Journalist Rashod Ollison has written for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Baltimore Sun, and Jet. In this excerpt from his new memoir, Soul Serenade: Rhythm, Blues, & Coming of Age Through Vinyl, Ollison describes a childhood experience all too familiar to LGBT youth.

January 26 2016 6:12 AM

Extreme negative reactions to books promoting diversity only prove they're needed more than ever. 

January 22 2016 9:24 AM

33 years after my plea for tap dancing classes was overruled, my folks were reviewing my choices in pornography – and I wasn’t the least bit embarrassed

January 19 2016 1:24 PM

A battle is being fought in America's schools over transgender children. We have to make sure the right side wins, says the HRC's Chad Griffin.

January 14 2016 8:02 AM

In this central work of queer Chinese literature, the story of a torrid love affair between wealthy businessman Handong and naive student Lan Yu is set against the political unrest of the 1980s. Bei Tong is the anonymous author of Beijing Comrades, and his true identity has been a subject of debate since the work was first published on a gay Chinese Web site in 1998 and quickly earned a devoted following. The book, excerpted here, is now translated into English for the first time by Scott E. Myers.

January 14 2016 6:34 AM
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