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Taylor Swift, Could You Please Calm Down?

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Welcome back to pop music’s center stage! In 2019, you’ve burst onto the scene, dropping new music, setting up a new host of Easter egg clues, and letting us all see how carefully you’ve constructed a season of unashamedly using your platform and music to share a message.

Editor's Picks: Best of Love, Sex and Relationships

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Sexual sins. We all grapple with them. But what if we recognized that some of the power these sins hold over us, comes from the very fact that we don’t want to admit them? What if we refused to let sexual sins hide any longer behind closed doors?

3 Ways To Respond to A World With Changing Values

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On 6 September 2018, India’s Supreme Court overturned a 157-year-old law which had previously criminalized consensual gay sex. This may come as a surprise to many, since India has long been known for its family values and traditional views on marriage.

Reaching Out to the Church That Rejected Me

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One morning when I was eight, I raced to the canteen excitedly with a female friend, all too keen to escape the prison cell of the classroom. In my eagerness, my hand accidentally swung upwards and lifted her skirt.

Thank God I Struggle With Same-Sex Attraction

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Yes, you read that right. It sounded ridiculous—even sadistic—to me as well, when my friend said a similar prayer years ago. But today, these seven precious words have taken on a new meaning for me.

My Friend Is In God's Hands

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Yen* and I walked down a narrow alley in silence. A few days earlier, Yen had sent me a text message: “I want to go to this clinic where you can check for AIDS…”

From "Them" to "Me": Confronting My Struggles with Same-Sex Attraction

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“I’m pretty sure you’re not straight.” Those words struck fear deep into my heart—the months prior to this conversation with my church friends, the possibility of not being straight—of being like “Them”—had been like an open wound I was trying to ignore.

Your Gay Neighbor is Closer than You Think

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The year is 2002, and I’m in middle school. The girls seem freakishly tall and wear a lot of eyeshadow. The boys are mostly obsessed with video games. In youth group, they split us up sometimes.

How Do We Respond to Same-Sex Attracted Friends?

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My first close encounter with a gay person was back in my pre-university days, when a classmate expressed his feelings for me. I had no idea how to respond except to discourage any further advances (or false hopes) there and then.