January 11, 2012

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Squalls & Sunsets: Have the Strength of a Penguin

Filed by Norm Kent | January 11, 2012 | 7:00 PM | comments

The LGBT community has not only fought against legal and social discrimination for decades, we have endured alienation and disease; been bullied and belittled. Today, however, is our turn; time to rise against the tide and ride the wave to self-worth and social equality.Read More


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Pope Assigns Us Awesome Task

Filed by Leslie Robinson | January 11, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

On Monday, before an audience of diplomats posted to the Vatican, the pope said same-sex marriage was among several threats to the traditional family. Glad we're not the only one. That really would be more responsibility than we can handle.Read More


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Advice to a Young Writer

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | January 11, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

A former student recently emailed me to ask, "What should an aspiring writer do at this point with a Bachelor's in English Literature?" This is what I told her. Read More


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Is the Twinkie Defense Dead?

Filed by Bil Browning | January 11, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

Dan White must be rolling over in his grave... Hostess Bakery, maker of the popular Twinkie snack cake, has filed for bankruptcy.Read More


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Hillary's Big AIDS Speech

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | January 11, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

Hillary Clinton's lauded program seeks to expand same-old approaches that - in real life, not in the AIDS-industry rhetoric where so many people are stuck - delivers only partial progress. And the cost of what she's proposing will be astronomical.Read More


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Against Equality on Montreal's Queercorps Radio

Filed by Yasmin Nair | January 11, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

If you've been following us, or are curious to know what we're about, this is a great way to get to know us!Read More


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Springfield, IL Reinstates Civil Union Benefits After Public Outcry

Filed by Waymon Hudson | January 11, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

Saying that civil rights can be trampled on and disregarded to save a few bucks is a ridiculous and dangerous argument to make in the first place.Read More


Why God Did Not Write the Bible

Filed by Michael Hamar | January 11, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

Since LGBT people challenge the Bible materialists we are rewarded with a special level of hate and animus by the Santorums of the world. Read More


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Stuff Cis People Say to Trans People

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | January 11, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

In response to the "Shit ____ People Say" internet meme, "Stuff ____ People Say to ____" has been a great way to explore the different common types on prejudice and assumptions being made about marginalized groups.Read More


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Romney Wins New Hampshire Primary

Filed by Bil Browning | January 11, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

In other words, water is wet. Voters went for the flip flopper who spent tons of cash on advertising and has his own shadow group to run even more attack ads on his behalf.Read More


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Like Never Before

Filed by Bil Browning | January 11, 2012 | 9:37 AM | comments

"The GOP candidates have been dogged by gay rights, and gay protesters, both individuals and groups, like nothing I've ever seen before. This is amazing. And seemingly organic. Something has changed in the culture. People are clearly less willing to...Read More


By Request: Shades of Purple

Filed by Bil Browning | January 11, 2012 | 9:21 AM | comments

Singer/songwriter Gil Kline wrote in asking us to feature his new song about marriage equality saying, "I really enjoy your website and am very thankful for all you've done for the gay community. Because I also have a passion...Read More


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Whatever Floats Your Boat

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 11, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

I found this amusing early 20th century cut-out, featuring two friends having a blast, probably at an early 20th century carnival photo booth. The memory was precious enough that someone framed it beautifully.Read More