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Noel Alejandro: The filmmaker creating waves in gay porn

With the release of his new film Call me a Ghost, independent filmmaker, Noel Alejandro is fast becoming one of the most promising creators of adult

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Coming out later in life

Coming out at any age is difficult, but facing up to your sexuality in later life can be particularly daunting. Alex Hopkins looks at the things you

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Drag queens: alternative vs traditional

Drag queens are an integral part of gay culture – but how do they stand up against alternative drag, asks Alex Hopkins.

I was 17, my

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Noel Alejandro: The filmmaker creating waves in gay porn

With the release of his new film Call me a Ghost, independent filmmaker, Noel Alejandro is fast becoming one of the most promising creators of adult gay movies. With his unique talent, Noel is

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Coming out later in life

Coming out at any age is difficult, but facing up to your sexuality in later life can be particularly daunting. Alex Hopkins looks at the things you should consider.

Walking

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Drag queens: alternative vs traditional

Drag queens are an integral part of gay culture – but how do they stand up against alternative drag, asks Alex Hopkins.

I was 17, my parents were away, I was acting in a summer theater

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The changing face of London’s gay Soho

London’s gay scene has undergone significant changes in recent years, but there’s still much to enjoy, says Alex Hopkins.

I still remember my first visit to Old Compton Street, at the

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The IDAHO Challenge and Great Global Kiss-In

In 2009 and 2010, Gays.com collaborated with the Committee for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHO or IDAHOT) to launch two awareness projects, The IDAHO

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Being LGBT: Is it time to strip away the labels?

Classifying our sexual and gender identities has won LGBT human rights, but are the labels we’ve given ourselves still needed, asks Alex Hopkins.
 
“Do you like girls or boys? It’s

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Hen parties in gay venues: a good mix?

LGBT venues have always been popular with Hen/Bachelorette parties, but how easily have straight women and gay men been mixing, asks Alex Hopkins.

The notices on the doors of London’s

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Gay men and lesbian best friends

Do gay men and lesbians make best friends, or do the two groups have too little in common, asks Alex Hopkins.

I remember the moment vividly. The words that I’d held inside me for so

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LGBT films: Tragedy vs. Hope

Alex Hopkins takes a look at pioneering LGBT films. How have their themes changed, and what can we expect to see in the future?
 
In March this year, to coincide with the annual BFI

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A response to the massacre in Orlando: LGBT people will not be silenced

How can the LGBT community respond to the mass murder at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando? And what needs to change to ensure that this never happens again, asks Alex Hopkins.

Two days

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Are gay porn stars valid idols?

Gay men have always had a complex relationship with porn. But is our idolisation of its performers misplaced, asks Alex Hopkins.

Porn is often a gay man’s first encounter with gay sex.

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Corporate Gaydom: have gays sold out?

Is there a downside to equal rights? Are gay men and lesbians now under more pressure than ever to conform to the corporate world?

The gym has never been a passion of mine: it’s

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Gays and diva worship

Gay men and lesbians have a long history of adoring strong but also fragile women. How have our idols changed over the years, and what do they continue to offer us, asks Alex

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Is there such a thing as a “gay community”?

We use the words ‘gay community’ constantly, but what does it really mean to people today, asks Alex Hopkins.

It started as an innocent question on Facebook: ‘is there a gay community

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Is this really the hour of trans liberation?

Transgender people are now more in the news than ever before. But if real progress is going to be made, we need to address issues of freedom of speech for all and look for transgender icons beyond

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Are gay guys scared of monogamy?

Would relationships endure - and be healthier - if they were non-monogamous, asks Alex Hopkins.

I always miss the best events. Earlier this year I was invited to a gay wedding. Now, I

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Would you date a HIV positive man?

For World AIDS day, Gays.com writer Alex Hopkins takes a look at the challenges of being in a serodiscordant relationship.

“That’s a horrid question, of course I would.”
“What a

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What does it mean to be a single gay man today?

Alex Hopkins speaks to single gay men about their attempts to find relationships.  What has changed and what are the challenges?

With age comes the weight of expectation: societal

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All gay people under 60, please read this!

Gays.com's resident senior blogger, Martin D. Goodkin, explains why we all should take some time out to appreciate the older sections of the LGBT community; they deserve not to be

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Camp and “straight acting” – what does it mean?

Is it acceptable to state that you're not interested in camp/fem men on dating profiles? Or is this a form of discrimination? Alex Hopkins takes a look at hostility towards camp gay men within the

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Pride for the first time

Anyone who has ever been to Gay Pride remembers their first, so as the Pride season kicks off across North America and Europe, Gays.com Community Manager, Mark shares his personal experience of what

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Don't freak out when coming out: here are the dos and dont's!

Whether you’re as far in the closet as you can be or you’re half way there, ‘coming out’ is never easy. It doesn’t matter whether it’s to your friends or family, work colleagues or even teacher;

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'Coming out taught me how to approach the subject with someone with subtlety'

I think coming out was a fairly anti-climactic experience for me. There were no fireworks, there was no homophobia, and there weren't any negative reactions. Maybe we just hear about the experiences

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Labels: girlfriend, boyfriend, partner... what do you use?

Love 'em or hate 'em, we use labels all the time – and other people make judgements based on them. So, how do you label your other half when you mention them? Are you ambiguous and use ‘partner’ when

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Let's blame the gays for everything!

Right now we live in a time where technology automatically exists in our lives; we spend far too much time uploading photos to Facebook and probably have a closer relationship to our smartphones than

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