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How 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Helps Turn Queens into Marketing Matriarchs

How 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Helps Turn Queens into Marketing Matriarchs

By Dan Allen | Jan 17, 2022

Since its launch, "RuPaul's Drag Race" has transformed the art of drag into a marketing juggernaut — and a multi-faceted, multi-million-dollar industry.

Thirst Trapping: Did You Participate in 'Kiss a Ginger' Day?

Thirst Trapping: Did You Participate in 'Kiss a Ginger' Day?

Jan 17, 2022

January 12 was the unofficial 'kiss a ginger' day. To celebrate, here are some hunky gingers that share their pics on Instagram.

Gay Twitter's Best 53 Tweets This Week

Gay Twitter's Best 53 Tweets This Week

By Jason St. Amand | Jan 16, 2022

This week's edition of Gay Twitter includes hilarious reactions to the newest seasons of "RuPaul's Drag Race" and "Euphoria," as well as who should host the Oscars and much more!

Spider-Man Comic Page Sells for Record $3.36M Bidding

Spider-Man Comic Page Sells for Record $3.36M Bidding

Jan 14, 2022

A single page of artwork from a 1984 Spider-Man comic book sold at auction Thursday for a record $3.36 million.

Funniest 12 LGBTQ+ TikToks to Watch This Week

Funniest 12 LGBTQ+ TikToks to Watch This Week

By Jason St. Amand | Jan 13, 2022

Check out 12 of our favorite TikToks from LGBTQ+ creators this week!

Fact Checkers Say YouTube Lets its Platform be 'Weaponized'

Fact Checkers Say YouTube Lets its Platform be 'Weaponized'

Jan 13, 2022

More than 80 fact checking organizations are calling on YouTube to address what they say is rampant misinformation on the platform.

Arts Update: Plays, Comedy Fest Postponed; Chorus' Center Funding

Arts Update: Plays, Comedy Fest Postponed; Chorus' Center Funding

By Jim Provenzano | Jan 12, 2022

It's one step forward and two steps back in the local arts scene as theater companies close their doors yet again, a comedy festival is postponed, and the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus gets funding from Amazon.

Ava Phillippe Says 'Whatever' to Gender and Sexuality

Ava Phillippe Says 'Whatever' to Gender and Sexuality

By Emell Adolphus | Jan 11, 2022

Ava Phillippe, the daughter of actors Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe, gets candid with her follows about gender, attraction and sexuality.

LGBTQ Cruises Sail on as CDC Issues Warnings, Some Lines Cancel

LGBTQ Cruises Sail on as CDC Issues Warnings, Some Lines Cancel

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 11, 2022

The CDC has issued a warning, and some lines have canceled scheduled itineraries — but LGBTQ+ cruises, it appears, are still sailing.

List of Winners at Sunday's 79th Golden Globe Awards

List of Winners at Sunday's 79th Golden Globe Awards

Jan 9, 2022

List of winners at Sunday's 79th Golden Globe Awards, which were announced via social media after the ceremony lost its broadcaster due to issues with its host, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Adult Male Star Reveals Violent Assault by Fellow Actor Last Year

Adult Male Star Reveals Violent Assault by Fellow Actor Last Year

Jan 9, 2022

August Alexander, a Noir Male "Brand Ambassador," was arrested last year for a violent assault on adult male performer Bobby Ryker, who shared the experience in a series of disturbing Twitter posts.

Grag Queen, 'Queen of the Universe' Winner, Vows to Fight Homophobia

Grag Queen, 'Queen of the Universe' Winner, Vows to Fight Homophobia

By Emell Adolphus | Jan 9, 2022

Brazilian performer Grag Queen, winner of the Paramount Plus international drag queen singing competition series, is ready to bring attention to what it's like to be an LGBTQ person in his homeland.

Six Flags in Mexico City Drops 'Affectionate Behavior' Ban

Six Flags in Mexico City Drops 'Affectionate Behavior' Ban

Jan 9, 2022

The Six Flags amusement park in Mexico City announced Thursday it is dropping a ban on "affectionate behavior" after complaints over two gay friends being taken out of a line at a ride for kissing.

'I Am Doing My Magic Down Here!' One Man's Embarrassing 'Emily in Paris' Blow Job Story

'I Am Doing My Magic Down Here!' One Man's Embarrassing 'Emily in Paris' Blow Job Story

Jan 9, 2022

There's little doubt that "Emily in Paris" has a gay following, but who knew it had a closeted gay following. But when one NYC man hooked up with a fan of the show, he learned there was and shared his embarrassing moment on TikTok.

Before Thirst Traps, There Was the Athletic Model Guild

Before Thirst Traps, There Was the Athletic Model Guild

Jan 8, 2022

Before laws regarding censorship were relaxed in the late 60s, there was a little outlet for gay pornography. Instead there were physique magazines that featured smooth, largely fit men wearing posing straps.

Gay Twitter's Funniest 52 Tweets This Week

Gay Twitter's Funniest 52 Tweets This Week

By Jason St. Amand | Jan 7, 2022

This week's edition of Gay Twitter includes hilarious reactions to the latest "And Just Like That" episodes, "Yellowjackets," Grindr screenshots and more!

First Pete Buttigieg Bobblehead Unveiled

First Pete Buttigieg Bobblehead Unveiled

Jan 7, 2022

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum has released a limited-edition Pete Buttigieg bobblehead.

Best 11 LGBTQ TikToks to Check Out This Week

Best 11 LGBTQ TikToks to Check Out This Week

By Jason St. Amand | Jan 6, 2022

Check out 11 of our favorite TikToks from LGBTQ+ creators this week!

Pubic Hair, Nudism and Censorship: The Photographic Battle to Depict the Naked Body

Pubic Hair, Nudism and Censorship: The Photographic Battle to Depict the Naked Body

Jan 6, 2022

The naked body and its visual depiction has always attracted attention and generated heated debate.

Netflix Announces New LGBTQ+ Podcast

Netflix Announces New LGBTQ+ Podcast

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 5, 2022

Streaming giant Netflix doesn't just offer movies and TV shows; it offers podcasts, too, including the newly-announced, LGBTQ+-themed "The Gay Agenda," slated to premiered Jan. 10.

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