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    Gay Venice

    Known for its vibrant culture, style, and food, Italy is a favorite with all travelers. Although the gay scene in Italy is small compared to other European destinations, it is growing. Several cities boast gay-friendly accommodations, restaurants and businesses. Venice, the historic Italian...
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    Paris Gay Pride

    Celebrating its large gay and lesbian communities, Paris lives up to its liberal reputation with its annual Lesbian and Gay Pride, an event that has become one of the biggest and best celebrations of its kind in the world. Thousands of gay and straight revellers pack out the city’s streets to...
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    Gay Holidays in New Zealand

    New Zealand offers an environmental and cultural diversity that has long been appealing to those looking for gay travel. There is little doubt that the appeal of New Zealand comes, in part, from laws that protect the LGBT+ community from discrimination and the warm, accepting attitudes of the...
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    LGBT Guide to Healthy Living

    Obviously, being healthy won’t fit into a week or a month alone, but it’s a place to start. LGBT health is a big issue for each of us individually and as a community. Our health needs are sometimes the same as everyone else’s and sometimes different; and there’s a lot to consider. To get us all...
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    Where Is Gay Marriage Legal?

    1. In 2001, the Netherlands became the first country to legalize same-sex marriages. 2. Belgium followed suit in 2003 and granted equal rights to same-sex married couples. 3. Canada, In 2005, the Canadian Parliament passed legislation making same-sex marriage legal nationwide. 4. Spain, Also in...
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    What does Lesbian mean?

    Lesbian is the term most commonly used to describe sexual and romantic attraction among women. This word can be used as a noun, to refer to women who identify themselves or who are considered by others as a primary attribute of female homosexuality or an adjective, to describe the...
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    Twenty-Five Unusual Facts About Homosexuality

    1.The labrys, a double-edged hatchet or axe, is a symbol of strength and unity for the lesbian community. Demeter, the Goddess of Earth, is said to have used a labrys as her scepter, especially in religious ceremonies. 2. In 1987, Delta Airlines apologized for arguing in plane crash litigation...
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    Lesbian Author Patricia Highsmith

    Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995) is credited with writing many novels. An Unhappy Childhood Patricia did not have a happy childhood. She did not meet her father until she was twelve years of age. In later years, Patricia believed that her current problems of alcoholism, anorexia and feelings of...
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    Same Sex Marriages: Marriage Equality

    A socially or legally recognized union of two people of the same social gender or biological sex is called a gay marriage. Countries have legally formalized marriages of same-sex couples. Recognizing such marriages has become a political, moral, civil rights, religious, and social issue in many...
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    Bisexual Women: Women and Bisexuality

    Bisexuality has different meanings for different people. Bisexuality can be defined as the potential of a person to be attracted physically, emotionally and/or sexually to people regardless of their gender. In its simplest form, bisexuality is the attraction of a person to men and women. More...
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    What is Bisexuality?

    Bisexuality is often defined as having an interest in or romantic feelings towards people of both sexes. Thus, a bisexual man will be attractive to men as well as women. A bisexual woman will be attracted to men as well as women. Men and women who say they are bisexual love men and women at...
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    What is a Bear?

    Q: What is a Bear? A: The most common definition of a “bear” is a man who is hairy, has facial hair, and a cuddly body. However, the word “Bear” means many things to different people, even within the bear movement. Many men who do not have one or all of these characteristics define themselves...
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    British MI6 Chief Apologizes for Past Discrimination

    The head of MI6 has issued a public apology for unjust treatment in the past of staff and recruits because of their sexuality, acknowledging that talented and brave people who wanted to serve their country suffered because of ignorance and prejudice. Moore, who took over as MI6 chief in...
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    First Same Sex Marriage in Bolivia

    First same-sex marriage officially approved in Bolivia For the first time in Bolivian history, a gay marriage was officially recognized. 48-year-old economist David Aruquipa and 46-year-old lawyer Guido Montano came out of the civil registry office, where they had returned empty-handed many...
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    The Irish Same Sex Marriage Referendum

    The Republic of Ireland held a referendum on same-sex marriage on May 23, 2015. Dublin crowds celebrated the referendum result on 24 May 2015 The electorate voted to amend the constitution to permit same sex marriage. The final result was: Yes – 1,201,607 (62.1%) No – 734,300 – (37.9%) The...
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    Memorial for Gay Holocaust Victims in Tel Aviv, Israel

    Israel announced that it is to erect a monument in the honour of gay victims of the Holocaust, the first of its kind in the country. The memorial is to be completed in Meir Park, Tel Aviv later this year, and the first of its kind in Israel. Like other monuments around the world, it will...
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    Gay Straight Alliances

    Gay Straight Alliances are an increasingly popular way of bringing people together in order to reduce homophobia and homophobic bullying. GSA’s have become popular and are groupings of individuals who get together to create a safe space where gay people can meet and talk with straight peers...
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    Gay Centres

    During the 1970s era of gay liberation, gay centres were established usually by squatting in unused or unwanted, dilapidated premises in various cities around the world. One such gay centre was The South London Gay Community Centre at 78 Railton Road, Brixton, London, an empty shop, which was...
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    The London Gay Teachers Group

    The London Gay Teachers Group, known as Schools’ Out, was co founded by the late Paul Patrick, who came out in 1969, before he became a teacher, and some colleagues. The organisation became an effective campaigning organisation which published a series of ground breaking discussions and...
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    Havana’s Secret Gay Parties

    Gay people in Havana suffered violent attacks and police repression for many years. In the Cuban capital, there have always existed “public” gay meeting places, bars & clubs generally for men (we haven’t heard of any such spot where women “lesbians and bisexual women” meet, and it is said the...
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