Is The Fitness Gym A Place To Work Out Or Find Love?

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When people get heartbroken or just ended a relationship, we tend to relieve our stress in different places, depending on our mood or the gravity of the loss of a partner. Some choose to consume all the beers they can drink in celebration or dismay; while some prefer quiet places to either cry aloud alone or cry inside and try to move on.

Also for some people, which account for most friends I know, ending one relationship is a preparation to another one coming. We tend to deviate ourselves from the hurt and instead focus on being the better person, inside and out. It may sometimes have to do with frustrations left undealt with or kindled by having another ex that we resort to beautify ourselves and increase our value by getting fit, or sexier for that matter. Hence, we start hitting the gyms.

Gyms and the LGBT Community

The great thing about the LGBT community is that we can almost always blend in with heterosexuals in our neighborhood, which is the ideal set-up for everyone. On a peaceful day, this is best for our gender-fluid or curious friends to socialize themselves with potential gym buddies while achieving their new body goals.

For some of us who cannot attest to a fully positive social experience, we tend to go somehow exclusive. Thanks to our co-LGBT peers who come up with gyms that cater to us without discrimination. Well, even when there’s no existent gender issue within our neighborhoods, it still bests that we have these places that offer us a haven for meeting others who can relate to us because they’re among us.

Love For Ourselves

While fitness is already a given reason why people hit the gyms, we should also see how it also acts as a ‘love center.’ In the purest form, humanity has created these training grounds to devote time and effort in the upkeep of our physical and mental well-being, through exercise and workouts.

We focus on giving ourselves a dose of love that no one else can give. With every drop of sweat that leaves our bodies, we reduce the toxins that can kill us inside. We shed excess weight and build lean mass that allows us to function better in our lives. While it may appear as superficial love due to idealized body goals, we knew there’s a deeper cause.

Possible Romantic Love

While we’re busy spending time on ourselves, we cannot omit the fact that others may start to notice and that some level of attraction could form between gym users. Recent market studies show that we react somehow positively to others who hit on us while working out. In a case of an ended previous relationship, this may signal a new one coming in.

If this happens to you while in the gym, be careful but never close your doors to opportunities. Love can happen anywhere, and being in the same place can imply common interests. The Internet has featured dozens of these love stories. In time and if the conditions are right, the next one we may reading is about you and your newly found gym love.

The 6 biggest fitness events for the LGBT community

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The LGBT community is not just about Pride runs and festivals. In fact, there are various gay sports that athletes join without the fear of discrimination for others. Many pride festivals offer parties, music fests and even a guided for of the host city for some might call it the “well-rounded gay tour.”

In the spirit of LGBT pride, people of all walks of life have the chance to complete and be themselves while doing so. Whether you’re into Rugby, Tennis or Swimming, aged 25 or 65, there is always a place for you at one of these biggest fitness events.

Doesn’t that sound great? Go ahead and check out the tournaments and join the fun! They have some great healthy lifestyle information too!

1. The GLAM Cup (Gay and Lesbian Amateur Cup – Krakow, Poland)

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The Gay and Lesbian Amateur Cup – aka the GLAM cup is a volleyball and basketball tournament that is specifically held for the International Lesbian – Gay – Bisexual – Trans – Queer community. The event is organized by the Krakowski Klub Sportowy.

With over 250 participants coming from eight different countries, the players are divided into 31 teams of both male and female. The international event was held to coincide with the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

2. Euro Games – Helsinki, Finland

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With over 5000 visitors coming from across the globe, thousands gather in Helsinki to participant in the Euro games. This annual sporting event provides fourteen different sports including swimming, soccer, dance, bowling, bridge, squash and more. There are also human and cultural rights events that take place for visitors to join.

The Euro Games welcome everyone who wishes to participate to join, regardless of their age, race, gender, sexual orientation and identity. The EuroGames is an open event that works to fight against discrimination in sports on the means of sexual preference.

3. North American Out Games – St. Louis, United States

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The North American Out Games is also known as the Equality Games that promotes healthy living. The event is dedicated to athletes who are encouraged to compete in a safe-zone against discrimination for their preference. The game also holds an ongoing celebration aside from the sports competition and three-day conference based on human rights.

The multi-sport event is held every three years but was recently rescheduled and canceled due to poor financial backing and law registration.

4. The Dussel Cup – Dusseldorf, Germany

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One of the top gay and lesbian sporting events, the Dussel Cup invites more than 900 visitors from all over the UK to compete in eight various sporting events. The sports included in the games are table tennis, soccer, volleyball, and swimming.

The DUSSEL CUP had become an annual gay and lesbian sporting event since its start ten years ago. It was inspired by the ideals of creating friendships in and out of the arena. This event also takes pride in the fair competition for those who are athletically talents as well as for those who simply enjoy the fun of the competition.

The competition and social opportunities start on the Friday of registration, which is then followed by the evening athletes’ party and a farewell brunch. The mission of the DUSSEL CUP is to build a lifetime of memories.

5. Gay Sports Med – Marseille, France

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The Gay Sports Med Tournament is a series of multiple sports held in one event. The central vision of the event is to work as a team and play against discrimination in Marseille, France. Sports include table tennis, badminton, bowling, football, and running.

6. Paris 2018 Gay Games 10 – Paris, France

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The Gay Games is scheduled for 2018 and is expected to be the largest LGBT sporting event in the world. Since the early beginnings in the 80’s, thousands of gay athletes from all countries, races, health, ages, and physical challenges are preparing to take part and add to the culture of pride and empowerment.

