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Out is an outlet for the most prominent voices of the LGBT community, many of whom express opinions on culture, politics, gay news, and more on Out.com. Read the latest op-eds from gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals like Michael Musto, Jesse Archer, Christopher Glazek, Michael Lucas, and more. Discover breaking gay news about topics important to the gay community such as legislation related to adoption, marriage equality, and hate crimes. Find out developments related to prominent LGBTs like Nate Silver, Barney Frank, Perez Hilton, Tammy Baldwin, Janet Mock, and more.

My queer story is powerful, and so is yours—here's how to share it with us

Equalpride's new community editor on championing storytelling as a revolutionary act to reclaim and celebrate the diverse narratives of the LGBTQ+ community.

4 Steps That Will Get You Through a Political Thanksgiving in Peace

Researchers have identified four steps to engaging with people who don't see eye-to-eye with you.

Why Pink's Response to a Troll Is Rubbing Trans People the Wrong Way

Pink responded to a troll comparing her to trans comedian Suzy Eddie Izzard. Unfortunately, her clapback didn't send the message she intended.

White People Don't Own Mermaids

With the reimagined Little Mermaid hitting Disney+, it's a perfect time to remember sea beauties have long been immortalized in cultures around the world.

Jasmin Savoy Brown Is Right: Lesbians Can (And Do) Sleep With Trans Men

On the internet it may be “contradictory” for a lesbian to date or sleep with a trans man, but in real life, it happens every day.

What Taylor Swift and the Lavender Scare Have in Common

A historical reflection on the first track of Midnights, as this queer-coded era of Swift comes to a close.

There's Still A Lot to Learn About One of History's Deadliest Attacks on a Gay Bar

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the UpStairs Lounge Fire, the creators of a new podcast miniseries, The Fire UpStairs, share how the history of the arson attack is still relevant.

Out's CEO Reflects on the Importance of Juneteenth

"The fight against racial injustice and inequality continues to this day," remarks equalpride's Mark Berryhill.

BenDeLaCreme Talks Heklina's Passing & Why Drag Isn't Going Anywhere

The Drag Race legend pens an essay for Out about her longtime friend and the state of anti-drag sentiment in the US.

Queer Style's Power to Fight Back Against Bigotry

Wearing the dress, the hairstyle, and the looks that express who you are is a triumphant expression of LGBTQ+ identity in the face of political vitriol.

Op-ed: Trans Women Deserve Better From Us

It’s International Women’s Day. What have you done to be a good ally to trans women?

Just a Reminder: Twinks Have to Be Gay

No, Leo DiCaprio was never a twink...

AI Art Gives Users Gender Euphoria—But It's Not Without Controversy

Out writer Saskia Maxwell Keller takes a look at the Lensa app through a trans lens.

5 Major LGBTQ+ Wins Happened During the 2022 Midterm Elections

A handful of LGBTQ+ victories happened during this year's midterms — including the election of the United States' first out lesbian governor!

'Bros' Is Great & Deserves So Much Better Than Low Box Office Numbers

Hitting a ton of the classic romantic-comedy beats, Bros is heartfelt, emotional, and downright hilarious. So why isn't it doing better at the box office? 

Sandman Showed a Queer Character's Death—And It Wasn't a Harmful Trope

Compared to a recent death on HBO's House of the Dragon, the Netflix series is showing audiences a better way to handle the death of an LGBTQ+ character, one Out staffer writes. 

No, Amandla Stenberg Wasn't Homophobic For DMing Lena Wilson

By painting Stenberg as an aggressive homophobe, Wilson is playing into unfair stereotypes about Black women.

How the Recording Academy Is Queering the Grammys Behind the Scenes

The first out officer of the Recording Academy lifts the curtain on the movement toward LGBTQ+ inclusivity in music.

'Y: The Last Man' Will Include Trans Men—But What About Trans Women?

In a year when 34 trans people have been murdered, do we need a show where all trans women are killed off?

Cardi B Says 'Wild Side' Queerbaiting Claims Ignore Her Bisexuality

Is it time to adjust how we use the phrase "queerbaiting?"