The International Olympic Committee Showing Its Muscles For After 2022

IOC President Thomas Bach © Reuters
IOC President Thomas Bach © Reuters

Following widespread allegations of wrongdoing in both the Beijing and Sochi Olympics, human rights protections will be added to the contracts signed by future Olympic host cities. The International Olympic Committee’s president presented this change to Human Rights Watch at an October 21 meeting.

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Last Minute Halloween Costumes | Different Than The Norm

headerIt’s that time again, Halloween.  A fun time in fall, where if you’re fortunate to be going to a costume party, you might be still figuring out what you can wear, that you didn’t wear last year, or something stellar, that’s not like everyone else.  So follow after the fold for some sexy fun ideas…

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Bisexuality – yes, it’s real

If you’re bi you’re most likely well aware of all the trouble that comes with bisexuality and the common myths around it. Part of the reason for the latter is that research into bisexuality is beset by problems: unexamined assumptions, scientific incompetence, the politicization of sexual identity, you name it. The Nerve recounts a history of dud studies.

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The U.S. LGBT POPULATION GROWS IN MANY WAYS

Image credit, Mittens & Poppy via Devianart
Image credit, Mittens & Poppy via Deviantart

As discussed here on QL many a time, the LGBT community appears to be growing, and mostly due to individuals stepping out of the closet, showing their true colors, and taking the position of, I’m here and I’m queer!  In addition to that, I discovered today…

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Artist Paul McCarthy’s Gallery Coos About The New Public Work!

paul mccarthy's tree10222014_1741American artist Paul McCarthy has erected his latest Christmas themed work, “Tree”, and depending how you feel about the 80-foot-tall work and what it symbolizes (using your imagination), it’s not just a Christmas tree, sitting there plugging up Paris’s Place Vendome for the FICA Contemporary Art Fair. Continue reading

Spreading HIV is criminal

Many moons ago I knew someone who knew someone in a group of friends I had when I first came out and when I first launched the old Queer Fresno.  For the purposes of this blog we’ll call him “John Doe” because he still lives in Fresno and still knows some people I know and I don’t want to drudge up old drama.  John and I had a big disagreement around how he handled his HIV status and I was reminded of him last week when an Atlanta pastor was caught sleeping with women in his church and knowingly spreading HIV.

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Metalheads and gays, comedy gold from Steve Hughes!

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I was hanging out with a good  friend of mine over the weekend, and he was astonished I’ve never heard of Steve Hughes, metalhead comedian from down under, he promptly made me watch this clip! It’s a few years old but totally still relevant. If you can spare the 10 minutes I suggest watching the whole video, otherwise I’ve clipped it where he starts his bit about his homophobic metal friends and gays, you have got to watch it!

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