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San Francisco Roars Back 1920s-Style with Plenty of Queer Flair

San Francisco Roars Back 1920s-Style with Plenty of Queer Flair

By Heather Cassell | Jun 11, 2021

One of the country's most iconic LGBTQ destinations, San Francisco is poised to emerge from the pandemic with flair and style reminiscent of the Roaring '20s.

How Tattoo Culture is Slowly Becoming More LGBTQ-Inclusive

How Tattoo Culture is Slowly Becoming More LGBTQ-Inclusive

Jun 10, 2021

A new generation of LGBTQ tattoo artists and customers are shifting the paradigm around the typical hyper-masculine tattoo experience and the kind of body art being created.

Classroom Couture: 'The Clothes Have No Gender' Movement Gains Steam

Classroom Couture: 'The Clothes Have No Gender' Movement Gains Steam

Jun 10, 2021

After a Spanish student was sent to a psychiatrist after wearing a skirt to class, teachers around the world are showing their solidarity by posting images to social media of themselves in dresses.

US Drops Trump Order Targeting TikTok, Plans its Own Review

US Drops Trump Order Targeting TikTok, Plans its Own Review

By Matt O'Brien, Eric Tucker and Tali Arbel | Jun 9, 2021

The White House dropped Trump-era executive orders that attempted to ban the popular apps TikTok and WeChat and will conduct its own review aimed at identifying national security risks with software applications tied to China, officials said Wednesday.

'The She-Hulk' Kameron Mitchell Posts Vacation Thirst Traps

'The She-Hulk' Kameron Mitchell Posts Vacation Thirst Traps

Jun 9, 2021

Taking a break from being in this year's "Drag 'N Drive Saves 2021" tour, Kameron Michaels (a.k.a. Dane Young) headed to Mexico for a vacation and shared a number of thirst traps on Instagram.

Everything in New York is Bigger, Even Its Van Gogh Exhibit

Everything in New York is Bigger, Even Its Van Gogh Exhibit

Jun 9, 2021

A massive, immersive exhibition celebrating artist Vincent van Gogh has leaned on some Broadway talent for a little razzle dazzle during its visit to New York City.

Global Glitch: Swaths of Internet Go Down after Cloud Outage

Global Glitch: Swaths of Internet Go Down after Cloud Outage

Jun 8, 2021

Multiple major websites went offline briefly Tuesday after an apparent outage at the cloud service company Fastly, and there were still reports of sporadic disruptions after the company patched the problem about an hour later.

'Women: From Her to Here' at Chinese Culture Center

'Women: From Her to Here' at Chinese Culture Center

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jun 7, 2021

Now on display at the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco (750 Kearny, inside the Hilton Hotel) is "Women: From Her to Here," an exhibition of works by women from the Asian diaspora, many of them queer-identified.

Watch: Nasty Karens Harass Lesbian Couple for Kissing in Front of Children

Watch: Nasty Karens Harass Lesbian Couple for Kissing in Front of Children

Jun 6, 2021

Two women were kissing at a Sacramento pool last Sunday. That is, until several other women, who have been labeled "Karens" in media reports, harassed the couple.

Watch: Flashback to 2003 with VH1's 'Totally Gay!' TV Special

Watch: Flashback to 2003 with VH1's 'Totally Gay!' TV Special

Jun 6, 2021

If you need a distraction this week, look no further than the 2003 VH1 TV special "Totally Gay!"

Cuomo Daughter Shares Queer Identity: 'You Are Not Alone'

Cuomo Daughter Shares Queer Identity: 'You Are Not Alone'

By Marina Villeneuve | Jun 5, 2021

Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo, the daughter of New York's governor, used a social media post Thursday to share her queer identity and call for allies to speak up against homophobia.

Ranch Becomes Haven for Queer People in Rural Colorado

Ranch Becomes Haven for Queer People in Rural Colorado

By Elise Schmelzer | Jun 3, 2021

For about a year, the Tenacious Unicorn ranchers have called home a 40-acre plot of hardscrabble land in rural Colorado. Penny Logue & her business partner, Bonnie Nelson, created the ranch as a place where queer people can live peaceful lives.

After Pandemic Pause, Avengers Swing and Soar Into Disneyland

After Pandemic Pause, Avengers Swing and Soar Into Disneyland

By Andrew Dalton | Jun 3, 2021

The Avengers Campus seeks to be an immersive experience that allows guests to become super-heroic across a series of rides, shows and eateries from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Angry Man Slurs a Group of Gay Men, Then Strips for Them

Angry Man Slurs a Group of Gay Men, Then Strips for Them

Jun 1, 2021

Jonte' Moaning, a choreographer who has worked with Beyoncé and Janet Jackson, posted a video of a man ranting anti-gay and racist epithets at him and his friends.

The Pines Re-Opens to Full Capacity this Memorial Day Weekend

The Pines Re-Opens to Full Capacity this Memorial Day Weekend

May 27, 2021

What a difference a year makes. "It's a whole new Pines," confirms Pines owner, PJ McAteer, who has been on the island for several weeks now, preparing for the summer season. 

A Meme Is Born: Woman in Hilarious Gay Pic Identifies Herself

A Meme Is Born: Woman in Hilarious Gay Pic Identifies Herself

May 26, 2021

When Amruta Godbole visited a San Francisco gay street fair a few years ago, a friend photographed her from above in a sea of shirtless men. The pic shows her biting her lip and looking a bit lost as she stands in a sea of shirtless men.

Part of the Online Gig Economy, Sex Work Can Be a Lifeline for Marginalized Workers

Part of the Online Gig Economy, Sex Work Can Be a Lifeline for Marginalized Workers

May 25, 2021

One researcher finds that more people are involved in the industry, including marginalized people who are finding it a literal lifeline in tough economic times.

Not so 'Icky.' On Instagram, Men Celebrate Their Hairy Chests

Not so 'Icky.' On Instagram, Men Celebrate Their Hairy Chests

May 24, 2021

You might think the world is divided between those who like men with hairy chests and those do not. This is the take-away from a social media storm that blew up earlier this week.

Tennessee Moves to the Forefront with Anti-Transgender Laws

Tennessee Moves to the Forefront with Anti-Transgender Laws

By onathan Mattise, Kimberlee Kruesi and Lindsay Whitehurst | May 24, 2021

Conservative lawmakers nationwide introduced a flurry of anti-LGBTQ bills this year, but no state's political leaders have gone further than Tennessee in enacting new laws targeting transgender people.

The Sex Scene's Shift From Clichéd Fantasy to Messy Reality

The Sex Scene's Shift From Clichéd Fantasy to Messy Reality

May 24, 2021

After devoting hours to watching sex scenes as research for her book "Provocauteurs and Provocations: Selling Sex in 21st Century Media," one researcher reassures the randy and romantic among us that sex onscreen isn't disappearing.

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