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Building a trans-affirming mental-health program
In the last 10 years, feminist and women’s spaces have grappled with how their histories and missions connect with transgender communities and how they want to be accountable to these connections. ...
Apr 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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On QFest and Tribeca
The recent news that Philadelphia’s QFest, arguably the highlight of my moviegoing summer, has been postponed has me crestfallen. For almost 20 years, it has been an opportunity for me to see gay f...
Apr 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Violence in Center City is not on the rise
On March 20, a stabbing involving a bartender and an off-duty police officer occurred outside the Venture Inn, a downtown watering hole that I happen to frequent. A flurry of Facebook posts appeare...
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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How the gay blood ban affects cancer patients
Cancer is defined as any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division. Currently, there are about 200 different types of cancer, which can affect 60 different organs ...
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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An open letter to Gov. Corbett
Dear Gov. Corbett, In deference to your analogy last October, my sister has agreed to marry me next month with the full knowledge that I will in turn marry my niece in May. Each of these events wil...
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coming out for the Olympics
I absolutely love the Olympics. I can vividly recall watching the games as a kid and being filled with excitement and amazement at the extraordinary talent I witnessed. Though I have since come to ...
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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An open letter to Eagles player Connor Barwin
Dear Connor, I’m a huge Eagles fan (I have been my whole life), and I think you’ve been a great addition to the team, both on and off the field. Aside from loving football, I’m active in the local ...
Feb 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Discrimination’s due
A new study conducted by Ann P. Haas and Philip L. Rodgers of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Jody L. Herman of UCLA Law School’s Williams Institute forges an important link betw...
Feb 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hoping for dialogue in Circle of Hope
On Dec. 4, an article appeared in City Paper about my friend Andy Stahler and how he was thrown out of a local Christian group called Circle of Hope for, to quote Philadelphia Magazine’s headline, ...
Jan 30, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rainbow Flag Day
During the government shutdown this fall, my partner, Traci, and I found ourselves in Philadelphia with a handful of useless tickets to the important American history sites there. The irony of not ...
Nov 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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