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ICandy Resurrection?

ICandy is in the news again.  You might remember that the owner, Darryl DiPiano, was caught on video last September repeatedly using the “n” word.  Outcries follows, with protests and calls of a boycott.  I myself called for a complete boycott of ICandy ‘til there was...

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Decriminalize HIV Now

In the early years of the HIV tragedy, laws were passed in many states pertaining to exposure to the virus, disclosure of viral status, and transmission of the virus to others. In many of these cases, the laws were based on inadequate or incomplete science, lack of...

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True Colors

Wednesday, July 25, 2017, will go down as the day the Trump Administration declared all-out war against the LGBTQ+ communities. It started with a morning twitter from the Commander-in-Chief declaring that, “the United States Government will not accept or allow...

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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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