Anticipation of the Knife

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Masculinity is often tied to pain management. Here, Michael Walsh ponders whether one kind of pain can be used to manage another.

Peaceful Citizen Activists Blocking Hate is a Beautiful Thing!

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The power of one, a few and many to do the right thing and fight for equality, fairness and a just society is an awesome force for change and for good

in peace we still war

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Guillermo Filice Castro writes of everyone’s wounded child–and its role in perpetuating conflict.

The Canoe Ride

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Looking both inward and outward, Kenny Fries reminds us of how beauty “elevates our lives beyond mere description.”

Film has a lot to Learn From TV When it Comes to LGBT Representation

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It is undeniable that Hollywood does very little to advance the representation of LGBT characters.

Selfie: Manscape

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Aaron DeLee uses the trend of “the manscape” to powerful effect in a poem that is clearly about more than just manscaping.

Taking on “That’s So Gay!”

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When “that’s so gay” becomes a teachable moment for mom

Fall Equinox

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Using the challenging yet intensely musical ghazal form, Scott Wiggerman takes us inside the mind of a man questioning his relationship.

“Two and a Half Men” Gay Adoption Plot: A Good Laugh or Just Laughable?

“Two and a Half Men” Gay Adoption Plot: A Good Laugh or Just Laughable?

Brent Almond argues that an upcoming gay adoption subplot on the popular CBS sitcom is an insulting dismissal of the reality of same-sex adoption in the United States.

Veteran Screen Actor James Garner Dies at 86

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Best known for his hit TV series ‘The Rockford Files,’ also Garner was a supporter of liberal causes and attended Dr. Martin Luther King’s March on Washington in 1963.

Best Mom Ever Writes Incredible Letter To 13-Year-Old Son After He Came Out (Photo)

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Arguably, the most important component in the survival of gay teens is the supportive parent. Here, a mother writes a wonderful letter to her newly ‘out’ young son.

Public School is Not a Very Queer Place

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It is well time for the public school system to integrate LGBT studies into the curriculum.

Michael Sam Moved To Tears During Speech: “Great Things Can Happen”

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Sam is the 21st recipient of the prestigious Arthur Ashe Courage Award and joins a great legacy of previous winners that includes Muhammad Ali, Pat Tillman, Nelson Mandela and Robin Roberts.

Florida Judge Overturns State’s Ban On Gay Marriage, Attorney General Fires Back

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A Republican judge in the Florida Keys has overturned the state’s constitutional ban on gay marriage after a legal challenge was brought by six same-sex couples who claimed the ban made them second-class citizens.

Next Town Over Kid

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Mark Ward paints a chilling picture of parental abuse based on gender performance and implied sexual orientation.

Homophobia Forced Glenn Burke Out Of Major League Baseball. It Took The Game 34 Years To Deal With It

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Burke’s story is a modern day tragedy. Once projected as a five-tool player in the mold of the great Willie Mays, Burke never had an opportunity to excel as an everyday player.