It’s called Gmojiz (iOS only for now), and the new app is packed with hilarious stickers, sounds and gifs. They keyboard app-maker has done other focused emoji apps for sports teams and other brands, but this is their first attempt at the LGBTQ market.
The gay/lesbian stickers were designed by influential players in the LGBTQI+ community.
London based Italian artist Fabio Esposito is running a Kickstarter campaign to put on an art show at the Art Academy’s Graduate Show in London this July. The show’s themes focus on androgyny. “I have met a few people in my life who were affected by Gender Dysphoria and, being a gay man myself, I could always relate on some levels to their suffering caused by feeling inadequate, out of place and even not complete in some way,” says the artist.
The series is titled The Lost Myth of Androgyny about a relatable reality where the agony of not feeling in your own skin is the protagonist. In a society where labelling is becoming the twisted norm, we are facing a reality where gender, identity and sexual orientation are becoming more and more fluid.
With ordinary yet unsettling scenarios, the paintings aim to weaken people’s phobias through representations of true pain, love and loss. There’s a particular uneasiness of these other-worldly photos, yet still a grounding that makes the scenes appear realistic and relatable. The scenes present the feelings we have regarding the transition and anxiety toward acceptance in regards to gender, sexuality and identity. Accepting who we are, our limits and our uniqueness can be as much rewarding as distressing. Ultimately it’s about loss and rediscovery as we skip through a version of ourselves to another.
PlanetRomeo has been connecting guys all over the world for almost 13 years, but now the original gay dating site is undergoing its biggest transformation to date. Gone are the endless blue pages, now replaced with a far more modern design aimed at making gay dating easier than ever before.
For the first time, PlanetRomeo’s beta site is open to everyone. Optimized for mobile use and designed to give users a smooth and simple dating experience, the new look on PlanetRomeo allows you to easily browse unlimited guys all over the world. While well-loved features such as footprints and advanced search filters are here to stay, new tools such as a travel feature and activity stream are now available to users too.
The PlanetRomeo Beta is always improving, but for guys looking to find dates, friends or love at home or abroad, there aren’t many better websites out there. Whether you’re spending the summer traveling or staying at home, try the updated PlanetRomeo to chat, meet and date guys from all over the world.
Burlesque is its own unique form of art—one that often leaves a lasting impression. The stage presence of a burlesque performance is often unique and hard-to-mimic. Ask anyone who’s been to a burlesque show and they’ll often laugh and cry trying to retell about the performance, but it’s never as good as the original.
In a new book from indie publishers Book the Film, this uniqueness is perfectly captured in a striking series of photographs. The coffee table book, Burlesque, features page-after-page of the men and women famous for burlesque performances. From the sultry looks to the pouty lips, the photographs really jump off the page. You won’t want to miss your next local burlesque performance after seeing these photographs!
The BURLESQUE Coffee Table Book will be released in the US and CANADA at the end of March solely through this site, and will be available in bookstores in June throughout the European markets.
The internationally popular gay travel blog, Travels of Adam, has partnered with the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association and GayCostaRica.com to give away a 6-day, 5-night gay holiday to Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is one of Central America’s most LGBT-friendly destinations. The capital, San José, is home to a number of different gay bars and clubs—from the mega-discotheques to the small hipster cafés. Just a short 2-hour drive from the capital city is the gay beach destination of Manuel Antonio. Famous for its gay-friendly hotels, nightlife and gay beaches, the area is popular with LGBT tourists. In addition to being a gay travel hotspot, Manuel Antonio is home to Costa Rica’s most popular national park where monkeys, sloths, raccoons and other animals are easily spotted along the park’s expansive and beautiful beaches.
Gay-friendly businesses operate throughout the country, though San José and Manuel Antonio are Costa Rica’s most popular gay destinations. To find gay-friendly businesses, check out the IGLTA’s “Plan Your Trip” feature. Just search for Costa Rica and you’ll find a directory of LGBT-friendly businesses, from gay hotels to tour operators.