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[VIDEO] Watch 'Circumstances', peak into another culture

When we take a look and get a feel of another culture that's very different from ours, we learn to appreciate our own as well as be more tolerant of others'.

'Circumstances' is a tale of Iranian women struggling to express their sexuality in a totalitarian and fundamentalist religious state.

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[VIDEO] Weekend Trailer

On a Friday night after a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club, alone and on the pull. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special.

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[VIDEO] Invitation to watch 'Marcie'

MARCIE is about the travails and internal conflicts of four individuals whose stories unravel around the struggle of Marcie, a cross dresser who makes a living by prowling the streets at night for clients who look for a quick fix. It illustrates how relationships become at once uncertain and lucid when these entangle.

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Petition Asks Bert And Ernie To Get Married On Sesame Street

Should Bert and Ernie get married? Over 900 people think so.

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[VIDEO] Joel Burns tells gay teens "it gets better"

From TED.com >> In a courageous, intensely emotional talk at the city council in Fort Worth, Texas, councilman Joel Burns reaches out to the targets of teen bullying -- kids who are gay, perceived as gay, or just different -- with a vital message about their lives, and the harassment they face.

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60 Awesome Portraits Of Gay Couples Just Married In New York State

Via BuzzFeed >>
Heart-warming images of tolerance and human rights.

Modern Filipino Culture

Fierce, Fun and Flirty: Care Divas on the PETA Stage

Going to a play isn't necessarily dull or boring. The newest musical-comedy by PETA will keep you howling with laughter then silently tearing up with emotion. Care givers by day and divas by night, the five protagonists are all transvestites who live and work in Israel in the height of the second infitada.

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The Philippines is not Immune to Change

I had the opportunity to ask a respected Filipino attorney about the prospects of Filipino LGBTs going through the courts to pursue equality.  His opinion was that, at this time, there would likely be no benefit for gay and lesbian couples to sue the government for equal protection.

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Under Rug Swept

Whatever happened to the bakla?

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[VIDEO] The Love Yourself Project

The Love Yourself Project aims to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS among the youth and the Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) sector in the Philippines, primarily through education and counseling. It is the first project by the VINN Advocacy group.

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10 anti-gay myths debunked

10 key myths propagated by the anti-gay movement, along with the truth behind the propaganda.

University

Lady Gercio

A junior European languages student at the University of the Philippines Diliman, also a transsexual woman, filed a case against her professor for allegedly discriminating her on the grounds of religious beliefs.

University

UP Pride: Celebrating Gender Equality

The University of the Philippines has always been a safe place for its students, offering an open venue for different ideologies, orientations, religions and opinions. The UP Babaylan organized this year's Pride Week focusing on gender equality and anti-discrimintation. Contained is a firsthand account of the University of the Philippines Pride March last June 18, 2011.

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Liz Taylor’s bonding with gays

From Inquirer.net

“Gay men helped keep her alive for the last 10 years. And the gay community kept her stardom alive. They made her an icon at a time when a lot of people didn’t care.”

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Adoption by Gay Couples Rise

Growing numbers of gay couples across the country are adopting, according to census data, despite an uneven legal landscape that can leave their children without the rights and protections extended to children of heterosexual parents.