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Expert Opinion: Why The Biggest Loser Is the Worst

Notorious celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels found herself in hot water last week for giving her team on The Biggest Loser caffeine pills without a doctor’s […]

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I’m Missing the Mom Gene

A humorous essay about not wanting to become a mom – even if more gay and lesbian couples are becoming parents today.

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Cheney’s Daughter Gets Gay Married

Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s daughter Mary weds longtime partner Heather Poe in Washington D.C. this weekend.

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Republican’s Gay Son Outed

When a Republican’s son was outed recently, we asked whether family really does have the power to influence politics.

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A Message for Miss Pennsylvania

Dear Sheena Monin, I think we can agree that Donald Trump hasn’t exactly been supportive of gay rights over the years. He’s said more than […]

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Philly Pride, It’s Time for a Reboot

Robert Drakes thinks its time for Philly Pride to reboot for the 21st century.

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In the Bedroom

We, as a culture, live in this dichotomy of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” and “out with the old and in with the […]

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Jane Lynch is the New Rachel Maddow

We can’t think of anything we love more than MSNBC darling Rachel Maddow, except maybe Jane Lynch filling in for her during the “Best New […]

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What Do Gap Ads Really Say About Gay Love?

Gap has a new ad campaign. It’s for t-shirts, and (like most ad campaigns) it’s telling you what to be. Be you, be true, be cool, […]

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Straight People: Stand Up for LGBT Friends

I read a quote in the Los Angeles Times right after President Obama’s marriage equality statement that made my blood boil. One of the big right-wing groups […]

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Is Obama the First Gay President?

He’s biracial. He grew up in a broken home. And he worked his way through an ivy league education. These are some of the reasons […]

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It’s About Time, Mr. President

My first reaction to President Obama saying he now supports gay marriage was: Whew, finally. He’s the first U.S. president to take that stand. It’s […]

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If You’re Really Against Gay Marriage…

Over the weekend, I was lucky enough to catch an NPR interview with Chris Colfer, the young (only 21!) actor who plays Kurt Hummel on the […]

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Hello, I’m HIV-Positive

My name is Josh Kruger and I’m HIV-positive. The details of my seroconversion are irrelevant. Whether I was a needle drug user, the son of […]

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HRC’s LGBT Youth Survey

Do you feel like you fit in? Is there someone you can turn to? These are just a few of the questions HRC hopes to […]