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Why Marriage Matters

It is not the government's responsibility to protect the "sanctity" marriage (separation of church and state). The government's responsibility is to ensure fair and equal protection under the law. Marriage matters. In law, in love, in life.
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Living On Faith: Reverend Eronica C. King

I know it sounds cliché, but I would not be where I am if not for my faith. The practice of my faith provides me with comfort and peace.  I look back and truly wonder how I made it.  The only answer I can com...
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Ten Things We’re Tired of Hearing…

We’ve heard it all before—the countless remarks people make when they find out we’re gay. Sometimes the responses are harmless or even humorous; other times they're hurtful. But most times, they're just plain ignorant. Here are ten things we’ve heard over and ...
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Wanna See a Safer Brooklyn? Here’s How!

How many times have you heard "Hey baby" or "Smile beautiful”? Had the words "faggot" or "dyke" pierce your ears while embracing your partner in public? Or feared for your safety when you ignored or challenged ...
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Bisexual Invisibility and Its Impact

Two of the most prevalent stereotypes associated with bisexuals are that they’re promiscuous and indecisive. Not only are these stereotypes distortions that fuel biphobia, but the San Francisco Human Rights Com...
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Bed-Stuy Pride: Celebrating Self and Community

“There’s a misconception in Bed-Stuy that queer folks are gentrifiers, which is completely untrue,” explains Chelsea Johnson-Long, coordinator for a program of the Audre Lorde Project called the Safe OUTside the System Collective (SOS).