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National News: July/August 2015

 ACLU urges DOJ to end workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation The American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch asking that the Justice Department recognize…

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International News: July/August 2015

Court strikes down Guam’s same-sex marriage ban A federal judge ended Guam’s law banning marriage equality, making it the first U.S. territory to legalize same-sex marriage. In her ruling, Chief…

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Marriage Equality: Law of the Land

Marriage equality is now the law of the land.  In the long-awaited Supreme Court decision, the justices decided 5-4 that states cannot ban same-sex marriages. Justice Anthony Kennedy authored the…

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25th Annual LI Pride Parade Draws Large Crowd

Thousands of people took part in the 25th Annual Long Island Pride Parade and PrideFest on Saturday, June 13th. The all day festival started with a parade down Main Street…

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Life, Lesbians, and the Pursuit of Hotness

Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara talk making out, gay cred and a ‘liberating’ summer of lady-led films Legally… lesbian? Well, not exactly. To the delight of their queer-lady fans, Reese…

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In the Indigo Girls’ Footsteps

By the time you read this, the fantastic new Indigo Girls CD, One Lost Day (IG/Vanguard), the duo’s first new studio album in four years, should be available for purchase….

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Early Summer Book Club

Artistic expression Subtitled “A Memoir of Howard & Art & The `70s & The `80s,” Smash Cut (Harper, 2015) by Brad Gooch reads like an indie movie about indie movie…

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Lost and Found: An Interview with Amy Ray

One Lost Day (IG/Vanguard), Indigo Girls’ 13th studio album is as awe-inspiring as anything Amy Ray and Emily Saliers has released over the course of their nearly 30 years as…

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Organic and Local Foods 101

As a society, we have become extremely disconnected from our food. And that makes sense when you consider how much of the food out there is disconnected from itself. Industrial…

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Student Loans: An Overview

As we enjoy the summer, we may have to begin thinking about college and how we will be funding it in the near future. There are many types of different…

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Book ‘Em

In 2012, a transgender woman by the name of Victoria Ramirez was in the early stages of her transition. She also had a job as a bookseller at a Barnes…

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Kelly Clarkson: Our Lives Would Suck Without Her

Kelly Clarkson talks new equality-inspired anthem, gay bars, and her ‘Kezbo’ following Before catapulting to pop stardom, Kelly Clarkson was one of us. In many ways, she still is. The…

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Solar for Your Home

How about a Second Opinion? (Psst….It’s Not Too Late!) For the first time in forever, homeowners can choose how they power their homes. It’s a great feeling when you tell…

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Credit Score Basics

Your credit score is a very important number that reflects your credit worthiness at any given point. Many of us know about it, but don’t fully understand how we get…

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Reverse Heart Disease – with Food!

During the course of Bill Clinton’s presidency, he was a walking billboard for “SAD,” the aptly-named acronym for the Standard American Diet.  The hamburgers, ribs, fried chicken and steaks he…