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Honor the Transgender Day of Remembrance

The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), held annually in November 20th, is a day in which groups across the world hold vigils to remember those that have been brutally murdered simply because of their gender identity.

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Final DADT Repeal Day: Reflections by Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Beth F. Coye

I served my country for the majority of my 21 years of active duty as a closeted lesbian. Reflecting upon the meaning of this day of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’s repeal, I am filled with joy and happiness: As of 20 September, our country now stands proudly for freedom and justice for her military members...

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Prayer for the Repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

Silence, chosen, deepens prayer, opens the window of the soul. Silence, imposed, denies the truth of life. Dear One, God of Love, On this 20th Day of September, 2011, we give thanks for the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, a life-denying prison of silence. We celebrate with the GLBT men and women who serve...

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North Carolina Needs Our Help

Dan Furmansky is the Campaign Manager of the Standing on the Side of Love Campaign. The message below went out to Standing on the Side of Love supporters on Tuesday, September 6, 2011. You can sign-up for these emails here. “When UUs from across the country gathered in Charlotte in June 2010 for our annual...

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Voices of Love for the South’s LGBT Community

Inspired by the Midwest’s “Heartland Proclamation“ from earlier this year, a group called Southern Clergy for Inclusion has put together a “Southern Proclamation” apologizing for the faith community’s silence on LGBT equality issues.  ”Proclamation” organizer Amy Hinton says, “We are asking clergy in the South to support and sign this document to show LGBT individuals and allies...

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Conversations with LGBT Leaders – Howard J. Bayless III

Last week, LGBT civil rights leaders from across the country held their five day summer meeting in Madison, Wisconsin. The Equality Federation, a national alliance of state-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy organizations, gathers movement leaders every August as an opportunity to network, teach, learn, and share. Campaign Manager Dan Furmansky, who serves on...

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