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  • The Road to Gays in the Military Runs Through Iowa

    Iowa's unanimous Supreme Court decision only echoes--with grand symbolism -- that there is no longer any basis -- if ever there was -- for banning gays from service. ...
  • If There Were No Homophobia, What Gains Could We Make?

    Gay marriage will mean dollars for Iowa, and that is good in these times. As the idea and ethic spreads the country it will also mean stronger marriages throughout society......
  • REALITY CHECK: Percent of Mormons Born Gay

    While it is difficult to determine an exact number due to the fear associated with identity as gay, is it fairly safe to say that about 6% of humans born will in due course self identify as gay whether they come out or not....
  • Iraqis Execute Six Gay Men in Past 10 Days

    Three bullet-riddled bodies of gay individuals have been identified in Sadr City. ...
  • Ironic that Same Sex Couples Can Marry in Cedar Rapids But Not in San Francisco

    The heartland is now ahead of "the People's Republic" of California. ...
  • Available At Your Pharmacy Now: Honey

    It's increasingly known that honey can act as a salve on the outside of the body, but tests performed on rats show honey's traditional healing properties really do work from the inside, too — aiding weight loss, immune response and even memory....
  • Tax Season, Gay Marriage, And Waiting For The Courts

    As April 15th looms, my wife and I presented our accountant with a challenge.  ...
  • We’re In For A Long Suicide Season In Trans America

    In this society, where jobs identify a person and display that self-worth, it's easy to see how being unemployed and trans – regardless of their level of volunteer activity in the community – ends up feeling less than zero. We could be in for a long, ...
  • DADT: 20th Century Generals Confront Reality of Modern Military

    The demographic makeup of the 47 four-star generals who signed a letter urging President Obama to continue barring gays from serving openly in the military, has some interesting similarities....
  • Iowa Marriage Decision Due April 3

    Sean Fritz and Tim McQuillan, Iowa's only legally married gay couple, scrambled last week to win that distinction.  ...
  • Fighting Demons, Raising the Dead, Taking Over the World

    Is this still Christianity? Bruce Wilson offers a primer on what has been called “Third Wave Christianity,” a global movement now almost 300 million strong whose adherents believe they can abolish evil from the world by hunting witches, chasing demons...
  • Palin Jilted for the Prom

    She’s all dressed up, nowhere to go. It isn’t clear whether the GOP announced she was speaking at the big fundraiser without getting Palin’s agreement, or whether Palin’s staff is so disfunctional they screwed up the arrangement entirely. I’m be...
  • Getting Married to My Same-Sex Partner

    Since the Connecticut Supreme Court (Kerrigan v. State) made it possible to get married within easy commuter rail traffic of New York City, we decided to take advantage of this opportunity in our 30th anniversary month. ...
  • Hitching a Freedom Ride: Gay Ain’t the New Black…

    Due to the widespread acceptance of black civil rights some members and friends of the LGBTQ community have hitched their conceptual wagons to the black freedom struggle of the 20th century. While gay rights are no trifling matter those eager to make comp...
  • Lesbian Mom To Be Deported By U.S.

    A lesbian mother in California will have to leave her life, twin sons and partner of 12 years behind as the authorities are forcing her to go back to the Philippines, her native country. ...