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Victim review – groundbreaking gay thriller given timely rerelease – The Guardian

Basil Dearden’s icily brilliant mystery thriller Victim from 1961 is now rereleased in cinemas, linked to the Gross Indecency season at BFI Southbank, London. Dirk Bogarde is the barrister Melville Farr, haunted by his (unconsummated) gay desires – this in an era when gay sex was illegal – and threatened by a sinister blackmail ring. […]

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For many gay men in conservative Chechnya, living in fear for their lives is commonplace – ABC News

They call themselves survivors. Two Chechen men who agreed to share their story say they have been forced into hiding and their lives are in danger simply because they are gay. They say they are so afraid, even with a place in a secret safe house outside of Moscow, that they asked ABC News’ “Nightline” […]

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WNBA star Sue Bird comes out as gay, reveals she’s dating US soccer player Megan Rapinoe – New York Daily News

WNBA star Sue Bird comes out as gay, reveals she’s dating US soccer player Megan Rapinoe – New York Daily Newshttp://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNHcmD8PHiz7U7aKBKKaetW9cqHBTw&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cid=52779556284230&ei=s0pxWaDyDuWoqgKdprGADg&url=http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/wnba-star-sue-bird-reveals-gay-dating-megan-rapinoe-article-1.3342640http://news.google.com/news?q=gay&output=rssgay – Google NewsGoogle Newshttps://ssl.gstatic.com/news-static/img/logo/en_us/news.gif

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Gay leather bar owner runs for governor in Texas - The Independent

Gay leather bar owner runs for governor in Texas – The Independent

The owner of a popular gay leather bar in Dallas has entered Texas’s governor’s race as a Democratic candidate.  Jeffrey Payne, who won the title of International Mr Leather in 2009, hopes to challenge the state’s current Republican governor, Greg Abbott, who announced his bid for reelection last week.  In a statement, Mr Payne said […]

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‘People say you can’t be gay and Muslim. They are incredibly ignorant,’ says LGBT activist – The Independent

Since it was claimed the first same-sex Muslim marriage had taken place in Britain last week, the question of gay marriages within the community has dominated headlines. Asifa Lahore, the country’s first Muslim drag performer, openly rebuffed the assertion, saying the UK’s gay Muslim community is “thriving” with “countless” same-sex marriages have taken place in […]

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The Senate Just Confirmed an Anti-Gay Blogger to the Federal Judiciary – Slate Magazine (blog)

Bush’s record overflows with offensive, archaic, and bizarre comments, many directed toward women and sexual minorities. In 2005, he used the word “faggot” in a speech to a private club, quoting Hunter S. Thompson. In 2008, he referred to then–Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as “Mama Pelosi” and urged Congress to “gag the House […]

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Gay British Asians being ‘forced into heterosexual marriages’ – BBC News

Image caption Ranjeep says his decision to marry his partner caused a family split Hundreds of gay and lesbian people of South Asian heritage are believed to be under pressure to marry someone of the opposite sex, police say. West Midlands Police said a growing number are now contacting the force after being ordered to […]

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New Ways Ministry list collects gay-friendly parishes – National Catholic Reporter (blog)

When New Ways Ministry began its “gay-friendly parishes” list 20 years ago, for at least some Catholic ears it might have sounded like a contradiction in terms. Now it is the most popular section of the group’s website and contains more than 200 listed parishes, most in the United States, and continues to expand. Francis […]

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What speaking Arabic at a gay sauna in London made me realise about my identity - The Independent

What speaking Arabic at a gay sauna in London made me realise about my identity – The Independent

Being a queer Arab in London can be a lonely experience. My relatives live in the Middle East – where it’s not safe for me to live freely – and London, for all its bounty, can feel inhospitable. Anxiety about making last month’s rent occupies 95 per cent of my mental energy, and no matter […]

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Trump Expected to Pick Openly Gay Ex-Diplomat for Ambassador to Germany – NBCNews.com

WASHINGTON — A former diplomat and television commentator is expected to be nominated as the United States’ ambassador to Germany. Richard Grenell is President Donald Trump’s choice for the post, according to a person with knowledge of the expected nomination. That person requested anonymity to discuss a matter before it was announced. A White House […]

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Gay British Asians being ‘forced into heterosexual marriages’ – BBC … – BBC News

