The Share | 01.2016

Staying Sober With 2016 upon us we asked a few sober individuals with various lengths of recovery to reflect on their sober life in 2015 and what they hope for in the New Year. Spiritual Maintenance In 2015, my father died and I was able to—at nine years of sobriety—maintain peace and serenity through that experience…

The Spread | 01.2016

AGE: 26 OCCUPATION: ACADEMIC RESEARCHER, FOCUSING ON ISSUES OF SOCIAL INEQUALITY, MASCULINITY AND CULTURE. AFTER WORK: A MEMBER AND SECRETARY OF ONYX’S EMERGING SOUTHWEST CHAPTER. RELATIONSHIP STATUS: “DEPENDS ON WHO IS ASKING.” HOBBIES: GOING TO THE GYM AND BECOMING A COMPETITIVE WEST COAST SWING DANCER. PET PEEVE: “I DON’T LIKE RACISM AND PSEUDO CONSERVATISM. AS…

The State | 01.2016

Marriage Jihad Feds: California man wanted to join Al Qaeda terrorists because of gay marriage. A 22-year-old Californian allegedly wanted to join Al Qaeda because of the Supreme Court’s legalization of same-sex marriage, reports The Huffington Post. Adam Shafi of Fremont, California, was arrested while attempting to board a flight to Turkey in June. The Daily Beast…

The Talk | 01.2016

Still Closeted “The [Brokeback Mountain] crew was taken with the film, too. Within a week, two members of it had come up to [ screenwriter Diana] Ossana and confessed to her that they were gay—one of them still closeted. [Jake] Gyllenhaal remembers a number of the crew members crying after he filmed the scene in…

The Transaction | 01.2016

STAYING ALIVE New report on transgender experiences in sex work recommends decriminalization. BY ORLY LYONNE The Red Umbrella Project (RedUP), the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), and Best Practices Policy Project (BPPP) released a groundbreaking report last month on the experiences of transgender people in the sex trade. “Meaningful Work: Transgender Experiences in the…