Until We Could by Richard Blanco

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The next two weeks my mind will be awash in all things Pride as we prepare to do down south what folks around the country did back in June. Claim how far we come. Create opportunities for more people to know they are beautiful and beloved. Celebrate who we are. On Sunday, October 5 I have the honor of [Read More...]

10 Ways MY religious freedom is under attack

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My religious freedom to love my neighbor is under attack by your religious freedom to despise him. My religious freedom to welcome the stranger is under attack by your religious freedom to deny them. My religious freedom to alleviate suffering is under attack by your religious freedom to create it. My religious freedom to be [Read More...]

Expelled for getting married?

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Christian Minard says she received a letter from Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, Okla., notifying her of her expulsion after marrying her partner, Kadyn Parks, in Albuquerque, N.M., earlier this year. The school, which is affiliated with the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, forbids “homosexual behavior” as part of its covenant, which Minard signed. Other offenses [Read More...]

A few words for my critics

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Wow y’all, I am just stunned by the great fortune of having my last post picked up and run over here on Time.com.  I am immensely grateful for the opportunity for my voice, as unwieldily as it tis at times, to reach more people than ever before! But with bright light there must also be a [Read More...]

5 things you REALLY mean when you say “I don’t approve of your homosexual lifestyle”

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The phrase “homosexual lifestyle” gets thrown around a lot by conservatives when jockeying for political power or popularity points. Sadly it seems it gets used even more so by otherwise nice enough people when they want to claim how much they love gay people, they  just “don’t approve of their lifestyle.” UGH! Please, God, please [Read More...]

Gay marriage causes harm…how?

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I heard today that Florida  is up to her tricks again and just can’t quite figure out how to looking intelligent, sane or compassionate in the 21st century (bless her heart). TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – The attorney general of Florida says in court documents that recognizing same sex marriages performed in other states would “impose [Read More...]

Forge meaning and build identity

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The season of LGBT Pride is just around the corner and today I watched a TED Talk by Andrew Solomon that I just had to share with you here. The entire talk is deeply inspiring and I have included a portion of the transcript here that resonated deeply with me. “We don’t seek the painful [Read More...]

Dreaming dreams and seeing visions: Nadia, Rachel, Tony et al.

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I had an odd dream last night. Maybe this dream is the result of the spicy bean bowl I made for dinner, maybe it was melatonin gummies that helped me get the best night sleep in a month, maybe it came to me as a result of the creeping feeling that I need to walk [Read More...]

Ginger lesbian willing to explore bondage

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Sorry I’m not sorry that I lured you here under false pretenses but this is NOT a queer “50 Shades” post.  Nope, this is simply a post that explores just a few of the reasons why I am willing to head down to the Georgia capital and present myself as a protesting witness to a [Read More...]

Proud of What?

Back in the summer of 2006 when I had only been out to myself, friends and family for a couple of years I got another one of those a phone calls from my mom. As soon as I picked up the phone she spat “So I guess you were down there at Piedmont Park.” I [Read More...]


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