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They called me Queer, Book Cover

They Called Me Queer

A new volume of South African queer stories. All too often the lives of queer people, and particularly of those who are also black, are erased from mainstream society. They Called Me Queer is a collection of essays written by South African Queer People of Colour who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA+). Across the …

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Being Gay in Afghanistan: Taliban Judge Says Gays Will Face Death

After 20 years, the Taliban are on the verge of returning to power in Afghanistan spelling bad news for the country’s LGBTI+ community.  There are grave fears for the safety of gay Afghans as the Taliban looks posed to regain control of Afghanistan for the first time since 2001. Overnight, the Islamist organisation began entering the capital, Kabul “from all …

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DC Comics

Batman’s Sidekick Robin Comes Out As Bisexual

Batman’s trusted sidekick finally had his coming out moment. In the latest comic, Robin — who’s real name is Tim Drake — accepts a male friend’s offer to go on a date. In the latest comic book in the Batman universe, the superhero sidekick character “Robin” seemingly reveals himself to be romantically interested in a male friend, an indication that …

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Canal Parade 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Gay Travel in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is no doubt the most easy-going city in Europe. The Dutch have traditionally always been a laid back tolerant race indeed they actually legalized homosexuality as long a go as 1811 and Amsterdam epitomizes this Dutch spirit. Blessed with a circular layout which means that getting from place to place can either be reasonably quick or relatively leisurely if …

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Milan, Italy

Gay Travel in Milan

Milan may not have the immediate allure of such Italian cities as Venice, Rome and Naples, but it is a city of immense sophistication with some magnificent buildings, wonderful squares, old streets and not least the magnificent cathedral or Duomo – the third largest in the world. Milan is also the heart of the Italian fashion business, and it looks …

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