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Raising a Gay Family | The Challenges and Joys

We are the first LGBT generation that can marry and have a family legally. But with no template or role models, raising a gay family can be

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How to Get the Best Out of the Gay Scene

The gay scene is a wonderful place – but it’s also full of pitfalls. But fear not, here’s our guide to navigating the scene – and staying safe and

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How to Tackle Homophobia Out in Public

How safe do you feel walking down the street holding hands with your man? Despite advances in LGBT rights, being gay in public can be difficult, and

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Raising a Gay Family | The Challenges and Joys

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We are the first LGBT generation that can marry and have a family legally. But with no template or role models, raising a gay family can be challenging. We speak to new gay parents about their

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How to Get the Best Out of the Gay Scene

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The gay scene is a wonderful place – but it’s also full of pitfalls. But fear not, here’s our guide to navigating the scene – and staying safe and happy - as a newbie.
 
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How to Tackle Homophobia Out in Public

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How safe do you feel walking down the street holding hands with your man? Despite advances in LGBT rights, being gay in public can be difficult, and homophobia remains a real issue. So how do you

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Fabulous But Friendless | Gay Men Without Gay Male Friends

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Do gay men have a problem relating to other gay men, in anything other than a sexual context? We look at eight issues facing gay men without gay male friends.
 
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5 Issues Facing Gay and Straight Male Friendships

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Do gay men find it difficult to make friends with straight men? What are the challenges involved in such relationships? Alex Hopkins looks at five issues facing gay men and straight male

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LGBT Politics | Are We in Danger of Going Back Decades?

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The LGBT rights movement has come a remarkably long way in a short space of time – but what impact is the Trump presidency having on LGBT politics and equality in the US? Gays.com takes a

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Transgender Day of Remembrance #TDOR 2017 | Gays.com

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Murders of transgender people are on the rise. On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, we reflect on the lives lost and the work that still needs to be done to protect the living, says Alex

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Gay Dating Challenges | Are You Unapproachable?

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Ever wondered why everyone else gets approached by the hot guys? Do you give off all the wrong signals when you’re in a gay bar or club? Being unapproachable is just one challenge some guys face when

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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 - either

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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 humorous look at

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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 equality? One

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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 refugees.
 
“We gay

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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 as a

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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 going to

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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 Gays.com

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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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Love Happens

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Gay Geeks | Geeky Passions Uncovered

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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 some probing

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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.

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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 summer theater

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What LGBT History Has Taught Us

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This Pride month we take a look at why we should care about LGBT history. Alex Hopkins explores how our past can reveal how we are today – and what we should look out for in the

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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 Gays.com

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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 Alex Hopkins

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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 been a concert

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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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