My Sexual Orientation Doesn’t Define Me

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A person is more than a label. It doesn’t matter who labels them.

It Happens to Boys, Too

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Anna Smith, Executive Director & Co-Founder of Restore One explains commercial sexual exploitation happens to boys, too.

Discarding the Labels and Embracing the Gray

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Imagine being a person whose label and legal status change based on where you are, and may or may not match how you identify yourself.

An Old Man in a Blouse, At Market

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In this convention-defying poem, Stephen Scott Whitaker reminds us that gender identity, sexual orientation, and clothing choice are not necessarily related.

Into the Light: On Men and Shame

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GMP is having a site-wide conversation about men and shame. Read the stories here and consider sharing one of your own.

R. Kelly’s Son Jay Came Out As Trans, And His Mother Couldn’t Be More Supportive

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The son of the infamous R&B singer has come out amidst intense media scrutiny. His mother has been by his side through it all.

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.

“Gender awareness is unrelated to sexual attraction.”

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A Profile in Family Courage: Ryland Whittington’s Story

Call for Submissions: LGBT Pride and LGBT Book Month

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We’re looking for gay, bi-sexual, and transgender youth to tell their stories; to embrace this month by celebrating their sexual identity and gender identification, sharing how gender diversity is a gift, and reinforcing that sexual orientation and gender identity are inherent.

“…orientation is inextricably tied to someone’s sense of self…”

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This comment by OirishM on the post Why I Cant Say “Hate The Sin, Love The Sinner” Anymore A deeper and more interesting exposition of that phrase than I was expecting. Not meant as a criticism of you, by the way – my initial reaction was simply that it is predicated on the incorrect notion […]

How to Tell Someone’s Sexual Orientation by Appearance Alone

Think you can tell just by looking?

Think you can do it? This handy guide might help you navigate these tricky waters.

Can Social Media Help Young Men Find Their Heart and Their Voice?

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Whether it is being open about sexual orientation or how their day went, Jacob Nordby wonders if social media actually open doors for guys which they would otherwise not have?

Bye-bye Binary

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Dr. Aqualus Gordon believes straight men who find themselves attracted to other men should require no explanation and should definitely not be seen as pathological.

NEW STUDY: For Adopted Children, Parents Relationship With Each Other More Important Than Sexual Orientation

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Another study finds that good parenting is just good parenting, no matter what the sexual orientation of the parents.

Time to Admit It: We’re All Gay

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I guess it’s time for me to face the facts. I must be gay. And so are you.

Puerto Rico Anti-Discriminatory Bill Signed

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The new law makes employment discrimination against gender or sexual orientation illegal and extends domestic violence laws to gay couples.