Eliel Cruz
Eliel Cruz

Eliel is a contributor at The Advocate, Religion News Service, and Mic writing on (bi)sexuality, gender, religion, and media. His favorite vegetable is peanut butter.

March 1, 2016

An Open Letter to People Who Don't Message You Back on Tinder

How dare you, sir.

Oct. 29, 2015

Here's What It's Really Like to Be a Bisexual Man in the Dating World

We're not indecisive. We're not promiscuous. And no, we don't have "vagina cooties."
May 29, 2015

13 Stunning Portraits Reveal the Epidemic Nobody's Talking About

These young people are working to define their own lives.
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May 13, 2015

New 'Christian Tinder' App Seems to Miss the Point of Religious Dating

"Why would I pick a match based upon their favorite Bible verse?"
April 13, 2015
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April 2, 2015

Here's Why We Should Be Talking About Guys' Butts (Yes, Really)

There's still one sexual stigma we haven't dropped.

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March 9, 2015

Here's How PDA Is Actually Changing the World, One Kiss at a Time

It's not about "flaunting" anything.
March 5, 2015

4 Facts That Put the Biggest Myths About Dating Bisexuals to Bed

Newsflash: Bisexuals are NOT sex-crazed maniacs who can't settle down.
Feb. 18, 2015

This Dangerous Practice Is Proven to Hurt LGBT People — And It's Still Legal in 47 States

But a new, "devastating" ruling could change everything.
Jan. 29, 2015

Here's What Happens When Straight Men Match With Other Men on Tinder

Whoever said sexuality wasn't fluid?
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Jan. 27, 2015

The Very Problematic Reason This Woman Is Taking a Stand Against Leggings

A dangerous double standard.

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Jan. 27, 2015
Dec. 12, 2014
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Dec. 1, 2014

These Men Are Taking Nude Shower Selfies for a Very Good Cause

And it's something we rarely talk about.
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Nov. 11, 2014

Powerful Photos Reveal the Diversity of the Humans Beneath the Uniform

A series by photographer Devin Mitchell offers an intimate look in these veterans' mirrors.
Nov. 11, 2014

If You're Still Confused About Bisexuality, Watch This Interview

Despite LGBT gains across the country, there is far too much confusion about bisexuality.

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Oct. 10, 2014

Powerful Illustrations Reimagine Mickey Mouse In a Way Disney Would Never Show You

Mickey and Minnie? More like Mickey and Mike!
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Oct. 2, 2014

11 Things Christians Should Stop Saying to LGBT People Right Now

"Love the sinner, hate the sin."
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Sept. 29, 2014

This Achingly Beautiful Ode to Marriage Equality Will Actually Make You Cry

"I do want you to be the last face I see — your breath my last breath."