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South Florida Gay News cover story: Sexy Show Dominates Hunters Nightclub

South Florida Gay News, one of South Florida’s most important LGBTQ+ news sources, reports on this exciting recurring event. Sensually aerobatic and sexually athletic, the performers of AirOtic amaze audiences. The show is an intimate celebration of the body and companionship developed by Stephane Haffner and his husband Kyle Kier.  In an interview with SFGN Kier said, “The costumes, the choreography, the music is all very tongue in cheek, it’s super camp but also with a sensual undertone. It’s like 50 Shades of Grey meets Cirque du Soleil. Everything is done with class. It’s all about sensuality, physique, and the circus art that is behind it. Like the Crazy Horse in Paris, France. That kind of style with a modern twist.”  Find out more about this amazing show by picking up a copy of South Florida Gay News, on stands today.

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(VIDEO) LGBTQ art shows are lighting up museums from Boston to Berlin

As a cautious world continues to reopen and a sense of normalcy begins to return to its art museums, a lively summer lineup of no-holds-barred exhibitions by and about queer artists is helping ensure that the imbalances exposed by the pandemic remain center stage, and that the urgency surrounding them isn’t lost. Highlighting themes such as activism, racism, ageism, ableism, innovation and intimacy, these shows help envision a future informed by past progress, but still mindful of present challenges and unafraid to keep evolving.

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Queer Up Gay Culture

(VIDEO) Watch this teenager fail miserably when he tries to rip a Pride flag off a woman’s garage

An Arizona youth tried and failed to rip a Pride flag off a woman’s garage. After a video of the teen’s sub-par vandalism was posted on TikTok, he’s become the laughingstock of the internet with his bumbling attempt at a hate crime. Shared by user @leftovergains, the video shows the young man trying to rip the large rainbow flag off the garage, but he wasn’t strong enough to accomplish his dastardly deed. After jumping and yanking and pulling on the flag, he eventually gives up in frustration and runs off. The teen, who was wearing a pink bandana around his head, has not been identified. The user included the hashtag #ohnowyouwannawearamask with the video.

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(VIDEO) An emotional RuPaul discovers his family history of bondage and freedom

Drag icon RuPaul makes an emotional discovery about his family history in a new video from the PBS series Finding Your Roots. RuPaul, 60, met with host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to discuss three members of his family, traced to RuPaul via genealogy and DNA testing. This anecdote dates to 1804, in which a white slave owner freed RuPaul’s great, great, grandmother Nanette and her brother Andre from slavery. Said plantation owner, a man called Jacques Fontenette also refused to free Nanette and Andre’s mother, referred to as Negro Julie, from slavery.

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(VIDEO) A gay Pride and Prejudice film set on Fire Island is coming soon

Bowen Yang and Joel Kim Booster are set to start filming their modern day, gay film adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice. Variety reported that Fire Island will follow the adventures of two best friends (Yang and Booster) who are on vacation at the gay hot spot – which is located off the shore of Long Island – “with the help of cheap rosé and a cadre of eclectic friends”. Yang, who joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 2019, shared his excitement and, of course, a joke about the project on Instagram. He posted a picture of the headline from Variety which boasts that he and Booster will “top” the film. Bowen Yang wrote on Instagram “I’m going to WHAT??” along with the thinking face emoji.

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(VIDEO) New Netflix Doc “Pray Away” Exposes the Sham of Conversion Therapy

A new Netflix documentary executive produced by Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum will chronicle conversion therapy’s deadly history in the United States. Pray Away, which premieres on August 3, is directed by Kristine Stolakis and tells the story of Exodus International, an infamous ex-gay organization that was founded in 1976 and shut down in 2013 when its then-president, Alan Chambers, apologized for the “pain and hurt” conversion therapy had caused. In an official description of the film, Netflix rightly describes Exodus as the “largest and most controversial conversion therapy organization in the world.”

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(VIDEO) The Future of Video Games Is Queer, Just Ask Jinkx Monsoon

When you play a video game, you are quite literally inserting yourself into a character and exploring the world through their eyes. For many young LGBTQ+ folks, games are one of the first opportunities we have to openly play around with gender and sexuality in a way we might not be able to in real life. That includes RuPaul’s Drag Race royalty Jinkx Monsoon. In an interview with PRIDE, Monsoon said, “I’ve been playing video games as far back as I can remember. It really became my favorite escape away from the heteronormative world that I lived in. I was never big into sports, surprise, surprise.”

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(VIDEO) Record Number of LGBTQ Athletes Set to Compete at the Tokyo Olympics

More than 120 out lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and nonbinary athletes will compete in the Tokyo Olympics, making this year’s Games the most inclusive in history, according to a new report compiled by news outlet Outsports. The website—whose list includes athletes that have come out to the media or are out on social media sites—has so far counted 121 out LGBTQ athletes who are set to travel to Japan for the Olympics, which begin on July 23. That’s a significant increase from the 56 out LGBTQ athletes Outsports counted at the 2016 Rio Games, and the 23 out Olympians in the 2012 Summer Games.

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Queer Up South Florida

(VIDEO) Queer News Tonight supports Care Resource

Happening Out Television Network supports our South Florida Non-Profit LGBTQ+ health providers. And outstanding example is Care Resource. If you need care, Care Resource can help regardless of your health needs, immigration status, religious beliefs, gender, age, if you are insured or uninsured. Care Resource provides a wide variety of LGBTQ+ services including Medical care, behaviorial health, dental care, testing & prevention, transgender care, PrEP, Food for Life network and more… at Care Resource they care for all who need quality healthcare service.

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Queer Up Gay Culture

(VIDEO) Richard Branson Takes Pride flag with him to the edge of space To Honor Pulse and LGBTQ+ Community

British billionaire Sir Richard Branson took a Pride flag into space after being asked to do so by someone who lost a loved one at the 2016 Pulse massacre. His Virgin Galactic sent its space plane into sub-orbital flight Sunday. Branson revealed he had chosen to take a few select items with him into space – family photos and a rainbow flag. Queer News Tonight reports he said that the LGBTQ+ flag was meant to remember the victims of the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting. Branson said yesterday “Somebody who lost a loved one at the Orlando massacre asked if I would do that. We also have many, many friends who are gay and I know people who lost friends there.