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Not Recovered, Hurricane Katrina’s Struggling Black Gay Community

It has been over a decade now since Hurricane Katrina barreled through New Orleans (NO). Today, much of the Big Easy has gotten its groove back. ...

Is P’Town Carnival Losing its Queerness?

The best week to be in Provincetown is the week of Carnival. The parade is its signature extravaganza. ...

First and Last Mich Fest

I grew up in Michigan. I knew about MichFest, the Michigan Women’s Festival, but I was never inclined to go. ...

Black Lives Matter Confront Clinton

How well did Hillary Clinton answer questions posed by Black Lives Matter? Melissa Harris Perry in for Maddow discusses with activists:       ...

Dis-membering Stonewall

“By institutionalizing memory, resisting the onset of oblivion, recalling the memory of tragedy that for long years remained hidden or unrecognized and by assigning its proper place in the human co ...

Taylor Mac; Artist, Historian, Fairy

Taylor Mac is one of those wholly absorbing performers that makes you forget where you are by never allowing you to guess what might happen next. ...

Where Is My Black Body Safe in America?

Like so many African American women, myself included, Sandra Bland’s death, resulting from police brutality is not new news. The national attention it’s receiving is, however. ...

Ingird Sischy Once Sent Me A Letter (1952 - 2015)

You've heard the term kingmaker? Well, that designation is true in the case of Ingrid Sischy. ...

The Atticus We Don’t Want To Know

The literary world rejoiced when news disclosed that reclusive author Harper Lee was soon to release her second book "Go Set A Watchman", after 55 years since the 1960 publication of "To Kill A Moc ...

The Welcome Challenges of Marriage Equality

For some time now, my spouse and I have been bickering over where we should live in our retirement years. ...

Obama Used The N-word Appropriately

When news broke that President Obama used the n-word during the podcast interview “WFT with Marc Maron” about America’s racial history, it caused shock waves. ...

'A Sinner in Mecca' documents gay Muslim pilgrimage
Yahoo News
September 1, 2015

A new film made by a gay Muslim pilgrim offers a English-speaking Western audience a warts-and-all view of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in a documentary that has attracted death threats and an online hate campaign.

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Why Are We Gay?
Advocate.com
September 1, 2015

Centuries of studies have tried to examine the value of homosexuality to human beings as a species.

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Oliver Sacks, Famed Gay Neurologist and Author, Dies at 82
Advocate.com
September 1, 2015

Sacks wrote about his patients in books such as Awakenings and his life, including his sexuality, in the memoir On the Move.

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Dear Abby: Friend fears lesbian’s taking vows for wrong reason
SFGate
September 1, 2015

Dear Abby: I was best friends with “Joanne” after we met in middle school. She comes from a conservative Christian family and has three successful siblings. This has made her quirky, media-driven pursuits and city life a disappointment to her family.

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Will Clerk Issue Gay Marriage Licenses After Court Ruling?
ABC News
September 1, 2015

The Supreme Court ruled against the county clerk who refused to issue gay marriage licenses, leaving her with perhaps her toughest decision yet: Hand out licenses or risk potential fines or even possible jail time.

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Listen: Miley's Song About Lesbian Sex, 'Bang Me Box'
Out Magazine
September 1, 2015

In an interview with Miley Cyrus in the New York Times, the singer talked about her identity and her surprise new album, Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz.

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Pope Francis Blesses a Lesbian, Her Family, and Her Writing For Kids
The Daily Beast
September 1, 2015

Once again Pope Francis makes a human gesture that challenges the Church orthodoxy. Will official teachings change?

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This Girls’ Summer Camp Could Help Change the World of AI
wired.com
August 31, 2015

SAILORS, the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory’s Outreach Summer program, is the country's first AI summer camp for girls.

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Are Attractive Women Really More Likely to be Straight?
jezebel.com
August 31, 2015

Chris Rock once joked that men are only as faithful as their options, and new research suggests that women may only be as heterosexual as their options—with more attractive women more likely to identify as 100 percent hetero, and less attractive women more open to other sexual identities.

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Johnny Depp's daughter Lily-Rose makes brave revelation about her sexual orientation after cosying up to Miley's girlfriend
Mirror Online
August 27, 2015

The model identifies herself as being on the LGBTQA spectrum but has not clarified whether she is gay or bisexual

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Hasidic Mother: Sneaking Out to See My Lesbian Lover
Huffington Post
August 27, 2015

I won't let myself imagine the betrayal that will linger in my children's eyes for years. Soon, I will tell myself that I do this as a matter of survival, pikuach nefesh, that like Levi scrubbing his hands even on the Sabbath when he had cancer, the Law stipulates that survival supersedes the Law.

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The Forgotten Lesbian Film Classic That Deserves a Second Look
Advocate.com
August 27, 2015

The Killing of Sister George is a rare and unflinching glimpse into real-life late-1960s lesbianism, and it deserves reputation rehabilitation.

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Oregon All-Girls Catholic School Fires Lesbian Counselor; Students, Alumni Protest
The Mary Sue
August 27, 2015

It’s no secret that the Catholic Church is against same-sex marriage. However, the Church does make a distinction between being homosexual and homosexual acts. Now, this distinction is crazy (so…homosexuals are cool…as long as they stay celibate and miserable forever?),

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Venice Mayor Says Gay-Pride Parades Are Too Kitschy
Time
August 27, 2015

Venice’s newly elected mayor, Luigi Brugnaro, wants to ban gay-pride parades in the Italian city because he thinks they are the “height of kitsch.”

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Raid of Rentboy, an Escort Website, Angers Gay Activists
The New York Times
August 27, 2015

For some gay activists, it had shades of bathhouse raids and gay-bar roundups from decades ago. On Tuesday, federal authorities burst into the Union Square office of the gay-escort website Rentboy.com and arrested the chief executive and several employees on prostitution charges.

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Gay Refugees Addresses U.N. Security Council in Historic Meeting on LGBT Rights
Newsweek
August 27, 2015

Two gay refugees from Syria and Iraq testified Monday about the constant fear of violence and death they experienced living under authoritarian governments, militant groups and the Islamic State (ISIS) in the first-ever meeting on LGBT rights at the United Nations Security Council.

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This Is Bigger Than Me and Bigger Than Hip-Hop: Dee Barnes Responds to Dr. Dre’s Public Apology
gawker
August 25, 2015

On Friday, three days after Gawker ran Dee Barnes’s essay “Here’s What’s Missing From Straight Outta Compton: Me and the Other Women Dr. Dre Beat Up,” the New York Times ran a piece that included an official apology from Dr. Dre. Barnes’s response to Dre’s apology ...

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Actress Rowan Blanchard shares her views on feminism and intersectionality
feministing
August 25, 2015

When asked about her views on how white feminism can be exclusive of women of color and queer and trans people, she responded beautifully. Check out her Instagram posts below.

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Feeling the Bern With the Youth Vote
The New Yorker
August 25, 2015

Nathan Heller on Bernie Sanders: the oddest thing about his candidacy is not his aversion to fundraising but his popularity with kids.

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