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Queer Up The World

Vladimir Putin Just Officially Banned Same-Sex Marriage In Russia

With the stroke of a pen, Russian President Vladimir Putin formally enacted a series of anti-LGBTQ+ amendments banning marriage equality and transgender adoptions, and centering “a belief in God” as a core value of the country. The homophobic and transphobic amendments were passed last July in a national referendum, with over 77 percent of voters casting their ballots in support of the measures. The new rules also reset Putin’s term limits as president, meaning he can serve an additional two six-year terms in office. Religious themes play an important role in society in the nation and often drive anti-LGBTQ+ sentiments. The campaign in support of the constitutional amendments against LGBTQ was particularly offensive. One notorious television commercial featured a gay couple adopting a young boy from an orphanage. When the boy asks the man adopting him about his new mother, the man points to his car where a second man emerges wearing makeup and clothing that is meant to appear feminine. The ad, entitled “Why amendments to the Constitution are important,” ended by asking viewers if “this is the Russia you choose.” Video of the ad was later pulled from YouTube. Life for the LGBTQ+ community has grown even worse since then. As a modern Western country, Russia is the most anti-LGBTQ of any nation in this category.

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Queer Up Gay Culture

Night Moves in Style From InkedKenny

At Queer News Tonight We Bring The LGBTQ Community The Best Of Queer Culture From Writers, Photographers, Books, Painters And More.  So Tonight We Bring The Latest From Famed Photographer InkedKenny. This Artist Is Celebrated In The Leather Community And Is Featuring A New Digital Exhibit Called “36 Risky, Sweaty, Sort Of Scary Photos By InkedKenny.” Out Of His Studio And On To The Streets As Night Time Models On The Streets Of Vancouver Make The Visuals Stunning. Inkedkenny Exhibits At The Leather Archives And Museum In Chicago And Is A Match Made In Hell… Umm… We Mean Heaven.  We Encourage You To Visit InkedKenny’s Social Media For More Images Or To His Website InkedKenny.Com For Complete Retrospective.

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Queer Up Entertainment

Here’s where and when you can watch RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under

It’s time to go Down Under! The premiere date for the Australian version of RuPaul’s Drag Race has been announced, and it’s arriving so much sooner than we thought. According to World of Wonder, Down Under will sashay onto our screens on – drum roll please, May 1. It will be available in the United States and select territories on WOW Presents Plus, TVNZ on New Zealand and Stan in Australia. Down Under will be the third iteration in the franchise with RuPaul and Michelle Visage, after the US original and Drag Race UK. They will be joined on the panel by Australian comedian Rhys Nicholson. Like the original, the contestants will take part in weekly challenges and the bottom two queens will lip-sync for their lives to remain in the competition. Like Drag Race UK season one, Down Under will run for eight episodes.

Almost a quarter of all workers say they know LGBTQ employees are treated unfairly

A new study by The Williams Institute and Thompson Reuters shows that almost a quarter of workers know that LGBTQ employees are treated unfairly on the job. Even more disappointing is the fact that almost half have heard anti-LGBTQ comments at their place of employment. The survey also concluded that a large percentage of Americans believe LGBTQ people are treated worse than straight people in several major aspects of modern life. The study helps quantify Americans belief among the broad community on how LGBTQ are treated by American society.  The survey found that approximately six percent of workers are LGBTQ people. More than 45 percent of all employees have heard anti-LGBTQ comments in their workplace. One in four say they know LGBTQ employees are treated unfairly. LGBTQ workers were twice as likely to feel they were treated worse on the job. In a wider look, researchers asked about respondents’ views on discrimination in other parts of daily life. Over a third of Americans think LGBTQ students are treated worse than their straight counterparts. Nine out of ten college-age students report hearing anti-LGBTQ comments at school. Twenty-five percent think law enforcement officers treat LGBTQ people worse and 17 percent believe health care providers discriminate. A meta-analysis of scientific studies found overwhelming evidence that anti-LGBTQ discrimination harms LGBTQ people’s health. The studies all took place in the U.S. and focused on discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. They found that 95% of the studies showed a connection between discrimination and negative health outcomes, and 82% showed “unambiguous evidence that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity is associated with harms to the health.” And the effects weren’t minor. Discrimination was found to put LGBTQ people at risk of depression, anxiety, suicide, PTSD, and other mental health disorders.

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Queer Up Gay Culture Queer Up Gay Culture

NetWERQ with actor, country music singer, and life coach Brian Falduto

Queer News Tonight Is Proud To Host Our Thursday Night Business Professional Segment We Call “Netwerq”… With A Q, Where We Will Highlight & Network Live With Lgbtq Business Leaders, Individuals, & Organizations! Tonight’S Segment Features Brian Falduto, Professional Actor, Country Music Singer-Songwriter, & I.C.F. Certified Life Coach. He Is A Singer/Songwriter & Icf Certified Professional Life Coach Best Known For His Child Actor Days As “That Gay Kid From School Of Rock.” Since Re Emerging As An Out & Proud Advocate & Artist, He Has Been Privileged To Share His Story, Including His Now Viral Interview With “Now This News” (Receiving Over 5 Million Views). Pridelife Magazine Subsequently Named Brian One Of “The 20 Most Influential, Outspoken, & Optimistic Individuals On The Planet.” In 2020, Brian Launched The Gay Life Coach Podcast, The Gay Men’S Self-Help Book Club, & The Gay Men’S Mindfulness Collective As Part Of His Continual Efforts To Create Mindful Conversation & Content Surrounding The Effects Of Internalized & Externalized Homophobia & How One Might Heal From Those Experiences Through Expanded Awareness & A Deeper Connection To Oneself. Here To Tell Us More, Let’S Please Welcome Professional Actor, Country Music Singer-Songwriter, & I.C.F. Certified Life Coach, Brian Falduto, To Netwerq… Here On Queer News Tonight!

