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Nytimes» George Gene Gustines

Coming Out as Gay Superheroes

And while superheroes - thanks to their longevity and their exploitation in animation, television series and big-budget films - may often hog the spotlight, a look at the independent side of the comic book industry shows even deeper depictions of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender life.

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Flame Con

FlameCon Announces Gun-Free Cosplay Policy Following Orlando Massacre

Flame Con, which is New York's first LGBTQ comics convention and is purported by its organizers to be "America's largest queer comic con," has announced that the will be "(toy) Gun-Free." This is a direct action taken by the organizers in the wake of the June 12 mass-shooting in Orlando, Florida at second year of their event Pulse, a gay nightclub.

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Flame Con Adopts New Prop Gun Policy Out of Respect for Orlando Pulse Shooting Victims

Flame Con, now in its second year, is a two-day comics and pop culture expo showcasing creators and celebrities of LGBTQIA geek fandom.

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An LGBTQ fan convention is banning toy guns after the Orlando shooting

A week after the mass shooting that left 49 patrons of a gay nightclub dead in Orlando, Florida, upcoming fan convention Flame Con is asking its attendees to drop the firearms from their costumes. ...

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America's Largest Queer Comic Con Will Be (Toy) Gun-Free.

This is a press release from Joey Stern: Last week, we lost 49 members of our queer community in what has become an all too common tragedy in this country. In the days since that event, Geeks OUT has been spending a lot of time talking to the management and staff of the hotel that...

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Nytimes» Erik Piepenburg

A Guide to Gay Summer Events Worth Traveling To

Look through any gay magazine, and the pages will be filled with a certain kind of body - built, hairless, young, usually white - that, like it or not, has been in vogue since gay men have been, well, gay. (You're not immune from this obsession either, straight guys.)

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