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Identity & lgbtqia well being

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Andrew Solomon: How the Worst Moments in Our Lives Make Us Who We Are

Writer Andrew Solomon has spent his career telling stories of the hardships of others. Now he turns inward, bringing us into a childhood of struggle, while also spinning tales of the courageous people he’s met in the years since.

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Love, No Matter What | Andrew Solomon

What is it like to raise a child who’s different from you in some fundamental way (like a prodigy, or a differently abled kid, or a criminal)? In this quietly moving talk, writer Andrew Solomon shares what he learned from talking to dozens of parents—asking them: What’s the line between...

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Hola Papi: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons

The first time someone called John Paul (JP) Brammer “Papi” was on the gay hookup app Grindr. At first, it was flattering; JP took this as white-guy speak for “hey, handsome.

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The Danger of Hiding Who You Are | Morgana Bailey

Morgana Bailey has been hiding her true self for 16 years. In a brave talk, she utters four words that might not seem like a big deal to some, but to her have been paralyzing. Why speak up? Because she’s realized that her silence has personal, professional and societal consequences.

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How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir

Haunted and haunting, How We Fight for Our Lives is a stunning coming-of-age memoir about a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his own hopes, desires, and fears.

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The Republican War Against Trans Kids

Chase Strangio, who has won a series of landmark court cases in his role as ACLU deputy director for transgender justice, explains why states across the country are suddenly targeting the freedom of trans youth with a wave of new laws.

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An Inspiring Message from Gay Athletes

Gay and Lesbian Pro Athletes: In the end, it’s about how you play the game.

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Mouths of Rain: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought

A groundbreaking collection tracing the history of intellectual thought by Black Lesbian writers, in the tradition of The New Press’s perennial seller Words of Fire Using “Black Lesbian” as a capacious signifier, Mouths of Rain includes writing by Black women who have shared intimate and...

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Cover Star Lil Nas X’s Road to Becoming Montero

The ever-viral artist discusses his meteoric rise and the pressures of being a Black gay musician on a global stage.

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Saeed Jones: How We Fight for Our Lives

Poet Saeed Jones, author of the celebrated Prelude to Bruise, joins us to read from his new memoir, How We Fight for Our Lives, an unforgettable coming-of-age story of a bookish, black, gay teen from Texas as he learns to see himself and his dreams—and learns how his world sees him.

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