D Gregory Smith

D Gregory Smith is a gay, HIV+ native Montanan, and a Rome-educated former priest. He is now a mental health therapist, teacher, health educator, firm and gentle activist, poet, spiritual adventurer, future husband, opinionated and witty optimist who loves to write.

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Bishop Gene Robinson: Lover of social justice (and ice cream)

This man, the first openly gay ordained bishop in the history of Christendom has become something more than himself — and he realizes it. And he realizes it with such humility, cheer and even delight that it can’t help but ...

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The Pope chooses war — I choose self-defense

Pope Benedict XVI
With the rhetoric being used by the Pope to his bishops, I have every reason to believe that these are not words of someone struggling to understand the reality of LGBT persons, these are the orders of attack given by ...

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Often overlooked, Sisters are at the forefront of equality

Nuns have been on the cutting edge of social issues (it can be argued) for over a thousand years. What you may not know is this: they are also some of the fiercest advocates of social justice for LGBT persons. ...

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Greg Louganis fans want Olympic diver on ‘Dancing With The Stars’

Greg Louganis
Anyone who has watched Olympic champion Greg Louganis do his thing from a diving board knows that he possesses grace, power, determination and skill. But can he move on the dance floor? Louganis' Facebook fans have launched a campaign to ...

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Looking back, and looking forward — Are we getting complacent about HIV?

Janus was the Roman God of Thresholds, of transition, of beginnings and ending. He is often depicted with two faces, one for looking forward and one for looking back. January, the beginning month of the new year is named for ...

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Remembering the darkness and terror 30 years ago when AIDS made itself known

This time of the year is probably the best time (at least in our hemisphere) for World AIDS Day. Our twenty four hour days are filled with more darkness than light in December than any other month of the year. ...

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‘You Are Loved’ video chronicles rural pride in Montana

I’ve written about the importance of Rural Pride Celebrations before — but if you want to see it firsthand, or if you ever wondered what the 2011 Montana Pride Celebration was like, well wonder no more. ...

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Shut The (Bleep) Up

Candidates are actively interrupting scientific communication in this country. Blatantly standing up in the middle of the show and making factual inferences with fantastical statements. Distracting people from the reality hiding behind the curtain with a little folksy humor or ...

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Michele Bachmann — (Submissive) Theologian?

Michele Bachmann has championed the “Christian” cause, sprinkling her speeches with scripture and holy buzzphrases. But one in particular caught my ear. ...

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Report: LGBT workplace discrimination common; high impact on performance, health

The Williams Institute has released a report summarizing academic studies and other documented evidence of employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and the negative impact such discrimination has on lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) people. ...

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