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Gay News issue 276, August 2014 (16)

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Peter de Rome and the Maturation of Gay Porn

Nowadays, porn is generally available 24/7. Those who do not stumble onto an Austrian guy who is getting foot-fucked with pleasure on, or are checking out two hot men on Cam4 who describe themselves as Huge Big Cockx and are barebacking each other or a third, have an ample choice of sites with professional and amateur porn. During what is called the beginning of the modern gay movement, the Stonewall riots of 1969, things were very different.
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Letter from Brussels: Not Equality, but Money

Dear Neighbors to the North, In an article in The Guardian of July 7 British lesbian and feminist columnist Julie Bindel shared her thoughts on the narrow ties between big business and the gay community. She is rightly wondering whether all that support is about equality, or about money.
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WHO to gay´s: do take antiviral drugs

Failure to provide adequate HIV services for key groups – men who have sex with men, people in prison, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender people – threatens global progress on the HIV response, warns WHO.
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Reijers World: ‘Oh my God, OH... MY... GOD, Fuck yeah’

I was on a terrace with Willem and John on Leidseplein. They had just come back from New York. “It was wonderful. Such an overwhelming city. There is always something to do there, day and night. We are still tired. But you did a great job taking care of our house,” Willem said.
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Four Years Imprisonment for Bizarre Sex Game

This was the sentence for 45-year-old German Michael Schneider. The police spoke of 'a horror show'. Schneider was not convicted for manslaughter, but for causing bodily harm resulting in death.
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Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede

“I’m moving to Pittsburgh,” Manhattanite Steve Bolerjack declared in January 2001 in a column in “The New York Blade,” which was later collected in “Pride, Politics & Plague: Gay Life in Millennial New York City” (2011). The reason for Bolerjack’s “decision,” it shouldn’t come as a surprise, was of course the American version of the series “Queer as Folk”
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More people got tested

In 2013, more people were tested for sexually transmitted infections (STI) at Dutch STI clinics than in previous years. Although the percentage of people with an STI showed a slight decrease (0.4 per cent) for the first time since 2007, it remained high at 14.7 per cent. Effective STI monitoring remains essential for the identification of relevant trends, emerging STIs in high-risk groups, and the effectiveness of prevention programmes.
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More Misery for Gays in Uganda

The president/dictator of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, announced in response to the US lowering the amount of developing aid that residents of Uganda will see higher and new taxes. He now wants to tax vital products such as bread, vegetables, rice, and water. These taxes will result in an increase in hatred of homosexuals.
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Enschede Signs Dordrecht Declaration

De municipality Enschede has signed the Dordrecht Declaration. This Declaration has been drawn up by the Transgender Network Netherlands (TNN) in 2013, and aims to increase emancipation of transgenders on the work floor.
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‘The Normal Heart’ Earns Sixteen Emmy Nominations

Larry Kramer’s groundbreaking play about the early years of the AIDS crisis, was turned into a movie. On July 10 this movie has received sixteen Emmy nominations, including four for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie. One of these nominations is for Mark Ruffalo for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his performance as Ned Weeks.
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Drag King Icon and Stonewall Veteran Stormé DeLarverie Dies At 93

Stormé DeLarverie, a pioneer queer activist and longtime member of the Stonewall Veteran’s Association, died recently. DeLarverie was 93 years old. In a statement the Bronx LGBTQ Center called DeLarverie the “Rosa Parks” of the gay rights movement.
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‘They Are Just Kids,’ A Play About Robert Mapplethorpe & Patti Smith

In September 2014, theater company Oostpool will produce “They are just kids,” an intimate Dutch production about the lives and works of artists Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe. “They are just kids” is about young people looking for an alternative lifestyle in turbulent times. A lifestyle that is different from what they know.
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‘Burger Girls’ in the Getto

Getto Food & Drinks is not only renowned for its delicious cocktails, but also for its mouth-watering hamburgers that are named after famous drag queens from the Amsterdam scene.
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Tenth International Drag Olympics To Be Held During Gay Pride

The International Drag Olympics return to the city of Amsterdam during Gay Pride, celebrating its tenth edition this year. Starting out as a friendly soccer match between a small group of sports crazy drag queens back in 2004, the games have grown into the world’s premier sporting event for drag queens and kings.
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Conchita Wurst Joins Amsterdam’s Canal Parade 2014

On August 2, the Prinsengracht will again be washed over with the rainbow colors and pink, as the Canal Parade will take possession of this stately canal. Over the past few years, the Amsterdam Gay Pride has become a multi-disciplinary festival. It does not only include parties, but also has an extensive cultural program with the participation of a large number of cultural institutions in Amsterdam. The combination of parties, culture and emancipation differentiates the Amsterdam Gay Pride from many other prides.
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Please Disturb & Listen: Queer Art & Hotel Stories

By combining stories and art in the project “Please disturb & listen,” gallery MooiMan is part of the Amsterdam Pride for the first time, looking for depth in its theme “Listen.” In a special cooperation with five large hotels in Amsterdam-East, these hotels will make space available for the realization of this project. The hotels will open their doors without an entry fee and will be connected via a bicycle route.
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