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Joey Krastel and Chris ScottA meteorologist from Maryland proposed to his boyfriend as a tornado twirled. Because, well, what could be a more romantic and dramatic backdrop? On May 28, Joey Krastel, 27, journeyed with his boyfriend Chris Scott, 23, and some friends on a “storm chasing” trip in Kansas, where they were following weather reports that conditions were ripe for producing those sexy funnels. Unbeknownst to the group, Krastel was packing a surprise in his twister-tracking gear: an engagement...

Taiwan is the first nation in Asia with marriage equality.The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America's largest LGBT rights advocate, congratulated marriage advocates in Taiwan."We congratulate the Marriage Equality Coalition Taiwan and all the advocates who worked tirelessly to bring same-sex marriage to Taiwan," Jean Freedberg, HRC director of global partnerships, said in a statement. "At a time when LGBTQ people's lives are threatened around the globe just because of who they are or who they love, this victory is a...

Passage makes Taiwan the first nation in Asia with same-sex marriage.Roughly two years ago, Taiwan's Constitutional Court ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry and gave parliament two years to amend or enact new marriage laws.The legislation goes into effect on May 24.Conservatives campaigned against passage. Last year, a majority (67%) of voters rejected same-sex marriage.Lawmakers considered three bills. Two favored by conservatives would extend civil unions to same-sex couples, rather than marriage.While lawmakers approved a bill that...
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The Belfast rally was led by the same-sex partner of slain journalist and LGBTQ advocate Lyra McKee. Thousands of people marched through Belfast on Saturday to demand the recognition of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, the only region of the United Kingdom where it does not have legal status. Attempts to legislate for same-sex marriage have been blocked by the Democratic Unionist Party, a key ally of British Prime Minister Theresa May, despite opinion polls in recent years showing most in...
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In a groundbreaking vote, Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage on May 17th. The decision comes two years after Taiwan passed the constitutional right for same-sex couples to marry reports BBC. The ruling comes just a week before the deadline to make a decision on May 24th. Thousands gathered in Taipei anxiously awaiting the ruling. https://twitter.com/silvashih/status/1129248091863863297?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1129248091863863297&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Finstinctmagazine.com%2Fpost%2Fbreaking-taiwan-becomes-first-asian-country-to-legalize-gay-marriage%2F Taiwan’s president, Tsai Ing-wen tweeted early on Friday: Good morning #Taiwan. Today, we have a chance to make history & show the...
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Queer representation in children's animation has been getting better and better as the years go by, and while it's nice to see so many new, inclusive titles premiering on so many networks, we wish some of our old-school faves would also introduce queer characters as well. Well it looks like Arthur might have just heard our prayers... The long-running PBS Kids series (which has been airing since 1996) just confirmed that Mr. Nigel Ratburn, Arthur Read's cake-loving, third-grade, Lakewood Elementary...
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Former GOP Congressman Aaron Schock appears to have had a magical weekend, flocking to the desert with upwards of 100,000 other attendees for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, known simply by its Cher or Madonna-esque first name, Coachella. According to multiple eyewitnesses, Schock spent the festival with his gay friends, dancing his heart out. Fun! He also reportedly got intimate with a guy or two, finding those precious carefree lip-locks every queer person dreams of having out in...
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A newly engaged gay couple took to social media to share loved up photos with partner who accepted his marriage proposal. Sharing the photos on FB, he wrote; “He said yes” Meanwhile, the gay community in the country of Brunei could face the death penalty, despite calls from the international community to reverse the decision. The country’s strict new laws were announced in 2014, and have been rolled out gradually. The latest phase of implementation, including the brutal new provisions, was quietly announced on...
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Congratulations to the happy couple! Rob Kearney, one of the world’s strongest men, married his boyfriend over the weekend (17 March). The gay professional strongman took to Instagram to post a beautiful wedding photo with his new husband Joey Aleixo on a beach in Melbourne, Australia. ‘So we did a thing,’ Kearney wrote in the caption of the photo. ‘We didn’t tell many people, but on March 17 2019 and I got MARRIED!!’ He then added: ‘To call this man my husband...
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Summit between EU and Arab leaders took place in Egypt - a country currently conducting a severe crackdown on LGBTI people Luxembourg’s prime minister Xavier Bettel confronted Arab leaders over anti-gay laws in a powerful speech. The first gay EU leader to be married said his same-sex marriage would condemn him to death in some of their countries. The conference room at a summit of EU and Arab states fell ‘silent’ when Bettel made his statement. ‘Saying nothing was not an option for...
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The two boyfriends of 11 years are finally together: 'This was my Christmas present' A man who was denied a visa to join his boyfriend of 11 years in the UK because their utility bills were in different names has arrived in the country. The Home Office u-turned the decision of denying a visa to Adam Armstrong, 34, from Adelaide in Australia. Armstrong wanted to join his partner Duke Westwood in Swansea, Wales. Armstrong also sent a raft of evidence, but the...
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Australian singer Sam Sparro and American musician Zion Lennox got married! The two singers met in March of 2015. They’ve then had a stable relationship that has led to this happy matrimony. Specifically, the two got married in Joshua Tree, California yesterday, September 21, with friends and family joining them. In fact, several singers were either there for the wedding or wished them the best of luck and love through social media. This includes British Singer/Songwriter MNEK (who’s first solo album dropped earlier...
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Today marks the exact five year anniversary of when the state of Rhode Island had its first same-sex weddings. While the famous Obergefell v. Hodges case brought marriage equality to the entirety of the United States of America, the state of Rhode Island legalized gay marriage back in 2013. Then on August 1st of that year, many couples walked down the aisle. Rhode Islanders are now celebrating the fifth anniversary of their marriages and the trials they went through to get...
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Elvis Duran, who has been one of the most popular radio personalities over the past 20 years, has met and interviewed some of the biggest stars in Hollywood over his time on air. Something much more special happened to him outside of his job on Friday, as he got engaged to his partner of nearly eight years! His now fiancé, Alex Carr, shared a video of him getting down on one knee which shocked the heck out of Elvis while...

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…and it’s a peach. American ‘internet personality’ and ‘social media influencer’ Cameron Dallas has been letting it all hang out for his behind-the-scenes show Chasing...

One man, blessed with quite a curvy bottom, shares his attempt to break the Internet. C/O the guys at C&C, watch as this bearded gent...