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The Black Pastor Whose “Turban Trick” Exposed American Racism

Rev. Routté bluffed his way into first-class treatment in the Jim Crow-era south — unmasking the ridiculous hypocrisy of segregation.

The Pirate Radio Broadcaster Who Occupied Alcatraz and Terrified the FBI

Fifty years ago, John Trudell overcame tragedy to become the national voice for Native Americans—and a model for a new generation of activists.

Secret Life of a Mormon Porn Star

I thought I could make my double life work, until meeting a fellow Mormon on set forced me to confront my own contradictions.

My Coming Out Story, Starring a Priest, an Animal Sacrifice and Ricky Martin

Convinced a demon was making me gay, my mother turned to exorcism. Years later, her pop idol finally helped her understand.

Confessions of a Lesbian Ex-Nun

I'd spent my entire adult life in the convent. When I left, I didn't even know how to use an ATM machine, let alone pick up women.

Jannie Duncan: “Beautiful Human” or Fugitive Killer?

She was imprisoned for murdering her husband, then escaped and assumed a new identity. Her adoring friends and employers had no idea.

I Was a Black Nazi Skinhead

When I went to prison I was black. By the time I got out 11 years later I was crazy, fascist and white.

My Unusual Path to Gay Parenthood

As a single gay man, having a kid with my friend seemed like a great idea. But when our daughter arrived, I wondered whether planning to be a part-time dad was fair to her.

This 12-Step Group Meets in the Basement of a Fetish Shop

There are some things you just can't talk about at church-based recovery meetings. So these kinksters created a community all their own.