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Horizontal vs. Vertical Identity and How Love Both Changes Us and Makes Us More Ourselves
Horizontal vs. Vertical Identity and How Love Both Changes Us and Makes Us More Ourselves

“I do not accept subtractive models of love, only additive ones.”

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Space for Equality: NASA Joins the <em>It Gets Better</em> Project
Space for Equality: NASA Joins the It Gets Better Project

“It’s becoming the new normal — you’re being defined by your character and not by whom you love.”

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The Politics of Homosexuality, 20 Years Later
The Politics of Homosexuality, 20 Years Later

“Silence, if it does not equal death, equals the living equivalent.”

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The Proud Surrender: Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Love Letters to Edith Wynn Matthison
The Proud Surrender: Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Love Letters to Edith Wynn Matthison

“This is not meekness, be assured; I do not come naturally by meekness.”

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Sally Ride, the First American Woman in Space, on What It’s Actually Like to Launch on the Space Shuttle
Sally Ride, the First American Woman in Space, on What It’s Actually Like to Launch on the Space Shuttle

Celebrating a pioneering astronaut, remarkable role model, and tireless advocate of science literacy.

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Love Over Biology: Jennifer Finney Boylan on What It’s Like to Be a Transgender Parent
Love Over Biology: Jennifer Finney Boylan on What It’s Like to Be a Transgender Parent

Why there’s much more to the art of raising a human being than the science of chromosomal alignment.

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Remoralizing Marriage: Dan Savage in Conversation with Andrew Sullivan at NYPL
Remoralizing Marriage: Dan Savage in Conversation with Andrew Sullivan at NYPL

How marriage equality is fortifying the “equality” part rather than compromising the “marriage” part.

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Willa Cather’s Only Surviving Letter to Her Partner, Edith Lewis
Willa Cather’s Only Surviving Letter to Her Partner, Edith Lewis

“I can’t but believe that all that majesty and all that beauty, those fated and unfailing appearances and exits, are something more than mathematics and horrible temperatures.”

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Eleanor Roosevelt’s Controversial Love Letters to Lorena Hickok
Eleanor Roosevelt’s Controversial Love Letters to Lorena Hickok

“You have grown so much to be a part of my life that it is empty without you.”

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Alan Turing: Church, State, and the Tragedy of Gender-Defiant Genius
Alan Turing: Church, State, and the Tragedy of Gender-Defiant Genius

On the man who was caught between the past and the future in clothes a size too small, and profoundly changed our lives anyway.

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