The week of June 21, 2015

The Pride Issue
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Exploring queer identities through dating apps

By Kari Paul

A virtual space can be a safe space.

Features

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YouTube’s biggest stars aren’t afraid to come out

By Rae Votta

The “coming out” video is a sign of a changing culture, where some of the most influential celebrities are out and proud.

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The 15 worst states in the U.S. for transgender rights

By Mary Emily O'Hara

National policy has yet to catch up with transgender rights.

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Behind the scenes with the trans advisors of Amazon’s ‘Transparent’

By Jen Richards

There’s much more to the show’s trans awareness than its lead character.

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What it’s really like to use a gay dating app in Russia

By Dylan Love

A year after the Sochi Olympics, I tested Russia’s Grindr.

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How ‘Twin Peaks’ helped one queer teen find himself

By Audra Schroeder

This fan found his mirror in Laura Palmer.

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What Tinder still doesn’t understand about lesbians

By Taylor Hatmaker

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Opinion

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For trans women, fear and solace in a private Facebook group

By Meredith Talusan

We met on Facebook; then I tried to keep her alive.

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It’s time to ban anti-LGBT conversion therapy

By Miri Mogilevsky

It’s not counseling. It’s torture.

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Why men’s sex lives are more complicated than you think

By Nico Lang

Behind the rise of ‘mostly straight’ dudes.