Four years ago, at a bar in Brooklyn, I cried a few drunken, happy tears watching soccer titan Abby Wambach, fresh off a World Cup win, run ecstatically toward the stands to kiss her then-wife, Sarah Huffman. Wambach, one of the best players of all time, would be retiring from the game with a 5—2 win over Japan and yet another coveted title under her belt. For one thing, a lot of the players look like the kinds of hot mean girls with ponytails who both intimidated and titillated me in my closeted youth.
On June 28,five couples in wedding finery piled into a white limo and pulled up to a municipal office in St. Petersburg, Russia. The same-sex pairs had come to apply for marriage licenses they knew they were unlikely to get, but they wanted to make a statement.
Images of Pride marchers dressed in wingsrainbow dresses, and Babadook costumes have made the Twitter rounds. While such images are common each year in the United States, they're rare in the 76 countries where homosexuality is still criminalized. In Russia, Nigeria, Jamaica, and elsewhere, LGBT folks risk prison time—and, in 10 countriesa death sentence—for revealing their queer identities.
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About a month ago, about a hundred bike-riding homosexuals pedalled through Hanoi in what would come to be seen as the Vietnamese capital's first ever gay pride parade. Not too many eyebrows were raised by that, at least in our little Western corner of the world; I guess we all thought it was about time those guys on the other side of the world caught up with people's right to hang out with reproductive organs that resemble their own. But then one day later, rumours began to circulate that the Vietnamese government was actually considering the legalisation of same-sex marriage.
Jim was at the bar with his lover, John Alexander, drinking from a can of lager. When John went to the lavatory, Freddie pushed his way through the crowd and offered to buy Jim a drink. When John returned, Jim told him someone had just tried to chat him up.
Girlfriends Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson raised more than a few eyebrows this week, with the couple being snapped moving into their new West Hollywood apartment together. Journalist Nicole Boyce shared the snaps on social media, signalling the beginning of Pride Month. According to Gay Star Newsthe bench is the Master Series Obedience Extreme Sex Bench with Restraint Straps, which is described as being perfect for couples wanting to "act out dark fantasies or prepare for intense impact play scenes.
New York-based photographer and visual artist Braden Summers travelled around the globe to create a beautiful photo series representing romantic scenes exclusively with gay couples. Ethnically appropriate models were used in most of the cases only to assure the safety of real LGBTQ members. Summers is eager to continue the project, travelling around the globe to expand our understanding of the beauty and diversity of love.
Soldiers separated from their loved ones during World War II gazed at photographs of their sweethearts, and wrote love letters in the hopes that one day, they would be reunited and start a family. One soldier, Gilbert Bradley, wrote his letters, too, but he could never keep a photo of his true love, because he was a man named Gordon Bowsher. For decades, their love story remained a secret, and it was hidden away from the eyes of the world.