I Am What I Am When I Am It

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James Blakely explores what it means when the typical labels about sexuality don’t fit.

I Remember When AIDS Was Terrifying

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AIDS may not be the crisis-of-the-day, but Grace de Rond reminds us of how it still affects lives and how it can be prevented.

My experience with Jealousy in Our Open Relationship

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Agreeing to an open relationship and welcoming another woman into the relationship turned out to be two different things.

How a High School Wrestler Came Out to His Homophobic Coach

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Wrestling is serious business at Don Bosco. So is coming out to your coach, especially when he’s also your dad.

A Dad Tells How the Adoption Phone Call Instantly Changed His Life

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Sean O’Donnell was one phone call away from an instantaneous change in his life. Because it had happened once before did not seem to matter. Here’s why.

#62: A Brave Teen Comes Out to His Grandmother

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“Grandma, I’m a good person and always try to do the right thing. How can you tell your own grandson that he is demonic?” I said. “Well,” she said, “the truth hurts.”

6 Reasons Why Being Called “Cis” is Not Oppressive

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James St. James challenges the notion that the term “cisgender” adds to divisions between people, and suggests the term can help encourage healing.

Nowhere to Go

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Allen Fraser Clark captures the frustration and desire of young men, eager for sexual expression and frightened by it.

Can Walmart Become an Agent for Social Change?

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Can a shift in culture remake Walmart as an agent for social change?

A Man in California Wants to Kill My Son

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Amelia knew her son might be bullied. She never imagined something like this might ever be proposed.

Presbyterian Church (USA) Decision Expands the Meaning and Malleability of Marriage

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The Presbyterian Church (USA) vote to allow gay marriage will have multiple consequences now and in decades to come.

It’s Time for Civil Disobedience in Indiana

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It is time to bring the nonviolent protests of the 1960s civil rights movement to anti-gay Indiana.

Mater, Maritatus

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Dakota Garilli writes of boys, their mothers, and “how we learn /of love.”

I Call Myself #DeliciouslyDisabled

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By changing what we say, we can change how others see us…and how we see ourselves.

No Elegies for Porn Stars

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Dean Kostos’s newest book, This is Not a Skyscraper, contains many gems. This reflection on a porn watcher’s sense of entitlement to the attention of a neighborhood porn star–“earned by years of yearning”–is one such standout.

Why Pronouns Matter For Trans People

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If gender pronouns confuse you, or if you think it’s not important to get it right, you need to watch this.