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On Marriage, Are We Going Back to the 'Green Book' Era?

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 23, 2015 | 12:00 PM | comments

As the Supreme Court takes up marriage equality again, conservatives are preparing for a likely landmark ruling by trying to bring back a phrase that once haunted black families: "We don't serve your kind here."Read More

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"Q Boston" Conference Is About Us, Not For Us

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | April 22, 2015 | 4:00 PM | comments

I mistakenly thought, given its title, the conference was for us, but was quickly disabused of the notion when I found out the conference was about us, and about how to stop the tide on LGBTQ civil rights.Read More

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A Banner Year for Philly LGBT-Friendly Senior Housing

Filed by Mark Segal | April 20, 2015 | 12:00 PM | comments

Over a year ago, Philadelphia's John C. Anderson LGBT-friendly senior apartments opened to much fanfare. And what a year it's been!Read More


New Polls Show Majority Support for Marriage, Legal Protections

Filed by John M. Becker | April 19, 2015 | 6:00 PM | comments

A pair of new polls show that a majority of Americans support equal marriage rights for same-sex couples and believe that the law should protect against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.Read More

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The Privilege of Our Faces [Picture Tells A Story]

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | April 18, 2015 | 4:00 PM | comments

The faces we show the world look depend a great deal on the people we are interacting with and where we are. The "right" perception can help land a choice job, smooth over a routine transaction, or even keep us safe.Read More

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Why Do Trans* Pronouns Matter?

Filed by Bil Browning | April 17, 2015 | 2:00 PM | comments

Are you ever confused about what pronoun to use when talking to a trans* person? Worried you'll muck it all up and don't know how to ask?Read More

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Conversion Therapy's Deadly Outcomes

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | April 17, 2015 | 12:00 PM | comments

"Ex-gay" ministries should all fold because they don't focus on families, but rather they blur the distinctiveness that makes us who we are. God created humanity as a tapestry of variety. Diminishing that variety diminishes ourselves. Read More

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London 'Ex-Gay' Event Canceled After Public Outcry

Filed by John M. Becker | April 16, 2015 | 2:00 PM | comments

A major "ex-gay" religious event in London has been canceled after thousands of people signed a petition against it.Read More

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Is Apple's New Russian-Language Siri a Homophobe?

Filed by John M. Becker | April 14, 2015 | 2:00 PM | comments

Apple's new Russian-language Siri is causing controversy after a YouTube user uploaded a video showing him asking gay-related questions and receiving rude and dismissive answers.Read More

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Third Circuit Again Upholds NJ's Conversion Therapy Ban

Filed by John M. Becker | April 13, 2015 | 4:00 PM | comments

For the second time in less than a year, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the constitutionality of New Jersey's law banning conversion therapy.Read More

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On Iran, Pride, and Rick Santorum

Filed by Mark Segal | April 13, 2015 | 2:00 PM | comments

If the Supreme Court rules late in the month on marriage, they run across another deadline that might give us reason to understand our struggle.Read More

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F-ck the NSA: Dick Pics 4 Freedom!

Filed by Bil Browning | April 13, 2015 | 12:00 PM | comments

After Edward Snowden revealed that the government is scooping up those dick pics you've been sending through Gmail and hookup apps, Reddit has responded as only they could.Read More

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Passions & Burdens [Picture Tells A Story]

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | April 11, 2015 | 2:00 PM | comments

It is easy to get drawn deeply into the pursuit of what excites our passions, but less talked about is how those passions can also be our burdens.Read More

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Former 'Ex-Gay' Leaders Applaud Obama's Call to End Conversion Therapy

Filed by John M. Becker | April 10, 2015 | 4:00 PM | comments

A group of thirteen prominent former leaders of the "ex-gay" movement are applauding President Obama's call for an end to the dangerous and discredited practice of LGBT conversion therapy.Read More

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The Angry Fallout From the AHF Scandal

Filed by Mark S. King | April 10, 2015 | 12:00 PM | comments

A stunning whistleblower lawsuit against the AIDS Healthcare Foundation could have serious implications for the group's controversial head, Michael Weinstein, and its ability to provide HIV clinical services.Read More