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Gay Marriage Proposals: Ugh, What Do I Do?
September 05 2014 6:07 AM ET

Gay Marriage Proposals: Ugh, What Do I Do?

Frank Lowe

All the rules have been written for heterosexual marriage proposals, but what about for same-sex marriages? Do the rules stay the same, or are they different?

Denmark Passes Groundbreaking Gender 'Self-Determination' Law
September 03 2014 12:56 PM ET

Denmark Passes Groundbreaking Gender 'Self-Determination' Law

Mitch Kellaway

This week, Denmark became the first country to allow a legal gender change without a medical statement — but advocates say the law isn't perfect.

Op-ed: Go Outside and Kiss Someone
September 03 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Go Outside and Kiss Someone

Eliel Cruz

Too many same-sex couples are afraid of engaging in PDA. We have to change that.

BREAKING: The WHO Might Finally Rule Homosexuality is Not a Mental Disorder
September 01 2014 9:48 AM ET

WHO Might Finally Rule Homosexuality Not a Mental Disorder

Diane Anderson-Minshall

After decades of keeping five mental health disorders classified as related to homosexuality, a panel of experts urges the international community to make swift changes.

Working Together to Achieve An AIDS-Free Generation
September 01 2014 3:00 AM ET

Working Together to Achieve An AIDS-Free Generation

Douglas M. Brooks

The intersection of knowledge, interventions, and opportunities is helping to achieve the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.

August 31 2014 6:16 AM ET

Have You Forgotten How to Have Fun?

#27BiStories: Tell Us Something We Don't Know
August 29 2014 5:00 AM ET

#27BiStories: Tell Us Something We Don't Know

Eliel Cruz

We asked 27 bisexuals to tell us something about their relationship and sexuality that they'd like the general public to understand.

#27BiStories: Why a Bisexual's Sexual Orientation Is Still Important Even If They're in a Relationship
August 28 2014 10:00 AM ET

Yes, Being Bisexual Still Matters When In a Relationship

Eliel Cruz

If a bisexual person is in a relationship, why is it important they're still labeled as bisexual?

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