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Computer Love: “Love, Simon” Reveals the Liberatory Power of the Internet for Queer Teens

LGBTQ teens will almost certainly recognize the Love, Simon’s universe.

The Pleasure Dome: On Nonmonogamy and Casual Sex

With time, I’ve learned that under the layers of socialization—and jealousy—there’s deeper wiring that says yes to one, or yes to two, or yes to many. Read more »

Tiny Massacres: On the Anniversary of Pulse

The most privileged among the LGBTQIA+ community have not only forgotten the forebearers of our movement, but just a year later, so many have forgotten about Pulse. Read more »

School's Out: Popular Media and the Gay Teen Martyr

Kids are indeed the future and so they’re also the site of great moral panic. As more kids are skipping the closet, debate rages on about what is appropriate to “expose” young people to—which also raises the question of what is appropriate to acknowledge as already existing in young people... Read more »

Sexual Inadequacy: Is My Son Gay?

I doubt that many people will feel the need to shell out good money to find out if their son is gay using such suspect methods. But I imagine some desperate young men will buy it themselves and be taught they can change their sexuality by suppressing their gender identity. Some young gay men will... Read more »

The Long Goodbye: Oprah, Gayle, and Stedman. Oh My?

Oprah on choosing your own family, and having to address the gay rumors…again. Read more »

It Gets Better

Gay high schoolers have a pretty rough go of it. Bullying, harassment, and feelings of isolation are all too common for a lot of gay teens, and many of them live in situations where they don’t have access to queer-friendly organizations. Last week, a gay high school student in Indiana named... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: George Rekers, Gay Gay-Hater

File it under “No Longer Surprising,” but yet another anti-gay douchebag has turned out to be… wait for it… GAY!!! Baptist Minister... Read more »

Big Gay Releases (with straight actors)

Two upcoming films about gay couples feature big name celebrities. Is mainstream film becoming more queer-friendly or are the white, mostly monogamous characters and the straight actors that play them anything but revolutionary? Read more »

Sm{art}: Jeff Sheng's Don't Ask Don't Tell

The problematic policy of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, implemented in 1993 by President Bill Clinton, has now been beautifully, if not dutifully rendered visible by LA-based photographer Jeff Sheng... Read more »

BitchTapes: That's Gay

Bryan Safi... total dreamboat, am I right, ladeez? I sort of wish he wasn't gay, but if that were the case, we wouldn't have the excellent "That's Gay" segment on CurrentTV's brilliant infoMania. So here... Read more »

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