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Did I Understand Consent as a Young Gay Man?

In light of recent high-profile allegations of sexual abuse, I can’t help but wonder if I even understood consent when I was a young gay man living in 1990s New York City. You...

Wed in the World: Change Is Gonna Come. . . or Is on the Way

The latest on marriage equality around the world. Equality approaches for three iconic islands. Costa Rica Their supreme court recently lifted the ban on same-sex marriage, and...

How Do We Defeat Trump’s Anti-LGBT Agenda? Barney Frank Knows.

Former Massachusetts Representative Barney Frank came out in 1987, and was the first openly gay member of Congress to do so — of his own choosing. Since then, he’s fought...

Adam Rippon and Randy Rainbow Talk Matthew Shepard

This October, we learned that 20 years after his murder, the ashes of LGBTQ hero Matthew Shepard will be laid to rest alongside such revered figures as President Woodrow Wilson...

Once a “Boy Erased”, Author Garrard Conley Sees His Life — and His Conversion Therapy — Come to the Big Screen

Author Garrard Conley, who once considered himself a “boy erased,” is now reaping the benefits life out loud as a gay man, and promoting the movie adaptation of his...

Are You Wearing Purple for #SpiritDay?

On the third Thursday in October, you’ll be seeing people wearing purple for Spirit Day. Why? After a string of suicides among gay teens in 2010, Canadian high schooler Brittany...

Why the Kavanaugh Fracas Should Scare Every LGBTQ American

The FBI’s investigation into sexual assault charges against Brett Kavanaugh is now in the hands of the Senate members who will decide whether to seat him on the high court....

LGBTQ Customers Are Denied in “The Cake” at Geffen Playhouse

A lesbian returns home to her small town in search of acceptance and a wedding cake in a new play where the mom from That ‘70s Show plays a baker who’s not always sweet. To...

Mic Drop: A Racially Charged Weekend at Monster Bar Results in Swift Changes

It was a racially charged weekend at Manhattan’s Monster bar where drag queen Honey Davenport — long a featured entertainer at the club — called out manager Italo Lopez...

Police Arrest a Suspect in Sunday’s Gay Bashing in Brooklyn

Police have made an arrest in the savage beating of two men in Williamsburg, NYC authorities confirmed Wednesday. Brandon McNamara, a 25 year-old Queens resident was arrested...

“Laramie: A Legacy”: Here’s What You Missed — and Need to Know

Laramie: A Legacy was a theatrical event like no other. Monday night’s staged reading of The Laramie Project was intended as benefit for the Matthew Shepard Foundation and...

A Childrens’ Book On the Stonewall Riots? Yes, That’s On the Way

A new children’s picture book about the Stonewall riots will be on shelves and in bookstores by April 2019 — just in time for the 50th anniversary of the uprising. Not...