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Why I’m Proud To Be an LGBT Teen in Illinois

Even with all that's left to accomplish, I'm proud to reside in the land of Lincoln.

Even with all that’s left to accomplish, I’m proud to reside in the land of Lincoln.

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Toomey ENDA Amendment Part of Long-Term Strategy to Use Religion as Tool to Discriminate

On Thursday, the Senate is expected to vote on a provision that would allow bosses to use religion to discriminate against their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees. That’s right—yet another effort to use religion as an excuse to discriminate.

On Thursday, the Senate voted on a provision that would have allowed bosses to use religion to discriminate against their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees. That’s right—yet another effort to use religion as an excuse to discriminate.

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Vote Nears for ENDA, With Broader Religious Exemptions (Updated)

Advocates opposing broad religious exemptions in ENDA attend a press conference on Capitol Hill.

The religious exemptions currently folded into the Employment Non-Discrimination Act are broad enough to allow Catholic schools to continue firing teachers for being gay. But these base religious exemptions were not broad enough to satisfy some key Republican senators.

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Julian Assange Says Being Anti-Choice Represents ‘Non-Violence.’ Non-Violent for Whom?

Rand Paul (left) with father, Ron Paul.

In the United States there have been more than 6,400 reported incidents of violence against abortion providers since 1977, and around the globe some 47,000 women die from unsafe abortions each year. What’s that about anti-abortion views being non-violent again?

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Get Real! Does Sex Have to Involve Penetration? The Idea of it Makes Me Totally Sick

Whatever the gender of a person or their sexual partner is, no one ever has to have any kind of sex or have sex any given way if it doesn't work for them or it doesn't feel good, physically, emotionally or both.

Whatever the gender of a person or their sexual partner is, no one ever has to have any kind of sex or have sex any given way if it doesn’t work for them or it doesn’t feel good, physically, emotionally, or both.

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Exodus International, and Studying Narrow-Mindedness Among Some Christians

Alan Manning Chambers gives his opening address at the 38th Annual Exodus Freedom Conference.

When “reparative therapy” organization Exodus International folded in mid-June, the group’s president, Alan Chambers, issued an apology to those the organization had hurt. His words seemed tailor-made to illustrate a recent report that likened many of today’s Christians to Pharisees.

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What Happens if Pride Parades Become Condom-Free?

What if they stop passing out condoms at Pride?

The organizers of Houston’s annual Pride parade, coming up this weekend, almost banned distributing condoms. And I have a lot of reasons to be skeptical about what a new “family-friendly” and “marriage-minded” LGBT community will mean for Pride.

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Get Real! He’s Queer, I’m Straight, and It’s Great, Except…

"I know many people experience different romantic vs sexual attraction, and from talking to him, I feel like he is a little more sexually attracted to men, and a more romantically attracted to women."

Can a heterosexual woman have a healthy, happy sexual and romantic relationship with a queer man? You bet. But it might not be right for everyone.

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Christian Right Group on an Anti-LGBTQ Crusade in Brazil

Snapshot from the Brazilian Carnival.

Brazil is a country of contradictions. It can produce both the Brazilian Carnival and house right-wing Christian empires.

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Trans Inclusion: Trust, Verify, Educate

(edmonton.strathcona.prov/flickr)

The invisibility of trans communities is real. So are unthinking insults. By treating the latter as intentional, we do nothing to inform and educate about the first.

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