Fifty years after Stonewall, and with Trump trying to roll back LGBTQ rights, Dominic Rushe visits three gay bars in different states — and finds them as vibrant and vital as ever. Tue 25 Jun T he gay bar is in trouble. Fifty years after the Stonewall Inn in New York became the symbol for a new wave of gay activism, the three horsemen of the gay bar apocalypse — gentrification, assimilation and technology — have hollowed out their numbers. It now represents just 0. But across America — and especially in less progressive states and communities — the gay bar is as vibrant and vital as it has ever been.
Tell Me About It: I am gay and have been living a terrible lie
Christian Singer Ray Boltz Comes Out
He's sold more than to 4. On Sunday, September 14, , he again became a big name in Christian circles, but for a much different reason. Ray Boltz officially came out to the world as a gay man through an article in "The Washington Blade. He has remained a recording and touring artist and a Christian and released an album in , "True. Though Boltz was married to wife Carol for 33 years they are now divorced but still working together and he had fathered four children all grown now , he said in the article that he had been attracted to other men since he was a young man. I became a Christian, I thought that was the way to deal with this and I prayed hard and tried for some years and then at the end, I was just going, 'I'm still gay.
As a gay man, my life will be over if I'm deported to Kenya. I urge the Home Office for mercy
Midlife and older gay men in the United States have lived through a remarkable period of crisis and change. On the heels of the burgeoning gay rights movement in the s, the AIDS epidemic robbed these men of many of their friends and partners beginning in the s. For all of the social progress in recent years, this group has endured discrimination throughout their lives, with many feeling the need to conceal an important aspect of their identities. And now they have reached a time in their lives that many men, regardless of their sexual orientation, find stressful.
Ah, wishful thinking is such a privilege. Even in the year of our lord, , the US is still a sea of red trigger warning: the presidential electoral map is bleak. Back in those naive, hopeful days of , the Republican candidate for president won 30 states, making them, for the next four years, "red states. Of those 31 states, Trump won