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Op/Ed

Does Folsom Street Fair signal the death of leather?

Folsom Street Fair, the world's largest gathering of leather, kink, and fetish enthusiasts, takes place this weekend in San Francisco. But what was once an illicit playground for gay men has become a bustling event sponsored by major corporations.

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Op/Ed

For equality efforts to succeed, LGBT Americans have to make peace with religious exemptions

In the struggle for equality, many LGBT Americans take an all-or-nothing approach, especially with regards to religious exemptions. But that's not the way to win acceptance.

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Op/Ed

SYTYCD has crowned a winner, but the real highlight is what Travis Wall did last week

Last week's episode of "So You Think You Can Dance" made me cry, gave me goosebumps, and quite possibly changed television.

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Op/Ed

Better representation of LGBT characters in film is even harder than GLAAD realizes

GLAAD recently released the 2014 Studio Responsibility Index, a look at how Hollywood represents LGBT characters. The outlook is mixed.

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Op/Ed

How social media silences opinion

Instead of enabling users to share differing viewpoints, social media encourages them to maintain silence.

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Op/Ed

Haters gonna hate: Why the ice bucket challenge isn't destroying the environment or Western civilization

The ALS ice bucket challenge has been criticized for everything from encouraging narcissism to wasting water. Here's why the haters are wrong.

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Op/Ed

Why straight women love gay porn

That straight women love gay porn isn't breaking news. But the reasons why speak to the gender inequalities women still face in heterosexual relationships.

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Op/Ed

New line of dolls shames Barbie and offers little girls something other than bimbo toys

Two former engineering students want to change gender stereotypes, one doll at a time.

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Op/Ed

Lesbian couple uses legal loophole to marry in Russia

When life gives you lemons…squirt the juice right back in life’s face. Earlier in August, a transgender woman in Russia did just that by taking advantage of her country’s own discriminatory laws to legally marry her girlfriend.

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