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  • U.S. Census Bureau To Count Same-Sex Couples

    No one will be asked for sexual orientation. But as in all households, the adult who fills out the census form will be asked the sex and relationship of other adults living at the same address.  The numbers should be eye-popping. ...
  • Right Wing Lies about 9/12 Crowd Size Too Extreme Even for Fox News

    The crowd size of Saturday’s Tea Bagger march probably did beat a long-standing record, however. It was likely the biggest whites-only rally in the capitol since 1925, when 35,000 people marched in support of the Ku Klux Klan....
  • Black Episcopal Congregation Celebrates Lesbian Marriage

    Since the liberal arm of the U.S. Episcopal Church passed a resolution in July to bless same-sex unions, particularly in states like Massachusetts that legalize such marriages, so too has, at least, one black congregation within the Massachusetts diocese....
  • Gays, Guts and Reality: What Time Is the Right Time to Keep Obama's Promises?

    In the heady days of the campaign -- the sweet season of promise and promises -- there was a belief that, in the same way African Americans saw Bill Clinton as the first black president, Obama would be the first gay president....
  • Two-Thirds of GLBT Americans Think Nation Headed in the Right Direction

    As President Barack Obama focuses his attention on a multitude of critical issues facing the nation today, GLBT adults in the country say they are more optimistic for the future than their heterosexual counterparts. ...
  • Leaving America to Marry

    The road to marriage equality in Canada was similar to the one currently being traveled by the States. Some provinces ruled in favor of allowing it while others resisted. The only true cure for Canada is the only true cure for the States — a federal law...
  • Conservative 'Cafeteria Catholics' Favor Opposition to Gay Marriage Over Health Care

    As the debate over gay marriage is reignited in New Jersey, the local Roman Catholic bishops threw themselves in with a zeal they have yet to display in the fight for universal health care......
  • The Deification of Matthew Shepard

    Since Matthew Shepard was brutally murdered a decade ago, his story has achieved the status of parable, illustrating how ugly anti-gay bigotry really is. ...
  • Transgender and Christian: Finding Identity

    The idea of transgender Christianity shocks people on both sides of the divide: conservative religious reject any kind of gender variance and the LGBT community can be suspicious of organized religion. In all of this, trans-Christians are forging a new sp...
  • Nat’l Org for Marriage Ought to Just Wait for the Rapture

    Big FAIL in Iowa for the bigoted National Organization for Marriage, and they will fail in their endeavors in California and New York and Rhode Island and Maine as well. ...
  • Senate Too Busy Screwing The Country Out Of Health Care Reform To Address DADT

    When gay rights advocates march on Washington in October, we’ll be confronting a bleak political landscape in our effort to allow gays to openly serve in the military. ...
  • Resisting Homophobia in the Military

    Homophobia arguably manifests itself in the worst form of discrimination in the military, surpassing even racism. Instead of enabling recruits to vanquish their prejudices and strengthening the individual and the collective spirit, all military training s...
  • Ben & Jerry's Celebrates Gay Marriage In Vermont

    Ben & Jerry’s is temporarily renaming popular “Chubby Hubby” ice cream “Hubby Hubby” beginning today to celebrate the start of legalized gay marriage in its home state of Vermont....
  • Bait and Switch: Using Diversity to Disguise Inequality

    The American elite figured things out a long time ago: you can let people do anything they want, say anything they want, have a wide-open society — as long as no one seriously threatens to upset the golden applecart of power and privilege. ...
  • The Homoerotic Catholic Church

    That’s right:  not homophobic, but homoerotic.  Sure, there is homophobia, especially in the official teaching, but if you peer beneath the surface, scratch the veneer, lift the skirts of the priestly vestments at what lies beneath and within, you fin...
  • What Good is a Morality That Doesn't Encompass All Life on Earth?

    The way we live will lead, inevitably, to the extinction of half of the planet’s biodiversity by century’s end. How can our morality, or our religion, prepare us for this?...
  • Ted Kennedy's Passing: An Inestimable Loss

    Most Americans will never know how many things Ted Kennedy did to make their lives better, how many things he prevented that would have hurt them, and how tenaciously he fought on their behalf....
  • On the ELCA’s Historic Shift to Include Gay Clergy: Reflections of a Self-Exiled Lutheran

    Reflecting with mixed emotions his decision to leave the church of his childhood over its inability to accept gays, the author recalls his own words, that “Scripture calls us to look beyond Scripture, to God and to our neighbor,” and wonders whether h...
  • The Idiocy of Sex Testing

    World-class South African athlete Caster Semenya, age 18, won the 800 meters in the International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships on August 19. But her victory was all the more remarkable in that she was forced to run amid a contr...
  • Atta Boy, Barney

    Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), left, speaks to people as he leaves a senior center in Dartmouth, MA, on August 18, 2009, where he discussed health care reform and financial issues at a town hall-style meeting....