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A SENSE OF COMMUNITY

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art provides a queer cultural hub in New York City. Laura Raicovich has spent her career at the intersection of art, community, and social justice, so her...

Yes, You Can Be an HIV Ally

We all need to do our part to end HIV stigma. By Desiree Guerrero When beloved Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness revealed (in their bestselling memoir Over the Top: A Raw Journey...

I’m a Beautiful Black Queen Living With HIV, Not Stigma

By Porchia Dees I am a Beautiful Black Queen Living with HIV. It has taken a long time for me to come to terms with that statement, because the concepts of beauty and HIV...

How Far Will He Go?

The not-so-gay crusade of Pete Buttigieg. By KEVIN PHINNEY Pete Buttigieg won’t go away. As the first serious gay contender for a major party’s nomination, Buttigieg finished...

This is What a Gay Romantic Meltdown Looks Like

Ask Daddy is an advice column for LGBTQ readers with questions relating to sexuality, morality, coming out or navigating relationships. And always remember, the best advice this...

This Is How Being Gay and Sex-Positive Is Mistaken for “Yes”

Is being gay and sex positive being mistaken for consent? A reader explores that topic in this contribution to our “Gay Voices” series: Lack of consent practices...

Does This Issue Make Me Less Sexy As a Gay Man?

Ask Daddy is an advice column for LGBTQ readers with questions relating to sexuality, morality, coming out or navigating relationships. And always remember, the best advice this...

This Is How One Gay Couple Reinvented the Holidays

How does a gay couple reinvent their first holiday season far from the frosty forests and family that they love? Hot for the Holidays “What if we lit a cactus?”  With that,...

This Is What It’s Like to Miss Your Estranged Mom on Holidays

Two years this Thanksgiving marks the last time I “saw” my mother. By this I mean a cousin put my rather bewildered mother – who does not care for technology – on...

This Is What It Feels Like When Your High School Crush Might Be Gay

He was my secret high school crush. She was the teacher we both turned to for advice. And in one fateful conversation, I learned what it feels like when your high school crush...

This is Not How the World Was Supposed to Discover I’m Gay

I knew I was gay since I began watching the early seasons of The Power Rangers. I had a crush on almost every red and blue ranger cast for the show. During my early childhood, I...

This is What Happened When a Gay Baby Was Kidnapped From a Fortune Teller’s House on Halloween

My grandparents adopted me from my biological mother – their second daughter Lisa. Lisa was diagnosed as schizophrenic at an early age. This haunted my father his entire...