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Opening Up

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. 

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BDSM Sport and Play Consent Legalities Present Challenges

Love & Lust 2021: Sexual Expression

As more people communicate their wants and needs to the world, and hopefully their partners, we understand that more and more people have similar kinks and non-sexual conduct needs. A 2005 survey stated that 36 percent of adults have used some kinds of masks, blindfolds or bondage tools.

‘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.

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Preserving Nina Simone’s History

Projects Pay Tribute to the North Carolina Native

A new mural on W. Trade Street in Charlotte portrays eight Black musicians from North Carolina, including the bisexual “High Priestess of Soul” Nina Simone. The project by Charlotte artist Tafo (a.k.a. Tony Feimster) and Abel Jackson is entitled “NC 8” and is supported by the Historic West End and the NoDa Neighborhood Association.

Is Love Worth…Relocating?

Tell Trinity

A reader asks: “I recently met the man of my dreams. Of course, he lives in New Orleans, and I’m about to move to New York City. But I really, deep down think that he’s “the one!” Help!”

Save the Date to Save the Bartenders

Hunky Calendar Sales Provide Support to Local Bartenders

What distinguishes the Great Recession from the Pandemic? The former affected the rich, the latter is affecting the middle class and the poor.

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Vaccination in North Carolina

Health & Wellness: What to Know About Getting It

After Operation Warp Speed, the delivery of COVID-19 vaccine has happened much more slowly than originally hoped, and there has been no federal effort to standardize distribution amongst the states.

Screen Savor: Bottom’s Up

A Review of ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’

Sadly, the late, prolific playwright August Wilson who died in 2005 never got a chance to see the movie versions of two of his plays; “Fences” from 2016 and 2020’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (Netflix). He probably would have been particularly pleased with the performances of Viola Davis, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for “Fences” and appears to be a shoo-in for an Oscar nod for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”

Embracing the Masculine Side in All of Us

Tell Trinity

A reader asks: “I’m a lesbian who considers herself to be very feminine, by most standards, but I have an awful time dealing with other lesbians who act overly butch. I just don’t get it! Why do so many lesbians need to look and act ‘butch?'”