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    The Tragedy of Dr. V

    Filed By KAT HACHÉ | Transgender advocate, writer, and graduate student | Tuesday, January 21, 2014
    As a transgender person, my relationship with mass media hasn’t always been the best of relationships. Every single day, when I watch television, or a film, or read news articles, or books, or even twitter, I feel like I’m walking through a minefield. Inevitably, I will step on one and be onslaught with some horribly insensitive comment or dehumanizing portrayal of a trans person. The systemic view of trans individuals as non-people is too ubiquitous, and the lack of understanding of our struggles coming to terms with our identities has created a mythologization of our lives with little concern for our perspective...

    A woman who told gay couples their surrogate babies had died has gone on trial.
    A gay dad sounds off on the Utah fasting guy’s latest childish rant

    Trestin Meacham is not a special individual. For the people who share his mindset, he is actually quite typical. He finds a singular way of expressing himself, and for that, he gets notoriety.…

    U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.)
    The ‘outing’ of Aaron Schock: It actually matters how he plays in Peoria

    YES – it is the media’s responsibility to accurately report on hypocrisy. For reporters to specifically exclude facts about gay hypocrites is itself, a hostile act proclaiming homosexuality is so shameful that it is exempted…

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    A gay dad’s open letter to the man who refused to eat while gay couples married

    These past few years may end up being known as the years of “Conservatives Behaving Badly.” At the end of last year, the Republicans in Congress conducted a massive foot stomping, pout-out and shut down…

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    Time for HRC to put economic justice on the gay agenda

    There’s been plenty of sucking up to the business community at the Human Rights Campaign, but little focus on money matters affecting low- and moderate-income LGBT people.Why can't the HRC, the gay division of the…

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    The ugly collusion between ‘religious faith’ and bigotry

    There is an ugly collusion between religious belief and bigotry which we don’t talk about, and it didn’t begin with the LGBT community. It wasn’t that long ago when religious belief and faith was used…

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    A Christmas for Carol

    Every Christmas it was the same. Carol Cage worked long hours, right up to Christmas Eve and then finally had to rush around to get everything done. She got out of bed and went to…

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    A gay dad’s open letter to his kids: The truth about Santa

    The miracle of Christmas is not in what we get, and it is not in what we see. It is in what we feel, what we imagine and what we give to create love and…

    Phil Robertson
    Let me explain ‘Freedom of Speech’ to all the Phil Robertson, Duck Dynasty supporters

    Unless I’ve missed something, Mr. Robertson faces no legal ramifications for what he said. That’s what freedom of speech means. Freedom of speech does not mean we can say anything we want without ramifications for…

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    In bill to prohibit workplace bias, broad exemption holds danger

    Unless the language of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act's religious exemption strikes a better balance to reflect the true meaning of religious liberty, core American principles and millions of American working men and women have a…