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Op-ed: It's Not Your Imagination, The Oscars Are Shrinking
February 25 2014 8:45 AM ET

Op-ed: It's Not Your Imagination, The Oscars Are Shrinking

Nick Davis

A gay Oscar devotee takes a critical look at the narrowing crop of Oscar contenders.

Op-ed: Is Alec Baldwin Transphobic or Just Ignorant?
February 24 2014 3:55 PM ET

Op-ed: Is Alec Baldwin Transphobic or Just Ignorant?

Parker Marie Molloy

Alec Baldwin stumbled into a transphobic slur during his farewell to public life in a recent editorial for New York Magazine. Can you blame him for not understanding why this is wrong?

Op-ed: The Weird Relationship Between Mormons and Marriage
February 24 2014 6:18 AM ET

Op-ed: The Weird Relationship Between Mormons and Marriage

Roman Feeser

Ironic that leaders of the Mormon Church are still fighting to keep marriage equality off the books.

February 21 2014 8:37 PM ET

Nemat Sadat on How His Coming Out Is Changing Afghanistan

Nemat Sadat never imagined that coming out would awaken a gay movement in Afghanistan.

Op-ed: Stephen Colbert Showed Piers Morgan How It's Done
February 21 2014 8:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Stephen Colbert Showed Piers Morgan How It's Done

Andé Morgan

Janet Mock's appearance on The Colbert Report was refreshing, but the fake news programs on Comedy Central still have some catching up to do.

Op-ed: It's Time to Stop With The T Word
February 20 2014 2:10 PM ET

Op-ed: It's Time to Stop With The T Word

Parker Marie Molloy

Some may think using the t word is permissible, but trans women who are the target of the hate that the word conjures don't necessarily agree.

Op-ed From Megan Rapinoe: Your Team Can't Handle a Gay Player? Then Your Team Sucks
February 20 2014 6:00 AM ET

Your Team Can't Handle a Gay Player? Then Your Team Sucks

Megan Rapinoe

Soccer star Megan Rapinoe makes the case for athletes — competing now in Sochi, and everywhere else — to come out.

February 18 2014 2:59 PM ET

Today in Gay History: A Fatal Political Outing, 1902-Style

German arms dealer Friedrich Alfred Krupp couldn't slay his own demons.

Op-ed: The Stories That Gender-Nonconforming Kids Need
February 18 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The Missing Stories Our Kids Need

Cameron Keady

Children’s literature is too often a tale of two genders.

Op-ed: Making Facebook's 'About Me' About Me
February 18 2014 5:45 AM ET

Op-ed: Making Facebook's 'About Me' About Me

Allison Palmer

How a more gender spectrum-friendly Facebook came to be.

February 17 2014 4:22 PM ET

Jane Lynch: 'Ellen Page Didn't Lie'

“When I was younger, I lied by omission. She should give herself a break and not call it 'lying.' ”

Op-ed: This Valentine’s Day, Everyone Deserves an Equal Chance
February 14 2014 12:05 PM ET

Op-ed: This Valentine’s Day, Everyone Deserves an Equal Chance

Ji Wallace

Olympic medalist Ji Wallace talks about the Olympics, his boyfriend, and why he's now joining The Stigma Project and HRC to empower others with HIV.

Survival Tips for Singles on Valentine’s Day
February 14 2014 11:35 AM ET

Survival Tips for Singles on Valentine’s Day

Justin Hernandez

Don’t sweat it if you are not in a relationship or don’t have a date lined up for February 14. Here are some ideas to help make Cupid’s holiday a little more fun and less stressful for all the singles out there.

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