Gabriel Arana
Gabriel Arana is a senior editor at The American Prospect in Washington, D.C. His pieces have appeared in The Nation, Slate, The Advocate, the Daily Beast, and other publications. He is a graduate of Yale University and a native of Nogales, Arizona.

Dan Choi, second from left, one of the many times he handcuffed himself to the White House fence in order to protest the DADT policy.

A look back on the 3-year anniversary of DADT’s repeal

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The repeal of DADT was a huge step forward, but the full mission, 3 years later, has yet to be accomplished.

Prominent psychiatrist retracts study saying “ex-gay” therapy works

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For three and a half years, I underwent therapy to change my sexual orientation, from gay to straight, with Joseph Nicolosi, co-founder and former president of the National Association ...

Prominent psychiatrist Spitzer retracts study saying “ex-gay” therapy works

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For three and a half years, I underwent therapy to change my sexual orientation, from gay to straight, with Joseph Nicolosi, co-founder and former president of the National Association ...

Thoughts on DADT’s demise

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I have a piece at The American Prospect about the demise of “don’t ask, don’t tell”: For all the sad stories of gay service members who’ve been victims ...

Senate tables DREAM Act, putting vote off again

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The Senate just voted, 59 to 40, to table their version of the DREAM Act and vote on the version passed in the House yesterday next week. For those throwing C-SPAN-watching parties ...

You can’t DREAM if you can’t hear

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From Politico, Rep. Luis Gutierrez on the DREAM Act vote today: “This is a very tailored and very structured piece of legislation,” said Gutierrez, who pointed out that beneficiaries ...

Will DREAM lead to more illegal immigration?

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Sen. Jeff Sessions opposes the Democrats’ lame-duck push for the DREAM Act, which would provide a path to citizenship for foreign-born children of undocumented immigrants if they ...

There is such a thing as ‘the Latino vote’ — and Republicans should be scared

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Stanley Renshon at the “Center for Immigration Studies,” which masquerades as a mainstream think tank but is really just another front for the anti-immigrant movement, takes ...

You can’t love a gay person without the ‘gay’

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I have a piece at The American Prospect about Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” project and how the conversation about it has devolved into one about bullying in general, ...

How stinky voting booths make you vote Republican (seriously)

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I voted this morning in Washington, D.C. at a local protestant church, with a huge cross with the words “Jesus Saves” imprinted on it and quotes from the Bible posted everywhere. ...
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