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Op-Ed: Facebook Keeps Me Gay

Why I’m one of the proud billion daily users By Xorje Olivares August 28 2015 5:22 PM EDT Pictured: Xorje Olivares (left) and friends at Pride in New York City “What’s on your mind?” Facebook asks me daily. Honestly, Facebook, I’m hungry and could go for a chicken bowl with guacamole from Chipotle because I […]

Best-Dressed Man of the Week: Rafael Nadal

Nadal is also our favorite “undressed” man of the week, by the way. By Tommy Pisani August 28 2015 5:16 PM EDT We’ve suddenly become a huge fan of tennis. Rafael Nadal has been having quite a week. After it was announced that he is the new face of Tommy Hilger’s underwear campaign, the tennis […]

Focus on Queer Middle East: 'The Amina Profile'

Three new documentaries reveal precarious, uncertain, and inscrutable queer existence in Syria, Israel, and Saudi Arabia. By James McDonald August 28 2015 4:37 PM EDT While on the cusp of revolution, Syrians searched for Amina, a young lesbian abducted by her govenment. But Amina wasn’t real. When Amina Abdallah Arraf al Omari, a gay Syrian-American […]

Focus on Queer Middle East: 'Oriented'

Three new documentaries reveal precarious, uncertain, and inscrutable queer existence in Syria, Israel, and Saudi Arabia. By James McDonald August 28 2015 4:32 PM EDT Caught between worlds, gay Palestinians search for a fulfilling sense of identity. For 15 months, filmmaker Jake Witzenfeld, a straight British Jew, followed  three gay Palestinians — Khader Abu-Seif, Fadi […]

Focus on Queer Middle East: A Sinner in Mecca

Three new documentaries reveal precarious, uncertain, and inscrutable queer existence in Syria, Israel, and Saudi Arabia. By Jerry Portwood August 28 2015 4:30 PM EDT In an act of potentially deadly defiance, a gay filmmaker questions and reclaims his faith while exposing Saudi Arabia’s violent conservatism. For many, Mecca is a city in Saudi Arabia […]

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