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At Gayther, we believe in the truth and hearing from people that are living and experiencing situations first hand, unedited and without bias. With this in mind, we have created the media platform to give real people, not affiliated with Gayther a voice. The media sections are provided free of charge, and the stories, opinions and experiences are their own to tell and from their unique perspective.
Important: The published articles have been written by members of the general public, and many will likely not be journalists nor be affiliated with any professional bodies associated with members of the media. The articles will likely be based on the authors own opinions, views and experiences and Gayther does not endorse nor accept any responsibility or liability with regards to any of the materials within the news and media pages.

Ancient Gays: LGBT throughout history

October 25, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
Some believe that more people are identifying as LGBTQ+ than ever before, often calling it a fad, trend, or just a sign of the times; however, history shows that the community has existed for thousands of years. Many LGBTQ+ members often played important roles within their communities, societies, and in history. The past hundred years have seen reforms in the laws and rights of many within the community, but what was life like for members of the community hundreds or even thousands of years ago?....click to read more



LGBTQ+: Love across borders

October 11, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
Practical tips when falling in love with someone from a different country. With high-speed internet available around the world and international air travel much more affordable, falling in love with someone thousands of miles away is becoming a frequently common occurrence. For people that do fall in love, what practical steps can they take to make the process of living together in the future a lot easier?....click to read more

LGBTQ+ Representation in TV and Movies

September 27, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
Over the past 50 years, there has been a slow and steady increase in the number of vocal and proud LGBTQ+ actors and actresses. With more TV shows and films creating lead characters and an increase in the number of supporting roles, the community is becoming better represented; however, how close is the entertainment industry's representation of the community when it comes to real-life?....click to read more

Pride 2020: Taking part by going online

September 13, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, especially for those that organise the many annual pride events and marches around the world. With mandated lockdowns restricting people’s ability to attend events, organisers, through the resilience of the community have found new ways to help people come together and celebrate Pride online. Online Pride has had a mixed response from the community; however, going forward, is there an opportunity to create online content and participation for future events long after the pandemic?....click to read more

Politicising the vulnerable

August 30, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
Throughout history, warlords, kings, and politicians have mobilised support for their plans by angering the masses through weaponising religions, ethnicity, beliefs and sexuality, often creating hatred for small groups and minorities. Sadly, even in these modern times, these tactics and approaches are still being used; however, how does this approach benefit politicians?....click to read more

I Believe in Me

August 16, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
Who believes in you? Knows all of your strengths and weaknesses, believes that you can do anything you put your mind to and through your actions can change the world around you? I know the answer, do you?....click to read more

Elder Gays: help to combat loneliness

August 3, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
They look like you, sound like you and come from similar backgrounds as you. They can be found everywhere, be one of your friends, family, and those you love the most. So, coming from everywhere and not belonging to a single race, religion or gender, how different are the views and beliefs of the LGBT community compared to their heterosexual peers? ....click to read more

Elder Gays: help to combat loneliness

April 6, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
With an estimated one-third of the world’s LGBTQ+ population over the age of 50, are we doing enough to represent and help ageing members of the community? ....click to read more

Throuples: the new norm?

April 6, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
With increased references to throuples in films, television and coverage by the mainstream media, what is and makes a throuple?....click to read more

Promiscuous Equation

April 6, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
With vast numbers of the LGBTQ+ community using the various tailored smartphone apps, there is a perception that monogamous relationships are not the norm amongst the community, and LGBTQ+ individuals are more accepting of open or commitment-free relationships....click to read more

Are the youth losing hope?

April 6, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
In an age full of negativity, reports of world shortages, climate change, rising unemployment, yo-yo economies, pandemics and wars taking the lives of so many across the globe, are the youth of today losing hope?....click to read more

Distractions creating inequality

February 11, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
Impeachments, Brexit, North Korea, economic inequality, unemployment: Are the crazy times we are living in distracting people from discovering what is going on around them?....click to read more

The rise of malicious spam

February 11, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
Unsolicited Spam or Scam mail has been around for a long time, however over the past five years the messages are getting darker and more frightening, but what do you do if you receive a malicious spam message?....click to read more

LGBTQ+ Strong Together

February 11, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
With 25% of the world’s LGBTQ+ community living in countries where their sexuality is considered illegal, where gender expression is not permitted and now with rumours that minority groups feel underrepresented, is there a risk of splintering within the representative groups and associations?....click to read more

Verified Gay Apps

February 11, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
Several LGBTQ+ applications are considering the introduction of a process that verifies the identity of the users on their service, however, could this measure designed to combat deception and serious crimes, potentially alienate vulnerable members of the community?....click to read more

Outing: Wrong or Right?

September 4, 2019 | Atilla Tiriyaki
You step outside of the nightclub to get some fresh air when you see a well-known male celebrity kissing another man, an individual who is respected and is thought by many to be straight, what do you do?....click to read more

Tips for Coming Out

September 4, 2019 | Atilla Tiriyaki
We have all seen and heard of moving coming out stories, of families rejoicing at the news of their child revealing their true identity, though it may be true for some, for many, it is one of the scariest experiences of their lives. The fear of hurting the ones we love the most by sharing something personal to us and changing the way people to see us. Though it is scary, many of us know that living our true lives and being honest with those that matter to us is important, so with a little planning, you can make the whole process a lot less daunting....click to read more

Aparadiso: the land of the free

September 4, 2019 | Atilla Tiriyaki
With over a quarter of the world’s LGBTQ+ population living in countries in which same-sex relationships are deemed illegal under the law, should there be a place that is welcoming and a safe haven for members of the global community escaping persecution?....click to read more

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