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Sober Queer Spaces Gaining Ground

Sober Queer Spaces Gaining Ground

BARS | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 4, 2021

Creating a rainbow oasis of diversity and inclusion was, for decades, the role of the gay and lesbian bar. But what about those in recovery, or who just aren't attracted to the bar scene? Alternatives do exist.

One Third of Gays and Lesbians Can't Detect a Fake Orgasm

One Third of Gays and Lesbians Can't Detect a Fake Orgasm

SEX | Aug 29, 2021

Truth be told, we're not as good as detecting fake orgasms as we think. A new study reveals our attitudes and insecurities around sex.

Fifth B.A.R. Talks Panel, Living in Leather, Features Community Leaders

Fifth B.A.R. Talks Panel, Living in Leather, Features Community Leaders

SPECIAL EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Aug 29, 2021

The Sept. 2 oniline B.A.R. Talk will be a conversation with Race Bannon, Scott Brogan, Gayle Rubin, Rich Stadtmiller and Graylin Thornton, who each have a longtime connection to the leather/kink community.

NYC's Hell's Kitchen Nightlife Bounces Back With New Openings

NYC's Hell's Kitchen Nightlife Bounces Back With New Openings

BARS | By Ryan Leeds | Aug 22, 2021

The the Roarin' 20s have begun! New York City's queer hub — Hell's Kitchen — bursts back to life with a slate of new LGBTQ bar openings that promises to revitalize the neighborhood for locals and tourists alike.

Mr. Gay America Pageant 2021 :: August 16-19, 2021

Mr. Gay America Pageant 2021 :: August 16-19, 2021

PHOTO ALBUMS | Aug 21, 2021

Men from across the US arrived in Las Vegas to compete in the 2021 Mr Gay America Pageant. Lead by Mr Gay America 2020, Simba R Hall, this year had many firsts, including the most men competing, the first time in Las Vegas, and the first deaf contestant.

It's a 'Oui!' for Montreal's Black & Blue Festival and Carnaval des Couleurs

It's a 'Oui!' for Montreal's Black & Blue Festival and Carnaval des Couleurs

SPECIAL EVENTS | Aug 20, 2021

The 2021 Montreal Black & Blue Festival and the Montreal Carnaval des Couleurs: The organization is in full swing and the programming is falling into place.

Key West Tropical Heat 2021 @ Alexander's Guest House, Mangoes and Poke In the Rear Party

Key West Tropical Heat 2021 @ Alexander's Guest House, Mangoes and Poke In the Rear Party

PHOTO ALBUMS | Aug 16, 2021

More fun was had during Tropical Heat 2021 in Key West with Alexander's Guest House Luau Party, Mangoes Blue Party, and Poke In The Rear Party.

Underwear Party @ Ice Palace Fire Island Grove

Underwear Party @ Ice Palace Fire Island Grove

PHOTO ALBUMS | Aug 16, 2021

Summer days on Fire Island are hot and the nights at the Ice Palace in the Grove are steamy with the DWorld underwear party.

Key West Tropical Heat 2021 @ Island House, Equator and Mangoes

Key West Tropical Heat 2021 @ Island House, Equator and Mangoes

PHOTO ALBUMS | Aug 16, 2021

It was a great time in Key West as they celebrated Tropical Heat 2021. Check out these photos from Island House Kickoff Party, Equator Gay Male Resort Pool Party, and Mangoes Drunken Drag Brunch.

FUZZ @ The Alley Bar ::  August 13, 2021

FUZZ @ The Alley Bar :: August 13, 2021

PHOTO ALBUMS | Aug 15, 2021

It was a hot night in Boston, and so was FUZZ at the Alley Bar (though cool inside).

Low Tea @ Blue Whale Fire Island Pines

Low Tea @ Blue Whale Fire Island Pines

PHOTO ALBUMS | Aug 15, 2021

With summer temperatures soaring, there was no better place to be than Low Tea at Blue Whale in the Fire Island Pines and Fun Tea at the Pines Pool Deck.

How Gay Men Justify Their Racism on Grindr

How Gay Men Justify Their Racism on Grindr

SEX | Aug 15, 2021

Sociology professor and LGBTQ+ culture researcher Christopher T. Conner untangles the tensions and prejudices within gay dating and hookup apps.

Sexual Racism Isn't a 'Preference' — It's Systemic

Sexual Racism Isn't a 'Preference' — It's Systemic

SEX | By Naveen Kumar | Aug 11, 2021

The idea that sexual desire might be understood as mere preference — like a favorite ice cream flavor — is reductive. "Just a preference" is a familiar and reflexive shield for what experts call racialized sexual discrimination.

Northalsted Market Days :: August 6-8, 2021

Northalsted Market Days :: August 6-8, 2021

PHOTO ALBUMS | Aug 9, 2021

After a hiatus during the pandemic, Market Days returned to the Midwest for its 39th year. Performers for the outdoor street festival included Lisa Lisa, CeCe Peniston, Todrick Hall and Trixie Mattel.

Sleuths in Spain Sniff Out Ibiza's Illegal COVID-19 Parties

Sleuths in Spain Sniff Out Ibiza's Illegal COVID-19 Parties

PARTIES | Aug 5, 2021

Some of the summer hires on the Mediterranean party island of Ibiza are different this year: they include private detectives posing as tourists who tip off police about illegal parties during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Provincetown Plans 'Safe and Celebratory' Annual Carnival

Provincetown Plans 'Safe and Celebratory' Annual Carnival

LOCAL EVENTS | Aug 4, 2021

One of Provincetown's most anticipated theme weeks of the season returns August 15-21 as the Provincetown Business Guild (PBG) announces the schedule for the 42nd annual Carnival.

Lollapalooza @ Grant Park Chicago :: July 29-August 1, 2021

Lollapalooza @ Grant Park Chicago :: July 29-August 1, 2021

PHOTO ALBUMS | Aug 2, 2021

Lollapalooza returned to Chicago in Grant Park to celebrate 30 years as a music festival. LGBTQIA+ representation was not only in the crowd, but the performers as well.

Pines Party Beach Party :: July 24, 2021

Pines Party Beach Party :: July 24, 2021

PHOTO ALBUMS | Jul 29, 2021

Return to Wonderland was the theme of Pines Party 2021 featuring headlining DJ's David Morales, Calagna, Abel and Danny Kravits.

Pines Party Pool Party :: July 24, 2021

Pines Party Pool Party :: July 24, 2021

PHOTO ALBUMS | Jul 29, 2021

The Fire Island Pines Pool Party, or Mad Hatter's Tea Dance, was held on the Great South Bay with an open bar and DJ's Lupe Fuentes, Scott Martin and Someone From Berlin.

Going Out, July 30-Aug 6, 2021

Going Out, July 30-Aug 6, 2021

LOCAL EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Jul 28, 2021

As more venues re-open, more precautions become standard. Mask up, get your shots, and enjoy arts and nightlife events.

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