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NYC Just Hosted the First Russian Gay Pride Parade

Russia is not known for its tolerance. Who can forget the boycotts over the controversial Sochi Olympics just a few short years ago? Due to homophobic persecution in Russia, thousands of Russians have emigrated from Russia to the United States, seeking asylum. However, these immigrants have not always been welcomed…

What Will Sex Be Like in the Future?

On one hand, sex has stayed the same since the beginning of time – after all, male and female bodies haven’t really changed, so neither has the process of procreating. On the other hand, sex is changing rapidly all the time thanks to the advent of sex toys, dental dams,…

How Shakespeare Can Teach You To Pick Up Girls

When it came to being a playboy, Shakespeare was worse than Shane from the L Word. Hard to believe, right? How can anyone be more of a womanizer than the woman who (spoiler) left her fiancee at the altar because she was afraid of commitment? It’s summer, which means summer…

LGBT Musical ‘RENT’ Heads to Television

TV and movie musicals have really taken off the last few years. Grease: Live made headlines for its star-studded cast and multimillion-dollar budget. La La Land was nominated for an Oscar. In 2016, Hamilton was filmed live on Broadway, to be released at some unknown point in the future. And now,…

Study Proves That Lesbians Are Crazy About Tumblr

When it comes to social media, we each pick our favorite poison. Some of us throw on a pair of huge sunglasses and stay Instagram ready at every moment of the day, while others do the world a favor by tweeting our constant genius inspirations. But, statistically speaking, most LGBT…

17 Things People In Open Relationships Hear Too Much

Open relationships definitely aren’t for everyone. That’s a fact. But people who are in open relationships tend to be looked at with skepticism – or just plain judged. Just because polyamory isn’t for you doesn’t mean it isn’t for someone else. If you catch yourself saying these 17 things…rethink. 1.…

Make Berlin Your Next Queer Vacation Spot

Are you and your girlfriend planning a lesbian vacay getaway? Are you newly single ready to Eat, Pray and Love your way across the European social scene? Hop on a nonstop flight to Berlin, Germany. Lesbian clubs and parties aren’t dead here. Lesbian bars may be shuttering all over the…

OperaRox Makes Queer Opera Edgy

Opera is cool. Okay, have I lost you? Bear with me. I know it took Hamilton to musicals cool, so until opera gets its own Lin-Mozart Miranda, you’ll probably be a little skeptical. Pretentious establishments like Royal Opera House and the Metropolitan Opera keep many young people from plugging into “the…

How to Get Over Your Study Abroad Girlfriend in 5 Steps

Ah, the city of love. Bright lights. Great food. Beautiful people. Eternal love. Ah, Paris. Or Berlin. Or Johannesburg. Let’s face it, the city of love is wherever you studied abroad. Studying abroad is a magical time. You get to live for six months in a foreign country, experiencing only…

What Does Intersex Mean? This New Video Explains It

Gender isn’t always male or female, transgender or cisgender, or even genderqueer or agender. Unfortunately, Intersex people often get left out of the conversation, partly because people just don’t understand it. After all, even if a transgender person transitions, they were still born as “one or the other.” Right? That’s…

Should You Do A Sex Detox?

Sometimes, you have to limit your body in order to free your mind. That’s the rationale behind a new wave of young women who are embracing the sex detox as a way to increase their mental and physical health. What’s a sex detox? Well, imagine a life without sex. Now…