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Nelson Mandela: Champion of Equality

Nelson Mandela: Champion of Equality

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” —Nelson Mandela We join the world in mourning the loss of Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013). Mandela will forever be remembered for enduring 27 years in prison, his peaceful struggle against apartheid, and guiding South Africans in building a multi-racial democracy. He was also steadfast in

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Kissing Not Required

Kissing Not Required

In a recent interview, Saif Ali Khan, expressed his lack of enthusiasm for on-screen kissing. While the Bollywood heartthrob has locked lips with his female co-stars in past flicks like “Hum Tum” and “Salaam Namaste”, he’s disinclined to continue the practice since his marriage to Kareena Kapoor as it “doesn’t suit us.” He explains, “I would not like to kiss onscreen because I think it’s not required. It’s not done

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Linda Simpson’s Debut Photo Book Party Tonight

Linda Simpson’s Debut Photo Book Party Tonight

“Pages” is the debut photo book by one of our favorite New Yorkers, Linda Simpson, who pays homage to her captivating friend Page.  According to Linda,  the book allows you to travel back in time as she narrates her photos of NYC’s momentous drag scene from the late 1980s to the mid ’90s.  The photos also recall Page’s “mysterious beauty, outlandish sense of style, and provocative performances” that made her a cult

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Asking and Telling About HIV Status

Asking and Telling About HIV Status

Warning: this video contains sexy, hunky nakedness! Out South Asian actor Namir Nasir (the perky, cutie with the glasses) co-stars in “Knowing” a short film produced by Impulse Group about being open and honest about HIV status—all via text! The West Hollywood based sexual health advocacy group  seeks to ask some simple but difficult questions in this “Edge-ucational” film (as they call it): Why not get tested? Why not ask? Why not

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Maulik Pancholy in Out 100

Maulik Pancholy in Out 100

OUT Magazine continued its rollout of this year’s OUT100 today and included desi actor Maulik Pancholy, best known for his  roles on the TV series 30 Rock and Weeds. Maulik hand’t previously discussed his sexuality with the press so his OUT interview was also a way to come out to the general public.  “I just celebrated my nine-year anniversary with my partner,” he says. “It feels like a nice time to be

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LGBT Sikhs in NYC via London

LGBT Sikhs in NYC via London

Members of Sarbat—a London based social and support group for LGBT Sikhs—will be in New York in the beginning of November for discussions and social gatherings. Scheduled events include an introductory discussion about Sarbat and issues faced by LGBT Sikhs in the US & UK on November 1st and a walk on the Highline followed by brunch on November 2nd. Check out their events calendar  and RSVP to attend.  

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Out Loud and Out of Lebanon

Out Loud and Out of Lebanon

Out Loud, the first gay themed film shot and produced in Lebanon will be opening at the Quad Cinema on October 25th. We are intrigued…check out the trailer. Here’s a synopsis from the Quad: “The film follows a small group of friends who gather at Jason’s house in war-torn Lebanon. One night he hosts a party for his expanding circle of free-spirited friends. There’s the emotionally agile Louis and his

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Pakistan’s “Zinda Bhaag” Opens in NYC

Pakistan’s “Zinda Bhaag” Opens in NYC

Three young people in Lahore try to escape the reality of their everyday lives. They succeed in ways they least expected. Zinda Bhaag, directed by Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nabi, and produced by Mazhar Zaidi has been selected as the Pakistani entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards—for the first in over 50 years. Check out the trailer here. The local lead actors describe their own ability

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