Opinion Pieces

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Opinion: Evangelist Franklin Graham distorts the Bible’s message on homosexuality

U.S. electoral politics have traditionally been somewhat bland, with candidates from both major parties representing a safe and always unrepresentative proportion of the country’s actually diverse population. That’s changing just

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Opinion: Subtle Homophobia Is The New Blatant Homophobia

A few weeks ago, I went to the library to return a dreadfully boring book. That’s when I encountered a group of the biggest, most ignorant jackasses in the world.

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Opinion: Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade Supporting Their Son Zion at Pride Is The Example We All Need

There was an unmistakable sense of joy on the face of 11-year-old Zion Wade, the son of Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, last weekend at the 11th annual Miami Beach

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Will Gay Sex Ever Stop Being A Crime In Nigeria?

I remember sometime in 2013, when my learned friend and I were exchanging ideas on the possible legal defences open to people who face criminal charges in court for same-sex

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Opinion: Why Do We Feel the Need to Transgender the Dead?

Earlier this month, a list of vaudeville-era “non-binary and transgender public heroes” compiled by actor Jeffrey Marsh was circulated widely on social media. The accompanying photos are fascinating, which helps

The Happenings 14 Comments

57 IMPRISONED

Last August, 57 men were arrested in Lagos, after the police crashed a party in Egbeda. They were accused of attending a gay initiation party – an arrest that completely

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God is Not a Straight Man

God is not a dude. God is not a man. God is not a He. Growing up, I was taught that “He” most certainly was all of those things—and it

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Identity Politics and the fury against Tennis star Martina Navratilova for saying transwomen shouldn’t be able to compete as women

Martina Navratilova is one of the greatest woman tennis players of all time. During her career, she won an astounding 59 Grand Slam titles. She was also one of the first

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Queer Man Talks About What He’s Learned From Being In Open Relationships For 20 Years

A queer man has seen one of his Twitter threads go viral, sparking a debate about open relationships. In it, he explains his history of being in polyamorous relationships and

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Opinion: After Jussie Smollett, Will Real Victims of Anti-LGBT Hate Crimes Be Heard?

Jussie Smollett just made it that much harder for the United States to have an honest conversation about anti-LGBT violence. What’s especially painful is how urgent that conversation remains. On