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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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Marina-featured

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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Meditation-hero

Op/Ed

What I learned after meditating 10 days with 40 men in rural Texas

I spent 10 days meditating on a farm in rural Texas. It was torturous, boring, and I'd do it all again tomorrow.

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Marijuana

Op/Ed

What marijuana legalization hopes to learn from marriage equality

In 1996, marriage equality and marijuana legalization in the US had similar standing, both in the polls and in the law books. What has changed?

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