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Don’t Just ‘Reframe’ Purity Culture—Rethink the Whole Concept

Despite numerous popular critiques of purity culture in recent years, increasingly from Christians themselves, I rarely find my experience as a queer Black woman reflected.

Despite numerous popular critiques of purity culture in recent years, increasingly from Christians themselves, I rarely find my experience as a queer Black woman reflected.

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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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Government-Issued IDs: A Barrier to the Vote, A Barrier to Emergency Contraception

The use of a government issued ID to suppress the rights of “undesirable” communities is not just limited to voting rights, but is also a barrier for access to over-the-counter emergency contraception.

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Reflections On My One-Year Anniversary: Latinas Hold the Power and Potential of This Nation’s Future

In the whirlwind of policy debates and activist conferences, it is easy to gloss over the victories we’ve accomplished together this past year. As I look forward to my next year, I’m glad to have such powerful hermanas beside me because we still have much work to tackle. 

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Are All Blacks Prejudiced Against All Gays? Beyond the Static View of Race, Sexual Orientation, and Otherness

Prejudice is prejudice, wherever it comes from and whatever form it takes. Respect dictates we treat it as such. 

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Our Mothers: A Lesbian Mom Examines the Mother She Thought She’d Be and the Mother She Is

Laura with Simon (from the family blog, "Team Shimmy")

When I think about Mother’s Day, I usually picture a Dad in plaid pajama pants destroying the kitchen with his kids in a clumsy effort to make his wife breakfast in bed. Mother’s Day looks a little different in our house.

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STOKING FIRE: Ultra-Conservative Doctrine May Be the Reason for Unreported Sexual Crimes in the Military

Part of the blame for the reluctance to report sexual crimes in the military rests with an unsympathetic military chaplaincy, one of the few places soldiers, sailors, reservists, national guardians, and marines can turn for counseling.

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Why Cervical Cancer is an LGBT Issue

When talking about bringing the number of cervical cancer deaths to zero, it is crucial not to forget about LGBTQ people’s distinct experiences accessing health care.

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On Health and Rights, What Happened to the Churches?

Church was the place I first heard the word feminism, and where I first practiced putting a condom on a banana.  So what’s happened to liberal religion?

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What Transgendered Parents Can Teach Us About Motherhood and Fatherhood

Transgendered parents should help us see that we must pay less attention, as a legal and policy matter, to the gender of parents and more attention on what it means to parent a child.

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