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How to have a gay social life without alcohol

 
Alcohol fuels our social world, and there comes the point in many gay men's lives when the bar and clubbing scene gets tiring. If you've

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Gay Sauna Etiquette | Tips For Your First Trip

 
If you’ve never stepped foot through the doors of a gay sauna or bathhouse before, what are the unspoken rules for behaviour? And what

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Gay Marriage | The Reality of Tying the Knot

 
Gay marriage is transforming gay relationships and attitudes towards homosexuality. But what’s the reality for those who are tying the

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How to have a gay social life without alcohol

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Alcohol fuels our social world, and there comes the point in many gay men's lives when the bar and clubbing scene gets tiring. If you've decided to give up alcohol for whatever reason -

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Gay Sauna Etiquette | Tips For Your First Trip

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If you’ve never stepped foot through the doors of a gay sauna or bathhouse before, what are the unspoken rules for behaviour? And what happens when they’re broken? Gays.com takes a

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Gay Marriage | The Reality of Tying the Knot

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Gay marriage is transforming gay relationships and attitudes towards homosexuality. But what’s the reality for those who are tying the knot – and what do they say to critics of marriage

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The Search for Mr Gay Syria

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Alex Hopkins at Gays.com speaks to photojournalist Bradley Secker, whose documentation of the ground-breaking Mr Gay Syria contest reveals the hidden lives of LGBT

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Autofellatio Remastered | An interview with James Maker

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James Maker lived the rock and roll dream before reinventing himself as a prize-winning author. As his memoir Autofellatio is republished, he talks to Alex Hopkins at Gays.com about life

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The hazards of gay house share hunting

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Alex Hopkins takes a look at the trials, tribulations and unexpected hilarity of trying to find a gay flatshare in London. 
 
I could tell that the room I was about to view was

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Musicals... why do we love them so much?

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What is it about musicals that gay men so love? The Show Queen, or Musical Theatre Queen is as much a part of gay culture as camp, cottaging and classic Hollywood cinema. Alex Hopkins at

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Guide to Gay Pride in London 2017

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London’s annual Pride festival is the highlight of the gay calendar. Alex Hopkins from Gays.com looks at this year’s highlights.
 


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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 power of song: The Pink Singers

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For over 30 years, The Pink Singers has been the UK’s longest running LGBT choir. But what does it mean to involved in such a group – and why is it needed more now than ever? Alex Hopkins at

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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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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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