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Sociology

Texas Bigot: “Gays Should Know Better Than to be Out.”

This was something said to me last week on Facebook, when I said that I was unhappy that a gay couple in East Texas had been thrown out of a restaurant with the remark, “We do not like f**s.”

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News

News in Asia: Gay Rights Edition

This is another in a series of special edition columns focused people and issues that affect the continent. This week’s column is focusing on gay rights throughout Asia.

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News

Mid-Week News

Each time I do the news, I look for one little ray of sunshine in all the bad news. And this week we have a great one. I put it at the end so when you leave, you feel a little better about the world.

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Politics

Oh Shut Up, Rick Warren. And I Mean That Compassionately

This past week on Facebook, lots of people changed their profile pictures to a red equality sign to show their support of overturning the absurdly named Defense of Marriage Act. (Whose marriage does it defend? Not my Christian marriage of 20+ years to my husband, I assure you.)

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Humor

Walking Uphill To School Both Ways in The Snow

Having teenage kids gives you a whole variety of reminders that you’re getting older. You’ve probably had that experience of running into old friends and first thinking, hey, nothing has changed and then realizing, um, I was pregnant the last time I saw her and now that baby is in college.

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Humor

The Super Bowl of Gay Rights

Being from the San Francisco area, I was one of many locals horrified by Chris Culliver’s homophobic remarks last week (about how he’d never play with a gay team-mate – “We don’t got no gay people on the team. You know, they gotta get up out of here if they do. Can’t be with that sweet […]

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Parenting

The Parenting Chronicles: Fight the Good Fight

The hardest lesson: no matter how determined and strong your love is for your children, it will never be enough to completely shield them from hate and ignorance. And sometimes all you can do is throw someone’s hate-filled chicken back at them and hope you score a head shot.

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News

The News in Haiku Needs a Vacation

The news in Haiku is a few days early because I’m going on vacation to a place without phone or Internet. Coco will have her updates to the news on Friday.

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Op Ed

What Would Jesus Ban

I am pissed. I am pissed because I have heard for my entire life that Christianity is all about love and forgiveness, that Jesus was full of compassion, that when we ask ourselves What Jesus Would Do, we are trying to find the best parts of ourselves and put them forward.

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Politics

NY Marriage Vote Approaches Amid Gay Pride Celebrations

Over the weekend, I enjoyed two Brooklyn Pride parties and joined Babeland to march in the Brooklyn Pride Parade. This month is Gay Pride Month in NYC, with the big 2011 NYC Gay Pride March taking place in Manhattan  on Sunday the 26th.  While all of these parties and festivities are always  exciting and much anticipated, […]

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News in Europe

Your Weekly European Roundup

Welcome back from your long weekend ““ just in time for a new European Roundup! Germany is currently finding its way out of the nuclear power era, cucumbers are experiencing a crisis on the European market and Berlusconi is in (serious) trouble.