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Trans not on board(s)

Trans not on board(s)

Most gay and lesbian organizations have become LGBT organizations in recent years. If their missions now include transgender people, why don’t their boards?

Not sold on 'The Secret'

Not sold on The Secret

There's no denying that The Secret has become a cultural phenomenon. But is its simplistic message harmful to LGBT people?

High notes

High notes

Songwriter Tomek Fior came to love his “feminine” voice, raising the question “When you really accept yourself, what will you sound like?”

First violin

First violin

Young, transgender, African-American—violinist Tona Brown is breaking all the rules.

American Idol's big gay closet

American Idol's big gay closet

With its sappy songs, flamboyant contestants, and metrosexual host, American Idol is the campiest thing on TV. But could an openly gay singer win?

'Blah blah blah faggot'

"Blah blah blah faggot"

Commentary 984 2007-04-24 2007-04-09 "Blah blah blah faggot" By Dave White Dave White is the author of Exile in Guyville . Find him at www.imdavewhite.com .

Not your average LGBT center

Not your average LGBT center

With its environmentally correct design and an online registry of chic furniture to donate, Chicago’s Center on Halsted is a new kind of community gathering place.

Arjan Writes

Arjan Writes

Age: Too young to rock to Phil Collins and too old to dance to the Cheetah Girls, Location: Atlanta, Blog: ArjanWrites.com

Rue McClanahan

Rue McClanahan

Good things come to those who wait.

Our great dyke hope

Our Great Dyke Hope

Melissa Etheridge isn’t just a rock star. She’s our hero—and she won us over just by being herself.

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