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Editor's Letter: Excising That Word
July 18 2014 3:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Excising That Word

Matthew Breen

Two words have been conflated with trans identities, and those words have hijacked much of the discourse.

Op-ed: Where Did the 'Gay' in 'Gay Pride' Go?
July 17 2014 3:17 AM ET

Op-ed: Where Did the 'Gay' in 'Gay Pride' Go?

Amin Ghaziani

Some say we're in a 'post-gay' world, but I'm not ready to let go. Are you?

Op-Ed: Vagina Cooties and Dating Bi Guys
July 16 2014 3:00 AM ET

Op-Ed: Vagina Cooties and Dating Bi Guys

Eliel Cruz

Would you date a bi guy? I mean, why not?

Op-ed: When Will We Finally Stop Smoking?
July 15 2014 5:54 PM ET

Op-ed: When Will We Finally Stop Smoking?

Fifty years ago, the surgeon general said smoking causes long-term health problems. So why can't LGBT people stop doing it?

Op-ed: Why Pride Still Matters
July 15 2014 10:37 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Pride Still Matters

James Duke Mason

You can be cynical all you want about LGBT Pride — we still need it.

Op-ed: The Crisis at the Border Reveals the Real Sodomites
July 15 2014 4:55 AM ET

Op-ed: American Sodomites Beware

Eliel Cruz

The anti-LGBT and anti-immigration lobbies fail to remember the meaning of the word sodomy.

Op-ed: To Thine Own Campaign Ad Be True
July 15 2014 3:35 AM ET

Op-ed: When a Barely Gay Campaign Ad Breaks Ground

Brett Smiley

Brett Smiley, the gay mayoral candidate in Providence, R.I., reflects on the impact of his groundbreaking campaign ad, which depicted the normalcy of a same-sex marriage.

Op-ed: Black Women and Gay White Dudes Need Each Other
July 14 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Black Women and Gay White Dudes Need Each Other

Michelle Garcia

Playing Oppression Olympics is not a smart strategy (but neither is putting on a minstrel show).

Op-ed: Hillary Clinton's Marriage Evolution Is Hardly the Point
July 14 2014 3:40 AM ET

Op-ed: Stuck on Hillary Clinton's Marriage Evolution?

Joe Solmonese

While some are getting hung up on a interview in which Hillary Clinton was defensive about her changing stance on marriage equality, Joe Solmonese says fixating on it is not constructive.

Op-ed: Wanted: LGBT Candidates, Regardless of Party
July 14 2014 3:04 AM ET

Op-ed: Wanted: LGBT Candidates, Regardless of Party

Chuck Wolfe

Encouraging gay Republicans to run for office could change the landscape for political equality in the U.S.

Ian Thorpe Gets Kudos for Coming Out
July 13 2014 4:10 PM ET

Ian Thorpe Gets Kudos for Coming Out

Trudy Ring

Some criticize the Olympic champion swimmer for waiting, but most of the reaction is positive.

Op-ed: Finding Empowerment Through Futbol
July 13 2014 5:12 AM ET

Op-ed: Finding Empowerment Through Futbol

How one LGBT fan found empowerment through her favorite team, which happens to be in the World Cup final Sunday.

Olympic Swimming Champ Ian Thorpe Comes Out
July 12 2014 12:48 PM ET

Olympic Swimming Champ Ian Thorpe Comes Out

Trudy Ring

After years of speculation that he is gay, Thorpe confirms it in an interview to be broadcast on Australian TV Sunday night.

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