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Iconic X-Men character Iceman comes out as gay

<b>Iceman (Marvel)</b><p>Bobby Drake’s disclosure of his sexual orientation is pretty anticlimactic — and that’s exactly how it should be<p>Jenny Kutner<p>April 22, 2015 4:21pm (UTC)<p>Original X-Men character Iceman will make a big announcement in a pretty anticlimactic way this week. He's gay.<p>In "All-New X-Men" …

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Virginia Woolf on Why the Best Mind Is the Androgynous Mind

“In each of us two powers preside, one male, one female… The androgynous mind is resonant and porous… naturally creative, incandescent and undivided.”<p>In addition to being one of the greatest writers and most expansive minds humanity ever produced, <b>Virginia Woolf</b> (January 25, 1882–March 28, 1941) was …

Charlotte Brontë’s Beautiful and Heartbreaking Love Letters of Unrequited Affection

“When one does not complain … one pays for outward calm with an almost unbearable inner struggle.”<p>Four years after English novelist and poet <b>Charlotte Brontë</b> (April 21, 1816–March 31, 1855) turned down a suitor’s marriage proposal with her assertive yet generous masterwork of the …

River Phoenix’s final performance elevates this earnest ode to country music

<i>Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by the week’s new releases or premieres. This week: With the Paul Walker-led</i>Furious 7</i> …

The Fugly Dyke Chronicles: How Getting Trolled About My Insecurities Is The Best Thing That Ever Happened to My Self-Esteem

The first and only time my dad spanked me for refusing to be pretty was on Christmas Eve. I was five, my sister was four, our grandmother had bought …

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33 Writers Share The Books That Inspired Them To Write

"I thought, 'you can do that?!'"<p><i>We asked writers at the annual Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference which book inspired them to write. Here are their answers.</i><p>♥📚♥

Rock Hudson's 'True Love' Speaks: How We Kept Our Gay Life Secret

<i>To commemorate the 30th anniversary of legendary actor Rock Hudson’s death, PEOPLE dived into the movie icon’s untold story.</i><p>At the height of his fame …

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Why Corporate America cares about LGBTQ rights: Olive | The Star

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, took to the op-ed pages of The Washington Post to denounce the new religious freedom bills as a “very dangerous thing …

Is Christianity Dark Enough for Millennials?

An interview with the author Rachel Held Evans about her new book and searching for authenticity in the church<p>"I caution against the idea that the way to get young people into church is to be hip and cool and have a pastor who wears skinny jeans." Rachel Held Evans could have been talking about any …

We, the Essential Freaks

Daniel McInerny has a fine short essay in praise of Flannery O’Connor’s advice to writers, via her collected letters, which is one of the most …