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LGBTQ+ rave plotted as protest outside of Ukrainian president’s office

The LGBTQ+ community in Ukraine will be celebrating Pride with a rave outside Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s office in Kyviv on Friday, July 30. After Zelensky failed to declare where he stood in regard to LGBTQ+ rights, and has not condemned anti-LGBTQ+ legislation that was drafted by his own party, the rave serves to act […]

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Apple Music delivers a Pride Month mix series from Moore Kismet, Qrion, and more

In celebration of Pride Month, Apple Music has recognized some of dance music’s most in-demand queer creators by releasing 11 mixes from future-forward, LQBTQ+ artists. Among those featured in the new batch of mixes is Dancing Astronaut’s Breakout Artist of 2020, Moore Kismet, as well as one of DA’s Artists to Watch in 2021, Qrion, […]

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The Challenges Transgender Athletes Face Off the Field

For the most part, there are no overarching rules or national legal precedents governing whether transgender athletes can compete across various sports in their true gender, as opposed to the one they were assigned at birth. (An exception is the National College Athletic Association, which does have a complete policy…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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What Is Deadnaming, and How to Avoid It

Earlier this week, Elliot Page posted a statement on Twitter introducing himself as transgender. In the same sentence, he told us his name and preferred pronouns (he/they). And yet, within minutes, many across both social media and traditional news outlets broke and discussed the news using his deadname and former…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Visibility Matters: How Out Motorsports Is Defining A Place For The LGBTQ+ Family In Racing

“I don’t think that being a car person is something that you can turn on and turn off, much like how you can’t do that with your gender, your sexual orientation, your race, or whatever,” Out Motorsports co-founder Jake Thiewes mused in a recent interview with Jalopnik. “So, how do you embrace both of those […]

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I’m Ryan Messer, Community Leader, LGBTQ Advocate and Father of Four—and This Is How I Parent

Ryan Messer is the sort of successful, interesting, down-to-Earth human I could talk to for endless hours if I didn’t know I was cutting into the 9 million other things he has to do in a given day. He’s a director at Johnson & Johnson, where he helped reform the company’s paternity leave and fertility […]

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A Look Inside Empire Strikes Back’s Anniversary Anthology Reveals the Unsung Hero of Echo Base

Sure, Luke Skywalker did some psychic magic and blew up a superweapon. Princess Leia is a charismatic commander on the front lines. Han Solo is ride or die for his friends and fellow rebels, especially if he can cut up a tauntaun in the process. But the Rebel Alliance is not three people. It’s built […]

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My Weird Queer Summer

During this year’s Republican National Convention, the only out queer person to give a speech was Richard Grenell, the first openly gay person to hold a cabinet-level position when he was temporarily appointed Director of National Intelligence earlier this year. Though he was named a senior advisor for LGBTQ outreach…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Helps Queer Players Express Themselves

On May 28, Daisy stood on a pink-and red-striped flag, a grey beret perched atop her magenta hair, waiting for her friends to fly into her island on Dodo Airlines. One by one, seven of them arrived and stood on the dock awaiting Daisy’s instructions. Meanwhile, at her parents’ home in the southern United States,… […]

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“Why do LGBTQ people love superheroes?”: Queer celebs discuss their Batman and Bond obsessions

Is James Bond a gay icon? Despite his (often) problematic, womanizing ways, why do so many queer people cite the “Double-O” agent as a childhood idol? Those are the million-dollar questions that inspired us to launch our new video series, Why We Love, with an episode dedicated to the mainstream action heroes that…Read more… Continue […]

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She-Ra’s Noelle Stevenson Tells Us How Difficult It Was to Bring Adora and Catra Home

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power may be about Adora’s fight against the Horde, but it’s been just as much Catra’s story. The friends-turned-enemies have spent the entire show in a game of cat and mouse, and it was unclear what would happen at the end of the road. Now we know and io9 had […]

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How Netflix’s I Am Not Okay With This Evolves Past Its Mixed Metaphor About Queerness

Netflix’s I Am Not Okay With This follows in the long tradition of comic book adaptations about people manifesting superpowers to tell coming-of-age stories about how hard it is to know yourself as your body begins to do and feel things you don’t understand. Sydney Novak (It and Sharp Objects star Sophia Lillis) is a…Read more… […]

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Don’t Bother Buying This $20 Box of Cereal

I like sugary cereal. My mother did not allow it in the home, and so I spent many summers at my grandmother’s, devouring bowls of the stuff while watching the charismatic and compelling Stick Stickly. Sometimes I would mix the cereals—Rice Krispies Treats Cereal with Cocoa Pebbles was a favorite.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Watch Tonight’s Democratic Candidate Forum on LGBTQ Issues

Tonight, 10 Democratic presidential candidates will take the stage in Iowa individually to discuss issues affecting LGBTQ Americans, like the Equality Act, bans on conversion therapy, and some candidates’ controversial records on marriage equality. This will be the first of two forums on LGBTQ issues (the other is…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Catherine: Full Body’s Successes Make Its Reductive Gender Tropes Sting So Much More

“It’s aged nicely, with a sensual flavor, not unlike a fine wine,” purrs Trisha in Atlus’ Catherine: Full Body while sipping a glass of red, describing the “program” on the analogue TV on the bar next to her. A gentle haze of golden sparkles twinkle around the gigantic red afro puffs bouncing on either side […]

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How the Trump Administration’s Supreme Court Filing Could Harm LGBTQ Workers

This month, the Trump Administration opposed protections for LGBTQ workers in the U.S., arguing that existing laws should not cover discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation. Their reasoning? That an act passed in 1964 did not explicitly include either criteria and if Congress wanted to…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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The Art of Drag Turns Game of Thrones, Marvel, and More Into Works of Fabulous Fandom Fashion

Flame Con is the world’s largest convention dedicated to LGBTQ+ fandom. It returned to New York City’s Times Square last weekend and celebrated its fifth year of existence with Fire Ball, a Smörgåsbord of performances referencing some of the most popular properties in nerd culture. Read more…

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