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Time for HRC to put economic justice on the gay agenda

Sunday, January 5, 2014
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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 Democratic Party, address such concerns? Is it's because of the robust six-figure salaries of the [...]

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The ugly collusion between ‘religious faith’ and bigotry

Monday, December 30, 2013
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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 to justify slavery, segregation, and anti-Semitism. Sadly, the LGBT community seems to be the last [...]

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A Christmas for Carol

Wednesday, December 25, 2013
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She was so awake. ‘Twas the day before Christmas and she had a thousand things to do. Why had she left everything to the last minute? Every Christmas it was the same. Carol Cage worked long hours, right up to Christmas Eve and then finally had to rush around to [...]

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

Tuesday, December 24, 2013
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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 happiness. I want you two to never let anyone take that away from you. Your [...]

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

Sunday, December 22, 2013
Phil Robertson
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 what we say from our peers or employers. We’re free to be racist, bigoted, anti-Semitic [...]

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In bill to prohibit workplace bias, broad exemption holds danger

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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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 great deal at risk. It will take grassroots pressure and pushing by equality-minded advocates and [...]

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This holiday season, share your gay gifts with the world

Sunday, December 15, 2013
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Like many other LGBT people, I grew up thinking that I was all alone in the world. I knew of no other gay folks, either out or closeted, and the absence of role models likely contributed to my sense of solitude. It didn’t help that within my own dysfunctional family [...]

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India’s court ruling a dreadful new judicial low for international LGBT human rights

Thursday, December 12, 2013
Altaf Qadri, APA gay rights activist holds up a placard during a protest against the Supreme Court’s ruling in New Delhi.
Wednesday’s Indian Supreme Court decision reversing a lower court and re-criminalizing same-sex sexual intimacy marks a dreadful new judicial low for international LGBT human rights. Even as we in the U.S. enjoy ever increasing visibility and protections for our community, life for many of our brothers and sisters in other [...]

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Why I joined LGBT activists in solidarity to fast for immigration reform

Thursday, December 12, 2013
Christopher Edwards
Last week, I joined thousands of fasters around the country during the “National Days to Act, Fast and Pray” on December 1-3. For 24 hours, I abstained from food in an act of solidarity with a group of immigration reform activists who had gone 22 days ingesting nothing but water. [...]

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Gay-Straight Alliances: Empowering youth, saving lives

Sunday, December 1, 2013
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I have a vague memory of hearing announcements and seeing posters for it on the walls. I remember wanting to go. I hadn’t yet come out at this point but I had the sense that I would find support and understanding in this club, and I wanted to be a [...]

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