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Anti-Gay Groups Gear Up To Fight A 30-Year-Old Supreme Court Victory Over Racism

By Ian Millhiser Bob Jones University was a racist institution. Until 1971, the school did not accept black students at all, and for much of the 1970s, the school only permitted African Americans who were married to another African American … Continue reading

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LGBT People of Color More Likely to Face Poverty

By Marisa Taylor LGBT people of color face a high risk of suffering from poverty because of discrimination and lack of strong legal protections, according to a new report released on Thursday. An estimated 3 million American adults identify as … Continue reading

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Passing for white and straight: How my looks hide my identity

By Koa Beck I first became aware of my passing as a young child confronted with standardized testing. My second grade teacher had walked us through where to write our names in capital letters and what bubbles to fill in … Continue reading

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The Pentagon’s Transgender Problem

By Adam Klasfeld and Brett Brownell Ever since she was a boy growing up in small-town Pennsylvania, Zoey Gearhart had “tendencies that were odd.” Raised as Robert Gearhart, she would identify with female characters in books and on TV, in video games and … Continue reading

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Trans Actress Laverne Cox Breaks New Ground with Orange Is the New Black

By Sadie Gennis There’s something really special happening in television right now. Jenji Kohan’s Orange Is the New Black not only features a nearly all-female cast depicting a diverse spectrum of race, sexuality and body types, but it also includes a … Continue reading

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It Is Time to Come Out of the Closet About Racism in America

By Michele Hunt The Trayvon Martin tragic injustice has sparked a long overdue conversation in America. What is at the heart of racism in our country? Why is the fear so intense between the black and white communities? Why can’t … Continue reading

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Finally legal: Queen gives gay marriage the Royal Assent

Britain has legalized gay marriage after Queen Elizabeth II gave her royal stamp of approval. House of Commons Speaker John Bercow told lawmakers on Wednesday that gay marriage had become enshrined in law— the day after the bill to legalize same-sex … Continue reading

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Andrew Solomon – Love, no matter what

In light of this week’s Supreme Court ruling striking down DOMA, this presentation by Andrew Solomon is much more relevant. Love is Love. He asks, What’s the line between unconditional love and unconditional acceptance? What do you think?

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The Supreme Court’s Constitutional Hypocrisy

By Ari Berman In his dissent in the Defense of Marriage Act case today, Justice Scalia wrote: “We have no power to decide this case. And even if we did, we have no power under the Constitution to invalidate this … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense Of Marriage Act

By Eyder Peralta In a highly anticipated ruling today, the Supreme Court ruled the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. “DOMA is unconstitutional as a deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment,” SCOTUSblog reports. The … Continue reading

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