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LGBT Warriors: 50 years of decriminalisation

 
Fifty years ago, the Sexual Offences Act 1967 decriminalised homosexual acts in private between two men in England and Wales. As the 50th

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Viva Judy!

 
Judy Garland is possibly the greatest gay icon of all time. Gays.com's Alex Hopkins talks to Ray Rackham about his new West End musical,

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Gaying the geek

 
All forms of geekery are very popular among gay men. But why? To mark Star Wars Day (May the 4th Be With You), Gays.com's Alex Hopkins

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LGBT Warriors: 50 years of decriminalisation

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Fifty years ago, the Sexual Offences Act 1967 decriminalised homosexual acts in private between two men in England and Wales. As the 50th anniversary of the act approaches, Gays.com's

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Viva Judy!

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Judy Garland is possibly the greatest gay icon of all time. Gays.com's Alex Hopkins talks to Ray Rackham about his new West End musical, Judy!

“What actually was to have

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Gaying the geek

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All forms of geekery are very popular among gay men. But why? To mark Star Wars Day (May the 4th Be With You), Gays.com's Alex Hopkins hunts down some self-professed gay geeks and asks

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Noel Alejandro: The filmmaker creating waves in gay porn

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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

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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

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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

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The changing face of London’s gay Soho

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

Since the mid 1990's, London’s LGBT landscape has

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The IDAHO Challenge and Great Global Kiss-In

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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

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

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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

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Hen parties in gay venues: a good mix?

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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

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Gay men and lesbian best friends

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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

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LGBT films: Tragedy vs. Hope

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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

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

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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

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Are gay porn stars valid idols?

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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

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Corporate Gaydom: have gays sold out?

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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:

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Gays and diva worship

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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”?

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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

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Is this really the hour of trans liberation?

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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

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Are gay guys scared of monogamy?

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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

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Would you date a HIV positive man?

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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

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

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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:

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All gay people under 60, please read this!

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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?

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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

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Pride for the first time

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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

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30 things to so before you hit 30... or 80!

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As a 78-year-old man I've lived a life without goals or plans and have been very impulsive which has worked out great for me. There are things in life we don’t have money and/or time for,

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