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For many years, prominent South African writer and film critic, Leon van Nierop has been reviewing gay movies for the magazine. And now his recommendations and critiques will be made available to you right here! Perfect for that Sunday afternoon when you are looking for something to watch. Check in from time to time for new reviews! Happy chilling, boys.

TV Review: Heartstopper

At first glance, Alice Oseman’s beautifully heartwarming Heartstopper which launches today on Netflix, based on her hit graphic novels, feels like a throwback to much-loved 90s British films about gay teens like Beautiful Thing and Get Real.

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Stoli vodka announces rebrand

The maker of Stolichnaya vodka announced a major rebrand Friday, in direct response to its founder’s “vehement position” against the Putin regime and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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Defence proud to march in Mardi Gras parade

Parading around Sydney Cricket Ground, about 40 Australian Defence Force personnel and Defence public servants will march in full ceremonials in front of tens of thousands of cheering members of the LGBTQIA+ community and allies this weekend, during the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade.

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Open Air Mardi Gras Events

While the nasty, spiky little protein continues to crash parties and ruin the vibe, it seems the safest place to be is outside. And hey, it’s summer in Sydney – why wouldn’t you be out in the fresh air and sunshine?

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Pink Candy Night Club Review

Since the onset of the Corona Virus Pandemic, iconic gay clubs, and bars, such as Crew bar and Versatile in Cape Town closed their doors, leaving a previously trendy and lively De Waterkant village eerie and quiet at night.

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Alex Archer: A Gay Trans Man’s Journey To Pole Dancing

Athlete, performer and storyteller Alex Archer effortlessly weaves in and out of these roles as a full-time pole fitness instructor and revels in the beauty of teaching, noting that the student-teacher relationship is symbiotic where there is always more to learn. “You never stop being a student,” he says.

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How homophobia made number 24 taboo in Brazilian football

Soccer jerseys are everywhere in football-mad Brazil, often with the numbers of the country’s all-time legends: Ronaldo’s 9, Pele’s 10, Romario’s 11. But one number is off-limits: 24, the focus of a homophobic taboo whose origin story is a wacky roller-coaster ride through more than a century of Brazilian history, winding up with the present — but slowly shifting — anti-gay attitudes that loom large in football today.

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LGBTQ+ matchmaking app breaking stereotypes

A key differentiator setting it apart is its manual verification of profiles, to ensure that all profiles on the app are genuine. Besides matchmaking, users can try new features like ‘Group Chat’ and ‘WE, As You Are Community’ to connect with other queer users.

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FIRST LOOK AT THE TON

Netflix and Shondaland dropped the first look at eight new photos teasing what many different characters in the ton will be up to this season.

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