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A salute to sissies

Friday, July 31, 2015
Buddy Cole, portrayed by Kids in the Hall's Scott Thompson
Matt Baume pays homage to a prissy parade of characters who've gleefully pirouetted through countless film classics. ...

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Is the decline of the modern “gayborhood” a good thing?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The Castro neighborhood in San Francisco
Are "tech-bros" and Grindr to blame? Or is it a sign of social progress? ...

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Matt Baume: Are gay leaders a threat to Boy Scouts?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Tony Perkins
Why did the Boy Scouts of America ban LGBT adults in the first place? Matt Baume debunks the flimsy lies that kept the discriminatory policy in place. ...

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A gay dad’s open letter to those who doubt Caitlyn Jenner’s heroism

Friday, July 24, 2015
Caitlyn Jenner accepts the Arthur Ashe award for courage at the ESPY Awards.
What is a hero? Tabloid discussion quickly shifted from whether Bruce Jenner might be transgender to whether Caitlyn Jenner was a hero. Meanwhile, distasteful memes compared her unfavorably to war veterans. I decided it was time for a letter. ...

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Celebrating 40 years, Richmond Lesbian Feminists were there for the best and worst of times

Saturday, July 18, 2015
Richmond Lesbian Feminists formed to give Virginian women a safe space in a time and place that wasn't at all welcoming to gay people.
The RLF is still bringing women together -- in a town that isn't always accepting. ...

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Meet the filmmaker who wants to save little kids who feel “different”

Thursday, July 16, 2015
“Ryland [pictured] is very happy to be part of this project," says filmmaker Sarah Feeley. "He wants the world to know that it's okay that he has cochlear implants and that he’s transgender."
Sarah Feeley's touching short film focuses on a six-year-old named Ryland. From birth, Ryland had two pieces of information to impart upon his parents: The first was that he's deaf. The second was, despite displaying female characteristics, he's a boy. ...

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It’s still about Pride

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
“I stayed in the back of my closet until I saw that 300ft rainbow flag at the end of my first Pride Parade in 2002…”
I remember thinking I’d spend my life “living the lie” –– living a life that wasn’t mine. I remember believing I needed my family’s acceptance more than I needed to live my own life. ...

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Teased to death

Sunday, July 12, 2015
"Growing up in my neighborhood, kids got teased, not bullied."
Growing up in my neighborhood, kids got teased, not bullied. Bullying happened, it was just called teasing. Often, it was called harmless teasing. I don’t know if the adults were being polite or they believed themselves and thought I was ...

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Progressives ‘Twitter challenge’ Christian Right over what #ReligiousFreedomIs

Sunday, July 5, 2015
religious-freedom
Some organizational supporters of marriage equality took to social media in the wake of the historic Supreme Court decision in Obergefell vs. Hodges.  The occasion was a “Tweet Storm,” held for an hour on Monday, June 29, to celebrate the ...

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A gay dad sounds off on Christians debating whether to attend a friend’s same-sex wedding

Friday, July 3, 2015
Catrina Burks is assisted up the steps in Bronson Park before Rev. Nathan Dannison unites her and her wife Marashette Burks in marriage in Kalamazoo, Mich. on Friday, June 26, 2015.
On the Friday of the Supreme Court marriage equality ruling, the news hit like a rainbow colored Tsunami. That day, for me, and many LGBT people I know, was a awash with shock, awe and wonderment. Everything was coming up ...

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