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Remembering Larry King

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Lawrence King, murdered Feb 12, 2008.
Today I remember Larry King, who was killed six years ago. On February 12, 2008, in Oxnard, California, 14-year old Brandon McInerney brought a gun to E.O. Green Junior High School, stood up in the middle of class and shot 15 year-old Larry King twice in the back of the [...]

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Discredited Regnerus study demonizing gay parents continues its reign of error

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Mark Regnerus
For the anti-gay movement, call it the gift that keeps on giving. The thoroughly discredited study by University of Texas sociology professor Mark Regnerus that was released July 2012 has turned up yet again, this time in the initial brief filed on behalf of the state of Utah in its [...]

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Thanks Coke for the Super Bowl commercial… but, ‘Is It the Real Thing?’

Monday, February 3, 2014
You have been deservedly under fire for your sponsorship of the Sochi Olympics. Now you have shown great courage in the United States on behalf of diversity. There are those who are cynical that you may be playing both sides and looking for the maximum in financial gain. [...]

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If equality for same-sex couples harms your straight marriage, it’s your own fault

Monday, January 27, 2014
For years, in thousands of same-sex marriage debates which I have participated, those opposing marriage equality have claimed that if it was made legal, harm would be done to opposite sex marriages. There was nothing about their argument that seemed the least bit logical, so I fought back vehemently with [...]

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State of the Transgender Union: Time for collective action toward racial justice

Monday, January 27, 2014
CeCe McDonald
In this year’s State of the Union Address to Congress, President Obama is expected to acknowledge and focus on the inequality that is seemingly growing once again in the United States. As the President has been thinking about inequality among the 300 million people who live in the U.S., I [...]

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Nigeria’s anti-gay law fanning violence, ‘mob justice’ against LGBT people

Sunday, January 26, 2014
I woke up at 5:00 am this morning unable to sleep and worrying over my fellow LGBT Nigerians. The violence in the wake of the passing of my country’s anti-gay law keeps me awake and I find myself constantly preoccupied with the security of my friends and countrymen. The violence [...]

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LGBT youth must be allowed to grow into authentic adults they’re meant to be

Saturday, January 25, 2014
Coming of age in the most supportive of environments can be a grueling process for any adolescent; coming to terms with one’s sexual orientation or gender identity or expression in a state that allows so-called therapists to try to change who they are can be devastating. Minors do not have [...]

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Legislating from the Bible: The red state foundation of government ‘service’

Thursday, January 23, 2014
Sally Kern
The Bible says it. I believe it. That settles it. While that reads like a tired bumper sticker, there are still lawmakers in the United States who use this as the very foundation of their government “service.” One such lawmaker is Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern. Even people who may [...]

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The Tragedy of Dr. V

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 [...]

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A gay dad sounds off on the Utah fasting guy’s latest childish rant

Sunday, January 19, 2014
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. Because he typifies some of those holding key points of anti-gay frustration, he remains a [...]

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