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Ryan Lee

Ryan Lee: The devil wears muscle tees

“No fats, no fems” – one of the most tyrannical phrases in gay online dating – is now a motto for American Nazis. Except, a little bit of fem is OK for the white supremacists, specifically form-fitting jeans an...
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Ryan Lee: The war at home

Transgender women are being lynched in America, and people are making jokes about it on nationally syndicated radio shows. There may be no ropes in this modern version of societal-condoned killing, but the live...
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Ryan Lee: LGBT Americans facing the winds of Dixie

Opportunity and possibility are often associated with the future and what is to come, but the past is filled with just as many chances to achieve greatness or grow into a better person. A few years ago, Pizza H...
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Ryan Lee: The gayborhood has crossed the road

After the better part of 14 years, I moved out of Midtown in February, which I consider the official end of the area's reign as the gayest part of Atlanta. As much as I would like to claim credit, though, the p...
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Ryan Lee: Cuddling for sluts

As someone whose relationship goals are focused on one-night stands rather than long-term monogamy, I've learned the importance of cuddling responsibly. When it comes to intimacy, I operate on an inverted se...
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Ryan Lee: Packing a year of gunclehood into a box

At the risk of offending one of my best friends who took some soul-revealing photos of my nephew at the BeltLine skatepark last week, my favorite picture from this year of gunclehood is a grainy screenshot from...
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Ryan Lee: Mann in the mirror

I always hate to see someone humiliated or punished for behavior I've also engaged in, which is somewhat self-serving, but more an expression of kindred loyalty. It's like the empathy most people would have for...
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Ryan Lee: Why I take Karen Handel’s lying personally

One of the harshest backhanded compliments I ever received was from a staffer for Nathan Deal, who in 2010 used my past reporting to discredit the conservative bonafides of Deal's opponent in the Republican pri...
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Ryan Lee: Why I take Karen Handel’s lying personally

One of the harshest backhanded compliments I ever received was from a staffer for Nathan Deal, who in 2010 used my past reporting to discredit the conservative bonafides of Deal's opponent in the Republican pri...