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August 20, 2014

The Best Way to Change Minds: Come Out, Stay Out and Speak Out

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Last week my friend, Professor Jenny Boylan of Barnard College, penned an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times entitled "Trans Community Can Change Minds by Changing Discourse." She uses the promotion of marriage equality as the gay analogue to what the trans community now needs. With all due respect, I think she's got it backwards.

Supreme Court Puts Hold On Same-Sex Marriages In Virginia

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John Lithgow: Playing A Transgender Woman Was 'The Least Acting I've Done In A Movie'

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Gay Bridegrooms Urged To 'Think Outside The Closet'

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Gay Marriage Will Be 'In Every State Of The Union' By 2015, Former NOM Official Claims

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LOOK: Conchita Wurst Strikes A Pose In Couture For Karl Lagerfeld

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WATCH: The Latest Episode Of 'My Gay Roommate' Features A Familiar Gay Porn Star...

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5 Reasons Why Going On A Date With That Disabled Dude Will Totally Be Worth It

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WATCH: James Franco Ditches His Pants For The Ice Bucket Challenge

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Newly Out Pop Star Sam Smith Opens Up About Dating, Thoughts On Grindr

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7 Documentaries You Can Stream Right Now To Better Understand What's Going On In Ferguson

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What Does It Mean To Be Seen As A Queer Person?

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WATCH: Bianca Del Rio Gets In Bed With Joan Rivers

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LOOK: 'God' Launches Billboard Campaign To Thwart Anti-Gay Church's Efforts

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The Biggest Misconception About Furries

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Queer? Moving? Here's a Must-Have App For Your New Life

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Let's Clear Up Some Lies You've Been Told About Vaginas

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Could The Trans Community Change Minds By Changing Discourse?

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Kluwe And Vikings Reach Settlement To Avert Lawsuit Over Anti-Gay Claims

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A Trans Student Who Was Reportedly Banned From Her School Receives Good News

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Alexis Arquette Claims She Slept With Jared Leto.. And She's Not Shy About One Big Detail

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New Noah's Ark Theme Park Reportedly Won't Hire Gay Or Non-Religious Employees

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'I Will Personally Pay For Every Member Of The Westboro Baptist Church To Fly To Iraq Right Now'

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LISTEN: Reality Star Michelle Duggar Records 'Fear-Mongering' Transphobic Robocall

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Here's Why Lesbians Are More Likely To Orgasm Than Straight Women

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The Amazing Way This Woman Reacted When Her Husband Came Out As Gay

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How To React If Your Teammate Comes Out To You

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This Is, By Far, The Perviest Voter Registration Ad Ever

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WATCH: These Queer 'Country Boys In The City' Have A Brand New Video

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'Family' Pundit Makes Bizarre And Offensive Link Between Robin Williams' Death And 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

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WATCH: Touching New Music Video Shows Gay Couple Reconnecting After Years

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'Lady Valor' -- A Look At A Transgender Heroine

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When Backing Pro-Gay GOPers Is Actually Something Nefarious

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By Michelangelo Signorile, Gay Voices Editor-At-Large

LGBT History Added To Smithsonian Institution's Collection

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Social Media's New Dark 'Secret'

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Laverne Cox Opens Up About Suicide Attempt, Being Bullied A Child

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Could NYC's Iconic Hotel Come Under Anti-Gay New Ownership?

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Is Arnold Schwarzenegger's Character In 'Expendables 3' Gay?

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LOOK: Gay Artist's New Series Aims To 'Challenge Conventions Around Masculinity'

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Portia Just Gave Ellen The Sweetest Anniversary Surprise

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