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

To survive in prison, I passed myself off as Italian and became a white supremacist. After 17 years behind bars, I’ve renounced hate and I’m black and I’m proud.

What’s a Baby Between Friends?

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.

I Didn’t Know I Was Trans Until I Got Sober

When I stopped drinking, I finally realized the deep sadness I'd been trying to drown with alcohol was really gender dysphoria.

The Ex-Jehovah’s Witness Who Found Her Voice When She Lost Her Clothes

Born in an ultra-strict community, Shelbie Dimond found freedom in nude self-portraiture—and cost herself everyone she loved.