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The Spa Isn't as Relaxing — or Safe — for Trans and Gender Nonconforming People

My first memory of beauty is being coaxed into the water at the base of a volcano in a place called Hell Valley in Taiwan. It was the smoothest, softest water, and it burned to the touch. I was scared at first when I was pulled in by my aunts, watching my skin pink up, and then, adjusting, …

The 23 most essential storylines of LGBTQ television history

Modern audiences are so accustomed to LGBTQ storylines that it's almost unusual when hit shows don't feature queer characters. Even Disney has joined …

Collecting LGBT Census Data Is 'Essential' To Federal Agency, Document Shows

The U.S. Census Bureau has never asked Americans about sexual orientation and gender identity. Last year, though, requests for that data came from more than 75 members of Congress and multiple federal agencies.<p>Still, the Census Bureau concluded "there was no federal data need" to collect this …

PODCAST: Being Gay in Taiwan

My mom saw the picture I posted on Facebook, kissing and holding hands with my boyfriend. She said it was like I was using a knife to tear her heart open.<p>This episode is a special cross-cast, co-produced by The News Lens and Ketagalan Media.<p>We take a close look at what it is like to be gay in …

From Russia with mutts – in pictures

From stuffed elephants to picnics under power lines, Leipzig-born photographer Frank Herfort coaxes magical, colour-saturated tableaux from intriguing slices of everyday Russian life

This Incredible Flower Timelapse Took 3 Years and 8TB of Photos to Create

Filmmaker Jamie Scott made his name in the timelapse space with <i>Fall</i>, a Central Park timelapse of epic proportions that took 6 months of dedication to …

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“Rural America” doesn't mean “white America” — here's why that matters

What our conversation about "rural America" is missing.<p>The media often conflates rurality and whiteness in this country. But this is a false — and misleading — narrative.<p>Roughly one-fifth of rural residents in this country are people of color, and their interests and political views are as diverse …

'I could not even dream': What it's like to be gay in North Korea

<b>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) —</b> Jang Yeong-jin never loved his wife.<p>Throughout their marriage, he felt guilty and confused, ashamed that he was, in his words, "ruining one woman's life."<p>Jang did not hear the word "homosexual" for the first 37 years of his life, saying he had no concept of what it meant, …

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'Model Minority' Myth Again Used As A Racial Wedge Between Asians And Blacks

A piece from New York Magazine's Andrew Sullivan over the weekend ended with an old, well-worn trope: Asian-Americans, with their "solid two-parent family structures," are a shining example of how to overcome discrimination. An essay that began by imagining why Democrats feel sorry for Hillary …

'Overwhelming' Number of Lesbians, Bisexual Women Incarcerated

OUT News<p>Sexual minorities -- particularly lesbians and bisexual women -- are disproportionately incarcerated in the U.S., according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Public Health. The findings, which looked at data from the National Inmate Survey (2011-2012), also found …

HB 2.0 is coming: How North Carolina’s so-called “bathroom compromise” doubles down on anti-LGBT discrimination

<b>(shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Turns out the bill described as the restoration of trans bathroom rights will be worse than the original ban<p>Nico Lang<p>March 4, 2017 1:00pm (UTC)<p>It was a bad time to come out as transgender in North Carolina. Elijah Tuck, an 18-year-old college student, began transitioning during …

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Trump Stuns the Free World

The president’s inaugural address will shock and dismay America’s allies.<p>LONDON—President Donald Trump has launched his presidency with an “America first” inaugural address that will leave the United States’ European allies stunned and China and Russia for the most part delighted.<p>It is no …

Fact-checking President Trump’s inaugural address

By Glenn Kessler and<p>Glenn Kessler<p>The Fact Checker<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Michelle Ye Hee Lee<p>Michelle Ye Hee Lee<p>National political enterprise and accountability reporter covering money and influence in politics<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Generally, inaugural addresses are not designed to be fact-checked. But President …

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Trump Cabinet nominees meet growing ethical questions

By Karen Tumulty ,<p>Karen Tumulty<p>Columnist covering national politics<p>Email Bio Follow<p>John Wagner and<p>John Wagner<p>National reporter leading The Post's breaking political news team<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Ed O'Keefe<p>Ed O'Keefe<p>Reporter focused on Congress, national politics and the federal government<p>Bio Follow<p>Three …

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A Discomfiting Question: Was The Chicago Torture Case Racism?

