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THE BUCK STOPS HERE • Activists are hopeful that justice may finally be served now that Ed Buck sits in jail, officially charged in the deaths of two gay Black men.
TRANSCENDING LOVE • Florida’s Stonewall National Museum and Archives features a gallery on love across genders.
Blood on the Blacktop • Man charged in attempted murder of a transgender woman in a crime reminiscent of the 1998 murder of James Byrd Jr.
Ride Denied • Researchers say Uber and Lyft drivers are routinely cancelling Black and queer riders.
TESTING THE WATERS • This new test can predict the rise of HPV-related cancer.
A 12-MONTH PREP IMPLANT? • New research shows that a small implant in the upper arm might be the next step in long-term HIV prevention.
the Q word • Can these three OGs help make The L Word relevant to a younger, queerer audience?
WILL THE NEXT PRESIDENT STAND UP… FOR YOUR RIGHTS? • They want your votes, but do the Democratic front-runners know what LGBTQ people want from them?
Home Is Where Your Vote Matters Most • If we want any chance at defeating Trump, we need our LGBTQ family to stay put
IT’S ALL THE KALEN SHOW • From viral videos to calling Ellen “Mama E” and starring opposite Seth Rogen, Kalen Allen’s career is going nuclear.
OUT OF THE SHADOWS • Gay writer and performer Justin Sayre steps into the spotlight.
POWER TO THE PEOPLE • Move On’s Karine Jean-Pierre is the antidote to ugly and dangerous times.
Janelle Monáe, We Stan You • From UglyDolls to Lollapalooza to ruling the red carpet at the Met Gala, this queer star has had an incredible year.
LITTLE WOMEN GO QUEER • Louisa May Alcott is finally getting an ending to Little Women that befits her original vision.
RAINBOW DRAGON • Keiynan Lonsdale, the multitalented artist from down under, is now riding high.
SEX BOTS AND MONSTERS • In her new novel, Jeanette Winterson resurrects Frankenstein as a meditation on gender, sexuality, and what it means to be human in the 21st century.
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Hear to Slay • Bisexual author Roxane Gay on her Black feminist podcast, finding self-love, and who she’s backing in 2020
FATHER FIGURE • A gay dad bridges the generation gap by writing to his gay son about the lessons he’s learned and the future that’s at stake.
The Greatest LOVE OF ALL • WHITNEY HOUSTON, ONE OF THE GREATEST SINGERS OF ALL TIME, HID A SECRET RELATIONSHIP WITH A WOMAN. NOW, THAT WOMAN, ROBYN CRAWFORD, FINALLY SPEAKS.
Our 125 Greatest Holiday Gifts That Are Cool AF • After such a tough year, don’t we all deserve some swag?
Climate Change & HIV Are Parallel Causes • This World AIDS Day is a good time to reflect on how the growing climate crisis could fuel a new explosion of the epidemic.
7 Books to Read on World AIDS Day • HIV narratives in modern literature are having a resurgence, many focusing on the emotional history of the epidemic.