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.

Yes, This Meal Is Supposed to Make You Feel Uncomfortable

From kindergarten to culinary school, people made me feel like my family’s food was backward. Now I cook dishes that push diners to confront their own prejudices.

The Gay Black American Who Stared Down Nazis in the Name of Love

One of the most brilliant minds of the Harvard class of ’35, Reed Edwin Peggram met his soulmate on the eve of World War II and risked everything to stay by his side.

I’m Nonbinary. I Loved Being Pregnant. It’s Complicated.

During my unplanned pregnancy, I reveled in my new body and the pleasures it brought, while hiding from the pain I knew would come when I gave my child away.