Tag Archives: LGBT

My Tribe

“When you find people who not only tolerate your quirks but celebrate them with glad cries of “Me too!” be sure to cherish them. Because those weirdos are your tribe.” ― A.J. Downey This quote really resonates with me. I … Continue reading

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In A Heartbeat, An Animated Short Film

A sweet, wholesome film about two boys finding love. “In a Heartbeat” – Animated Short Film by Beth David and Esteban Bravo A closeted boy runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of … Continue reading

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Let’s call everyone “they”: Gender-neutral language should be the norm, not the exception – Salon.com

This is a wonderful opinion piece from Silva Kovvali, writing for Salon, who suggests that gender inclusive language should be the norm, not the exception. Here’s an excerpt from the opinion piece. Continue reading this piece by following the link … Continue reading

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The Devious New Conservative Plan To Turn LGBT People Against Each Other | ThinkProgress

I have been so upset about this transphobic and deeply offensive petition to get organizations and media outlets to divorce the “T” from LGBT (no word about QIA in LGBTQIA). Zach Ford at Think Progress has put together a comprehensive … Continue reading

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Steve Grand on the T in LGBT

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Recommended Reading: How To Put an End to LGBT Discrimination Behind Bars

This is a comprehensive look at the problem of LGBTQ discrimination in the juvenile justice system. The article is from AISHA C. MOODIE-MILLS AND CHRISTINA GILBERT and appears in Newsweek. Continue reading this article by following the link at the bottom of this … Continue reading

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Orthodox Protestants least accepting of homosexuality in the Netherlands – DutchNews.nl

The Dutch have a reputation for being very accepting of LGBTQ people. This however is not the case for one particular group as Dutch News reports… Some 58% of orthodox Protestants in the Netherlands think homosexuality is wrong, making them … Continue reading

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Hundreds march in India capital’s gay pride parade after shock ruling – Regional | The Star Online

Hundreds of brave LGBTIAQ Indians march in New Delhi. Here’s the story from AFP and The Star… NEW DELHI  (AFP) – Hundreds of gays and lesbians marched through the streets of the Indian capital on Sunday, the first parade in … Continue reading

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Manus Island detainee fears jail for homosexuality if rape reported to police | Australia news | The Guardian

An absolutely awful, yet sadly predictable tragedy is unfolding in a detention center set up for would be immigrants to Australia that are held instead on Manus Island which is part of the nation of Papua New Guinea. The problem … Continue reading

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Menino: Gay Boston’s Tough Big Brother | WGBH News

This is a fascinating look at former Boston Mayor Tom Menino’s unique relationship with the city’s LGBTQ population. Here’s the story from SUE O’CONNELL writing for WGBH… To understand the relationship between Mayor Tom Menino and Boston’s gay, lesbian, bi-sexual … Continue reading

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We Love Dolly and She Loves Us

Dolly Parton is a beacon of love, acceptance and equality affirming fabulousness in a state too often known for being intolerant. I’m talking about Tennessee where they tried to pass the you can’t say gay bill for schools in the … Continue reading

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Highly Recommended: Photos | Images from the Deep South | gay life in the South

This is an amazing looking at the LGBTIQ communities in the Southern U.S. from the Washington Blade… Blade reporter Michael K. Lavers and I earlier this year pitched the idea of going to Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi to see what … Continue reading

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What makes a person gay?

I came across this response on Quora to the question, “what makes a person gay?” It was too cute and to fabulous not to post here: What makes a person gay? Sanjay Sabnani, I write poems. Since humans do not yet … Continue reading

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John Barrowman Sings (and is interviewed)

I Know Him So Well (duet with Daniel Boys) What About Us I Am What I Am Behind the Scenes – John’s New Album You Raise Me Up (audio) from new album John talks about getting married to his husband … Continue reading

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The United Methodist Church approaches schism: How gay equality is raising big questions.

In this lengthy article from Slate Sarah Stankorb looks at the struggle within the United Methodist Church between traditionalists and those supporting an LGBTQ inclusive church. This mirrors the debate going on in many Christian churches and is important to … Continue reading

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Recommended Link: LGBT and straight etiquette with guest Jody Huckaby from PFLAG – The Washington Post

This is the transcript of a wide ranging online discussion on LGBTQ issues and framed as a discussion on LGBT and straight etiquette and appearing in the Washington Post. The host was Steven Petrow, a respected journalist and the go-to … Continue reading

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Queer Travel in The City Different – Santa Fe, New Mexico

I am proud of my adopted home town. It is a fabulous place to visit and live. I hope this video tickled your interest. Below I have gathered some of the resources that will help you plan your visit. Santa … Continue reading

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How ENDA Still Allows Discrimination Against LGBT Workers | The Nation

This is an excellent piece on the problems with the current Employment Non-Discrimination Act and it’s odious religious exemptions. This is by Tobias Barrington Wolff from the Nation… Most Americans workers have no protection from being fired because they are … Continue reading

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LGBT Rights | Southern Poverty Law Center

This is a mirror of Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) web page on anti-LGBTQ hate and what SPLC is doing to combat it. They are an amazing group that deserve our support! LGBT Rights Our work on LGBT issues spans … Continue reading

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LGBT People, Are People

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