The quiet rise of gender-neutral toys

Amid a downturn in global toy sales, Australia’s Toys ‘R’ Us stores going into voluntary administration and closure of the firm’s American and UK arms, a quiet revolution is under way in the toy world. The gendered distinctions of the infamous pink and blue toy aisles are starting to break down.

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How stigma impacts LGB health and wellbeing in Australia

Research in Australia and internationally has documented poor health and wellbeing among LGBTQI people compared to heterosexual people. What’s less understood are the reasons why.

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Sport and LGBTIQ rights in 2018

Why sport hasn’t made much progress on LGBTI+ rights since the Sochi Olympics. Athletes from Western nations have various protections, and many now share equal rights in most aspects of the law. But when they travel to compete in countries with regressive human rights records, these protections can be lost.

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Rough and tumble love of roller derby

It was at rollercon in glittering Las Vegas that i witnessed my first lesbian marriage proposal. At half-time of the Vagine Regime vs Caulksuckers’ annual face-off, a handful of the best roller derby players in the world gathered at the centre of the elliptical track.

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So you're dating an Air Sign

The three air signs are Gemini, Libra and Aquarius — they will never bore you! As partners you can expect them to be like a leaf in the breeze — beautiful to watch but hard to hold down. Air signs are the social butterflies of the zodiac and in general make sensual, fun and carefree partners with an moody streak.

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PrEPed & ready to go!

“Boys boys all types of boys, black white Puerto Rican Chinese boys”.

So rapped Missy Elliot in her 2002 single Work It and I for one say, hell yeah!!! Until Mr Right locks me in the cellar, I see no reason not to fully explore the bounty offered in this hot little queer and mixed-race world — and I suspect a few of you adopt a similar approach to your own sex life.

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Gay Love letters #4

In part four of celebrating same-sex love letters throughout history, World War II soldiers express their undying love in a beautiful and heartbreaking letter. The following heart-rending love letter was written by American World War II veteran Brian Keith to in 1943 his lover Dave. Dave was a fellow soldier he met and fell in love with in 1943 while stationed in North Africa. Grab the tissue box people.

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Spicing up your gay sex life!

Gay, Straight or Bi the fact is sometimes our sex life can become very dull.  As a qualified sex therapist I have a few ideas that might help spice things up for those people who do want to enjoy sex more but have found themselves to be in a bit of a rut. Sometimes, even if we know all this stuff we can get lazy and forget for a while..

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The history of masturbation

The anonymous author of the pamphlet Onania (1716) was very worried about masturbation. The ‘shameful vice’, the ‘solitary act of pleasure’, was something too terrible to even be described. The writer agreed with those ‘who are of the opinion, that… it never ought to be spoken of, or hinted at because the bare mentioning of it...

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5 properties you won’t believe are hostels

Hostels bring together a totally random group of people from around the world who share only one thing in common: a thirst to trot the globe. And that diversity is what makes hostels such a welcoming place for LGBTQI+ travellers to stay. Those new friendships are what drives YHA… 

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Music Video : Son of a Preacher Man

Music Video by Tom Gross.  The story of a gay preachers son and the forbidden love of his life.

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‘Ideal Home’ Movie Review

Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd star as Erasmus and Paul, long-term lovers who lead a carefree life in Santa Fe, New Mexico, filming their basic cable cooking show – Ideal Home. Erasmus is the extravagant celebrity chef and Paul his hesitant and facetious producer.

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