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Gay Life June 2010 Archive

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Smoke screen

Wednesday June 30, 2010
A year ago, the FDA started a great American smoke out. No, they didn't want us to toke; Pres. Obama gave them the power to regulate the tobacco industry ... Read More

The young people building tomorrow's queer world

Wednesday June 30, 2010
This June marks 41 years since the Stonewall riots in New York City's Greenwich Village. The round number of last year's anniversary prompted lots of looks back at history. So ... Read More

Slips of the tongue

Tuesday June 29, 2010
Entertainers, politicians, journalists, and athletes may lag behind America's teens in terms of their language use and framing of LGBT issues. After an ad campaign deriding the use of the ... Read More

Does the bisexual man exist?

Tuesday June 29, 2010
A new CNN "In America" article claims the bisexual man is the last person to come out. Some gay men argue that the bisexual man doesn't exists at all—at least ... Read More

Supreme Court: Universities can exclude anti-gay groups

Tuesday June 29, 2010
On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-to-4 decision that it is a public college or university's constitutional right to withdraw support from student groups that do not ... Read More

Greek Pete: A Year In The Life Of A Rentboy

Monday June 28, 2010
Escorting is the easiest job in London, rentboy Greek Pete says. He's only been on the job for six months, but escorting has already proven to be a fast-track ... Read More

Gen. Petraeus will reshape war and 'don't ask, don't tell'

Friday June 25, 2010
All eyes are on Petraeus. The confident Army general will lead operations in Afghanistan, also known as the war that toppled Vietnam as the longest in U.S. history. ... Read More

The New York Times hosts Constance McMillen

Friday June 25, 2010
'Poised' was the most agreed upon description of Constance McMillen at today's moderated talk hosted by The New York Times LGBT Affinity Group. Dozens of journalists and media gathered at The ... Read More

Gay in America with Soledad O'Brien

Tuesday June 22, 2010
To partners Gary Spino and Tony Brown, life is all about family. In the latest installment of the 'In America' series, CNN's Soledad O'Brien follows Gary and Tony on ... Read More

The worst states for gay adoption

Monday June 21, 2010
Gays that want children through adoption can face many challenges depending on the state where they live. Adoptions laws vary from state to state. Some states allow single gays to ... Read More

Answers In Bold with Author Doug Spencer Cooper

Friday June 18, 2010
Doug Spencer Cooper began his LGBT advocacy work while in the military, which eventually lead to his dismissal and a future promoting wellness for LGBT people.I asked the two-time ... Read More

A 'new tolerant' Eminem supports gay marriage

Thursday June 17, 2010
Veteran rapper Eminem says his "overall look on things is a lot more mature," even when it comes to gay rights. In a New York Times Magazine interview with Deborah Solomon, ... Read More

Judge hears final arguments in historic Prop 8 trial

Wednesday June 16, 2010
Lawyers in California's historic gay marriage trial gave their final arguments before Judge Vaughn R. Walker today. Closing arguments were set to begin at 10 a.m., while protestors both for ... Read More

An Interview with Harlem Pride Co-Founder Lawrence Rodriguez

Wednesday June 16, 2010
There is a pulsing underground culture in Harlem, says Lawrence Rodriguez, gallery owner and co-founder of Harlem's first gay pride. Contributor Mathew Rodriguez interviews Lawrence about the creation of Harlem ... Read More

Gay soldier: Let us fight side-by-side

Tuesday June 15, 2010
"My name is Jacob and I am in the United States Army. I just started to my first duty station in January. I am friends with a lot of people in ... Read More

Harlem Pride kicks off with 'Coming Out'¯ art show

Tuesday June 15, 2010
Harlem Pride kicked off their June festivities with a "Coming Out" exhibit at the Casa Frela gallery in New York City.LGBT organizations from all over New York City sponsored local ... Read More

Boy Scouts fight for free rent

Monday June 14, 2010
The Boy Scouts of America is the largest youth organization in the country. It's also a private organization that bars gays from holding leadership positions, a point of contention for ... Read More

39 questions for Prop 8 attorneys

Monday June 14, 2010
Before ruling, Judge Vaughn R. Walker had a few questions—39 to be exact—for attorneys in California's landmark gay marriage case. — What chance does Prop 8 have of being overturned? Here's ... Read More

Sean and Kristen's Broadway stage kiss

Monday June 14, 2010
How's this for straight acting. Host Sean Hayes kisses Promises, Promises co-star Kristin Chenoweth at the 64th annual Tony Awards.

