LGBT-Friendly Senior Living Communities

LGBT-Friendly Senior Living Communities

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Finding LGBT-Friendly Senior Living Communities For Your Senior Loved Ones Every year, countless families find themselves searching for senior living communities for their elderly loved ones. The right community is paramount for any senior looking to enjoy this new chapter in their life and for many LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered) seniors, finding the right fit can seem like a challenge. There is generally less acceptance of the LGBT community among older generations, which can make it very difficult to find supportive resources within the senior demographic. It is estimated that “48 percent of LGBT older couples face discrimination" according to a 2014 investigation by the nonprofit Equal Rights Center.** The good news is, now more than ever, there are countless senior housing communities welcoming older LGBT seniors into…
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Gay Bears Groups and Organizations

Gay Bears Groups and Organizations

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Like your men on the beefy, furry side? We got you covered. Check here for local bear clubs and see what upcoming events they are hosting.  It’s a great way to meet your fellow bears. Bear Clubs A-E | Bear Clubs F-Z Seasons of Pride provides the bear and leather communities this calendar of leather/BDSM and bear events for your twisted travels.  Join us at Haus of BDSM for all your twisted needs… [caption id="attachment_44824" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Viking Bears of Stockholm, Sweden[/caption] Jan–Mar | Apr-Jun | Jul–Sept | Oct-Dec Bear Resources | Calendar | Gay Leather Fetish History | Haus of BDSM | Kink Friendly Professionals   Leather Associations | Titleholders Bear Clubs and Organization Harbour City Bears - We run weekly social events, produce a monthly newsletter, regular dance parties such as Chunky and Bear Pit; as well as our two annual festivals - Bear Essentials (February) & Bear Pride (August). Harbour…
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Same-Sex Marriage Around the World

Same-Sex Marriage Around the World

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We’re all aware of the wonderful news that came out of Australia just recently in relation to the “yes” result in their postal vote for same-sex marriage. The hope is that the Australian politicians will now enact the will of the people into legislation and the talk is that it might even happen before Christmas. What a fantastic Christmas gift for the people of all orientations in Australia! Achieving the same marriage rights as straight couples is a journey that has been hard fought and not without its conflicts for many countries all over the world. People have gone out and canvassed, marched, protested in their droves in order for this issue to even be brought to the polls in many countries around the globe. Being legally allowed to marry…
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Gay Bear Clubs

Gay Bear Clubs

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Before visiting another city, check here for a club and see what upcoming events they are hosting.  It’s a great way to meet your fellow bears. Bear Clubs A-G | Bear Clubs H-Z Seasons of Pride provides the bear and leather communities this calendar of leather/BDSM and bear events for your twisted travels.  Join us at Haus of BDSM for all your twisted needs… Jan–Mar | Apr-Jun | Jul–Sept | Oct-Dec Bear Resources | Calendar | Gay Leather Fetish History | Haus of BDSM | Kink Friendly Professionals   Leather Associations | Titleholders Bear Clubs and Organizations   Aloha Bears - Our organization is based in Honolulu — established in June 1999. What defines us as a group is our welcoming spirit and a genuine sense of Aloha - the kind one finds in a gentle bear hug. We have a strong bond with our community, our land, and our sea. We believe we are…
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Support the Lavender Pen Tour

Support the Lavender Pen Tour

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San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus  San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus will kick off our 40th Season by embarking on a soul-affirming, life-changing journey! The Lavender Pen Tour will share SFGMC's mission of community, activism and compassion throughout the South, supporting our LGBTQ+ brothers and sisters and promoting acceptance and love through music. It is our hope that the music will encourage LGBTQ+ people and our allies to come together, provoke conversations and action around civil liberties for all, while raising funds for local LGBT organizations. Learn more: http://www.sfgmc.org/lavender-pen-tour/ The Lavender Pen Tour 10/08/2017 | Jackson, MS - Thalia Mara Hall 10/10/2017 | Birmingham, AL - Alys Stephens Center 10/11/2017 | Knoxville, TN - Knoxville Civic Auditorium 10/13/2017 | Greenville, SC - First Baptist Church 10/14/2017 | Charlotte, NC - Ovens Auditorium…
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5 Reasons Same-Sex Couples Should Consider a Prenup

5 Reasons Same-Sex Couples Should Consider a Prenup

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The 2015 Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges legalizing gay marriage across the United States was a momentous day, correcting and acknowledging years of systemic discrimination. Rightfully so, post-ruling, there has been a rush by many to legitimize their marriage in the eyes of the state to enjoy the protections and benefits of marriage they deserve. However, it is important to keep in mind that both death and divorce do not discriminate, and certain pre-marriage administrative and protective procedures should be taken care of before the big day. Financial distributions and child support issues are now very much a legal reality. In the eyes of the law, the same issues that have plagued opposite-sex couples, now affect same-sex couples. However, same-sex couples may face additional problems and considerations, with…
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Connecting Queer Communities

Connecting Queer Communities

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Often, we have ideas rattling around in our brains. It's the thing they always resurface in quiet moments.  It's the “I should…” thing that nags you. As a business owner, I am always looking for ways to grow my business. Smart ways to grow my business, not “Build a million followers in a week” kind of stuff, but serious strategies and best practices to build a true business network. I've been doing this Marketing thing for close to 15 years, and here is what I've learned so far. Most local B2B business happens via word of mouth. As a rule, accountants do get business because they tweet, but because one of their customers was happy with their services and referred them to a business colleague. Social media, websites help reinforce…
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Pulse Orlando Benefit Album

Pulse Orlando Benefit Album

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At the one-year mark of a day that shall live in infamy, Centaur Entertainment released one of the most important benefit albums ever created – the Official Pulse Orlando Gay Days Benefit Album. What happened on Sunday, June 12, 2016, was a horrific day in Orlando and in our nation. Pulse Nightclub in Orlando became the site of the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman on U.S. soil, resulting in the untimely deaths of 49 innocent souls. On May 4, 2017, onePULSE Foundation unveiled plans for the creation of a permanent memorial and announced the formation of a national Board of Trustees, including the establishment of a significant fund. This fund will support the construction and maintenance of the memorial, community grants to care for the survivors and victims’…
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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

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In at least 76 countries around the world today, same-sex relationships are illegal, at times involving lifetime imprisonment. In 10 countries the death penalty is possible for same-sex acts. In almost all countries, freedom for people to live out and to express their true gender identities – and to have them rightfully recognized by the state – is harshly limited by transphobic laws and attitudes. But even in progressive countries, violence and discrimination against LGBT people still exist in the form of discriminatory laws, unjust representations in the media, unfair treatment by employers, negative social attitudes, and even in everyday interactions with people we care about, and who care about us.Homophobia and transphobia target all people who don’t conform to majority sexual and gender roles, and they affect the lives…
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