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Gay News issue 251, July 2012 (13)

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In Moscow Gay Parades are banned for the coming 100 years

For the next 100 years there are no gay parades allowed in Moscow. The Tverskoy district court ruled in June that public events like gay pride are prohibited from March 2012 till May 2112.
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Anti gay therapy no longer covered

Minister Schippers of Public Health has decided to stop the coverage of the costs of the ‘anti gay therapy’ of the Christian organization Different. The COC has been asking to do so from January when it came out that Different claimed to help people to get rid of their homosexuality.
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Denmark introduces same-sex marriages

The Danish parliament has approved legislation that makes it possible for same-sex couples to get married. Denmark is the eighth European country to introduce gay marriage. The legislation came into effect on the 15th of June.
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COC: Council of State is condoning discrimination

‘The Council of State is accepting discrimination,’ says COC chair Vera Bergkamp in response to the Council’s advice on the marriage celebrants refusing to perform same-sex marriages.
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American conservative Jews recognize gay marriage

The conservative branch of the American Jewish society – representing about a third of the American Jews – has officially accepted a religious ceremony for a wedding of a same-sex couple. Within the Reconstructionist Jewish Society these type of ceremonies were already held.
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‘Come On Bitch, I Wanna Make You Scream Again In The Thermos’

I was once in the Thermos sauna, sitting at the bar with Charlie. He was a big broad black guy from Chicago. We’d had a really nice time together upstairs in a cabin and needed to catch our breath with a glass of juice.
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Expo News: Garden Gods in Paradise

Recently Mark J. de Vries of the Gay Garden Club opened the exhibition “Garden Gods in Paradise” at Gallery MooiMan in Groningen. This show was part of the Garden & Art ten-day festival in the north of Holland Gallery MooiMan took part in for the first time. “Garden Gods in Paradise” will be in the gallery until the end of August, as well as in the sculpture garden.
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Letter from Brussels: Islam and gays

Dear Northern Neighbors, Last week the Brussels police tried to check the identity of a young Muslim woman. She wore a face covering niqab, hence the id check. It completely got out of control, both on the side of the police officers trying to do their work, as on the side of the woman, a converted Belgian, who resisted her arrest.
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How Queer IS BDSM?

Margot Weiss’s “Techniques of Pleasure: BDSM and the Circuits of Sexuality” (Duke University Press 2011) purports to be an ethnography of the Bay Area BDSM scene, but it isn’t. There is not one play scene described, there is not one orgasm reported.
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Fasion: Vavoom Underwear

The men’s underwear label Vavoom is proudly Dutch. The company’s second collection of seven limited edition Vavoom boxers has a remarkable new fit, perfectly packaging the contents. And that’s exactly what Vavoom is focused on, the contents, says founder Jan Kessels.
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Amsterdam’s Oldest Leather Bar Argos Open Again

Just recently Argos opened its doors again. A few new features: a larger cruising area and an outside area for during summer. The bar also has extended opening hours. The renovation marks a new era in the history of Amsterdam’s oldest leather bar.
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Gay Pride agenda 2012

Gay pride, LGBT pride or simply pride is the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people to promote their self-affirmation, increase their visibility as a social group, build community, and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance. Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma, is the predominant outlook that bolsters most LGBT rights movements throughout the world.
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Channing Tatum And Other Tasty Guys Stripping In ‘Magic Mike’

From the 12th of July Steven Soderbergh’s movie “Magic Mike” will be in Dutch cinemas, two weeks after it opened in the United States. The media in the States are showing teasers with juicy details on the production, which is set in the world of male strippers.
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