La Cage, Bill T. Jones winners at 64th Tony's

Monday June 14, 2010
La Cage aux Folles and choreographer Bill T. Jones didn't pick up as many trophies as expected at last night's 64th Annual Tony Awards, but were still big winners. La Cage ... Read More

Activists and allies rally to protect homeless LGBT youth

Friday June 11, 2010
Sandra Bernhard and Lt. Dan Choi will be on hand at a special rally to increase awareness about a growing problem in our community: youth homelessness. As many as 40 ... Read More

LGBT homeless shelter vandalized

Friday June 11, 2010
"I am infuriated that someone would target our kids in this cowardly way," says Carl Siciliano, Executive Director of the Ali Forney Center, the nation's largest organization serving homeless LGBT ... Read More

Travel, trans, travel: New rules for passport gender changes

Thursday June 10, 2010
International travel should be a little easier for transitioning travelers thanks to a new State Department policy that loosens gender change requirements on passports. How To Apply For A Passport Under the ... Read More

Gay love exhibition to open in Warsaw

Wednesday June 9, 2010
A little bit of love is all the director of Poland's National Museum wants to show. But what's thrown a contingency of conservative Catholics is the type of love ... Read More

About being gay: 'I'm a special creation'

Wednesday June 9, 2010
"The best part about being gay (transgendered) is that I am different. Noticeably different. A special creation outside the norm. What I hate the most about being me... is that ... Read More

It pays to hate: Rush Limbaugh writes Elton John $1 mil check

Tuesday June 8, 2010
Hate speech "brings people together" Kareem Mortimer writes in Children of God. Hate is also a booming business for shock jocks like Rush Limbaugh who reportedly paid Elton John ... Read More

Wendy Williams set to emcee NY City Council pride celebration

Tuesday June 8, 2010
New York's city council won't be outdone by glittery gays this year; they're serving up double G gaud of their own in celebration of pride. Wendy Williams—yes, Ms. Demeanor herself—will emcee ... Read More

I'm gay and my dad came out to me

Tuesday June 8, 2010
Imagine being out to most of your family, except your 60-year-old dad—who you knew to be homophobic, racist, and a bunch of other -ias and -isms. But, you're now ... Read More

LGBT business rings opening bell

Monday June 7, 2010
LGBT business, StartOut, rang the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange to commemorate the beginning of gay pride month. StartOut is a non-profit organization that helps aspiring LGBT entrepreneurs ... Read More

First gay couple marries in Portugal

Monday June 7, 2010
Monday, lesbian couple Helena Paixao, 40, and Teresa Pires, 33, exchanged vows in Lisbon, a week after legalized same-sex marriages were allowed in Portugal. The couple's been together for eight years ... Read More

Four reasons you don't want to miss 'True Blood'

Monday June 7, 2010
Fanged out of vampire stories? Don't take your teeth out just yet. True Blood returns for a third season with more gay thrills.

Billy Porter and Zachary Quinto cast for ‘Angels in America’ revival

Saturday June 5, 2010
Dynamite vocalist Billy Porter and Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto have been cast for the September revival of Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize-winning "Angels in America." I can't wait for ... Read More

June Pride Dates

Friday June 4, 2010
Pride month is here. Check out the pride events in June then flip through a little gay history: Pictures from the Night of Stonewall A Brief History of Stonewall The First Pride ... Read More

Rice’s ‘Moonlit Earth’ delivers action and suspense

Thursday June 3, 2010
Christopher Rice's latest fiction, The Moonlit Earth, carries the crafted tension we've come to expect from the seasoned author. In this review, literary critic and author Alan Chin follows Rice's ... Read More

Pres. Obama extends same-sex partner benefits

Thursday June 3, 2010
This week, Pres. Obama signed a presidential memorandum extending more benefits to the same-sex partners of federal employees. The order—which includes family assistance services, hardship transfers, relocation expenses on top ... Read More

Gay life in New York? Ask the 'gay housewives'

Wednesday June 2, 2010
Ever wonder what it's like to traipse around Gotham City middle-aged, gay and out? The 'gay housewives' of LOGO's new reality 'A-List' will show you. Okay, not really; but ... Read More

McDonald's says, 'Come as you are'

Wednesday June 2, 2010
McDonald's restaurants all over New York City are getting tucked, lifted, and rearranged with new lounge-like furniture and colors that whisper more happy hour than dirty cafeteria. It's ... Read More

A-team star: Acting is gay

Wednesday June 2, 2010
If acting is gay and gays can't act, then does that make all straight actors gay? A-Team star Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (left) pities the fool that goes into acting. (Sorry, ... Read More

Malawi couple pardoned

Tuesday June 1, 2010
Malawi couple Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, sentenced to 14 years in prison for gross indecency and "unnatural acts," were pardoned Saturday after Secretary General Ban Ki-moon of the United ... Read More

The transgender of gay

Tuesday June 1, 2010
A group of gay men had an interesting discussion about transgender people the other day. "Since June is coming up," one of the group and new forum member ... Read More

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