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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

There’s good news out there

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We’re all going through drastic times together, and our emotions are on a cliff.  This seems to be a time when we...

Food insecurity rife during the pandemic

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Philadelphia is hungry. Mara Thompson knows this first hand because she has been hungry herself and now, during the pandemic, has been...

Continuing to cope during isolation

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Are you going stir crazy as yet? After nine and a half weeks in isolation, it seems that my sleep and eating...

Trans plaintiff at center of crucial Supreme Court case dies

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As the LGBTQ community awaits a Supreme Court decision in R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the...

Creep of the Week: Republican Party

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There is a lot to be worried about when it comes to the public health crisis we are currently in. The biggest...

Trans care, trans rights and COVID-19

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I'll admit, as I write this, I am quite out of sorts. Last week, a friend of mine died due to complications...

Leave it to the experts

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The spaghetti sauce was all Donald Trump's fault. Our plan was to spend a Sunday afternoon ignoring any news and staying positive...

Organizing during a pandemic

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As each week passes, the new reality we live in becomes clearer. Even when orders restricting our movement are lifted, many of...

Creep of the Week: Robert Jeffress

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In the past month you’ve no doubt seen headlines like, “Can your marriage survive the coronavirus?” or “15 Tips On How To...

Coronavirus isn’t the only thing threatening LGBT American workers

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Against the backdrop of a public health and economic crisis that is crippling the livelihood of LGBT Americans, another potential labor catastrophe...

Census 2020 is complicated for the LGBTQ community, but it counts

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By now, everyone should have received a mailing from the U.S. Census Bureau to get counted. I have complicated feelings about the...

Community Response

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Every now and then I ask my Facebook friends what I should write about in my weekly column. This week, I was...

Removing trans protections during a pandemic

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The U.S. passed 50,000 deaths resulting from the coronavirus and 1 million diagnoses. At the same time, the Trump administration quietly pushed...

Creep of the Week: Kayleigh McEnany

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She still looks like the blonde cheerleader she was back in her Tampa high school a dozen years ago. Now, Kayleigh McEnany...

LGBTQ response to the coronavirus

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Many comparisons have been made between the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the new coronavirus pandemic we’re facing today. Dr. Anthony Fauci, who was...

Creep of the Week: Samaritan’s Purse

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Hospitals are for sick people. They are places of healing. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic tales of those on the front lines working...

Cracking the egg

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There are those who believe that transgender and nonbinary people only become trans or enby after they are exposed to the notion...

Answer to evangelicals, part 2

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As I wrote last week, God's chosen people during this time must be the LGBTQ community, at least according to the standards...

When will Pennsylvania pass LGBTQ nondiscrimination legislation?

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Last week, Virginia became the first state in the South to pass a  law protecting LGBTQ folks from discrimination. While Philadelphia has...

Our community needs to quit smoking and vaping

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Coronavirus 19 has halted our economy, drastically shifted our social lives, infected thousands and killed many. So why aren’t more LGBTQ people...

Two lesbian films, one more month of social distancing

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Two films featuring lesbian characters are available this week for streaming.  “The Aerialist,” launching on Amazon June 5, is...

All about Aimee

Why the LGBTQ community votes