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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."

COMMENTARY: Living on the dark side of the rainbow

What the hell do I know from prejudice, right? There’s racism, homophobia, misogyny, classism, ageism, a vast spectrum of “otherisms”— the dark side of the rainbow — all of them designating certain groups of people as “other.”

LETTER TO COMMUNITY: Where PFLAG has issue with Chick-fil-A

PFLAG members everywhere will continue to exercise their right to free speech and dialogue, sharing the truth about this situation: Chicken, speech, religion -- these are simply a distraction from the real issue: a well-funded campaign against equality for all people.

LETTER TO COMMUNITY: Sign petition to close down San Onofre nuclear plant

"Southern California Edison is endangering the lives of millions for a power plant they don't need. The company needs to refocus efforts on renewable energy, and save Californians from a dangerous and aging nuclear power plant."

COMMENTARY: Men can’t compete in synchronized swimming? Really?

With the sport of synchronized swimming having both a gender bias and being homophobic, gay coaches like Don Squire and his partner Del Neel of Cyprus Club in Carmel Valley struggle to be taken competitively.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why straight ally is wrong about Chick-fil-A protest

Do you REALLY know what "traditional" marriage means? Read your Bible to learn about the many relationships that were blessed more than 2,000 years ago, and conveniently ignored by many who hide behind religion to justify their discrimination against gay and lesbians couples who want to marry.