Gabriel Arana

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Gabriel Arana
Born (1983-04-10) April 10, 1983 (age 31)
Occupation Journalist
Education B.A., Linguistics
Alma mater Yale University

Gabriel Arana is an American journalist and senior editor at The American Prospect. His articles have appeared in numerous publications, including The Nation, Salon, The Atlantic, 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] 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[edit]

Gabriel Arana grew up in Nogales, Arizona on the Mexico–United States border. He attended Yale University 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.[7]


  1. ^ a b c Arana, Gabriel. "About Me". Retrieved 2013-06-16. 
  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 2013-06-16. 
  7. ^ Arana, Gabriel (2011-01-20). "Redefining Marriage". The American Prospect. Retrieved 2013-06-16.