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How To Ask Your Senior Mom Or Dad For Those Car Keys

Author George Bernard Shaw once said, “Youth is wasted on the young”, and we know exactly what he means. Just about the time you get your head together, your body starts falling apart.

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LGBT Activist: Volkswagen Refuses To Condemn Russia’s Homophobic Laws Because It’s Afraid Of Hurting Sales

Over the past couple of years, Russia has enacted laws to silence “LGBT propaganda”, and it’s justified such legislation with flawed sociological studies. Unfortunately, these laws are written so vaguely that no one really knows what counts as “propaganda”. President Putin says that there is no discrimination against Russia’s LGBT citizens, but can they hold hands in public? Can they kiss? Can they declare their love in any way, or is that breaking the law?

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BREAKING: General Motors Boosts Benefits To All Legally Married Same-Sex Couples, No Matter Where They Live

According to an email from General Motors, “GM will recognize a legal marriage no matter the state of residence. For example, if a GM employee residing in Michigan, where same-sex marriage is not recognized, got married in New York, GM would recognize that marriage.”

Aston Martin Vanquish in 2013 Neiman Marcus holiday catalog

Neiman Marcus Spotlights $344,000 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante In Christmas Catalog

All I want for Christmas is that $344,000 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante featured in this year’s Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog!

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Where Should Car Makers Put Their LBGT Ad Dollars? Big Bang, Vikings

But since there aren’t any totally gay scripted shows on mainstream TV (even LOGO), where should automobile manufacturers go if they want to reach around the hetero market for the Big Gay Prize?

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Music For Your New Car Should Include A Drag Queen, A Gay Hunk, And Gaga

For a moment last summer, as I downloaded the latest Cher song that had not yet been officially released, I felt my gay magic was back.

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Twin Cities Pride Parade Adventure

How should I tell this story? Twin Cities Pride’s annual Ashley Rukes Parade happened over the summer. Prompted by a crazy idea from a friend of mine, I wound up riding along the parade route. It was not what I had planned to do after my original task, but…well, I better give you some background.

Audi fleet shuttle quattro for the film 'Ender's Game'

Orson Scott Card Is A Raging Homophobe, So Why Did Audi Work On ‘Enders Game’?

Audi and its team of designers supplied an important virtual vehicle for Ender’s Game, despite the fact that Audi is a gay-friendly automaker. From Audi’s glowing, giddy press release: “With its visionary design, the Audi fleet shuttle quattro blends easily into the world of the science fiction feature film and combines futuristic design with groundbreaking technology.”

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Gaywheels’ Most Popular Posts & Car Reviews: January – June 2013

2013 has been an exciting year for both car fans and the LGBT community. The number of eco-friendly autos has surged, the roster of gay-friendly advertisers is growing, and just last week, the usual mix of tragi-comic news was brightened when the Supreme Court handed LGBT Americans two wins in the space of an hour. And even though the Prop 8 ruling was a bit of a letdown for folks outside California, the Court made it clear that the impact of its decision would be felt immediately and forcefully, no matter how much the asshats at the National Organization for Marriage bellyached.

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Marriage Equality & The Supreme Court Rulings: The Good, The Bad, And The TBD

It would be hard to overstate the importance of everything that happened in Washington this week. Much of it was good.