Step onto any gay beach — from Miami’s Haulover to Asbury Park’s 5th Ave. to Will Rogers Beach in Los Angeles — and you’ll bear witness to a veritable catwalk of loosey-goosey board shorts, fitted trunks and skintight Speedo-like swimwear. While anything goes on the summer’s sandy shores — especially if the area is clothing optional (better pack those dark lenses!) — this year’s styles continue last year’s thighs-the-limit trend with a twist: button-closure shorts with waist-specific sizing. Here we cultivate some of the more stimulating designs for 2017 with a smattering of tradition tossed in for good measure.
After nine months of preparation, the seventh annual Out! Raleigh festival faced an unfortunate closure due to extreme weather. High-speed winds in the early afternoon of May 6 blew down vendors’ tents and threatened injury to attendees. Organizers decided to cancel the festival on Saturday, which was scheduled for 11 a.m.-6 p.m., at 2 p.m.
Recently I have found that I’m doing too much exercise. I got all excited about getting involved with a team sport, and I practiced days in a row leading up to a game. Because of ego, I ignored some red flags. The inevitable happened: My performance suffered, and I felt drained soreness. Then, as if that weren’t already enough, a couple days I did two full workouts in one day.
Time Out Youth Center is holding it annual Platinum Gala, the Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce will welcome Sonya Barnes at its upcoming meeting, the Charlotte Lesbian & Gay Fund is gearing up for its ‘Happening,’ MeckMin is holding its awards breakfast, Carolina CARE Partners is hosting its AIDS Run, Takeover is set to make a splash at its summer pool parties, the Equality March is coming to Charlotte, PFLAG Charlotte has a new president, Concord/Kannapolis PFLAG will screen a film and PFLAG Gaston begins its satellite group meetings in Belmont.
Two Swansboro High School 16-year-old high school students, Brian Joshua Anderson and Brittney Renee Luckenbaugh, were arrested by Onslow County sheriffs when it was discovered that they had tricked a gay teacher, David Laughinghouse, 51, into sending the teens a nude photo of himself on Grindr, Gay Star News reported.