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Op/Ed

Obama's executive order is a nice idea, but it needs to create more than just paperwork

Obama's July 21 executive order barring LGBT discrimination among federal employers and contractors is an important stride towards equality, but now it actually needs to be implemented.

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Op/Ed

What the Beyonce, Jay-z rumor mill says about hip hop

As the blogosphere buzzes with rumors of Beyonce and Jay-Z's "divorce," it's time to ask ourselves: Why do we think hip hop artists are for real?

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Op/Ed

The CDC says 2% of US population is gay. I don't buy it.

Last week the CDC released a statement that 2% of Americans identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. That statistic feels inaccurate. Here's why.

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Op/Ed

Marvel announces new Captain America will be a black man

Marvel Comics has announced that the next superhero to take up Captain America’s shield will be a black man.

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Op/Ed

Female character to take up Thor’s hammer in new Marvel series

Marvel Comics has announced that the God of Thunder’s mantle will be taken up by a female character in a new storyline starting this October.

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Op/Ed

Those who take PrEP are not forgetting HIV: A response to New York magazine

Editor-in-chief Kevin Sessums responds to New York magazine's provocative cover story: "Forgetting HIV."

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Op/Ed

Texas governor’s comparison of gays to alcoholics smacked down on air

The governor of Texas probably needs a drink to deal with the reactions to his comparison of homosexuality to alcoholism.

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When the LGBT subtext became text in “X-Men”

LGBT themes have always been a big part of Marvel’s “X-Men.” At first, it was only in metaphor—both mutants and LGBT people can be born to anyone, they are usually no different than those around them until puberty, and some can “pass” without trying. As the LGBT rights movement gained momentum, however, for some characters subtext became text, and queer representation became a reality. Here’s a look at a few of the most famous LGBT mutants, both friend and foe, in the Marvelverse.

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Op/Ed

Chipotle OK with gays, not guns

Earlier in May, members of a group titled Open Carry Tarrant County entered a Chipotle Mexican Grill in Texas with semi-automatic guns and handguns. They began posing for photos, and obviously, fellow customers were terrified.

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