom's Gay Day wear red as part of the festivities

“Gay Day” at Disney’s Magic Kingdom theme park has become a tradition since it first launched 28 years ago. Now, the phenomenon is going global.

A small group of gay men communicated online on bulletin boards and agreed to meet socially at the Magic Kingdom on the first Saturday in June. They wore red shirts so they could easily pick each other out of the crowd.

Thanks to religious right protests, news of the gathering spread across the country, sparking one of the first gay travel destination weekends. Each year the event has grown and is now an official part of the Disney theme park’s calendar of events.

The KindRED Pride Foundation is picking up the idea and taking it international – but with a twist. They’re asking LGBTQ people to wear a red shirt on June 1 to show solidarity and support for LGBTQ people.

“In 1991 the thought of wearing a red shirt with other Compu-Whosers at the Magic Kingdom was as scary as it was exciting,” said Michael Jungen. “I am delighted that today, LGBT individuals and kindred spirits celebrate openly and without fear. Hopefully RSPD will be a part of the journey for that same sort of transition in other parts of the world.”

The event would be held annually on the first Saturday in June to honor “diversity, equality, inclusion, safe expression, and kindness,” the organizers say.

“We believe in the power of kindness and we believe in the power of RED. The red in the pride flag represents life,” they say. “The original organizers chose this color in order to recognize other ‘kindred spirits’ at that first gathering.”

And that’s exactly what they plan to do too. They hope to get a million people to wear red in solidarity that day. They plan to share the photos to inspire and help others who haven’t or can’t come out know there are kindred spirits waiting on them when they do.

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