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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.

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Are You Ready For The 'ARMAGAYDDON'?

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

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Why Transgender Rights Should Fit Into The Larger Gay Agenda

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Could The Trans Community Change Minds By Changing Discourse?

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