Since the start of 1982, the Gay Games have built a strong foundation to bring people together with respect, diversity, solidarity, sharing, and equality. With the sporting events as the theme, the Gay Games are welcoming to people from all walks of life including young and old, amateur or athlete, gay or straight. Anyone can join in this project and play a role in the Gay Games to help the LGBT community progress.

What events are you interested in joining? Is there anything we’ve missed? Don’t forget to leave a comment and let us know what you think!

6 facts about the LGBT community you didn’t know about

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Stonewall Inn was a secret meeting place for the LGBT community

Back in the late 1970’s, public homosexuality was illegal as the government targeting people in the LGBT community. As homosexuality was classified as a mental disorder, many individuals were forced to undergo therapy or into the mental hospital.

A local raid from the police entered the Stonewall Inn, a local bar in Manhattan. As the place was usually filled with people in the LGBT community, the police would often conduct raids. These raids let to arrests and police brutality.

However in 1969, the LGBT group fought against the police , starting three days of riots of the modern-day movement of LGBT rights.

Two Black transgender Women helps start the Stonewall Conflict.

Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson were both said to have lead the Stonewall conflict. While Rivera was pushed out of the LGBT movement, there support should never have been forgotten. Recent talks have accused the LGBT movement to become “less black, more white.”

Bisexual activist organized the first Gay Parade.

After the Stonewall Riot, Brenda Howard, a bisexual gay right’s activist, organized a freedom of pride parade. She created the full-week festivities of the Pride festival. Howard dedicated herself to be working on behalf on the anti-war, feminist, and LGBT causes.

Only two U.S. presidents have acknowledged the LGBT community

As Bill Clinton was the first president to issue a Pride LGBT proclamation, President Obama has continued to issue one every year since his start in the white house. George W. Bush on the other hand never attempted to do so.

The original Pride Flag had two more colors

Since its creation in the 1970, the pride flag had multi-colored stripes with eight colors. Each has a special meaning. The red meant life, hot pink for sexuality, green stood for nature, indigo stood for harmony, violet stood for spirit, yellow stood for sun and orange stood for healing. Later on, the flag was cut down to six colors, removing the turquoise and hot pink.

3 reasons why most US states allow gay marriage

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With the entire United States granting the right to marry same-sex couples, both gay and lesbian couples are granted equality in the constitution. As the majority of support rises in America, almost 4 out of 10 gay couples are married. That means over 1 million adults in a domestic relationship.

Here are three reasons why the US allows gay marriage.

Support for Same-Sex Marriage raised to 85% of the population

Big changes happened within the recent years. Back in 2009, less than 40% supported gay marriage. Since then, the support slowly continued to rise until the current 85% of support. Among the groups, individuals without any religious affiliation were the biggest supporters of gay marriage.

Same-sex marriage was already legal in 36 states before the Supreme Court Ruling

Before the ruling, there were already 36 states allowing same-sex marriage. Since 2014, the states of Florida, Utah and Pennsylvania already legalized gay marriage, including the District of Columbia. This occurred right after the federal court dismissed laws and amendments banning unions between the same sex.

The United States follows other countries that already allowed same-sex marriage

Soon after the Supreme Court’s decision, other countries had already legalized same-sex marriages. He Netherlands was the first to do so in 2000. Other countries in Europe also followed the legal trend with countries in South American to follow soon after.

The 20th century has made such a massive shift on homosexuality. Since same-sex marriage became legal, there have been more than 70,000 gay marriages in the U.S. alone. More than 60% of those were Lesbian couples.

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5 up-and-coming bloggers to follow in the LGBT community

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Every year, hundreds of new bloggers flock the internet with the latest fashion, trends, news and more. Within the new up and coming bloggers, more writers from the LGBT community as also blogging AND taking the internet world by storm. Here five up-and-coming bloggers to follow in the LGBT community.

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Qwear Fashion – Since the start in 2011, Qwear is said to be the biggest fashion blog that focuses on lesbians. The articles are well thought-out and well-written. They discuss issues like social standards, femme issues, + fashion, Butch, and masculine style.

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Yummer time – If you’re looking for an LGBT style blog with all the hilarious GIDS included, Yummertime is the blog to go to when you’re in dire need of a laugh. The blog is run by style bloggers Chris Lin and Brock Williams. They’re cute, they’ve got style, and absolutely hilarious. Aside from their awesome clothes, their humor will definitely make you envious.

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She does Him – While gay blogs have received more attention than lesbian blogs, they do have a strong presence on Tumblr. On some blogs, the queer style into more like Queering style or Tomboy. Allison Graham has taken her style by storm as she posts #OOTD photos on her site. Her style is obviously into the traditional menswear from all the pin-striped suits and trousers. Let’s just say he definitely wears them well.

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Fit For a Femme – Since its start in 2008, the femme style blogger become the game she wanted to see with her love of style blogs. She realized how these weren’t any lesbian or femme style blogs, and she wanted to be the first.

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Oh, Antonio! – Written by Anthony Urbano, the New Jersey Native style blogger posts #OOTDs using New York City as his backdrop. Since his start in 2011, Urbano has used his style blog to showcase his fashion and lifestyle filled with food and travel.

With different backgrounds and lifestyles, each blogger gives a special view and intake of their lives and what inspires them. WE hope you enjoy the list of the next up-and-coming of bloggers not only for their style, but what else they have to offer.