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1. Luxury Space Hotel "Aurora Station" A new luxury hotel called Aurora Station is set to begin accommodating guests in 2022. The brainchild of start-up Orion Span, this is a hotel unlike any other—as it will be in space. Founder and CEO Frank...
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The "Disposable Series" Makes Room for Queer Artists Of Color
by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick For Travis Geter, Robert Vance, and Redgi Woods, the art world was not a place that they saw themselves represented within. The queer men—who work as a photographer, creative director, and art director respectively—repeatedly...
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1. Ai Weiwei's New NYC Project "Good Fences Make Good Neighbors" Ai Weiwei's latest NYC art installation is made up of some 300 pieces all over the city and makes a strong point about immigration and refugees. With a fence circling the Unisphere...
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1. Places to Have a Timeout From Helsinki Design Week Helsinki Design Week is on now, and Dezeen asked local interior designer Joanna Laajisto for her list of favorite spots when a little time out from the event is necessary. Laajisto's picks...
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Interview: Photographer Gregory Kramer
by Anne Kristoff Born in a tiny town in rural Michigan, director and photographer Gregory Kramer moved to New York City in 1992 and fell in love with drag queens and kings. Over the past few years, he knew he wanted to work on a new project...
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"Gay Power" T-Shirt
With 10% of all proceeds donated to the Lesbian Herstory Archives, Otherwild's boxy, unisex "Gay Power" T-Shirt is for anybody and everybody who believes in the sentiment. Also available as a black-on-black hoodie, the design was inspired by a balloon...
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Pronoun Pins
With they/them, she/her and he/him options, Gamut has made preferred pronoun pins that look more sophisticated than many we've seen. These black and gold pins politely request which pronouns the wearer identifies as, and 100% of profits are donated...
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1. A Pride Flag Incorporating LGBTQ+ People of Color First unfurled at a Pride Month launch celebration in Philadelphia, a new rainbow flag aims to recognize the POC members of the LGBTQ+ community. Part of the "More Color More Pride" campaign...
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"Social Alert" Buttons
With all kinds of excellent PSAs, Word for Word's Social Alert buttons let everybody know what's up. Each costs between $2 and $4, are colorful and simple—stating everything from "Queer" to "Homo" to "Lezbrarian." (There are also plenty of non-LGBTQ...
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Pride 2017 Style
Visibility represents a primary component to Pride Month, the LGBTQ+ community's rolling series of celebrations, talks, parades and activist events across the nation. As members of this diverse, beautiful body of individuals stand forward with strength...
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LGBTQ Chechnya T-Shirt
In response to ​Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov's statement that no gay people exist in the nation—and frequent reports that the region's queer community is under grave duress—NYC-based artist Paul Tuller created this LGBTQ Chechnya T-shirt. All 100...
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Illustrator Paul Tuller's LGBTQ Chechnya T-Shirt
In response to ​Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov's statement that no gay people exist in Chechnya—and frequent reports that the region's queer community is under grave duress—NYC-based artist Paul Tuller has created a LGBTQ Chechnya T-shirt. All 100...
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Pride Necklace
Celebrating the LGBTQ+ community, Perth-based designer Poppy Lissiman's "Pride" necklace is made from 18k gold-plated sterling silver and high-quality rainbow-colored cubic zirconia. 10% of the profits are donated to Rainbow International, an organization...
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1. Extraordinary Aurora Given a Very Ordinary Name Termed as an aurora, but technically an aurora-like feature, this phenomenon behaves differently—and has been named differently too. While most auroras ripple and fade horizontally, this one appears...
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Rainbow Heart Tote
While it's useful and very cute, there's a lot more to this rainbow-colored, heart-printed tote. Funds from the sale of this bag go to the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) whose work has always been important, but perhaps is now more so than ever...
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Rainbow Coin Purse
This cheerful coin purse is the right size for loose change and various trinkets and tchotchkes, and the bright rainbow is sure to provoke a smile—no matter how low your funds inside are. With a tip of the hat to the LGBTQ+ community, this embroidered...
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"How Dare You Assume I'm Straight" Tank
Straight (or perhaps, directly) to the point, this unisex top is a collaboration between Otherwild and Herstory and is inspired by a tank worn by a participant in Gay Pride Day, NYC back in 1982. The rest of the collection includes a sweet Gay Power...
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1. Digitize Physical Prints With Google's New PhotoScan App With Google's new PhotoScan app, one can digitize their physical photos at home using only the standard smartphone camera. It's not quite up to par with a scanner, but it's a substantial...
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