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Wrongful psychoanalysis

Wrongful psychoanalysis

Commentary 986 2007-05-22 2007-05-07 Wrongful psychoanalysis By Steve Weinstein It probably was inevitable that someone in the media would try to connect Seung-Hui Cho’s ram

Just another day in Baghdad

Just another day in Baghdad

Commentary 986 2007-05-22 2007-05-07 Just another day in Baghdad By Charles Karel Bouley The Virginia Tech massacre is a tragedy of epic proportions for those involved, and my hear

A refugee's fight

A refugee's fight

Abused for years by his homophobic father, 12-year-old Alvaro Orozco ran away from home in Nicaragua and eventually sought asylum in Canada. His claim rejected, he was to be deported in February. But a crusading queer civil rights lawyer stepped in and saved him—at least for now.

Ryan Roemerman

Ryan Roemerman

Commentary 986 2007-05-22 2007-05-07 Ryan Roemerman By Joseph Huff-Hannon Photo by Robert Whicker Ryan Roemerman, 24, is not only helping rack up victories

Queer youth, no justice

Queer youth, no justice

A sexual-abuse scandal in the Texas juvenile system highlights the plight of underage LGBT inmates nationwide.

Gay China comes out online

Gay China comes out online

Commentary 986 2007-05-22 2007-05-07 Gay China comes out online By Morgan Kroll Photo of Didier-Zheng © Getty China may not have Ellen or

An Ellen for the ages

An Ellen for the ages

In an ever-progressing American society that finds itself more tolerant and understanding of LGBT culture, who do we have to thank for starting all of this? Ellen DeGeneres, of course!

Strategic giving: Seven reasons to support the RNC

Strategic giving: Seven reasons to support the RNC

Equality can't be gained from only one perspective. If LGBT people want to truly affect political and social change, start by having a presence in the Republican Party. Consider yourself more blue-state? Click here for the Democratic view.

The right not to remain silent

The right not to remain silent

One Equality Rider explains why being arrested in the line of duty isn't quite as romantic as it sounds.

Strategic giving: seven reasons to support the DNC

Democrats have proven time and again that they're the better party on LGBT issues. To take back the White House, widen our lead in Congress, and consequently improve LGBT rights, the Democrats need financial support. Not so left-leaning? Click here for the Republican's take.

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