Filipe Gouveia

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Setting the Record Straight about Gay Christians

I went to ministry school with a girl who had been "delivered" from homosexuality. She went on to marry a guy from our program who became a youth pastor and she was determined to act just like any other heterosexual spouse of a youth pastor would, but she was secretly miserable as hell. It's been …

Exile in Tweenville: A Lesbian Single Mom, Raising Boys

My sons have changed the lyrics to Don Ho's classic, "Tiny Bubbles," to "Tiny Buttholes." They are singing it, at the tops of their lungs, at the breakfast table, again. My esophagus refuses to swallow another bite of scrambled eggs until the "butthole" image is erased from my mind.<p>I have a choice …

End of China’s one-child policy is slowly giving ‘ghost children’ identities

For two years since her second child was born, Eva Kuang debated how to make her son legal.<p>Because he was born in contravention of China's one-child policy, local authorities demanded that she pay a $60,000 fine before they would assign him a <i>hukou</i> household registration. Without that, he would have …

Homosexual marriage in 19th-century Africa

North American gays have a very specific understanding of what homosexuality is. This cobbling together of an identity from sexual behaviour between …

My Experience Using Hook-Up Apps in Qatar, Where Gay Sex Is Punishable by Death

Despite the pall of death, I logged in, and within about a minute, I started hearing those familiar little moist-sounding electronic pops.<p>I was in Doha, the capital of Qatar, with bits of four days to spare and an empty hotel room with the promise of a constant supply of clean sheets and towels, so …

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24 Hours in Aveiro, the Candy-Colored “Venice of Portugal”

<i>F</i>or the last leg of our little Portuguese road trip, we floated into the old port and fishing town of Aveiro, about an hour south of Porto. It’s …

What Happened After I Watched Brokeback Mountain With My Straight Father

<i>In honor of the 10th anniversary of the movie Brokeback Mountain, I share this story of how the film changed my life as a young gay man.</i><p>The room was stifling. Even with every fan going, the air just crawled from one humid pocket of the house's atmosphere to the other, losing none of its oppressive, …

Uganda's LGBT Community Holds a Cautious Pride March

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