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  • When people think of Israel, images of violent conflict often come to mind. Founded in 1948 in the aftermath of the Holocaust, the country's original purpose was to give the Jewish people a safe haven in their Biblical homeland. Israel's Arab neighbors didn't take too kindly to the new arrivals. And so many wars have been fought over that tiny strip of land.

  • Jared Fogle's attorneys asked a judge for leniency Thursday, saying in court documents that the former Subway pitchman "is profoundly sorry" as he awaits sentencing on child pornography and sex-crime charges.

  • While this list is by no means complete, it does pay homage to some of the better-known B’s in LGBT.

  • Once again, the Mirror is proud to showcase a cross-section of gay life on our pages.

  • There’s a gay revolution brewing in Texas, and it’s against an unlikely foe: the Pride Parade.

  • Earlier this year, Michelle Berber decided to name her newly established, idiosyncratically-themed fair trade coffee company Queer Coffee.

  • AllyCats is an article about our allies in the LGBTQ community who do not identify as Gay, Lesbian, Trans, Bisexual, Queer, and beyond. Without our allies, we wouldn’t have had the help and support we have today. There are many more heterosexual, cisgender individuals in this world than there is LGBT. My purpose is to interview them.

  • This article was originally a blog post in honor ofBisexual Awareness Week from September 20-26th andBisexual Visibility Day that took place on September 23rd.

  • It starts like every other eleventh grade assembly at a local school: the principal walks around the auditorium with an air of confidence, the speech he will give to the upcoming seniors rehearses in his head as the crowd murmurs how they wish they could be anywhere else but there.

  • Welcome to Queer Query’s second issue! Thank you for joining us once again. This newsletter is meant to highlight the voices of young LGBTQ writers. What the reader will find ahead is a wide spectrum of identities, sexualities, and experiences that embrace everything that we are, and everything that we stand for: inclusiveness and unity.

  • Now there are eight. The latest Republican presidential debate brings two fewer candidates to the main stage. But that still leaves a gaggle of competing personalities to keep straight Tuesday night in Milwaukee.

  • Sal Bardo is a gay filmmaker who works in the short film format. His smart, sharp dramas, which have played festivals across the country, include “Requited,”about a gay man conflicted about his feelings for his straight best friend; “Sam,”a nearly wordless short about gender identity and bullying; and “Chaser,”a controversial short about barebacking.

  • The fall holidays are steeped in tradition. Try to imagine Thanksgiving without turkey and stuffing, Christmas without a ham or New Year’s Eve without a champagne toast.

  • In 1956 I was just 16 when I completed my training and enlisted in the British Merchant Navy. I already suspected I was gay but had a rather romantic and unrealistic view of life. I had a steady girl friend and believed I should wait and see how things would turn out.

  • I didn't remember the conversation until after he was dead and cremated. It had been so off-handed and whimsical at the time. Neither of us was going to die right away. We were going to retire in maybe a year -two at the outside. Sell the house and go to Northern California and live in a rented house on the Russian River. Lung cancer had metastasized throughout his body, the oncologist said, spread to the bone and later to the brain and the other vital organs. Three months from diagnosis to cremation.

  • They call them the 'dog days' of summer…you know, the way man's best friend has of just lying around in the shade doing nothing from about June to November. For us humans it's like waking up hot in the morning because the sun is seeping in through the blinds and is making you sweat even though your air conditioner is set at 75 degrees. The sheets feel kind of clammy and your skin feels about the same as the sheets. You don't want to get out of bed and go to work, assuming that you're the kind of person who has a job to go to. Or if you're idle, like me, you don't want to get up because you have no schedule.

  • This summer, Floridian ports will be jam packed with visitors from around the world eager to hit the seas and head to the Caribbean.

  • Aiden Leslie’s hot new single, “Nobody Said” is another of the out singer/songwriter’s self-described “diary entries.” In a Skype session from New York, the Cincinnati-born performer discussed his song, which stemmed from a breakup.

  • Raph Solo is an out British musician whose work comes from a very personal place. His new single, “Glass of Wine,” from his recent album “Am I Too Much?” address his coming to terms with being gay and finding true love. While his single has an upbeat tempo, Solo shows his considerable range on his new album. He chatted with The Mirrorabout being gay, and making music.

  • Brined, battered, double battered, bathed in buttermilk and slathered in secret sauce. Everyone loves fried chicken and there are countless ways to prepare this distinctly American dish.

  • The Mirror interviews Ronnie Woo

  • In a piece that Russian lawmakers might very well call “gay propaganda,” The Mirrorbrings you nine U.S. states that have similar anti-gay laws — or what Russian lawmakers would approvingly nod their heads at.

  • A star is not always made out in Hollywood… Sometimes they are just born. This is the case with Matt Zarley, who Billboard Magazine stated, “Stunning. A marquee mainstream artist is born.”

  • Once upon a time, in the early 80s, I was in Brazil with my boss and our local sales rep who, during a weekend, took us to the famous Copacabana Beach for sun, fun and people watching. Somehow the conversation turned to tattoos and our rep, a right wing homophobe at best, suddenly said, "People with tattoos are just criminals who belong in jail.”

  • The fall television schedule offers viewers much more the same fare: increasingly ludicrous reality series and low budget game shows. One pleasant return is the third season of “Please Like Me,” on Pivot. Created by Australian Josh Thomas, the series is a poignant coming of age story about the trials of a young gay man. A great alternative to the latest “Real Housewives” franchise.

  • What is sex positivity?

  • Dan Savage, Jackie Collins, and William Klaber