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Let’s Be the Allies Our Muslim Neighbors Need
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Let’s Be the Allies Our Muslim Neighbors Need

Dear VillageQ Family, My heart is breaking for my Muslim friends. The Islamophobic rantings, the characterization of Muslims as terrorists, the unconscionable suggestions that Muslims be banned or tagged or quarantined in the U.S.—this recent up-swell of hate is hurting so many good and peaceful people. While going about their […]

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In the Wake of Marriage Equality: What Next?

It’s worth remembering that we couldn’t have achieved marriage equality without allies. After all, it wasn’t through Jesus’ will that we obtained marriage equality and it wasn’t planetary alignment.

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From Israel: Trust Me

The matzav scares me. It seems too overwhelming to overcome. Yet I refuse to surrender to despair.

Schlissel stabs a marcher at the Jerusalem Pride March (Photo: CNN)
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Jerusalem Pride 2015 and its Aftermath

Three weeks ago, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man stabbed six people at Jerusalem’s annual LGBTQ pride march. One victim, 16-year old Shira Banki, died of her wounds several days later. The assailant, Yishai Schlissel, was released from jail only a month before the attack, after serving a 10-year sentence for stabbing three people at Jerusalem’s 2005 pride march.

Target Goes Beyond Gender Stereotypes
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Target Goes Beyond Gender Stereotypes

When you think of Target, do you think of gender neutrality?

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The Vulnerability of Marriage Equality

These days, there seems to be an overabundance of cynicism, misinformation, and apathy when it comes to American politics. I often hear people—gays and gay allies included—claim that there’s no difference between the Democrats and Republicans, and I frequently see Facebook posts or comments suggesting the same. And they make […]

Where Were You When You Heard the SCOTUS News?
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Where Were You When You Heard the SCOTUS News?

VillageQ contributors share where they were when they heard about the historic SCOTUS decision. Where were you?

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7 Things I Destroyed This Week in Honor of the Destruction of Marriage Inequality

Republican presidential hopefuls claim LGBT parents are destructive and judging by my behavior this week, they may be right.

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Same-sex Marriage and the Slippery Slope: Comparing Chalk to Cheese

If a polygamous family files a lawsuit challenging their state’s marriage laws, let Justice Alito answer his own question then. That’s what he gets paid for.

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Marriage Equality in Ireland is Bad for Minorities in the World

Should we praise a government for allowing the people to vote on the rights of a minority so that they didn’t have to answer to any disenfranchised or angry constituents?