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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."

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."