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Dylan Goes to the City Council
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Dylan Goes to the City Council

As any trans person will tell you, access to gender neutral bathrooms can be life-changing.

The Talk – Part II
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The Talk – Part II

Most of us are aware of our privilege in abstraction but sometimes we miss the subtleties.

The Talk – Part I
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The Talk – Part I

The conversation began, “Do you know what to do in the event that you are ever approached by a cop?”

Ferguson, Missouri
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Ferguson, Missouri

This is not the time for shame and white guilt. This is not the time for silence.

VQ Turns 1: How Do You Measure a Year?
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VQ Turns 1: How Do You Measure a Year?

One year ago on this day, VillageQ was born and today I find myself wondering how you measure a year? We could do it by the numbers – by the number of posts and page views and social media followers, by the number of contributors and their accomplishments, by the […]

#justice4jane
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#justice4jane

We are slowly toppling the marriage inequalities in our states. Imagine what we could do if we used that power to help our LGBTQIA children.

Coming Out to the Supreme Court: Documentary Airs Tonight on Prop 8
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Coming Out to the Supreme Court: Documentary Airs Tonight on Prop 8

HBO will premiere a documentary tonight at 9 p.m. EST called The Case Against Prop 8 which traces the 5-year journey of two same-sex couples who took their case against California’s “Prop 8” marriage ban all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and won.

Gallup Poll Shows Positive Trends for LGBT Families
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Gallup Poll Shows Positive Trends for LGBT Families

Sixty-three percent of people believe that same-sex couples should have the legal right to adopt a child and 55% agree that same-sex marriages should be recognized by the law as valid.

Marriage Equality: Coming Soon to a State near You
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Marriage Equality: Coming Soon to a State near You

These days it’s hard to keep track of all the victories for the freedom to marry. Here is a quick update on the most recent victories.

IDAHOT: A Three Part Journey to Acceptance
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IDAHOT: A Three Part Journey to Acceptance

Like last year, for me, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT)* started with a bike ride in Albania, gay activists, the international community, progressive straight allies, and a bit of trepidation about potential violence.