Travel & Culture

Travel & Culture

British colonial legacy is still hurting LGBT people around the world

At the recent Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London, the British prime minister, Theresa May, urgedCommonwealth nations to reform existing anti-gay legislation…
Travel & Culture

Welcome to the Age of the Twink

There’s a scene in “Call Me by Your Name” that I can’t get out of my head. (No, not that…
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LGBT people were viewed as gifted by nature among the Native Americans

We often think that a sophisticated understanding of gender is a contemporary phenomenon. The idea of non-binary or non-gender conforming…
Travel & Culture

How to build a Queer City

An uptight nation that gets its knickers in a twist every time someone eats a piece of meat designated as…
Travel & Culture

1917 Russian Revolution: The LGBT’s brief window of freedom

In January 1921 Russian Baltic Fleet sailor Afanasy Shaur organised an extraordinary gay wedding in Petrograd. The guests included 95…
Travel & Culture

The restaurant kitchen where everyone has HIV

Until recently, few of the chefs had ever stepped foot in a restaurant kitchen. Now they were slicing up hunks…
US News

Harvey Milk to receive stepped memorial in San Francisco’s Castro

The work of late gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk will be celebrated in San Francisco‘s famous Castro District with…
Travel & Culture

How fake news from 1949 painted gay men as predators for decades

In October 1949, filed under “Medicine,” Newsweek reviewed the book The Sexual Criminal, former LA cop Dr. J. Paul de River’s sensationalized exposé on…
Travel & Culture

Bridgnorth Cliff Railway

The busy town of Bridgnorth is divided into high and low parts by the river Severn. To improve connectivity between…
News

Charges dropped against Scot accused of public indecency in Dubai

A Scottish man accused of public indecency in Dubai has had the charges against him dropped after the ruler of…