Photo credit: Wikipedia. In the Vatican the pope has given further credence to stories of a shady group of gay priests secretly running things behind the scenes. In Pakistan, where homosexuality is illegal and violently repressed, gay men and women have virtually no opportunity to find each other. Their lives will probably end in unhappy marriages or jail. It is about exposing the hypocrisy and futility of outlawing homosexuality and allowing religions to persecute gay men and women.
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Following the nightclub shooting in Orlando early Sunday, Annie Anderson, engagement and inclusion manager for MPR's Public Insight Network , reflects on the significance of gay bars and the role they play as a safe space. I walked into the Gay 90s nightclub in Minneapolis on my 18th birthday. I wasn't out to anyone at the time, not even myself. But I walked through those doors and it felt like coming home. There were brown, black and white bodies. There were abled and differently-abled bodies.
For gay people everywhere, Orlando club killings violated a sanctuary
In recent weeks, Twitter has become home to two viral hashtag campaigns: GiveElsaAGirlFriend and GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend , which both propose that beloved pop culture characters, Elsa from "Frozen" and Captain America respectively, be given same-sex partners in the upcoming sequels to their wildly successful films. Because queer people are rarely allowed to openly express their desires without non-queer people losing their minds, it wasn't long before another hashtag predictably reared its exasperated head on Twitter: StopGayingAllTheThings. We've seen some encouraging progress in terms of visibility in mainstream culture and in the media, sure. And, yes, we've finally started to receive some of the same rights as non-queer people I know, I know, we're so obnoxious -- how dare we want to be treated just like everyone else, right? Can you really blame us?
Affluent and unhampered by children — or so the myth goes — LGBT city-dwellers have long been at the vanguard of transforming rundown neighbourhoods. But now gentrification is threatening even the most prominent gay villages. P ersonal assistant Brenden Michaels is wondering if his days in Brooklyn are numbered. If I leave this apartment it will be in a far better state than when I arrived.