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Queer Up Gay Culture

NetWERQ with actor, country music singer, and life coach Brian Falduto

Queer News Tonight Is Proud To Host Our Thursday Night Business Professional Segment We Call “Netwerq”… With A Q, Where We Will Highlight & Network Live With Lgbtq Business Leaders, Individuals, & Organizations! Tonight’S Segment Features Brian Falduto, Professional Actor, Country Music Singer-Songwriter, & I.C.F. Certified Life Coach. He Is A Singer/Songwriter & Icf Certified Professional Life Coach Best Known For His Child Actor Days As “That Gay Kid From School Of Rock.” Since Re Emerging As An Out & Proud Advocate & Artist, He Has Been Privileged To Share His Story, Including His Now Viral Interview With “Now This News” (Receiving Over 5 Million Views). Pridelife Magazine Subsequently Named Brian One Of “The 20 Most Influential, Outspoken, & Optimistic Individuals On The Planet.” In 2020, Brian Launched The Gay Life Coach Podcast, The Gay Men’S Self-Help Book Club, & The Gay Men’S Mindfulness Collective As Part Of His Continual Efforts To Create Mindful Conversation & Content Surrounding The Effects Of Internalized & Externalized Homophobia & How One Might Heal From Those Experiences Through Expanded Awareness & A Deeper Connection To Oneself. Here To Tell Us More, Let’S Please Welcome Professional Actor, Country Music Singer-Songwriter, & I.C.F. Certified Life Coach, Brian Falduto, To Netwerq… Here On Queer News Tonight!

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Queer Up The World

PRINCESS CRUISES P&O Australia to launch first ever LGBT+ Pride cruise, and it sounds fabulous

The three-night cruise, which will depart from Sydney on November 4, 2022, will be a “celebratory weekend” for the LGBT+ community and their friends, families and allies, and will “honour pride in self, the diversity of the community and the endless variety of talented artists, entertainers and educators in it”. Australian LGBT+ organisations will be onboard, including the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation, Australia’s longest-running HIV charity, and Queer Screen, which will be putting on its first Queer Screen @ Sea Film Festival. The Princess P&O cruise will also feature a queer entertainment line-up “with plenty of feathers, sequins and flamboyance”, featuring America’s Got Talent star and self-described “international superstar, sex symbol, accordionist and Berlin boy-wonder” Hans the German. The cruise will also be welcoming LGBT+ sports stars and “diversity trailblazers” like Simon Dunn, the world’s first openly gay bobsledder, and queer Australian rugby league player Meg Ward. It seems this is a perfect opportunity to travel to Australia.

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Queer Up Health

HIV Vaccine Closer Than Ever After New Trials Show Promising Results

This evening, Queer News Tonight reports that after a new HIV vaccine showed promising results in initial clinical trials, researchers today announced plans to partner with Moderna, manufacturers of one of the COVID-19 vaccines, to continue developing the innovative treatment. The experimental vaccine, developed by the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and Scripps Research, displayed a 97% response rate among participants in an early stage Phase I trial. Researchers are now partnering with biotechnology company Moderna to explore the development of an mRNA based vaccine. Rather than introducing a weakened or inactivated virus into the human body to trigger an immune response like many vaccines, mRNA vaccines teach the body how to make a protein that triggers an immune response in the body. Researchers say that using this technique to combat the HIV virus, which mutates rapidly and is notoriously hard to target with vaccines, could potentially accelerate the process of HIV vaccine development. According to IAVI, The new vaccine represents a step towards a process that’s been called a “holy grail”.

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Queer Up South Florida

The Young Professional Network (YPN) Presents “Elevating Your Career in 2021”

The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber Of Commerce Brings Their Young Professional Network Program Back On April 15 From 6 – 7 pm.  A Social Happy Hour Follows The Workshop. The In Person Event Will Take Place At SKN Elements And Will Follow Covid-19 Safety Protocols. The Event Focuses On “Elevating Your Career In 2021” And Is Co Sponsored By PNC Bank.  Featured Presentation Is From Mike Lasley, Director Of Recruitment & Career Coach At NorthWestern Mutual. The Program Will Offer Tactical Advice That Will Help You, Make A Stand Out Impression, Teach Resume Dos And Don’ts, Optimize Your Social Media, Interview Tips And Recommendations On Networking. There Will Be Beverages And Light Bites And A Raffle Of Prizes. Registration Is Required And You Can Go To MDGLCC’S Website To Be One Of The Limited 50 Participants.