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Ice-hero

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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Gay-porn

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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Barbie-hero

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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Brave russian brides

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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Op/Ed

When exactly did Marina Abramovic jump the shark?

Marina Abramovic went from being one of the most fearless and provocative artists of her generation to being the art superstar people love to hate. Where did it all go wrong?

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Birdcage

Op/Ed

Movies with LGBT leads don't do well at the box office anymore. Why?

Movies with LGBT leads don't do as well at the box office as they once did. What happened?

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Gender-hero

Op/Ed

Why transphobia is really just people feeling uncomfortable

The gender panic around trans men and women is different than homophobia, and shouldn't get the free pass of "religious objection."

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Celebrating hate

Op/Ed

Ugandan government decides to show the world it’s not anti-gay…via propaganda

Hey, Uganda! If you want to convince your foreign investors that you’re for reals not anti-gay, try actually doing something to show it.

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Transparent-hero

Op/Ed

Transparent promises smart, sympathetic portrayal of trans character

Amazon's "Transparent" stars Jeffrey Tambor as a father struggling to come out as transgender. Like OITNB, the show promises a candid, nuanced depiction of a trans character.

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