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Family Weekend in the Southwest- Austin Parents Take Pride in their Families

Gay Flag

Family Equality Council is set to partner with the Austin community again this year during Austin Pride Weekend (Sept. 18- 21), in creating additional family-friendly spaces where parents and prospective parents who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer, along with their children and other allies, can celebrate, make new connections, and be part of the equality movement.

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Thailand: HIV Infections on Rise Among Young Gay Men

HIV & AIDS

An estimated 70 per cent of new sexually transmitted infections cases are occurring among young people, especially among men who have sex with men, those involved in sex work and those who inject drugs in Thailand, where “social media, online dating websites and mobile application make it much easier for young people to meet others in order to engage in casual sex,” says a new United Nations report.

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The Queens of “The Harlot’s Guide to Classy Cocktails” Revealed

Jeza Belle

With six short weeks until the release of The Harlot’s Guide to Classy Cocktails, New York City drag star, actress, comedienne, columnist, and cocktail connoisseur Jeza Belle reveals the roster of 27 international drag queens featured in her forthcoming boozy book of cocktail recipes and drunken drag tales.

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Back-To-School Time Calls for Bullying and Violence Prevention – Journeyworks Publishing Offers New Tool for Young Readers

Improving School Climate

Bullying continues to be a hot topic for school communities. New violence prevention materials are now available to help administrators, teachers and parents give their students the understanding of what bullying is, and what they can do to stop it.

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Singer-Songwriter Jessie Lowes looks to the ‘Stars’ with new single

Jessie Lowes

Available from September 22nd, ‘Stars’ is the new single from acoustic singer-songwriter Jessie Lowes. Based in Northumberland (UK) and specialising in a delicate mix of clear vocal and guitar picking, Lowes is a songwriter not afraid to wear her heart on her sleeve when it comes to her music. The single ‘Stars’ was written for her mother who passed away in 2008 from Cancer, and the song is a tribute to their close relationship: