Gabriel Arana
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Gabriel Arana
Gabriel Arana
Born (1983-04-10) April 10, 1983 (age 36)
EducationB.A., Linguistics
Alma materYale University

Gabriel Arana (born April 10, 1983) is an American journalist. He is currently senior editor at Mic. He was previously a contributing writer at Salon and a senior editor at The Huffington Post" and "The American Prospect. His articles have appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The Nation, The Advocate, and The Daily Beast.[1] He is also known for writing a 2012 profile of the ex-gay movement in which psychiatrist Robert Spitzer repudiated his work supporting sexual orientation change efforts.[2][3][4] After the article was published, Spitzer released a letter apologizing to the gay community, citing his interaction with Arana.[5] In 2010, Arana was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Magazine Article for a feature story on the legal challenge to California's Proposition 8.[6] In 2014, he was awarded the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association's Excellence in Feature Writing Award for his profile of activist Dan Choi.[7] He has been a guest on television and radio talk shows including The Dr. Oz Show, Rachel Maddow, Starting Point, and Talk of the Nation.[1]

Personal background

Gabriel Arana grew up in Nogales, Arizona, on the Mexico-United States border. He attended Yale University where he wrote for the Yale Daily News[8] and graduated with a degree in linguistics. He then attended Cornell University, from which he holds a master's degree, also in linguistics.[1] He married his same-sex partner in Washington, D.C. in 2011.[9]


  1. ^ a b c Arana, Gabriel. "About Me". Archived from the original on 2013-06-19. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Stossel, Scott (October 24, 2012). "Brave Thinkers 2012: Robert Spitzer". The Atlantic.
  3. ^ Graff, E.J. (April 25, 2012). "The Afterlife of Gabriel Arana's Ex-Gay Life". The American Prospect.
  4. ^ Carey, Benedict (May 18, 2012). "Psychiatry Giant Sorry for Backing Gay 'Cure'". The New York Times.
  5. ^ Becker, John (April 25, 2012). "EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Robert Spitzer Apologizes to Gay Community for Infamous 'Ex-Gay' Study". Truth Wins Out.
  6. ^ "21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards (2010) English Language Nominees". GLAAD. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "NLGJA Announces 2014 Excellence in Journalism Award Winners and Honorees". National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association. Jul 23, 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-12-25.
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  9. ^ Arana, Gabriel (2011-01-20). "Redefining Marriage". The American Prospect. Retrieved .

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