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Behind the macho mask

Gay therapist speaks out against homonegativity

Most men experience pressure to be “all man.” Except no one’s really sure of what it means to be a man. Being a man in Europe is different than being a man in America. Even here in the U.S., being a man in L.A. is different than being a man in New York. Heck, even …

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Para Todos

Olaf de Fleur premiado con un Teddy en la Berlinale Olaf de Fleur, su nombre verdadero es Ólafur Jóhannesson, es un director y productor de películas islandés. Estudió Física en Reykjavík, graduándose en el 2005. Desde entonces ha participado en muchas películas, incluyendo también documentales para la gran pantalla. Después de trabajar dos años en …

Being single: A time to develop yourself?

Dear Trinity, Why are some of us cursed with being forever single while everyone else gets to be in love or married? Doesn’t being single just suck? Help, Forever Single, St. Louis, Mo. Dear Forever Single, If you look real closely at people in love you’ll notice plenty of troubled moments hidden in between public …

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More than entertained

The Small Screen

I know I’m fortunate to be in a generation where LGBTQ mediums are more accessible than in the past, but I am also critical of the images, the products and messages sent out through them. Like every favorite television show of mine, I have praises and criticisms of these shows; “The L Word” is no …

‘Sordid Lives’ to premiere in July

LOGO series an off-shoot of hit play, film

The LGBT-focused LOGO television network has announced a July 23 premiere date for “Sordid Lives: The Series.” Like the 1996 play and 2000 film of the same name, “Sordid Lives: The Series,” is created, written and directed by Del Shores and stars Bonnie Bedelia (“Die Hard,” “The Division”), Beth Grant (“No Country for Old Men,” …

Lambda Rising

A bookworm visits one of the world’s oldest LGBT bookstores

So you’ve got a little pocket change lying around and you want to get your partner something nice. How about a rare book? Just $1500. Or there’s one for just under $900, if you prefer. And if neither of those are enough, well, Lambda Rising in Washington, D.C. has one for a mere $32,000. Sorry, …

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Companies team up to reach LGBT travelers

Facebook offering interactive utility for users to share experiences

Openly gay Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes said the popular social networking site was always meant to be gay-friendly. Online social networking companies are teaming up with leading travel and transportation agencies in an effort to reach out to the LGBT traveler. The most recent companies to jump into the fray include Facebook, PlanetOut, American Airlines …

Flip loves Matt and other odd Ozark tales

OSA descends on small Arkansas hamlet

Operation Save America’s Flip Benham was unsuccessful in ‘saving’ LGBT community during Diversity Weekend. Photo Credit: Lainey Millen EUREKA SPRINGS, Ar. — From Apr. 3-6, this Northwest Arkansas town played host to one of its seasonal Diversity Weekend celebrations. This resort town only has 2,300 residents. Over one-third of the population is gay, lesbian, bisexual, …

Southern Law Center reviews year of hate

Number of U.S. hate groups rose to 888 in ’07

The seal of one hate group associated with the KKK, based in North Carolina. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) profiles a year of hate groups’ actions in the latest issue of The Intelligence Report, the organization’s quarterly investigative news magazine monitoring the radical right. In a feature article on the rising …

Moore, Democrats top ENC 2008 endorsements

Organization announces new state employment protections

Citing his support of employment non-discrimination, EqualityNC endorsed Treasurer Richard Moore in North Carolina’s gubernatorial Democratic primary. RALEIGH — In the first two weeks of April, Equality North Carolina (ENC), the statewide LGBT advocacy organization, released endorsements for seven legislative primary races and six executive contests including the governor’s office. The endorsements, released under ENC’s …