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Boston’s racist past haunts its present

Boston is known for achieving many firsts.

Boston is a “city of champions.” That appellation is not only about its dominance in sports. It’s about Boston being one of the country’s leading medical and academic hubs, too.

Boston is known for achieving many firsts.

Boston Latin, established in 1635, was the first public school.

Emmett Till painting raises concerns of cultural appropriation

Onlookers examine the controversial Dana Schutz painting “Open Casket.”

When artist Dana Schutz presented “Open Casket,” an abstract painting of Emmett Till’s open casket-the Chicagoan 14 year old African American male teen lynched in the  Mississippi Delta in the summer of 1955- she could not have fathomed the conflagration that erupted. 

Do Ex-Gays Exist?

Starting in 2011 leaders of ex-gay ministries around the world admitted no Christian changed orientation to heterosexual.

We all know people who are bisexual and have had sex with both sexes. That is perfectly valid and bisexuality is not just a way of avoiding labels. It is a genuine sexual orientation, albeit often misunderstood.

But has anyone been able to choose to go from homosexual to heterosexual by choice, prayer or any other means?

Forget Milo, you should be listening to TS Madison

TS Madison Hinton keeps it more real than Milo Yiannopoulos.

For everything that has recently come up about the incendiary tongued Milo Yiannopoulos, there is one person who you should have been listening to all along: TS Madison Hinton. 

Where Milo stops short, Madison continues with raw and unfiltered commentary on a world that may be too afraid to hear her truths.

Milo Yiannopoulos’s trash talking tanks

For too long Yiannopoulos felt he was unstoppable when it came to his unfettered free speech as an exercise of his First Amendment right.

Milo Yiannopoulos, vulgarian, alt-right’s telegenic token gay and Breitbart’s polemical senior editor, last appearance on a national stage may have finally come.

A tale of rape, drugs and recovery in San Diego's LGBT community

It looked as though someone had repeatedly injected me and was very rough in doing so because the blood was streaming down my forearms.

[Editor's Note: This is a raw and unedited account of one man's terrifying  journey, in his own words, into drug addiction and rape in San Diego]

This is a true story, it’s my story, the untold story that I have suffered from immensely for years now.

Mike Pence’s RFRA forever damaged my state

Ben Yoder is a public school music teacher in Indiana.

When Mike Pence was chosen to be Donald Trump’s running mate during last year’s presidential campaign, the moment was very bittersweet.