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Love & Lust 2021: New Research Reveals that about a Third of Gay Men are in Open Relationships

A new report from the Gay Therapy Center reveals that 30 percent of gay men are in open relationships. The center surveyed 517 gay men in December on the variables of a successful relationship. 

‘Tom of Finland: The Official Life and Work of a Gay Hero’

Love & Lust 2021: Out in Print

Sometimes, you can’t worry about other people’s thoughts. You can listen to them but you don’t have to hear them because there are days when making yourself happy supersedes any outside opinion, when you need to pay closer attention to you. As in the new biography “Tom of Finland” by F. Valentine Hooven III, sometimes what makes you joyful today can become a calling.

SCOTUS & LGBTQ Rights Update

Legal Eagles

On Nov. 4, 2020, the Supreme Court will hear the case of Fulton v. Philadelphia to decide whether private agencies that receive taxpayer funding to provide government services, such as foster care agencies, food banks, homeless shelters and more, could be given a constitutional right to discriminate against and deny services to LGBTQ people based on the agency’s religious beliefs.

Trans Murders Exceed 2019 Count

Carolinas News Notes

In an alarming rate, transgender murders for 2020 have already surpassed the overall statistics for 2019, and this has happened in only half the time.

Tom of Finland Turns 100

Late Artist had Massive Impact on American Gay Male Community

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Touko Valio Laaksonen, also known as Tom of Finland (TOF).

Presenting the Manatomy Awards

On Feb. 6 Mr. Man announced the winners of the Sixth Annual Manatomy Awards. These Awards, we are told, “shines a spotlight on the past year’s naked male achievements in film and TV.”

Huge Diversity Gaps in Business Leaders

A Systemic Issue Needing a Systemic Approach

Many people in the business industry continue to state that our corporate leadership is getting more and more diverse, touting the increase in women, people of color and LGBTQ people reaching the highest echelons of business leadership.

Six percent of sexual minority adults in the U.S. identify as queer

Beyond the Carolinas

An estimated 6 percent of sexual minority adults in the U.S. identify as queer, according to a new study, entitled “Exploring the Q in LGBTQ: Demographic characteristic and sexuality of queer people in a U.S. representative sample of sexual minorities,” by the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.