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NYC’s Hidden LGBT Historic Sites Get Illuminated on Interactive Map

Just after the 1969 Stonewall riots — largely considered a seminal moment in the quest for LGBT rights — many gay rights groups were still organizing in the shadows, quietly meeting in neighborhoods such as Brooklyn Heights to lay the groundwork for the movement.

The historic preservationists working on the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project are now trying to determine through interviews and archival materials where groups met in Brooklyn Heights are still around (which they may be since much of the neighborhood is landmarked) as they continue working to identify, document and preserve hundreds of significant LGBT historic sites across the city.

Of the 92,000 sites on the National Register of Historic Places, about a dozen are listed for their association with LGBT history.

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Gay Bars Can be Mind-Bogglingly Racist

Last weekend, Rebar went from being one of New York City’s most promising new gay clubs to a glaring personification of the lack of intersectionality that exists within broader gay culture. When the bar opened its doors in Chelsea, partygoers across New York were pretty excited to check it out. But one Facebook post by a patron named Ian Alexis shifted the conversation away from the club’s new digs to the way the venue allegedly mistreats people of color.

In the post, Alexis detailed how he and his friends had been denied entry over the weekend by an employee who told them the bar was at capacity. Alexis said his group prepared to leave before another employee allowed them to come inside. Once they stepped in, they saw that “it was pretty dead and empty,” as his post had it, while other black patrons overwhelmed the line outside, unable to enter. After Alexis’s story caught wind, similar complaints began to flood Rebar’s social media pages and review sites.

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Allure of a Palm Springs mid-century

Tourists come from all over the world to gaze at the distinctive midcentury modern architecture, historical monuments, and the former homes of movie stars in Palm Springs. But what about a driving tour of places gay celebrities once lived and played? We thought we’d highlight a few.

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Las Vegas ranks high with LGBT travelers

According to the 2016 LGBT Tourism & Hospitality report published by Community Marketing & Insights (CMI), Las Vegas was one of the top U.S. destinations for LGBT travelers last year.

The report, now in its 21st year, was published in December and pulled from surveys filled out by 3,723 respondents who self-identified as members of the LGBT community. The report covers the types of trips taken, reasons for travel, price point and hotel booking motivations. It also polled respondents on the destinations they visited in the previous year.

New York took the top spot for both gay and bisexual men and lesbian and bisexual women, but Las Vegas ranked second among men, tied with Los Angeles and San Francisco, and was third among women, sharing the spot with Los Angeles and Chicago. On the overall “power rankings,” Las Vegas took the fourth spot in the survey, behind New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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Britney Spears’s Las Vegas residency is coming to an end

Britney Spears’s Piece of Me Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood is set to end, with her publicist confirming a date for the final show.

Spears’s publicist Jeff Raymond confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter the show will end on December 31, 2017.

Spears signed a four-year contract for her residency, which began back in December 2013.

“We are done with this show, and our next move is undecided,” Spears’s Las Vegas manager Larry Rudolph said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “We are still talking with Caesars Entertainment and other interested parties in Las Vegas.”

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14 fun facts about Fort Lauderdale

14 fun facts about Fort Lauderdale

Its reputation as a sun-drenched LGBTI mecca is known far and wide – and from July, you can fly directly from Gatwick Airport to Fort Lauderdale with British Airways.

Found 28 miles from Miami, the Florida city will be the airline’s fourth service to the sunshine state, when it begins on 6 July.

In anticipation of the new route, here, we count down 14 facts about the ‘Venice of America’, explaining why it’s a dream destination for people of all sexualities…

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The Hornet Guide to Gay Las Vegas

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Las Vegas, one of our all-time favorite gay destinations, is the perfect place for guys seeking nightlife and nonstop fun.

What do you do in a city that never sleeps?

Spend some serious money at the high-end boutiques found up and down the strip, or press your luck at one of the city’s luxe casinos. Indulge in the widest array of ethnic cuisines found anywhere in America. And when it comes to nightlife, party till dawn with your best gay friends, either bellied up to the bar at a divey spot or singing along to a drag number.

Best of all, that marketing slogan rings true: What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

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Botox for Buttholes: Yes, It’s a Thing

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On this week’s Sex Lives, Brian J. Moylan reports from the wild world of cosmetic procedures for male nether regions, starting with the time he used cryotherapy to freeze his penis. (The shrinkage was intense.) He also introduces the new niche field of “anal rejuvenation,” which includes Botox, lasers, plastic surgery, bleaching, tightening, and loosening. Apparently colorectal surgeons of America are stepping up their games, and targeting a predominantly gay-male audience.

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Sexy Ascension Party Weekend Debuts In Asbury Park, New Jersey

After two years abroad in Mykonos, Greece the world renowned Ascension Party is making its triumphant return to the states this summer, this time landing in the hottest new gay weekend spot, Asbury Park, New Jersey!!

From August 4-6, thousands of men from around the globe will flock to the sun drenched Jersey shores for the three-day, eleven-party, fourteen-DJ festival!

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