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COMMENTARY: R&B star Frank Ocean comes out without coming out

Frank Ocean, as a rising star in R&B and hip-hop, hasn't stated whether he is "bisexual" or "gay," frustrating many in the LGBTQ community, but it might speak to his need to stay afloat professional.

COMMENTARY: "What is wrong with people?"

“You know, this conversation would make a terrible short story. There’s no arc. No beginning, no middle, no end. No one changes! It’s the same old crappola. Can’t we fix anything?”

COMMENTARY: Gay marriage more popular than Obamacare?

Right now, more Americans have come around to accept gay marriage than are in favor of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare. What’s behind this virulent hatred of a national healthcare program?

Tragedy in Texas: My trip to a vigil for lesbian couple shot by man on the loose

The LGBT community has been demonized, and dehumanized to the point where our lives aren’t worth more than dirt to some people. Every LGBT person runs the risk of harassment or death simply by being at the wrong place at the wrong time, just like the young Texas lesbian couple.

COMMENTARY: "Gay Oreo" boycott is making me fat

One Million Moms doesn’t want corporations to actively fight gays, but just stay neutral. We all know what silence equals -- which is why something as seemingly benign as a rainbow cookie is so repugnant to them.

COMMENTARY: Bitch session

Yes, overt attacks against women demand attention and correction, but words also do damage, and the sexist words we use warrant correcting, even words like “bitch session.”