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Stop Forced Marriages

In the UK there is a government office called, the Forced Marriage Unit, setup by The Foreign Office and Home Office in 2005. The fact that such a unit exist is interesting but just last year 1,428 people asked for its help, at least 30 of whom were known to be...

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Hershey Kiss – Not!

The richest boarding school in the United States has admitted in court documents that “a” pupil was shown a gay conversion video.  Milton Hershey School in Pennsylvania had previously branded the claim an ‘outrageous allegation,’ and said staff would...

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Freely and Openly

As an LGBTQ+ person you might have heard people say, “just act straight and everything will be okay.”  What they are saying is to deny who you really are and live a lie. Well, seven years ago today the U.K. Supreme Court said that “gay” asylum seekers shouldn’t be...

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Power in the Pews

Thanks to a new Pew Poll, we can all rejoice to see the sea change of acceptance of same-sex marriage across almost all demographics. As a Catholic in exile, I am overjoyed at the progress my church is seeing.  Just two years after the U.S. Supreme Court approved...

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Burning Mississippi

On December 12, 2014, I wrote that, “Religious liberty exemptions laws are a slippery slope and one needs to ask where does it reasonably end? The religious right and those elected officials who kowtow to them will do all they can to stop the facilitation of same-sex...

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Pride Flag No More

We might as well talk about it . . . the elephant on the flag pole outside of Philadelphia City Hall . . . because everyone is talking about it in private but very few are willing to express their view in public. Let me just say from the start, I, like many diverse...

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A Reasoned Voice

This week my friend Dawn Munro shared a Facebook post from a gentleman named Troy Everwine, and I wanted to share it with you. Posted 05/30/17 @ 1:25 PM . . . Michael Musto’s quote (yes, from last year) couldn’t be more relevant in Philadelphia these days....

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Starr Restaurants, HIV-Phobic?

Does Stephen Starr have a lot of explaining to do over the firing of Jack Mountford, 27, who alleges he was fired because he was HIV+, or is he the same ally we here in Philadelphia have known? It was reported in the New York Post on Monday that Mountford filed suit....

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Sharron Cooks is Out

On March 31 I called for the resignation of Sharron Cooks from Philadelphia’s Commission of LGBTQ Affairs for espousing racist beliefs on her Facebook page.  Cooks became the first transgender women to chair a city commission, yet she did so with great controversy. As...

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