About Adam Polaski

Adam Polaski is a writer, designer and organizer for Freedom to Marry, where he works with an amazing team to win marriage for same-sex couples nationwide. He also enjoys the New York Public Library, love stories overall, and the perpetual quest to go vegetarian. Follow him at @AdamPolaski

Committing to Being Dead

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Matt Thompson had given up any possibility of coming home from Iraq—but he returned safely. Now, over a year later, he still can’t shake the urge to go back.

Love in the Time of Lymphoma

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When Daniel Haack was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 22, he started using a different line at bars: “Hey, my name’s Daniel, and I have cancer.”

Solitude: A Stutterer’s Reflection

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Nothing can make you feel more alone than being unable to speak.

My Night as Ricky Martin

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Wait, did my impersonation of the openly gay Latino superstar contribute to erasure of his gay identity?

New ‘Search for Gay America’ Showcases a Diverse Community

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A new book of photography showcases diversity within the gay male demographic and shows that masculinity and homosexuality are not incompatible.

As the Parade Passes By

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Pride parades, especially in traditionally conservative parts of the country, are important, visual demonstrations of LGBT activism.

Coming Out of the Cyber Closet

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YouTube videos are just one way LGBT people are utilizing the Internet as an integral part of the coming-out process.

Interview With Kevin Arnold, the Man Behind Str8bro

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The creator of str8bro talks to GMP about posing as a bro, researching male desire, and balancing humor with pointed criticism in his LGBT activism.

Bisexual Softballers’ Non-Gay Discrimination Suit Upheld

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An ongoing lawsuit between three bisexual men and a gay athletic league is reflective of the fragmented state of the LGBT community.

Politicians Come Out for NY Marriage Equality

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Why this week’s announcements from Cuomo, Bloomberg, DiNapoli, and Bruno declaring support for marriage equality are important.

Inside John Lasseter’s Animated Father Factory

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Esquire’s new profile of Pixar creator John Lasseter explores the animator’s commitment to providing role models for boys—and their fathers.

Employment Ad Language Perpetuates Gender Divide

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A new study indicates that job postings can unintentionally suggest whether positions are typically held by men or women

Despite Employment Uptick, Men Should Embrace ‘Feminine’ Jobs

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Last year’s employment gains shouldn’t be interpreted as an end to the threats to male success in the workforce.

New Fall Show Teaches Us ‘How to Be a Gentleman’

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A new sitcom from CBS explores masculinity by looking at two extremes of manhood.

Outserve Keeps the Spotlight on DADT with Leadership Summit

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Association of gay, lesbian and bisexual military personnel will host the Outserve Armed Forces Leadership Summit in October

Genderless Baby: Experiment or Exploitation?

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A Canadian couple is trying to raise their child free from impositions of gender. Some are calling it irresponsible; here, Adam Polaski argues that it’s a noble experiment.