Category Archives: LGBT

Please be careful

I found this post a year ago after the tragedy in Orlando and felt the need to share it on Facebook.  I’m sharing it again because I still don’t think people (read: straight people) quite understand. This is what I … Continue reading

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Pride is no excuse for shame

June 1st marks the unofficial (or maybe it is official at this point?) beginning of LGBT Pride month in the US.  While several cities across the country celebrate Pride in other months, June is truly the epicenter of Pride celebrations … Continue reading

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Same-sex marriage in Taiwan

While my heart sank this week reading about two men in Indonesia being publicly beaten, I was pleasantly surprised to read the news yesterday that not too far away on another Pacific island, Taiwan’s highest court ruled that same-sex marriage … Continue reading

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AHCA and the disenfranchised

The American Health Care Act would harm LGBT people, people living with HIV, and Black and Latino Americans, according to Fenway Institute analysis: The Fenway Institute of Fenway Health released a policy brief titled What the American Health Care Act … Continue reading

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iHeart JT

At this weekend’s iHeart Radio Music Awards, Justin Timberlake won the award for Song of the Year for “Can’t Stop the Feeling.” In his acceptance speech, Timberlake spoke on the song and offered some amazing words of encouragement to minorities … Continue reading

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#HoldTight

The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group released a simple, beautiful, and touching ad campaign in support of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.  Check it out below.

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Religious Freedom Bills

If you needed some good news this week – here it is. Many “religious freedom” bills and “bathroom” bills have been cropping up in many state legislatures lately.  Proponents argue that these bills are necessary to protect religious beliefs and … Continue reading

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Know your status

An estimated 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, including 156,300 people who do not know they are infected. Each year, nearly 45,000 people are diagnosed with HIV, and 30% of new HIV infections are transmitted … Continue reading

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Equality For All Americans

FACT: The survivors of the Orlando shooting could be fired from their job or kicked out of their apartment simply for being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Throughout most of Florida, it is legal to fire someone or deny them … Continue reading

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overheard

Diversity is a strength, and tolerance is a virtue.  Together it produces beauty. ~Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans Memorial Vigil for Orlando

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Yes, we still need Pride

For every time someone has told you that you are sinning.  For every time someone told you that what you’re doing is immoral.  For every time someone told you that what you’re doing is gross or sick or unnatural. For … Continue reading

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Do We Still Need Pride?

Wayne Dhesi published the following article on Huffington Post called “Do We Still Need Pride?” a few weeks ago.  It’s a valid question; after all, President Obama just yesterday declared June “LGBT Pride Month.”  It may make us think our … Continue reading

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North Carolina HB2

In case you missed it, a major civil rights battle heated up yesterday. Earlier last week, the Justice Department issued a statement that North Carolina’s HB2 – the so called “bathroom law” the requires people to use the bathroom that … Continue reading

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It Doesn’t Matter

This is one of those posts that I look forward to writing! Watchout! Designs is a brand of unique watches, apparel, and accessories designed for men, women and children by Boston-based designer (and friend) James Bishai.  In addition to this … Continue reading

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Ellen speaks out

Ellen Degeneres spoke out yesterday about Mississippi’s recently passed religious freedom law, using her opening to discuss the topic.  The law allows people with religious objections to deny LGBT people marriage, adoption and foster care services, fire or refuse to … Continue reading

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The Next Time You Hate on LGBT People

Jan Albert Suing, a graduate student as well as a LGBT rights and social equality advocate, wrote the following Facebook post a little less than a year ago when same sex marriage became the law of the land thanks to … Continue reading

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overheard

We can’t say that we believe in each other’s fundamental humanity and then turn a blind eye to the reality of each other’s existence and the truth of each other’s hearts. ~Kerry Washington, in her acceptance speech at the GLAAD … Continue reading

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Advances against HIV/AIDS

With all the buzz that PrEP has been receiving lately and the recent recognition of World AIDS Day on December 1st, some data out of the CDC regarding the fight against HIV and AIDS received surprisingly little press. On December … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day

If Charlie Sheen’s recent announcement has done any good, it has at the very least once again turned the spotlight on HIV and AIDS. Each year, December 1st World AIDS Day, to remind the world of the incredible success in … Continue reading

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overheard

There is no such thing as a straight man with a six pack.  Unless it’s a straight up six pack of beer.

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