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Austria Rejected a Gay Iraqi Refugee for Acting ‘Too Girlish’

A gay Iraqi asylum seeker was rejected by Austrian authorities because they didn’t think he was authentically gay because he acted ‘too girlish.’

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World
A Refugee From Chechnya Shares How He Escaped Torture and Murder in the Anti-Gay Russian Republic

A Chechen refugee tells how he escaped kidnapping, detainment, torture and murder in one of the most violently anti-gay parts of the world

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Art
Berlin’s Berghain Houses the World’s Most Exclusive Permanent Art Gallery

The Berlin club’s notoriously tough door policy, along with its no-photography rule, make the Berghain permanent art gallery the world’s most exclusive

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Travel
30 International Gay Cities the LGBT Community Will Flock to in 2017

Some cities just seem to beckon LGBTs, and we’ve gathered 30 of the world’s cities that are prime for exploration in 2017

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News
British Government Tells Gay Afghan Refugees to ‘Act Straight’ Before Deporting Them

Deported gay Afghan refugees are being told to “act straight” before being deported to their home country, where homosexuality is still illegal

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News
‘I Am a Human Being’: Read This Gay Syrian Refugee’s Letter to Donald Trump

Gay Syrian refugee Subhi Nahas pens an honest and open letter to Donald Trump about his executive order banning refugees from Syria

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Entertainment
Berlinale 2017: Which Films Took Home This Year’s Teddy Awards?

The winners of Berlinale 2017’s 31st annual Teddy Awards have been announced, and the Chilean film ‘Una Mujer Fantastica’ has won the Best Picture Award

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Art
MEAT Zine’s Sexy, Diverse Men Will Make Your Mouth Water (Photos)

Tired of body shaming within the gay community, photographer Adrian Lourie started a magazine celebrating the bodies of ‘ordinary’ men

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Culture
This Twitter Account Lists Holocaust Victims the U.S. Rejected as Refugees

In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, a Twitter account is listing the passengers of the St. Louis, a ship of refugees the U.S. turned away in 1939.

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Travel
12 Fabulous Gay Events Worth the Trip in 2017

From pride festivals to circuit parties to drag conventions, here are 12 fabulous excuses to book that trip you so desperately need

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