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Hilton as well as Travel & Leisure magazine is taking heat for an ad featuring 2 men in a bed, yet generating great publicity - mostly positive - the AFA cry-baby petition only has about 50,000 signatures (compare that to 1 million against Target for its pro-trans bathroom policy!).
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First lesbian couple competes together in Rio
While overshadowed by staggering LGBT deaths and the political climate, the Olympics kick-off Friday in Rio. And they will feature (for the first time) a lesbian married couple from the UK.
OutRight Summer Events
If you're in London next week, join OutRight's Young Professional Engagement Committee at Canonbury Tavern. Plus for New York, It's been too long since our last get-together for the global LGBTIQ community. Join OutRight at Bamboo 52 on Thursday, August 25th for our end-of-summer mixer!
Canal Pride Amsterdam
This weekend EuroPride is in Amsterdam, with the famous Canal Parade. Otherwise you can go to the best (or better?) Pride outside of London at Brighton BeachHamburg Pride or Iceland's only Reykjavík Pride. Back state-side? Show your true colors in Salem, Oregon.

Female world news reporter  World News

Iran has apparently (surprise) executed another teenager accused of being gay. Take note, this is the only time you'll ever see Republicans get exited about an Amnesty International report.

It's clear the situation in Turkey is dire for everyone, but particularly for LGBTIQ people - a gay Syrian refugee was found beheaded and mutilated In Istanbul.

An Indonesian Constitutional Court heard arguments this week to amend the criminal code to make sex between adults of the same-sex illegal, with the same punishment as sex with a minor, up to 5 years in jail.

Can't we all just pee together? Bathroom bullshit continues as the US Supreme Court ruled a Virginia boy will be barred from using the boys room at school, at least until they decide to take the case. And Pope Francis isn't helping, recent remarks in Poland condemned gender non-conformity.

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Find out why Travels of Adam is so excited about Instagram's new stories feature - and how that will change the way he uses the world's most popular place for pictures.

Feel safer having sex in the UK - a High Court ruling decided that the NHS (UK's government health care, used by over 80% of people) can provide PrEP - but not without some 80s-era HIV-stigmatizing news headlines.


I'm guessing you're not headed to Ohio for Pride, but after a frenzy over Cleveland Pride's abrupt and controversial "cancellation" of its Pride festivities last week, the city's community center has now re-scheduled and arranged events planned for August 18-21.

Champagne Icon  Events

Pines. The Hetrick-Martin Institute will hold its annual fundraiser on Saturday.

London. Join OutRight's Young Professional Engagement Committee at Canonbury Tavern's garden terrace next Thursday Aug 11.

Chicago. Are you ready for this year's Market Days on Halsted? Prepare for August 13 & 14 in the world's gayest neighborhood.

NYC. Join the LGBT Ivy Alumni Association for its semi-annual big mixer at the Rubin Art Museum on Friday, August 12 - whether you were ivy or not, join this exciting event!


Upcoming! NYC. Join me at this summer's second big international LGBTIQ event again at Bamboo 52. OutRight hosts its second summer mixer August 25th.

Upcoming! Thinking about travel this fall? Join me at the Montpellier InterPride World & European Conference October 13-16. Check it out and also email me if you're interested in attending (I think it's a great excuse to see this beautiful French town.

  Featured Tours & Trips

Get $200 off a gay history and art tour of London and Paris! - August 20-28, 2016. Visit Europe's two great cities, and learn about their gay side, from Shakespeare to Oscar Wilde, Alan Turing, Virginia Woolf, and Yves Saint Laurent, with Professor Andrew Lear, world-renowned scholar of gay history and art. Mention 'Gayography' to get $200 off!
 
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