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Love Trumps Hate

Now’s Not the Time to Rest on Our Queer Laurels

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When V for Vendetta was first released, it made an enormous impact on me. The thought that despite the Second World War and the fall of the Soviet Union, fascism could still make a comeback in one of the world’s leading nations shocked and scared me. The movie’s portrayal of futuristic fascism has stuck with me all these years, and every so often moves to the forefront of my mind. Like when I first came out as gay online, there was a little voice in my head saying, “But what if the political regime changes and you get rooted out…

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San Francisco Gay Pride 2017: Day 1

in Entertainment & LifeStyle/Real Talk/The-Nation/Weekly

There are many things we are able to choose from. What job we want, what we want to eat for dinner, what movie we want to go watch, or even what outfit we want to wear for the day. Being gay isn’t one of those choices. In the past six months, a lot has happened and has changed in our country. It seems that every day we’re waking up to a new bill being signed that will forever change our lives, or to some shooting or stabbing. The news of the gay men being hunted and killed in Chechnya broke…

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