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Out and Proud: Inside the Fight for Trans Service Members

Trump wants to block openly trans people from enlisting in the military– but what’s it really like for trans people on the inside?

Should Straight People Attend LGBTQ Pride?

Is attending the annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer unity a show of allyship, or a sign you’re coopting a community?

What if we thought of monogamy as a spectrum?

During my exploratory college years, I was often confused about my sexuality. I knew I had loved women, but found myself.

 
 

‘Thor’s’ Valkyrie is Marvel’s first LGBT character. But you wouldn’t know it from the film

Tessa Thompson, center, plays Valkyrie in “Thor: Ragnarok,” a character who’s bisexual in the comic books but doesn’t appear as such in the new film.

Are dating apps making us more or less confident in real life?

“When you only meet people online, you forget how to flirt with people in real life,” an older gay friend told me.

In the LGBT community, bisexual people have more health risks. Here’s what could help.

The B in the LGBT community often comes as an afterthought.

 
 

It’s Time to Talk About Chemsex and Consent

“In New York City, you hop online at 3 or 4 in the morning a great deal of the people online are using some kind of drug and looking to have sex on it,” James* told me. 

How My Girlfriend Helped Me Fall in Love With Anal Penetration

This wasn't the first time my girlfriend had tried to stick a finger up my butt, and it wouldn't be the last. I breathed.

If We Want to Tell Authentic LGBTQ Stories, We Have to Show the “Bad” With the Good

The first piece I wrote that was ever published was titled, “I Came Out as Bisexual and Now Can’t Date Anyone Gay or Straight.”

 
 
 

HIV-Activist Jack Mackenroth Is Taking A Break

Why model, fitness inspo, and former Project Runway star Jack Mackenroth — one of the most visible HIV activists of the last decade — is taking a step back.

Bisexuality Is Power

Before coming out, Devon Moretti, age 23, was filled with “fear and shame” for wanting to be in relationships with both men and women.

6 Men Reveal Why They Love Getting Pegged During Sex

"I can get a full body orgasm and occasionally multiple ones."

 
 
 

Is It Worth Staying Friends With an Ex?

“Is it worth it staying friends with an ex?” is a question typically asked by anyone in the midst of a breakup, and unfortunately, it’s never an easy one to answer.

Activists Respond to a Video Game Where Players Can Shoot Up a Gay Club

Last week OUT reported on a disturbing 80’s-inspired arcade game where the main character heads to various sites to murder gays, Jews, journalists, racial minorities, and communists.

Can Uterine Transplants Make It Possible for Trans Women to Give Birth?

Brazilian doctors are reporting the first successful pregnancy of a woman with a uterus transplanted from a deceased donor. 

 
 
 

Three Men Have Been “Cured” of HIV—But Is the Method Worth the Hype?

“Cured,” perhaps, isn’t the right word, since the virus could potentially resurface, which is why some health professionals are instead opting for the phrase “long-term remission.”

Here's Why You Should be a Snob about Where Your Cannabis Comes From

Cannabis isn’t naturally grown indoors. Like nearly all agricultural produce, it needs a healthy dose of organic soil, fresh water, and of course, sunlight to flourish.