Image caption Ranjeep says his decision to marry his partner caused a family split Hundreds of gay and lesbian people of South Asian heritage are believed to be under pressure to marry someone of the opposite sex, police say. West Midlands Police said a growing number are now contacting the force after being ordered to […]

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Owner of Dallas Gay Leather Bar Enters Texas Governor’s Race … – NBCNews.com

Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced his bid for reelection Friday in San Antonio. But he wasn’t alone: Also on Friday, wealthy Dallas businessman Jeffrey Payne — who owns the city’s popular gay leather bar, The Eagle — filed as a Democratic candidate for the governor’s race. Payne, who won the title of International Mr. Leather […]

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Prime Minister: The Church should ‘reflect’ on allowing gay couples to marry – Telegraph.co.uk

The Church of England should “reflect” on allowing same-sex couples to marry in church, the Prime Minister has said.  Theresa May also said her father, the Reverend Hubert Brasier, would have supported church blessings for gay couples.  In an interview for radio station LBC, the Prime Minister said she believed her father “very much valued […]

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Gay place - Austin Chronicle

Gay place – Austin Chronicle

Austin is a drink-lovin’ city no matter how you stir it. Even when we’re not sampling craft beers, cocktails, or frosé, we find ourselves sitting in bars or coffee shops or coffee-shop bars sipping mocktails, Topos, or iced lattes. But in a city that argues: We don’t need a queer bar because it’s “so OK […]

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Christians protesting LGBT Pride surprised by appearance of pro-gay 'Jesus' - The Independent

Christians protesting LGBT Pride surprised by appearance of pro-gay ‘Jesus’ – The Independent

Anti-gay protesters who called on revellers at a Pride march to “Return to Jesus”, found their stunt backfired when the messiah himself appeared to show up with a placard that read: “Keep queer and carry on.” The mock son of God turned up in a show of support for some 85,000 LBGT supporters who marched through […]

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Anti-gay violence on the rise in Ukraine – Wisconsin Gazette

Homophobic sentiment and violence against Ukraine’s gay community are on the rise despite increasing efforts to promote tolerance in the conservative ex-Communist nation, advocacy groups said this week. The LGBT community canceled its first ever gay Pride parade in the capital, Kiev, in May due to concerns activists would be physically […]

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Andrew Garfield Says Controversial Gay Comments Were 'Taken Out of Context' - PEOPLE.com

Andrew Garfield Says Controversial Gay Comments Were ‘Taken Out of Context’ – PEOPLE.com

Andrew Garfield is clarifying a comment he made about being a “gay man right now, just without the physical act” after it sparked backlash with the LGBTQ community. The 33-year-old actor explained in an interview with BBC’s Newsbeat that his remarks about preparing for his role as a gay man in the London revival of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America were were “twisted” and […]

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Gay Israeli Celebs Decry Same-Sex Adoption Ban - Forward

Gay Israeli Celebs Decry Same-Sex Adoption Ban – Forward

TEL AVIV (JTA) – Israel may pride itself on being an oasis of LGBT tolerance in the otherwise hostile Middle East, but many gay citizens are less than wowed. On Sunday, the government came out in favor of effectively preventing adoption by same-sex couples. Responding to a petition to the High Court of Justice challenging […]

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RI passes law banning youth gay conversion therapy – Washington Times

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has passed a bill into law banning licensed health care providers from using so-called gay conversion therapy to change a minor’s sexual orientation or gender identity. The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2ubmcxB ) Rhode Island has become the 10th state along with Washington D.C. to pass such […]

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Ultra-Rich Gay Activist On Targeting Christians: It’s Time To ‘Punish … – The Federalist

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine, tech millionaire turned LGBTQ activist Tim Gill said he’s aiming to punish Christians who don’t want to participate in same-sex weddings. For more than two decades, the software programmer has poured an estimated $422 million into various gay rights causes. After the Supreme Court ruled gay marriage legal in […]

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Prime Minister: The Church should ‘reflect’ on allowing gay couples to marry – Telegraph.co.uk

The Church of England should “reflect” on allowing same-sex couples to marry in church, the Prime Minister has said.  Theresa May also said her father, the Reverend Hubert Brasier, would have supported church blessings for gay couples.  In an interview for radio station LBC, the Prime Minister said she believed her father “very much valued […]

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