Category Archives: relationships

Can people of color be racist?

I’ll be honest, I hear from a lot of white folks – not necessary people who have been accused of racism but this usually happens after a conversation about racism and white privilege – that “black people are racist too.”  … 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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Happy Valentine’s Day

Seriously, do any guys actually fall for the “oh, I dont want anything for Valentine’s Day” line?

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Festival of Lights

Wishing all of those out there who celebrate a Happy Hanukkah!

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The purging of Trump

The rest of this post is in no way an endorsement of Donald Trump or his political, cultural, or social views. By now, those of you on Facebook have likely heard of the option to search for your friends who … Continue reading

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PrEP – the beginning of the end of the HIV era?

In case you missed it, a recently released study in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases is making huge news in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Jonathan Volk’s group at Kaiser Permanente in California followed a group of outpatients who began taking … Continue reading

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Distance is not for the fearful; it is for the bold. It’s for those who are willing to spend a lot of time alone in exchange for a little time with the one they love. It’s for those knowing a … Continue reading

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Age at first marriage

This has absolutely nothing to do with health policy, but it was interesting so on the blog it goes. If you’ve ever looked at your Facebook timeline and wondered why all the pictures are of people you know getting married … Continue reading

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A farewell to Boston

This has been an incredibly challenging post to write.  Nobody does goodbyes well. Some of you may have noticed that this past Monday did not feature a regularly scheduled someecard post.  You may also have noticed that the header on … Continue reading

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The benefits of marriage

For those of you out there wondering what the LGBT community has been fighting for – here’s a snapshot of just a few of the over 1100 rights and benefits provided by the federal government. And to those of you … Continue reading

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The march of marriage equality.

It’s still hard to believe that I witnessed the first moments of marriage equality the very night I graduated from college at Boston University.  That historic evening in 2004, the first same-sex marriages were performed across the river in Cambridge, … Continue reading

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#marriageequality #lovewaitsnomore

No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in … Continue reading

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Regarding the impending decision by the US Supreme Court on marriage equality: A scan of news sites online provide a humorous overview of the divine consequences touted by too many in the religious community. Catastrophic meteor strikes, earthquakes, volcanoes, flooding, … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality Meets Guam

It feels strange to be blogging about marriage equality given the pending Supreme Court decision in the Obergefell v Hodges case, but history was made once again just yesterday.  Guam became the first US territory to recognize marriage equality when US … Continue reading

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Ireland goes all in on marriage equality

Congratulations Ireland, and well done by the Irish people for choosing the side of equality!

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Marriage Equality in Ireland

If I knew how to say marriage equality in Gaelic, I would have titled this post differently, but today is already shaping up to be a historic day across the pond in Ireland. Voters in the Republic of Ireland are … Continue reading

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The couples that are ‘meant to be’ are the ones who go through everything that is meant to tear them apart and come out even stronger than they were before.

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Endings matter, not just for the person but, perhaps even more, for the ones left behind. ~Atul Gawande in Being Mortal

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The choice is not between the Court and the State, but instead whether the individual can decide who to marry, or whether the government will decide for him. ~Mary Bonauto

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You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. ~Dr Seuss

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