How Emotional Realness Is The Secret To ‘Drag Race’s’ Enduring Success

No matter how many times life may knock you down, you still have to slay the world with your charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent.

You have to give it to RuPaul. After 10 seasons as host of “Drag Race,” he and the producers of the show really know how to keep viewers hooked. Late on June 28, Aquaria was declared the winner in a finale that cannily highlighted the show’s roots, showcasing almost all of the contestants of Season One in — as Ru humorously quipped — “Season 10 lighting.”

What’s keeping people glued to their TVs?

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Is Gentrification Killing The Gay Bar?

What a gay bar means to the LGBTQ community may be different today than in the past.

From coast to coast, gay bars seem to be disappearing.

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What The Gun Control Movement Can Learn From The AIDS Activism From The 1980s

These activists were instrumental in changing the narrative on the epidemic.

A sign hangs on a fence at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Photo by Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty Images.

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Our 45th President Just Sparked A Resurgence In The Lost Art Of Phone Conversation

The anti-Trump movement is about to hit a major(ly old-fashioned) milestone

Though the ingenious ResistBot is a technological wonder for those who’d prefer to express their dissatisfaction with the current administration via text message, now may be the time to celebrate a more old-fashioned form of resistance. The website 5Calls.org, which nudges you to call your local congresspeople and senators about the issues most relevant to you, is about to celebrate its 1 millionth call. You read that number right—ordinary citizens have made over 900,000 calls to their representatives via 5 Calls in just over two months.

[quote position="right" is_quote="true"]We actually received an email from a staffer stating ‘The calls are working; keep it up!’[/quote]

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The Amateur’s Guide To Community Organizing

Before the election, the most complicated gathering I’d planned was a halfway decent Oscars party

It's not easy being a writer these days. In the past few weeks, the administration has implied that cuts in funding to the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, organizations that provide much needed financial support to artists, are imminent. But it's not just the possible financial losses that cut to our core. As a nation, we’ve never witnessed such devastating attacks on truth from the executive branch—and one only needs to review Thursday morning’s bizarre press conference for evidence. We’ve been bombarded with “alternative facts,” while almost daily, Trump lambastes the press, calling journalists “among the most dishonest human beings on earth.”

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