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10 THINGS TO GET YOU THROUGH
JUSTICE FOR GAVIN • A federal judge rules the school was wrong to deny him use of the boys’ restroom.
INSTAGRAM STAR MURDERED AFTER COMING OUT AS BISEXUAL • Bianca Devins’s death was “celebrated” with biphobia on incel sites and 4Chan.
BLAMING THE VICTIM
HOUSE of the RISING SON • With a new co-authored children’s book and newly strengthened bond, Queer Eye star Karamo Brown and son jason Brown continue to show the world the true meaning of family.
WHY I LOVE FAT MEN • The singer behind the hit song “Bears” gives us the skinny on fatphobia.
THE SIMPLE LIFE • Just in time for the holidays, a few tips on Scandinavia’s slow-living philosophies for a good life.
All Genders, Period • These innovative new products are proving that gender is irrelevant when it comes to sexual and reproductive health.
Our Chief Storyteller • Giving to HIV and LGBTQ causes is just one motivation for the gay tech founder behind the Unfold app.
Let Your Freak Flag Fly • Why Halloween is basically a national LGBTQ holiday.
I BEG YOUR PARDON • Yvie Oddly doesn’t care much about fame or mainstreaming drag. For this fierce performer, it’s all about art.
What Is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome?
HE DID IT HIS WAY • Famous character actor Michael D. Cohen reveals he’s transgender.
THE TRAUMA OF LEAVING (OR STAYING) HOME • Two brilliant queer Black female authors get together to discuss race, sexuality, and the business of surviving as a woman in this world.
Goodbye Prison Blues • After seven groundbreaking seasons, Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black is ending.
QUEER STORIES FOR KIDS • Trans author and legislator Lisa Bunker shows it’s possible to have mainstream children’s books with positive LGBTQ characters.
A STAR IS BORN • Star’s Amiyah Scott on growing up in the ballroom scene and losing friends to transphobic violence.
PUBLIC DANCER • Gay Vietnamese-American ballet dancer John Lam hopes to inspire young people to pursue their goals despite cultural taboos.
TRACY FLICK FOR A NEW GENERATION • Out actor Ben Platt is the perfect candidate for Netflix’s The Politician, which highlights queerness while examining the nuances of running for offices.
NOT WITHOUT MY DAUGHTER • Same-sex couple in Georgia fights the State Department for failing to recognize the citizenship of their daughter.
A MILLION MOMS COULDN’T ACCEPT TWO MORE • Conservative group boycotts Disney over same-sex parents in animation.
ZEN AND THE ART OF COOKING • This former punk rock drag queen and body piercer now cooks Buddhist temple cuisine.
A NEW KIND OF FUSION • Chef Thomas Romero uses everything he knows about the human experience and turns it into a delectable dish to appease all the senses.
Faking Hate • Regardless of how you feel about the Jussie Smollett case, faking hate crimes really does happen, making it so much harder on the real victims.
FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME • Losing my cruising virginity in Alaska.
WINE COUNTRY ACROSS THE GLOBE • An unexpected surprise...