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Hate is easy. Love takes courage.

Friday, August 31, 2012
Love-not-hate
It’s become easy to hate homosexuals in America, and in some instances, it’s become a part of the fabric of the organization. Political parties, churches, social organizations make billions of dollars on their "gay hate.” They can wrap it in any sort of bow they want, but hate [...]

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Actually, You didn’t build it.

Thursday, August 30, 2012
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Each evening this week, I have sat and watched the Republican National Convention. Though such a focus upon the RNC might be construed as a large waste of my time – as I know that I am voting for President Obama – watching the event allows me to focus [...]

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LGBT: The fierce urgency of NOW

Monday, August 27, 2012
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Believe it or not in just 31 days people begin early voting in Iowa and for Ohio it is 35 days. I want you to carefully consider that again, two of the most important battlegrounds start their voting in 35 days or less. Time is running out, especially for the [...]

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Is the ‘black vs. gay’ meme finally coming to an end?

Sunday, August 26, 2012
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Since the national ascendancy of Barack Obama, many commentators have tried to make hay out of an alleged rift between gay and black communities in the United States – from conservative groups or commentators hoping to drive a wedge between two typically-Democratic voting blocs, to well-intentioned activists across the spectrum [...]

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‘Religious liberty’ for me — but not for thee

Sunday, August 26, 2012
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Religious Liberty is a buzzword within conservative circles, with organizations like the National Organization for Marriage, Focus on the Family, and the designated hate groups the Family Research Council and the American Family Association, attempting to assert that granting full equality to LGBT people would infringe upon individual religious freedom... [...]

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So, you still want to be a Republican?

Sunday, August 26, 2012
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As we in the gay community continue the fight for gay marriage – there is still the ground-swell of: “Why do you need to be married? Can’t you just have a lawyer draw up all the legal papers you need? Just be domestic partners, that will give you all [...]

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2012 election is crucial to LGBT Americans, women and minorities

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
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For many LGBT voters, the re-election of Barack Obama will mean that the slow progress toward full equality will continue and the direction of the country will continue to trend toward progressive goals. However, the prospect of the election of a Republican president sends chills up many spines, especially to [...]

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‘Violence is violence and the culture that creates it is responsible’

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
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Violence is violence and the culture that creates it is responsible. There is a difference between denouncing violence and inciting violence – this seems obvious but this past week has shown us that the line between these two is slim. [...]

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‘Traditional Family Values’ — Which Traditions? Whose Families? What Values?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
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For the past thirty years, the Bible has been so tightly intertwined into politics that we’ve been confused as to what makes up the Bible and what makes up a political platform. “Traditional family values” — what does this even mean? [...]

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Memo to PFOX: We don’t need your rehabilitation

Sunday, August 19, 2012
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“Victims,” best describes those who participate (especially those forced to participate) in the macabre ritual of self-loathing that SOCE (sexual orientation change efforts) groups advocate. These are not institutions of healing. But are institutions of shame and degradation. They are not based in science, instead they’re based in ancient dogma, [...]

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