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    March 8, 2016

    What’s the next President to do fo...

    by Adam Lombardi The fight for LGBT equality has come farther than ever before but there’s still a long way to go and the stakes couldn’t get any ...
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    December 18, 2015

    Merry & Bright

    LGBT Families talk about holiday traditions, de-gendering toys, and New Year’s Resolutions As this holiday season approaches, one can’t help but f...
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    December 18, 2015

    Green is the New Sexy!

    Lose weight by eating your greens!
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    December 18, 2015

    Healthy Holiday Recipes

    Slimmed Down Green Bean Casserole Ingredients: 3-4 medium shallots, in their skins 1 1/2 tsps Kosher salt 1 lb. fresh green beans, stemmed & halve...
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    December 18, 2015

    Remember Our LGBTQ Youth This Holiday Se...

    The Christmas season is a difficult time of year for many. Too often we see the glitz and glamour that this holiday brings, totally missing its spirit...
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Que(e)rying Harper Lee

The literary world is not the only ones mourning the passing of the reclusive author Nelle Harper Lee on February 19 at the age of 89. So, too, are many…

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A Feminist Takeover Remembered

by Rev. Irene Monroe Most days when the weather permits my morning constitutional is a two mile walking loop around the Charles River. From my house I walk south toward…

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Soul Sisters

by Gregg Shapiro When Janet Jackson says, “Hello, it’s been awhile…I’m glad you’re still here,” on the title track to Unbreakable (Rhythm Nation/BMG), her first studio album in seven (!)…

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Nostalgic for the 90’s?

Patty Griffin’s brilliant 1996 debut album Living With Ghosts introduced listeners to one of the most impressive singer/ songwriters of her generation. The combination of Griffin’s stunning voice and her…

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Through narrow and shining doors: an interview with Paul Lisicky

by Gregg Shapiro The Narrow Door (Graywolf, 2016), Paul Lisicky’s new memoir, is an intimate and emotionally charged portrait of loss. Writing about the death of friend and writer Denise…

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NO SECRET ANYMORE

by Gregg Shapiro Depending on how you felt about David Ebershoff’s Lambda Literary Award-winning novel, you will either love or hate Tom Hooper’s film adaptation of the Oscar-nominated The Danish…

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MARRIAGE MATERIAL GIRL: An Interview With Comedian Cameron Esposito

by Gregg Shapiro In the world of comedy, specifically lesbian comedy, Cameron Esposito is the new reigning queen. This is especially true now that Lea DeLaria wants to be a…

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Paradise is here: an interview with Natalie Merchant

by Gregg Shapiro Natalie Merchant is one of those fortunate artists who achieved success and acclaim as the member of a band – in her case 10,000 Maniacs – and…

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National News: April 2016

Cuomo Announces Ban on Government Travel to North Carolina New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has joined three major cities to ban government-sponsored travel to North Carolina over its recently enacted…

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The Love That Now Speaks Its Name

by Rev. Irene Monroe Valentine’s Day is for lovers – including LGBTQ Americans. Until last June’s historic Supreme Court ruling — Obergefell v. Hodge — that legalized same-sex marriage in…

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LGBTQ+ YOUTH AND MEDIA REPRESENTATION

by Rebecca Panarello In today’s ever evolving and progressive society, LGBTQ+ youth are still being underrepresented in the media. With the Supreme Court’s ruling same sex marriage in all fifty…

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Where would MLK have stood on marriage equality?

by Rev. Irene Monroe This MLK holiday reminds me how Alabama has always been a troubling state when it comes to upholding the civil rights of its denizens. Martin Luther…

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HOROSCOPES

by Psychicdeb Aries – Ruling planet in 8th house – be creative, move furniture or add touches of pictures or flowers to beautify your environment. Your taste for luxury and fine…

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WHY HOMOPHOBIC HARLEM CHURCH BUILDING SHOULD BECOME LGBT HOMELESS YOUTH SHELTER

by Rev. Irene Monroe Gentrification of neighborhoods always disrupts existing communities within them. In the past several years, Harlem’s empty lots and burned-out buildings have sprung up luxury condos, upscale…

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Virtually Affordable Reality, It’s Finally Here!

by Adam Lombardi The Oculus Rift is the next generation of affordable virtual reality. It can bring you to foreign lands straight from the comfort of your living room. Want…