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Karen Iris Tucker
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Freelance writer and reporter. My regular beats include health, entertainment and cultural politics.
Freelance writer and reporter. My regular beats include health, entertainment and cultural politics.

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My article for +Slate on how the dramatic cuts to Medicaid in the pending #TrumpCare bill will affect the landscape. An expert I interviewed called it "devastating."

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I wrote about the brilliant #PauliMurray, civil rights pioneer, feminist and priest who was the first black person to earn a J.S.D. from Yale Law School. A fascinating new biography sheds light on her life and gender identity.

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Jake Glaser admits he’s been stung by stigma. He recalls one sunny day he and friends were filming fellow skateboarders in Venice Beach, California. Someone in the pack, who didn’t know Glaser, suddenly became standoffish toward him. “He looked at me and said, ‘I don’t want to film with you anymore because I’ve just learned you have #HIV.’”

My long-form feature for @POZmagazine.


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In our turbulent times it was fitting to interview Cleve Jones, firebrand #LGBTQ and AIDS activist emanating from San Francisco's gay liberation movement in the '70s. Ahead of +WorldAIDS Day, Dec. 1, Jones and I discussed his new memoir, as well as the current resistance against President-elect Trump.

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Happy Friday, everyone. My review of Treyf, by award-winning food writer Elissa Altman, who highlights the complexities of being a pork-loving lesbian American #Jew. #Judaism #JewishBooks #LGBT

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My interview with #ChelyWright for Slate on her new release and the country music's landscape for #lgbt artists.

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I was fortunate to interview Angel Moses about her family's trials with hereditary #prostatecancer.

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Personal reference alert: My friend Alex, excellent luthier/repairer of musical instruments. #azgmusical  

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Greetings, everyone. My story about #gay   #Jewish   #Beatles  manager Brian Epstein and a new TV series about his life.

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Very proud to share my first video story on the 20th anniversary of The Birdcage.
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