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Expectations Unbound

Expectations Unbound

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | By the end of this month –– and quite possibly before we’ve had the chance to get this newspaper into your hands –– the US Supreme Court will have ruled on marriage equality. The court –– which since October has passively allowed lower court rulings to go into effect doubling the number […]

Celebrating Sexuality Does Not Reduce You

BY ED SIKOV | It’s a dirty business, this media criticism thing. You not only have to be willing to — you should pardon the expression — troll through some really nasty, crankish writing, but you also have to respond to the unreasonable with reason. I confess that on occasion I take the easy way out […]

Ending White Terror

BY KELLY COGSWELL | Last week, a young white terrorist massacred nine African Americans in Charleston, South Carolina where the Confederate flag still flies over the State House. It’s time to pull it down. Not as a quick fix, but as one more step in the fight against racism. Racism. What an inadequate word to explain […]

A Child’s Garden of Perverseness

BY SUSIE DAY | Are you a living quagmire of sexual guilt and obsession? Do you go to sleep, dreaming of Captain Hook’s hook, then wake up in a cold sweat at 4 in the morning, terrified that someone just pushed you down an elevator shaft, but you can’t remember if it was Tinker Bell or […]

Ceeping Up with Caitlyn

Ceeping Up with Caitlyn

BY DONNIE CIANCIOTTO | I ’m going to tell you a secret. I’ve never watched a single episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” I’ve never read an article about any of them, regardless of how many times they’ve “broken” the Internet. The Kardashians have just never done it for me. I also didn’t care much […]

In a Place as Backward as New York

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | How are Utah, Ireland, the US Army, and the US Air Force alike? Hint: The similarity is based on a criterion that distinguishes them all from the New York State Legislature. Utah, Ireland, the US Army, and the US Air Force have each recently made strides on transgender equality. The New York […]

Caitlyn, Hastert, the Pope, Yadda, Yadda… I’m All About Mouthfeel

BY ED SIKOV | So many items on the homosexual agenda this fortnight! LGBT Command Central, hidden in a secure underground chamber deep below a bar in Hell’s Kitchen — if I named it, they’d have to poison me — has been working overtime to keep us in the spotlight. First we’ve got the Dennis Hastert […]

Confronting the Great White HRC

BY KELLY COGSWELL | When Buzzfeed broke the news last week that the Human Rights Campaign had a diversity problem, the response among many activists was a great big, “Duh.” The only surprise was that the HRC folks had commissioned the report themselves, and having decided to look in the mirror, actually admitted that staring […]

Going Beyond HIV to Engage Young Gay Men in Health Care

BY RICHARD E. GREENE, MD & PERRY N. HALKITIS, PhD, MS, MPH | Over the past 30-plus years, conversations between primary health care providers and their gay patients have focused largely on HIV prevention or treatment, along with other sexually transmitted infections. And while these are significant issues, they cannot be the only elements that define health […]

Zanele Muholi: We Have to Document

Zanele Muholi: We Have to Document

BY SUSIE DAY | A few weeks ago at the Queers and Comics conference, I heard Alison Bechdel on a panel, talking about how her epic “Dykes to Watch Out For” got started. “At first, I just wanted to see me and my friends in the world,” Alison said. “But after 25 years of doing that […]

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