J. Bryan Lowder J. Bryan Lowder

J. Bryan Lowder is a Slate assistant editor. He writes and edits for Outward, Slate’s LGBTQ section, and for the culture section.

Outward
May 22 2014 4:21 PMWill Ryan Murphy's The Normal Heart Mean Much to Today's Gays?
Outward
May 21 2014 2:05 PMRochester Radio Hosts Go on Atrocious Transphobic Tirade (Listen)
Outward
May 19 2014 6:29 PMThe Best Part of RuPaul’s Drag Race Is the Commercials
Outward
May 14 2014 6:22 PMFrance’s Homophobia Epidemic
Outward
May 14 2014 9:09 AMWhy Do Gay Men Lisp? (Video.)
Outward
May 12 2014 4:08 PMDid Michael Sam's Gay Kiss Scar Kids?
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May 9 2014 11:33 AMEllen Page Comes Out as Canadian on Colbert
Outward
May 6 2014 5:08 PMDoes the South Need a Special Gay Rights Strategy?
Outward
May 1 2014 12:17 PMWelcome to the Bigotry Games: Eich vs. Sterling Edition
Culturebox
April 30 2014 8:23 AMRethinking Spring CleaningIn defense of homemakers.
Culturebox
April 28 2014 9:30 AMRethinking Spring CleaningElbow grease is great, but peer pressure is better.
Culturebox
April 24 2014 7:52 AMRethinking Spring CleaningNever go to bed messy.
Culturebox
April 23 2014 8:43 AMRethinking Spring CleaningSentimentality is the enemy of cleanliness.
Culturebox
April 22 2014 10:30 AMRethinking Spring CleaningStart with the closets.
Outward
April 16 2014 5:22 PMWhat’s the Most Homophobic Place on Earth? The Public Bathroom.
Outward
May 21 2014 4:41 PMDid Gay Dance Culture Cause the AIDS Crisis?
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May 20 2014 3:00 PM “Magic Mike” Comes Alive in Joe Manganiello’s New Male Stripping Documentary La Bare
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May 19 2014 3:51 PMThat New “52 Percent Oppose Gay Marriage” Number You’re Hearing Is Misleading
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May 14 2014 2:53 PMAre Gay Rights in the South a Lost Cause? 
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May 13 2014 9:16 AMShould Gay People Just Leave the South?
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May 12 2014 9:38 AMEurovision’s Conchita Wurst: In Russia Officials Condemn While Citizens Download
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May 7 2014 2:10 PMHGTV Almost Gave A Show to Anti-Gay Conservatives
Outward
May 5 2014 2:58 PMNorth Carolina Republican Candidate Pushes the Boundaries of Drag Art
Outward
April 30 2014 2:27 PMJanet Mock on How to End the Transgender Inquisition
Culturebox
April 28 2014 11:39 PMRethinking Spring CleaningYour home will never be fully clean—and that’s OK.
Culturebox
April 25 2014 9:32 AMRethinking Spring CleaningLook at each room from a new angle—you’ll find new messes.
Outward
April 23 2014 4:58 PMRead This If You Want to Avoid Male Body Image Issues
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April 22 2014 3:44 PMWould You Marry A Man in Drag? 
Culturebox
April 20 2014 9:31 PMRethinking Spring CleaningIt’s an antiquated ritual—but we need it now more than ever.
Brow Beat
April 16 2014 12:11 PMA Primer on John Luther Adams, This Year’s Pulitzer Winner for Music

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