Stories by Luke A. Gardner

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Chinese Communists Have Abandoned the Term ‘Comrade’ Because Gay Men Use It

The Chinese word for comrade has been appropriated by the country’s gay community, leading Communists to no longer want to use it

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Austria Rejected a Gay Iraqi Refugee for Acting ‘Too Girlish’

A gay Iraqi asylum seeker was rejected by Austrian authorities because they didn’t think he was authentically gay because he acted ‘too girlish.’

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Though Progress Is Being Made, LGBTQ Tunisians Face Legal Discrimination

LGBTQ people in Tunisia have made incredible strides in public opinion over the past few years, but they still face legal persecution

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Op/Ed: Dissecting Pride Today and the Problem of Rainbow Capitalism

Pride started out as a protest, but ‘rainbow capitalism’ is an empty way to feel good as we clean out our wallets without actually helping the community

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