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Disney shows it’s a gay world after all

I’m so grateful when high-profile companies make it clear that it’s not mutually exclusive to be family-friendly and LGBT-friendly. Disney is a leader in family oriented companies that demonstrate it’s possible to be pro-equality and pro-kids and here are ten reasons why.

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LGBT people are disproportionately food insecure

Earlier this month, President Obama signed into law the long-stalled farm bill that the House finally sent to the Senate at the end of January.  In it were over $8 billion in cuts to food stamps over the course of the next decade.  Over eight billion. The recently gutted Supplemental Nutrition Assistance […]

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5 Reasons I Am Watching The Olympics

I am not one to separate politics from…well…anything. From attending protests, to considering where and how I spend my money, to voting in every single election, to writing to my representatives about issues that matter to me – I am vocal and active about my beliefs and how I incorporate […]

Waving the Flag at Sochi
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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 […]

Coke and Chevy step up with LGBTQ families in Olympics ads
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Coke and Chevy step up with LGBTQ families in Olympics ads

If you’ve been watching the Olympics and paying attention to the commercials, you’ll have seen a few signs that is hasn’t just been President Obama, Billie Jean King, and LGBTQ activists transmitting messages  about LGBTQ people and families.  I wasn’t watching – got no cable, plus, unlike some of my […]

TGIF Video: Another reason to love Candians
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TGIF Video: Another reason to love Candians

Today, the Google doodle gives up an Olympic rainbow with the following text below: “The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, […]

Binyavanga Wainaina, from Kenya, is one of Africa's leading literary figures.  He outed himself in response to wave of homophobic laws across continent last week and intends to continue life and travel in the continent.
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Why Binyavanga Wainaina matters

She came into my life slowly, from left field, and then exploded into my heart, making me believe things about love that you only read in fairy tales. But I should go back a bit. I was finishing grad school at the time and she had a year left. We […]

Utah and Oklahoma?  What next?
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Utah and Oklahoma? What next?

As you have no doubt heard, in recent weeks Federal judges in both Utah and Oklahoma have found the states’ bans on same-sex marriage violate the United States Constitution.  In Utah, the judge ruled that the law, “conflicts with the United States Constitution’s guarantees of equal protection and due process […]

‘Tis the Season for Affordable Care
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‘Tis the Season for Affordable Care

The rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been rocky at best and coverage of the new healthcare law has been marked by misinformation campaigns and substantial efforts to have it repealed. Let’s not forget the resulting government shutdown. Despite all that, over 1 million people have enrolled nationwide. The […]

Where is the Outrage Over India?
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Where is the Outrage Over India?

Love is, once again, a criminal activity in India. On Tuesday, India’s highest court restored an insane colonial-era law banning consensual sex between members of the same gender and making it a crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison. In its ruling, the Supreme Court Justices tossed out […]