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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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Standing on the Side of Science: Lifting the FDA Anti-Gay Blood Ban

Like many Unitarian Universalist congregations across the country, my congregation—the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami—regularly hosts a bloodmobile on its campus. Since less than 10% of the U.S. population donates blood annually, the need for donations is great and every pint of blood collected from our members helps save a life. As a gay man,...

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Torture and Rescue

I met Imam Baba Leigh in 2003 within days of my arrival as Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in The Gambia. The day before, I’d told the press that under the current government, there had been improvements in the national economy. The next day, I met Baba Leigh and he immediately lit...

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Still Unpacking It All

I’m still unpacking it all. The public, the personal, the private. The public was the experience of standing outside the Supreme Court waiting for the marriage equality rulings. I was so nervous and hopeful. “Wow.” That was all I could say for hours after we heard the wonderful news. Literally, just, “Wow.” I was full...

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Keep Weaving the Fabric of Love

Last night, across California, we cheered the demise of Proposition 8 and rejoiced in the new federal recognition of married same-sex couples. What a day! I am still gratefully soaking up this new legal landscape. How did we get here? In 2004, the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of California began work on marriage equality. California...

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Decision Day is coming!

All of us who stand on the side of love are eagerly awaiting Decision Day. This Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, we expect the U.S. Supreme Court to release decisions on two major marriage equality cases: the so-called federal “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8. I hope you will join me in honoring...

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