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    10 gay films to watch on iTunes

    Looking for the latest gay films released on video, well here is a list of our top 10 picks of recent additions to the iTunes store. Ranging from silly high-school coming-of-age comedies, to in-depth documentaries and inspiring dramas, many of these gay movies had brief appearances on cinema screens back in 2013 before making it into iTunes. More

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    History of the pride flag

    A quiz popped up this week with a question about the rainbow flag, that ubiquitous six-color symbol of LGBT diversity, specifically what is the meaning behind one particular color (orange). It may surprise many that the flag, which has been an unofficial symbol of pride and the LGBT community since 1978, once contained eight colors each with its own meaning. More

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    Which 2022 Winter Olympic candidate city will be best for gays?

    The Sochi games this past winter were not without controversy thanks in part to increasing homophobia in Russia. While life in Russia has worsened for gays, and the international media has already turned its attention away, the impact and legacy of the games did not improve human rights around the games. To avoid a repeat of the Sochi games, can the International Olympic committee avoid picking a host nation with a poor human and LGBT rights record? More

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    Apple posts video from San Francisco pride

    I have to admit, I’m an Apple fanboy. To me the company that has always embraced creativity, being bold and different seemed to resonate with who I am. Sure this is amazing PR but I couldn’t help tear up watching their video showing what went into their participation at San Francisco Pride last month. More

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    Full Fetish week returns to London

    Every year just after Pride, Recon brings its Full Fetish week to London to help London’s gay scene get its kink on. With big parties, socials, classes and a dinner, Full Fetish provides a variety of ways to get your kit on for almost whatever you’re into. More

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    Chris Colfer’s Twitter account hacked; studio says actor is not leaving Glee

    According to Chris Colfer’s manager, the actor’s Twitter account was hacked and he’s not leaving Glee. A representative for 20th Century Fox TV issued this statement: “We’ve been alerted that Chris Colfer’s Twitter account has been hacked. Rumors of his dismissal from Glee could not be further from the truth. We love Chris and look forward to working with him again this season.” More

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    Burger King releases Proud Whopper for pride and a boycott

    Just for San Francisco Gay Pride 2014, Burger King introduced a new burger: the Proud Whopper. What made this burger different? It may have been the clever marketing and rainbow foil wrapper used to show the fast-food companies support for the gay community. However with the slogan “We are all the same inside”, Burger King proves how Americans love to over-react to positive and inclusive messaging by starting a #boycottburgerking campaign.
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