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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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A Sign of Love

Recently, I have been thinking lots about Portland, Oregon, in 2004. My wife was working for the statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization, and I had recently been laid off from my job working as a sexuality educator at the LGBTQ youth resource center. We woke up one morning to discover that Multnomah County, where we...

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Love Wins in Pennsylvania

Love is spreading through Pennsylvania! In Montgomery County, just outside of Philadelphia, the Register of Wills, D. Bruce Hanes, has been issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite a state ban. Last weekend, over 100 supporters of marriage equality gathered on the steps of the courthouse to say “thank you” to Mr. Hanes and his...

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Running with Pride

I recently did something I never would have imagined doing a few years ago. I ran a 5K with my dad, but it wasn’t just any 5K; it was a gay pride 5K. It was his idea and even though I pretty much loath running I said I’d do it. I was grateful he’d be...

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We Are All Diminished By Discrimination

A Letter to the Massachusetts State Legislature: My name is Arjuna Greist and I live in Greenfield, Massachusetts. I am a musician, a genderqueer woman, and a Unitarian Universalist. I am writing to urge you to support An Act Relative to Equal Access in Hospitals, Public Transportation, Nursing Homes, Supermarkets, Retail Establishments, and all other...

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Love Beyond Belief at Houston Pride

More than ever before, the Unitarian Universalist message of “Love Beyond Belief” was front and center in the Houston Gay Pride Parade this year. Houston Area UUs produced an exciting flower-covered float for the parade on June 29, 2013. Themed “Come Dance With Us,” the float held youthful UU’s dancing joyfully to the pop music...

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