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How Chef Art Smith Is Leading the Fight for Marriage Equality in Florida -- and Why

(1) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 11:41 AM

On that fantasy planet where Oprah Winfrey is President of the United States, her personal-chef-turned-restaurateur Art Smith is surely the chicken-frying Secretary of State. His philosophy of the table as a meeting place for all people, regardless of identity or political creed, would be a welcome platform for unity in...

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Girl-rilla: Meet the UFC's First Lesbian Fighter, Liz Carmouche

(10) Comments | Posted February 22, 2013 | 10:44 AM

Splice The Hurt Locker together with Million Dollar Baby and Kissing Jessica Stein and you've already seen the movie of Liz Carmouche's life. At the age of 28, this mixed martial artist and former Marine has completed three tours of Iraq, and now she's about to fight in the history-making,...

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Gay Sundance 2013: The Year Ahead in Independent Queer Cinema

(5) Comments | Posted January 17, 2013 | 9:41 AM


The wealth of movies exploring LGBT experiences is especially rich at this year's Sundance Film Festival, which kicks off today, Jan. 17, with a diverse, star-dusted lineup of world-premiere queer movies. Glee's Jonathan Groff (known offscreen as Zachary Quinto's boyfriend) is the star of C.O.G., the first cinematic staging of...

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Gaymazing! 12 Lessons From Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell on Winning The Amazing Race

(11) Comments | Posted December 14, 2012 | 11:28 AM


To understand the difference between Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, a couple of 14 years and the stars of the reality TV show The Fabulous Beekman Boys who just won this season's The Amazing Race, you need only raise the subject of drag queens. What if, for example, these gay...

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YouTube's 25 Greatest, Gayest Lip-Dub Videos

(44) Comments | Posted October 3, 2012 | 10:40 AM

Maybe it's our generation's addiction to a "look at me!" culture. Maybe it's our devotion to an ever-expanding pantheon of pop music divas. Maybe it's just YouTube.

But something has caused an unprecedented (and for that matter, unusual) slice of the American population -- including athletic teams, Marines, models, fraternity...

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'Flue Queen': John Waters Explores Having Sex in a Chimney

(9) Comments | Posted December 19, 2011 | 2:06 PM

While you can reliably find John Waters haunting Baltimore scotch bar Birds of a Feather, for two nights this holiday season you can catch the filmmaker and raconteur in his one-man show "A John Waters Christmas," playing at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill Dec. 19 and...

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Scouted Expert Michael Flutie Talks New E! Series And Being A Gay Model

(0) Comments | Posted November 28, 2011 | 5:21 PM

When E!'s new docu-series Scouted premieres tonight at 10 p.m. EST, it promises to introduce audiences to the actual process behind making a model, not the over-the-top hijinks of America's Next Top Model and similar reality competition fashion shows. Granting us access to those first, crucial 72 hours of a...

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Kissing with Both Eyes Closed: Project Runway's Joshua McKinley

(16) Comments | Posted October 25, 2011 | 4:13 AM

2011-10-25-joshuamckinley.jpgWith a slicked-back nod to James Dean, an unapologetically sexualized aesthetic, and a searing ability to dispense opinion, designer Joshua McKinley thundered through this season of Project Runway both as a talent worthy of the final four and a take-it-or-leave-it depiction of gay...

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Glee's 24 Gayest Moments (VIDEO)

(135) Comments | Posted October 7, 2011 | 12:12 PM

If the American Family Association thought that the first season of Glee was morally opposed to (supposed) traditional family values, then they must have really lost it when season 2 rolled out a full-on buffet of gleefully gay moments for viewers to devour. From an ambiguous lesbian duo to full-on,...

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