Gabriel Arana is a writer-editor with 15 years of experience at progressive magazines and digital media outlets. He is a contributing editor at The American Prospect and was previously editor-in-chief of the Texas Observer, contributor at them., features editor at Mic, senior media editor at the Huffington Post, a contributor at Salon, and senior editor at The American Prospect. His work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Mic, Salon, The Nation, The American Prospect, The New Republic, The Atlantic, Slate, City & State, and The Daily Beast. He has been a guest on television and radio talk shows including MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, CNN's Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien, The Dr. Oz Show, PBS Newshour, and NPR's Talk of the Nation. Gabriel holds a bachelor's degree in linguistics from Yale University. He is a native of Nogales, Arizona and lives in New York City.



The New York Times

Why We Should Politicize the Orlando Massacre

The New Republic

The Republican Plot to Ban LGBTQ History in Public Schools

Fifty Years After Stonewall, Many States Still Lack LGBTQ Protections

Texas Observer

The Texas Observer Lives!

McCarthyism Rides Again at Texas Universities

My Great Grandfather Was a Racist

A Queer Teacher in Edgewood Picked a Fight He Couldn't Win


Gay Men's Obsession with Masculinity Is Hurting Their Mental Health

PrEP: The Story of a Sexual Revolution

The Supreme Court's Ruling on Title VII Is Bigger Than Marriage Equality

The Complicated Past and Promising Future of Queer Studies

White, Gay Men Are Hindering Our Progress As a Queer Community

Behind the Trump Administration's Campaign to Erase Queers from the Census

The Huffington Post

"Sesame Street," Brought To You By The Letters "H," "B," & "O"

A Mental-Health Epidemic In The Newsroom

Gawker's Outing Of Condé Nast's CFO Is Gay-Shaming, Not Journalism

Is Brian Williams Finished?

Diane Sawyer Sets A New Bar For Reporting On Transgender Issues

The American Prospect

Does the Civil Rights Act Protect Gay Employees?

The Unbearable Whiteness of Liberal Media

The Immigration Enforcement Trap

The Citizens United of the Culture Wars

A Tale of Two Victims

I'll Be Gay for Christmas

Redefining Marriage

Ann Coulter, Drag Queen

Can We Forgive Alan Chambers?


What If Obama Didn't Mention Ebola Until 2017?

How I Beat My Fear of HIV

Gay Marriage Was Never 'Inevitable'

Campbell Brown's Transparency Problem

All Hail the 'Deporter-in-Chief'

The Atlantic

Notes on a Suffix for 'Scandal'

Creaky Voice: Yet Another Example of Young Women's Linguistic Ingenuity

The Nation

The Brief Death and Miraculous Resurrection of the Texas Observer

The Border Violence Myth

Twilight of the Gay-Marriage Movement

Higher Ed's Indentured Servants


The Problem With Profiling White Supremacists

Media Appearances

Professional Associations

Member, American Society of Magazine Editors

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Member, National Association of Hispanic Journalists

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Member, National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association

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2017 Deadline Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for Minority Focus (as editor)

2017 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism, Multimedia (as editor)

2017 NLGJA Al Neuharth Award for Innovation in Investigative Journalism from NLGJA (as editor)

2014 NLGJA Feature Writing Award, First Place (as writer)

2012 The Media Consortium Impact Award (as writer)

2010 GLAAD Media Award, Best Magazine Article (as writer)