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U.S. Embassies Permitted to Raise Rainbow Flags

U.S. Embassies Permitted to Raise Rainbow Flags

American embassies and consulates around the world are now authorized to fly the rainbow flag on the same pole as the U.S. flag, according to reports. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken has authorized U.S. diplomatic missions across the world to fly the rainbow rainbow flag on the same pole as the American flag at embassies and consulates, according to …

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A Gay Couple Have Shared Their Incredible Story

A Gay Couple Have Shared Their Incredible Story

A gay couple have shared their incredible story of becoming first-time dads after finding an abandoned baby at a New York subway station 20 years ago.   A gay couple have shared their incredible story of becoming first-time dads after finding an abandoned baby at a New York subway station 20 years ago. https://t.co/cE2vDfZtBw pic.twitter.com/PmeJJ6RZox — LGBTI News (@newslgbti) April …

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Bank of England Unveils £50 Note Featuring Alan Turing

Bank of England Unveils £50 Note Featuring Alan Turing

The Bank Of England has unveiled plans to issue a new £50 note that features mathematician and gay icon Alan Turing. The note is scheduled to be released on June 23, 2021 during Pride Month. Turing is the first gay man to be featured on a UK banknote.   The new £50 note featuring Alan Turing is coming on 23 …

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Artists & Authors Required for LGBTQI and Food Book

Artists & Authors Required for LGBTQI and Food Book

A call for submissions to an upcoming book focused on LGBTQI experiences relating to food, nutrition, and bodies. We are seeking both authors and artists to submit proposals for a book called ‘Queering Nutrition and Dietetics: LGBTQ+ Reflections on Food Through Art’. The aim of the book is to bring the voices of LGBTQI+ people front and center through either …

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Gay and Coming Out of The Closet

Telling Your Family That You’re Gay

Before you think about how to come out to your family, what’s most important is that you feel a sense of acceptance in yourself about your sexual orientation and/or gender identity and your reasons for coming out. As you begin to acknowledge to yourself that you are lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans, it is very common to experience guilt, shame, doubt and …

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Polari, The Forgotten Gay Language

Polari, The Forgotten Gay Language

When homosexuality was illegal up until 1967 the Gay Community had to use own language. Since LGBTI+ people have recently been able to exist more openly in society without fear of persecution by the state we have been able to talk openly about express our feelings and personalities in public. But this has not always been the case. Homosexuality was …

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Advice for those Newly Diagnosed with HIV

Advice for those Newly Diagnosed with HIV

The impact of an HIV diagnosis can feel overwhelming. Some feel as though their life is ending. Luckily, with advanced therapies, living with HIV isn’t a death sentence like it used to be. In fact, those living with HIV can live relatively normal lives for years and even decades after first becoming infected. In addition, there is a large community of …

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Older Transgender Adults Face Unique Challenges

Older Transgender Adults Face Unique Challenges

Current older transgender adults came of age during a time when they would have been even more pathologized and stigmatized than today.  So, many did not even come out, instead keeping their identities hidden for decades and many are now coming out and transitioning later in life. While the older transgender population shares some of same obstacles frequent in the …

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Supporting a Partner going through Gender Transition

Supporting a Partner going through Gender Transition

Gender transition can be equally as stressful on relationships as it can before the individual. Recognizing and caring for the difficulty of this process can help maintain a strong relationship with a partner. Immediately, understand they are going to feel a lot of stress. They may be questioning their decision, which can bring up issues from the past and other complex …

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Gay Couple

Do Gay Men Have Less Stable Relationships?

No one really knows why, but for decades, social studies have hinted that gay men are more promiscuous and less faithful in relationships. Formal studies that have been done to pick apart claims that gay men are less capable of committing to one person however have failed to prove anything. So why are we worried? The HIV/AIDs epidemic is the …

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