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Op/Ed

UKIP warns public that new branch in fictional town is fake

It’s scary what people don’t recognize as parody these days.

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Op/Ed

Logical fallacies and HIV conspiracies

In the early days of the AIDS epidemic, the syndrome had scientists utterly stumped, as it was like nothing they had ever seen before—and conspiracy theories about its origins continue to this day.

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Church-hero

Op/Ed

Stop blaming the church for high rates of HIV in black men

A video of a man declaring his conversion from homosexuality went viral this week, prompting both parodies and outrage. But the church, as intolerant as it is, shouldn't be blamed for gay men's "self-hate."

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Op/Ed

Granny, not tranny: RuPaul's war of words and what it says about celebrity privilege

RuPaul recently announced she was retiring the word "tranny" in favor of "granny," but is she only adding insult to injury?

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Military-hero

Op/Ed

Why you should care about Buzzfeed deleting Kristine Potter’s cadets

Jason Hanasik, a film and video artist based in San Francisco, responds to the controversy around photographer Kristine Potter's request that Buzzfeed remove her work from their site.

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Why Russia's removal of a Steve Jobs memorial only strenghtens Tim Cook's coming out

The backlash over Tim Cook's coming out has begun, with some critics saying the Apple CEO's announcement wasn't "progressive." A recent display of intolerance in Russia proves otherwise.

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Circle of jack-o-lanterns

Op/Ed

Holiday originating from superstition banned in Jordan for not being superstitious enough

To modern fundamentalists, gays are the new boogiemen.

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Marriage-hero

Op/Ed

Has the U.S. finally reached a tipping point with same-sex marriage?

Thirty-two states have legalized same-sex marriage. Has the U.S. reached a tipping point? If so, what does that say about the eighteen states still holding back?

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Op/Ed

What watching Travis Wall and co. taught me about life and art

Travis Wall, from FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance," is that rare choreographer who leaves you feeling deeper and wiser.

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