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Clinton ‘Misspeaks’ About the Reagans’ HIV/AIDS Legacy

The only even remotely positive thing that can be said about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s confounding statement praising the late Nancy Reagan for her “low-key advocacy” on HIV/AIDS as first lady, and praising the first couple for having “started … Continue reading

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I Have To Admit It’s Getting Meta, Or: Eight Years And One Day Out Of The Closet

Even though yesterday was my eighth coming out anniversary, I didn’t repost my coming out story this year, as I have done for the past several years. The reason is simple: Instead of republishing it in English, I decided to … Continue reading

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“The icing, not the cake”: Gazing Gayly at the World Cup

The World Cup was decided weeks ago – and as my previous post should attest to, it was decided to my definitive satisfaction – but I’m not quite done with it yet. When the tournament started, Amanda Hess wrote a … Continue reading

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On Tom Daley, Bisexuality and Gay Stereotypes

Just a few quick words on British diver and Olympic bronze medalist Tom Daley. Last December he revealed in a YouTube video that he was dating a man, and by doing it in such a seemingly casual way he joined … Continue reading

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Thomas Hitzlsperger, Robbie Rogers and the Plight of the ‘First Gay Footballer’

Retired German footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger came out as gay in early January, and thus added yet another eloquent voice to the continued debate about the dearth of openly gay players in professional team sports. He cited the examples of trailblazers … Continue reading

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As Gay as Ever

Every August 7, I re-post my coming out story. Only this year, I’m doing it belatedly on August 8, not because I forgot, or because I no longer consider it to be an important day in my life; I simply … Continue reading

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“You cannot choose your heroes. The moment chooses them.”

I was planning to write a broader piece about the recent tidal wave of gay rights progress and gay visibility in America, anyway; from gay marriage laws in Rhode Island, Minnesota, Delaware and Maryland; to the pending legislation in Illinois; … Continue reading

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