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The Hornet Guide to Gay Austin

Gay Austin not only has a thriving nightlife, it’s home to great outdoor venues, live music, museums — Austin is the place to be

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Art
The Story Behind ‘House of Air,’ The Most Risqué Gay Music Video of All Time

The video for Brendan Maclean’s ‘House of Air’ features actual fucking, fisting and poop play, but the directors made it for more than just mere provocation

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Culture
SXSW 2018: 10 Queer Moments from the Annual Austin Festival

In case you missed the 10-day festival of film, music and conversations, here are the top 10 SXSW 2018 queer moments from the annual Texas festival

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News
SXSW 2018 Has Been Marred by Bombings That Have Killed 2 and Injured 4 Austin Residents

Four recent bombings targeting the city’s black and Latinx community have shook residents and bewildered police

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5 Tips for Having a Constructive Political Conversation With Someone You Think Is Dead Wrong

It can be really tough to have civil and fair conversation with people you strongly disagree with, but these five tips can help

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SXSW 2018: If You’re Tired of Gay Film Tropes, ‘Martyr’ Offers a Deep Dive Into Male Friendship

In our spoiler-free Martyr review, we explain how Mazen Khaled’s dramatic exploration of male intimacy differs from any gay film you’ve ever seen

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I Slept With the Lights On After Seeing ‘Hereditary,’ the Creepiest Horror Movie of the Modern Age

In our spoiler-free ‘Hereditary’ review, we explain the setup of Ari Aster’s familial horror flick and what makes it so richly disturbing on several levels

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SXSW 2018: Chelsea Manning Warns the World About the Mass Surveillance Tool Hiding in Your Pocket

At the Chelsea Manning SXSW session this morning, the whistleblower urges people to be aware of mass surveillance by always-on tech… like your phone

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Your Gay Guide to SXSW 2018: The Festival’s Best LGBTQ Film, Music and Interactive Events

Find out all the best bands, movies and events happening at this year’s South By Southwest — check out our SXSW 2018 Gay Guide here

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Culture
One Company Owns the Web’s Biggest Porn Tube Sites, and That’s a Problem

A company named MindGeek owns the internet’s most popular porn tube sites and one documentary film maker says that it has hurt porn performers and studios.

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