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2014 Winter Olympics

Coca-Cola Releases Ad With Gay Dads Days Before The Olympics

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:26 AM February 3, 2014
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Video: Coca-Cola released a terrific new ad during yesterday’s Super Bowl. with an interesting cast of Americans – including a gay couple. Have a look.

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On Our Radar – Remembering the (Gay) Artist, Robert De Niro Sr.

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:00 AM January 26, 2014
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Robert De Niro Jr. remembers his father, an artist who came out as gay when Robert was two years old, yet remained part of his son’s life until he died.

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‘Ultimate Gay Fighter’, The First Ever Gay Fighting Game Comes Out This Month

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:07 PM January 11, 2014
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Watch the trailer: The Ultimate Gay Fighter – “The only colors in this rainbow are black and blue.”

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This ‘Terrifying’ And ‘Inspiring’ Film Was Just Nominated For An Oscar

by David Badash ● 1:25 PM December 5, 2013
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God Loves Uganda has been a called “the most terrifying film of the year,” and “inspiring, chilling and disturbing.” It’s a must-see, and could change everything for the people of Uganda.

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Queer Poetry: ‘First Lies’

by Chivas Sandage ● 2:34 PM November 24, 2013
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“First Lies,” a queer love poem by Chivas Sandage, from her published collection, Hidden Drive.

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Let’s Cheer Our Own! The Artist With The Largest Auction Sale In History? Ever So Gay!

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:47 AM November 17, 2013
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Christie’s Auction House set a record for the largest sale of a painting at auction ever, $142,402,000 for a triptych by very out, and very gay, Francis Bacon.

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Meet The New Vatican, Same As The Old Vatican

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 4:39 PM October 2, 2013
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The Vatican has used its muscle to keep a gallery from displaying photographs of loving same-sex couples kissing in some of Italy’s most beautiful churches. (Have a look at the art that scared them.)

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Let’s Cheer Our Own! Three Gay Men Win MacArthur Genius Grants!

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 12:39 PM September 26, 2013
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Gay guys make good! In a field of 24 MacArthur Geniuses, three of them are openly gay. Take a moment to say “Well done, gentlemen, well done.”

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Help The Story Of The Stonewall Riots Come To Life In Comic Book Form

by Guest Author ● 2:16 PM July 28, 2013
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Guest author Michael Troy explains why he, artist David T. Cabrera, and Bluewater Productions hope to bring the story of Stonewall to the public in comic book form.

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Let’s Cheer Our Own! Gay Actor John Benjamin Hickey Nominated For His First Emmy

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:54 PM July 18, 2013
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Gay character actor John Benjamin Hickey has been nominated for a first-time Emmy for his work in Showtime’s The Big C .

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Chicago Songwriter Steve Grand’s Song About Gay Love Goes Viral

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 3:26 PM July 11, 2013
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Gay singer and songwriter Steve Grand scraped together the money to make a video of his song “All American Boy” about gay love. It had 1,000,000 views its first week. Watch Steve’s video…

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The Supremes Have Killed DOMA. Now Comes The ‘Govertainment’

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:59 AM June 28, 2013
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Watch the best of the post-DOMA comments by your favorite comedians, Stephen Colbert, Pat Robertson, Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, and (standing in for Jon Stewart) John Oliver.

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‘Sontag Reborn’: Unplugged And Fully Lesbian

by Tanya Domi ● 12:29 PM June 18, 2013
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New Yorker theater goers must see a tour de force performance by Moe Angelos who portrays a young, intellectually and erotically obsessed Susan Sontag — whose first loves were women — in “Sontag: Reborn”

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Champion – The Story Of A Gay Boxer Who Beat A Man To Death For Calling Him ‘Faggot’ Opens Saturday – With An Off Stage Surprise

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 12:03 PM June 11, 2013
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In 1962, closeted gay boxer Emile Griffith beat a man to death because he called him a “faggot.” This week, his story becomes an opera, and Griffith will be publicly granted forgiveness by his victim’s son.