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.

Sept. 15 2014 4:38 PMHere Are the “Straightest” Ice Cream Flavors in the Parlor
Sept. 11 2014 4:47 PMA Look at the Smithsonian’s Efforts to Preserve LGBTQ History (Video).
A Fine Whine
Sept. 8 2014 10:15 PMTake a One-Way Trip From Tatty to NattyIn defense of looking nice for your flight or train ride.
Sept. 5 2014 4:54 PMA Conservative Activist Slams Libraries for “Banning” Anti-Gay Books—Is She Right?
Sept. 3 2014 2:47 PMWhat Does the Q in LGBTQ Mean? (Video.)
Slate Plus Video
Aug. 28 2014 10:59 AM“Now That I’ve Thoroughly Embarrassed Myself”Outtakes from the Ask a Homo series and reflections on Outward’s first birthday.
Aug. 26 2014 8:45 AMReader and Editor Favorites From Outward’s First Year
Aug. 21 2014 4:14 PMDoes the MPAA Think Gay Relationships Are Rated R?
Aug. 20 2014 12:42 PMWhy Do Gay Men Like Musical Theater? (Video.)
Aug. 6 2014 7:30 AMWhat Was the Best Time in History to be Gay? (Video.)
Behind the Scenes
July 29 2014 9:25 AMThe Great J-School DebateFour Slate-sters (and journalism school grads) dish on the pros and cons of going to journalism school.
July 25 2014 11:07 AMJeopardy! Incorporates Gay Slang—Is the End of Gay Culture Nigh?
July 22 2014 5:24 PMFinal Fantasy’s Gay Marriage Decision Inspires a Digital Pride Parade
July 11 2014 5:42 PMAre Gay White Men “Stealing” Black Female Culture?
Brow Beat
July 10 2014 8:32 AMTired of Pie? Try Rhubarb Curd Instead.
Sept. 12 2014 6:01 PMFacebook vs. Drag Queens: The Social Network Says Drag Names Can’t Be Used in Profiles.
Sept. 11 2014 3:40 PMNew York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Will Finally Be Open to LGBTQ Groups
Sept. 8 2014 4:00 PMWhy Are Queer People Getting Involved in Climate Change Activism?
Sept. 5 2014 9:59 AMWhy Gay People Will Miss Joan Rivers More Than Most
Aug. 28 2014 2:03 PMGay Men Probably Look at Straight Men in the Shower—and That's Not A Problem.
Aug. 26 2014 2:57 PMWatch Ryan Murphy’s Poignant Emmy Acceptance Speech for The Normal Heart 
Aug. 25 2014 5:42 PMTwo Beauty Pageant Winners Come Out as Lesbian
Aug. 20 2014 2:53 PMWill Marriage Equality Bring Armagayddon to Ireland?
Aug. 19 2014 4:00 PMThe Family Research Council Stoops Low, Uses Robin Williams’ Death to Defend Ex-Gay Therapy
Brow Beat
July 30 2014 11:16 AMHow to Host a Summer Dinner Party Without Overheating Your Guests
July 25 2014 4:57 PMOhio State’s Marching Band Revealed To Be a Bastion of Homophobia, Sexism
July 23 2014 12:28 PMWhy Is "Bitchiness" Encouraged Among Gay Men? 
July 14 2014 3:29 PMListening to the Trans Experience
Slate Picks
July 11 2014 10:40 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Assistant editor J. Bryan Lowder dishes on his favorite reads.
July 8 2014 1:30 PMWhat a Straight Pride Parade Looks Like 




More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

iOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows

The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.


Happy Constitution Day!

Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.

What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture

My Father Was James Brown. I Watched Him Beat My Mother. Then I Married Someone Like Him.

  News & Politics
Sept. 17 2014 12:02 PM Here It Is: The Flimsiest Campaign Attack Ad of 2014, Which Won’t Stop Running
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
The Vault
Sept. 17 2014 1:04 PM The War Department's WWII Advice Booklet for Soldiers Headed to Syria
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 1:26 PM Hey CBS, Rihanna Is Exactly Who I Want to See on My TV Before NFL Football Games
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 1:01 PM A Rare, Very Unusual Interview With Michael Jackson, Animated
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 12:35 PM IOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 17 2014 11:18 AM A Bridge Across the Sky
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.