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Commentary: How DOMA affects my Navy family

Same-sex military families should be given the same benefits, rights, and access to support and services that are afforded to everyone else. To deny us this, is not just inhumane, it is shameful.

LETTER TO THE COMMUNITY: Support SB 1172 to ban "ex-gay therapy"

This is a vital moment. California legislation that would protect LGBT youth from a dangerous and scientifically discredited practice known to lead to depression and suicide has already cleared the California Senate and will soon be headed to the Assembly floor for a final vote.

SPLC: Family Research Council license-to-kill claim "outrageous"

Tony Perkins and his allies, seeing an opportunity to score points, are using the attack on their offices to pose a false equivalency between the SPLC’s criticisms of the Family Research Council and the FRC’s criticisms of LGBT people.

COMMENTARY: My being gay is not my opinion – it’s my life

Being straight isn’t an opinion – it’s a life. Being black isn’t an opinion – it’s a life. Being a Muslim isn’t an opinion – it’s a life. Being gay isn’t my opinion – it’s my life.

COMMENTARY: I think therefore I'm finished

Kit-Bacon Gressitt's return to college proves to be an eye-opener: "Instead of plunging into a sanctuary of intellectual exploration, challenging concepts and collegial discourse, I had to battle a vortex of classism, homophobia and sexism to get through most of my classes."