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HRC needs to engage more with the LGBT community rather than policymakers

Friday, October 25, 2013
This past summer, I was a Family Project intern of the Human Rights Campaign. Depending on who I’m talking to at Yale, that sentence can serve as a coming-out statement on various levels. Aside from my friends who are conservative ...

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Help pressure the feds to protect your family from meningitis

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Earlier this year, outbreaks of bacterial meningitis cropped up among gay and bisexual men in New York and Los Angeles. Fear gripped gay communities in cities across the country as many men wondered, according to the New York Times, “whether ...

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Finally, the day for those who have been married in their hearts a very long time

Sunday, October 20, 2013
Dan and Mike's wedding.
Weddings come in a lot of flavors. Many are planned, sometimes long before a potential mate is even in the picture. Some come about at the last minute. Some of the opposite sex variety come about because ...

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The Color Purple

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Nearly everyday I walk from my office in downtown Washington to the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro station where I catch a train home. And without fail, nearly everyday I encounter the same group of black trans kids of both genders ...

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What the attack on Scott Jones tells us about fear and courage

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Scott Jones
This violent attack didn’t happen in a notoriously anti-gay country such as Russia, Jamaica or Uganda. This happened in Canada, one of the gay-friendliest countries in the world where anti-discrimination laws have been in effect since 1998. And the province ...

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‘I got arrested for the 267,000 LGBT immigrants like me’

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
I got arrested last week. And my mom was proud of me. In fact, I did it for her. ... I got arrested for the 11 million undocumented immigrants who dream about becoming a U.S. citizen, being able to ...

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Halloween horrors: The ghost of Proposition 8 returns…

Monday, October 14, 2013
The majority of California’s “innocent children” are under attack from a vile, twisted bunch hoping to ogle the opposite sex in the bathroom. Just as in Prop 8, the LGBT community is being equated with pedophiles. That tired old “abnormal” ...

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Coming Out – Yes, it still does matter

Friday, October 11, 2013
I didn’t come out until I was 50. In those 50 years I lied, cheated on a husband, denied who I was and tried desperately to be the daughter, sister, wife, cousin, friend that I was expected to be. It ...

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Nine things NOT to do when you come out of the closet

Friday, October 11, 2013
National Coming Out Day is an important day not only for those who make the move and come out, but also for everyone else to be aware of the process. It is the process where an individual becomes more honest ...

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A gay dad mourns the loss of Joe Bell, killed in the line of duty of being a dad

Thursday, October 10, 2013
“Making headway, one step at a time.” This was the last communication from Joe Bell on his epic quest to walk across the United States and do everything within his power to end bullying, intolerance and suicide. His journey was ...

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