This seems to be the year of protesting.
NEW YORK — Gay pride marches in New York City, San Francisco and in between this weekend will have plenty of participants — and also protests directed at them from other members of the LGBT community, speaking out against what they see as increasingly corporate pride celebrations that prioritize the experiences of gay white men and ignore the issues continuing to face black and brown LGBT people.
If you recall, there's been controversy in Philadelphia over adding two new colors to the rainbow flag.
Over the years, I've seen Pride change a great deal, and for various reasons. One that always bothered me was when heteronormative businesses would put out the rainbow flag during pride events to attract the gay dollar, and then when the pride events were over they would pull that rainbow flag back inside as fast as they could. And you wouldn't see the rainbow flag again in front of these businesses until there was another pride event they could exploit for profit.
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2 Gay Men Allegedly Tortured In Chechnya
It's hard to find current daily reports about what's been allegedly happening to gays in Chechnya. But this one is fairly recent.
Gay men have been rounded up and tortured in Chechnya in recent months. David Greene talks to two men who managed to escape. They're living in Moscow and may never be able to return to their families.
Let's just say it. This country, Russia, is incredibly unfriendly to people who are gay. Russia has laws on the books that can punish someone for talking about homosexuality in front of children. And yet, what's happening in the southern Russian republic of Chechnya is beyond comprehension, even here.
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Weird Gay Twins Who Wax Each Other's Butts
Here's a story about gay twin brothers who seem willing to do just about anything to get attention.
The tattooed Arab-American hotties are burning up Instagram with their sexy, near naked, vaguely twincestuous pics.
The guys also have a YouTube channel where they regularly post vlogs where they read each other’s Grindr messages, wax each other’s butts, and make molds of their nether regions using make-your-own-dildo kits.
You can check it out here, with photos of them. Aside from the creep factor going on here, there is an interesting twist. Neither of them knew they were gay until they found out by accident.
I didn't know my brother was gay until I accidentally ran into him in a gay night club. He didn't know I was gay either. It was an interesting night. But I can assure that we've never, ever waxed each other's butts. Not much makes me shudder and cross my legs, but just the thought of that one does.
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