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Who Is Safe in GLBT Spaces?
Identity / Life

Who Is Safe in GLBT Spaces?

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
Culture / Food

Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

One Sunday morning, Vikki made cinnamon rolls from the Joy of Cooking and posted a picture on Twitter. Ethan would not be outdone and soon posted his own picture of delicious vegan cinnamon rolls. Which recipe did he use?

PHOTO CREDIT: GETTYSBURG FLAG
Guest blog posts / Parenting

Talking to your kids about Sochi

Mike Cronin is the CEO of Gettysburg Flag. Mike holds a BS and MS from The University of Wisconsin in materials engineering and is a Vietnam era veteran having served in the Ordnance Corps of the US Army with an ROTC commission. Mike became an entrepreneur in the flag and banner industry […]

Waving the Flag at Sochi
News & Politics

Waving the Flag at Sochi

Shannon is a lesbian housewife with two homeschooled daughters. She and her partner, Cole, were extra-legally married in 2003 and adopted their children through domestic, open, transracial adoption in 2005 and 2007. Shannon has been writing about culture, politics, race, religion and family since 2000 both online and off. She […]

PHOTO CREDIT: VEGAN MOS
Food

Vegan Chick’n Fingers

Vegan Mos is the brainchild of Ethan Ciment and Michael Suchman. As ethical vegans, they started Vegan Mos as a vehicle for sharing delicious vegan recipes and promoting a better understanding of animal rights issues. The Vegan Mos seek to help people expand their circles of compassion by understanding better […]

The Power of Language
Community / Family / Guest blog posts / Kids / Parenting

The Power of Language

Julia Roberts is an advocate, writer, speaker, strategist and community builder who co-founded Support for Special Needs in 2010 for families touched by special needs. Married to Julian and living in Atlanta, Georgia, they own a small business. They are raising two kids with learning disabilities who survived kidney transplants […]

A Queer’s Guide to Staying Sober during the Holidays
Advice / Guest blog posts / Life

A Queer’s Guide to Staying Sober during the Holidays

Guest author Mary Bowers is a writer and graphic designer living in Chicago with her wife and two kids. She stopped drinking in October of 2002 and knows exactly what it’s like to confront the wall of holiday booze. You can read other stuff she’s written at here. [hr] Ah, […]

A Tale of Two States
Guest blog posts / News & Politics

A Tale of Two States

Guest author Jerry Capell lives in Chicago with his Partner of 17+ years and two children.  On those rare occasions when he is not threatening his children with bodily harm, he is the CEO, President and co-founder of Urban Renovators. After years of taking a fairly belligerent view on getting married […]

Girls will be girls, unless they are not
Culture / Kids

Girls will be girls, unless they are not

Dana Delgardo is a Family Nurse Practitioner, and a gender variant who has lived life as a gender non-conformist; identifying her birth sex as female and gender variant. Dana is a parent of two, a nurse practitioner, a Captain in flight medicine in the US Air Force Reserve for over […]

PHOTO CREDIT: GORDON OSMUNDSON
Guest blog posts / News & Politics

Marriage equality for Illinois: chugging along two tracks and giving me a headache

Guest author Jerry Capell lives in Chicago with his Partner of 17+ years and two children.  On those rare occasions when he is not threatening his children with bodily harm, he is the CEO, President and co-founder of Urban Renovators. Illinois, my home state, is giving me a headache.  As the […]