The details of the story are unambiguously disturbing. Last week, a white 18-year-old man from suburban Chicago was found walking in the cold, disoriented and bloodied. Four people, all black, had held him against his will for four hours, tied him up, and assaulted him while livestreaming part of …

Photography Mapped Is a Fun, Interactive Tool to Learn How Your Camera Works

We’ve seen a few great online tools for learning how to use the manual settings on a camera before, but Photography Mapped is a new web tool that’s …

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Why hedge funds love charter schools

By Valerie Strauss<p>Valerie Strauss<p>Reporter covering education, foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>One of the features of corporate school reform is the interest that Wall Street has shown in supporting charter schools. Why? No doubt hedge fund managers would say they want to support education and help …

How This Quirky Clothing Brand Is Using Snapchat to Sell More Shorts

The world is in danger: The evil Pants Co. wants to hypnotize everyone watching TV into working on the weekends. The Shorts Guys can save the …

100 Women 2016: My sham marriage

<b>In China, the pressure for young women to get married is huge. So what do you do if you are a gay woman? Ou Xiaobai, a 32-year-old living in Beijing, describes how a marriage of convenience helps her please her family and preserve her freedom.</b><p>I want to protect and be with my girlfriend for my …

NY Lawmaker Proposes 'PENCE' Bill Banning Gay Conversion Therapy

OUT Politics and Policy<p>Patrick Burke, a legislator in New York's Erie County, proposed a bill this week that would ban conversion therapy for minors. The proposed law would only affect Burke’s county, which includes the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area, but the bill has garnered national …

How the Left Created Trump

Nov. 8 represented an explosion of anger on the right at years of smugness and disdain by liberals.<p>Well before Donald Trump declared he was running—to the amusement of the liberal media and Washington establishment, who didn’t stop laughing until Nov. 8—and long before Hillary Clinton dismissed …

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How Trump's '100-Day Action Plan' Could Impact LGBTQ Rights

OUT Politics and Policy<p>President-elect Donald Trump released his “Contract With the American Voter” in October. Also known as his “100-day action plan to Make America Great Again,” it is an overview of what the administration will begin to implement in his first months in office. Many of the points …

7 Easy Moves for Strong 'n Sexy Shoulders

Nothing says “confidence” like strong shoulders. Though you may not think of them often, your shoulders can actually improve your posture and make …

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The Posh PT’s Guide to Bodyweight Training

Think you need weights to add muscle and burn fat to transform your body? Think again. The experts at <i>Coach</i>’s sister brand Men's Fitness spoke to …

Here are 7 things people who say they're 'fiscally conservative but socially liberal' don't understand

“Well, I’m conservative, but I’m not one of those racist, homophobic, dripping-with-hate Tea Party bigots! I’m pro-choice! I’m pro-same-sex-marriage! …

White flight from reality: Inside the racist panic that fueled Donald Trump’s victory

<b>Trump supporters at a campaign rally (Getty/Joe Raedle)</b><p>I live in a fly-over Indiana town. I assure you Donald Trump’s economic policies didn’t win him this election<p>David Masciotra<p>November 12, 2016 1:00pm (UTC)<p>The mask of white civility hides the face of a monster. In her 2016 book "White Rage: The …

These Are The LGBT Rights Trump Could Start Reversing On Day One

LGBT people have been freaking out about Donald Trump. Many are hurrying to plan weddings before Inauguration Day, afraid the president-elect will overturn marriage equality immediately.<p>Trump can’t actually do that in January (or by himself, ever). He did say he would appoint Supreme Court justices …

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