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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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Zero-Sum Bullshit

Ernest Owens, editor of G Philly, Philadelphia Magazine’s attempt to make money off the demographics of the LGBTQ community, just published a manifesto in the opinion section on phillymag.com where he continues his barrage on “white people.” Owens’ manifesto has five...

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Global Persecution

If you are like me you love the news.  That’s one of the reasons that over the last ten years QUEERtimes has posted over 67,000 LGBTQ centric news links in our LGBTQ Global News section.  Sometimes the news is to celebrate but other times it reminds us of our...

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Gay Concentration Camp

On April 1, The New York Times reported a story that confirms that hundreds of 16 to 50-year-old men are being arrested by Chechen authorities and taken to a concentration camp to be tortured with electrocutions and beatings to the point of death.  On the same day a...

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