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Monday, January 02, 2017

2016's Top Gay News & Pop Culture Round-Up


On The Right Side of History: Year End Special Video Report 
Who was on the right side of history supporting the LGBTQ community in 2016? Here's a special year-end look at the countries that introduced marriage equality, as well as official governmental envoys worldwide who promoted LGBTQ rights as human rights. Watch On The Right Side of History.

HIV/AIDS: Year End Special Video Report
A number of significant scientific breakthroughs in HIV research and medicine occurred in 2016: Gene-editing, PrEP, the first human trials for a vaccine in Africa are among the important advances made towards a cure. Watch HIV/AIDS: Year End Report.

Marriage & Family: Year End Special Video Report
Throughout 2016 gay people made great strides in achieving their basic rights as citizens in many countries, such as being able to marry the person they love. However, creating families by adoption or surrogacy was met with legal hurdles. Watch Marriage & Family: Year End Report.

Pulse Nightclub Massacre: Year End Special Video Report
Pulse Nightclub became the scene of the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman in US history. On the shooting, President Barack Obama stated: 'This was an act of terror'. The massacre was the deadliest terrorist attack on US soil since the horrific events of September 11, 2001. Watch Pulse Nightclub Massacre: Year End Report.

Healing Through Art, Dance and Music (Pulse - Unify Over Violence)
Muse Dance Company & MusEffect produced a dance piece, "Pulse - Unify Over Violence", which was dedicated to the victims of the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting. Watch Healing Through Art, Dance and Music.

Celebrity Deaths: Year End Special Video Report
There were many sad and unexpected celebrity deaths in 2016. The LGBTQ community mourned the loss of actress and activist Alexis Arquette and music superstar George Michael. Watch Celebrity Deaths: Year End Report.

2016 LGBT Sports Year in Review
Outsports named Amini Fonua as their "Male Hero of the Year". There were many great moments for the LGBTQ community in 2016. Sports writer, Jim Buzinski wrote an excellent 2016 LGBT Sports Year in Review! Read some highlights here.

Top 7: Hot Male Nude Calendars 2017
What are the hottest male nude calendars for 2017? Watch the sexy details in this video round-up, Top 7: Hot Male Nude Calendars 2017.

Here's to 2017. With Pride.
After the challenging year our community has had to experience we definitely need to celebrate as often as we can! That's why on the last day of 2016 I thought I'd post pictures taken during Pride in Vancouver this past August. Here's to 2017. With Pride.

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