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August 22, 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.

Transphobic Edits Made To Wikipedia Appear To Have Come From Capitol Hill

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These Little Boys Are Quashing Gender Stereotypes Without Even Trying

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Donald Sterling Is Gay, V. Stiviano Claims In Lawsuit

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Sex, Intimacy, And Being Gay

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Accuser In Bryan Singer Sex Abuse Case Can't Find A Lawyer

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Anderson Cooper Is A Comic Book Character Now

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'Taboo' Photos Reveal The Dual Lives Of Everyday People Who Practice BDSM (NSFW)

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Do LGBT People Need Their Own Barber Shops?

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Why I Prefer Side-by-Side to 'Top' or 'Bottom'

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Gay Customers Share Their Experiences With Anti-LGBT Discrimination In Restaurants And Other Businesses

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Florida's Gay Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

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Mormon College Makes Unfortunate Anti-Gay Move

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State Passes Bill Expanding Recognition Of Same-Sex Parents, Awaits Governor's Signature

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Gays Are 'Not Qualified To Hold Public Office,' According To This Pundit

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LOOK: A 'Wicked' Push For Gay Marriage From One Of Our Favorite Stars

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These Super NSFW Drawings Of Disney Princes Fulfill Another Sort Of Fantasy

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Are You Ready For The 'ARMAGAYDDON'?

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'Love Is Strange' Is The Year's Greatest Romance

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'Sin City' Makes A Play For Gay Tourists, Even If Marriage Equality Is Not Yet In The Cards

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What Happens When Broadway Collides With Experimental Underground Nightlife?

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LOOK: Joan Rivers Is An In-Demand Gay Wedding Officiant

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Supreme Court Puts Hold On Same-Sex Marriages In Virginia

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Bathhouses And Beyond: A Brief History Of Gay Cruising

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

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

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