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Gay Men Are Not "a Waste"

by Alexander Hardy

I didn’t see the mass wedding of 33 straight and same-sex couples at the 56th GRAMMY Awards ceremony as it played… Read More

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Girl Scouts Celebrate Sisterhood, Leadership (and Those Tasty Cookies!)

by Princess Gabbara

Where should a young girl go if she wants to make new friends, learn lifelong skills, explore new adventures, build courage, confidence… Read More

Homophobia Is a Real Fear … but of What, Exactly?

Why Straight Men are "Right" to be Homophobic

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To be a homophobe in 2014 is, increasingly, to find oneself on the fast track to social scorn. In an environment of growing acceptance… Read More

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If you thought pop music was a space where children can be allowed to roam without guidance, then I have a bridge… Read More

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A debate can go one of two ways: wonderfully impactful or a painful waste of everyone’s time. Whenever the former happens… Read More

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How to Listen When a Loved One Says, ‘I Had an Abortion’

by Renee Bracey Sherman

The first time I told a friend about my abortion, I was scared. Abortion was the topic of the day in ethics class, and I ditched… Read More

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The Invisible Gay Black Man

by #teamEBONY

Whenever I read about this mythical place in which a person’s sexuality is no longer taboo, in the wake of a handful of states… Read More

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‘Where Is Your Happy Ending?’
Defining Success in the Mary Jane Era

by Shahida Muhammad

The series premiere of Being Mary Jane last week was everything I imagined it would be: edgy, revealing, and at many points… Read More

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Why it Matters When Beyonce -- and Janet Before Her -- Sings About Sex

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A little over three weeks since "BEYONCÉ" took the Internet hostage in the middle of the night, the buzz for the… Read More

‘Blackbird’ and the Wealth of Po’ Black Gays Onscreen<br />

‘Blackbird’ and the Wealth of Po’ Black Gays Onscreen

by Alexander Hardy

I wish you could have seen the pursed lips that stretched into a frown before parting for a deep sigh, right before spilling out… Read More

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