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  • George Takei: How to bend social media to your will

    George Takei: How to bend social media to your will
    Back in 2011, a friend suggested I start a Twitter account. In those days, social media wasn't yet a "thing." Few actors, let alone those of my generation, were active online. I was known primarily from my supporting role on a television and film franchise that had first aired more than 40 years earlier, and had abstract future plans to star in a musical. Why would anyone care what I had to say? Twitter seemed silly to me, but, on a lark, I signed up.
  • Chicago area LGBT authors recommend LGBT books

    Chicago area LGBT authors recommend LGBT books
    LGBT pride should be exercised every day, of course, and not just in the month of June when so much attention is focused on big, splashy parades hosted by many cities. One year-round way to celebrate pride in being lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender...

    Islamic State's war on gays

    Islamic State's war on gays
    Twenty-six-year-old Faraj Ali Shalwi was a dapper dresser. And while his tight-knit circle of friends in his Libyan hometown, Derna, admired his sense of style, his neighbors treated him with suspicion. They said that his clothes were “contemporary....

    Marriage equality cases languish before elected judges

    Marriage equality cases languish before elected judges
    The U.S. Supreme Court will rule this month in Obergefell vs. Hodges, the case that could give same-sex couples across America the freedom to marry. The majority of states already have marriage equality, and the issue has lost salience for some. But the...

    Review: 'The Argonauts' by Maggie Nelson

    Review: 'The Argonauts' by Maggie Nelson
    "The Argonauts" is Maggie Nelson's ninth book, and it's a crowded field, but it may be her best yet. Her faculty page at CalArts — where she is a professor who lists her teaching interests as "poetics; non-fiction" — identifies these nine as...