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

Friday, July 24, 2015
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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
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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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Evan Wolfson: ‘I ALWAYS believed we would win, but I didn’t expect to cry.’

Saturday, June 27, 2015
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The Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday, that the Constitution guarantees gay people the freedom to marry, is a monumental and inspiring victory. America got it right. Love won. We all did. ... And now we must get back to work. ...

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What’s the definition of ‘traditional’ marriage?

Thursday, June 25, 2015
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Traditional marriage isn't the "one man, one woman" story you've always heard. It's changed countless times over the last 4,000 years, almost always for the better. ...

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All because of the colors on a flag…

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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I’ve been thinking a great deal about flags the past few days. All this whining from the confederate flag-loving people about southern pride and southern heritage -- all because of the colors on a flag. ...

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