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Ryan Lee

Ryan Lee: A discourse on disclosure

Last month, an Atlanta social media “celebrity” posted a series of videos on Facebook in which he outed his former roommate (and unrequited love interest) as being HIV-positive. The videos were salacious and vi...
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Ryan Lee: Friendly fire vs. fascism

I'm regularly baffled by some of the conservative criticism that's directed toward Michelle Obama. I mean, how could anyone be mad that the First Lady is trying to get America's children to eat healthier lunche...
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Ryan Lee: Lost in other people’s feelings

The last place I thought I would be during Easter weekend was inside a church, but that’s where I spent part of a life-or-death Saturday, or more accurately, love-and-death. I started my day attending a funeral...
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Ryan Lee: A Friday night lesson in humility

I am typing this column on my cell phone, which is a first for me and I’m not sure how I feel about it. I appreciate the technological advances that allow me to do so, but pecking out a lengthy essay o...
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Ryan Lee: On LGBT rights, Scalia was the supreme loser

Given his lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, there was no way Justice Antonin Scalia was going to end his war of intolerance against LGBT Americans, women and minorities other than by dying. So, fr...
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Ryan Lee: Single gay guardian and the quest for sex

I miss my sex life. Most of all, I miss being able to masturbate without hearing the boner-crushing creak of a door opening. When my nephew and his girlfriend moved into my one-bedroom apartment with me last fa...
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Ryan Lee: Praying for a teenage boyfriend

Not surprisingly, my first religious awakening was triggered by a boy. My family practiced a generic Christianity where we prayed before out-of-town car trips and when we wanted something. We bought sharp outfi...
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Ryan Lee: A queer take on gun control

I try to promote joy and peace in my gift giving, which is why most of the holiday presents I pass out are THC-based. I had an odd, unfamiliar feeling last week as I licked and sealed an envelope and prepared t...