Opinion

  • Fuzzy Little Balls

    I was still in elementary school when I first began banging tennis balls against the cinder-block side of my grandparents' garage using an old wooden...

  • Sniping on the Mount

    After the Aug. 24 rally at the Lincoln Memorial honoring the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, some people complained...

  • Why So Serious?

    I take my politics seriously, because politics is a means to an end, how we decide the structure of our society and best provide for...

  • Celebrating Bayard Rustin

    On behalf of the National Black Justice Coalition and the black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, I applaud President Barack Obama for giving the...

  • No Pain, No Gain

    As it becomes clearer every day that there will be no boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and that odds of moving...

  • Veiled Hostilities

    ''Do you wanna see me naked lover? Do you want to peek underneath the cover?'' These lyrics from a leaked Lady Gaga track, ''Burqa,'' as...

  • Russophile No More

    Hey, Vlad. Two things. First, I'm mad at you. Since I'm gay, you could've guessed as much. But I've really got to get this off...

  • Russian to Judgment

    When traveling abroad, you generally hope to enjoy a cultural experience that lets you know you're not in Kansas anymore. In which case, you should...

  • Vodka Is No Tonic for Russia

    Given that just a couple weeks ago I argued that LGBT people should avoid seeing the upcoming sci-fi film Ender's Game because it's based on...

  • Stolen Republic

    Benjamin Franklin said in 1787 that the Constitutional Convention had given America ''a republic, if you can keep it.'' We have struggled for 226 years...

  • Crossing Color Lines

    It feels weird how often I still find myself having to come out in little moments of my daily life — a random conversation with...

  • Evolving Identity

    In the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, his acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, 35 LGBT groups joined a ''call for justice.''...

  • Seeing Trayvon

    The man who stalked and killed Trayvon Martin is cleared of all charges, and a flood of disbelief and outrage pours across my computer screen:...

  • Everyday Racism

    Since Saturday, when George Zimmerman was found ''not guilty'' of murder or manslaughter for killing Trayvon Martin, there has been outrage from the African-American community....

  • Card's Game

    One of my few hard and fast rules of life is ''Always bring a book.'' It fills up all those interstitial moments in life spent...

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