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Australian Queer Parents Prepare for Marriage Ballot


Australians will this week be taking part in a non-binding postal vote on letting same-sex couples marry. As in the United States’ battle on the issue, one of the arguments most often used by opponents of marriage equality is that it will harm children. Also as in the U.S., same-sex parents, our children, and allies are speaking out to say “Here’s the evidence that no, it doesn’t.”

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Edie Windsor: The Passing of a Hero

Edie Windsor

She always seemed too full of life to ever be gone from it, with her signature scarf and boundless energy—but Edie Windsor, whose case led to the first federal recognition for same-sex couples, died yesterday at the age of 88.

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Reading, Writing, ‘Rithmatic, and Resistance: Back-to-School Time in the Trump Era


My son is starting high school this fall, which I find hard to believe—it seems like just yesterday that I was driving him to preschool. This year feels different for other reasons, too. Last year, we headed into school time with the assumption that progress towards LGBTQ equality and inclusion in education would continue with little hindrance. This year, however, the pall of federal actions against LGBTQ students, particularly transgender ones, hangs heavy over all of us.

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9/11: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

World Trade Center

I still remember exactly where I was, because I was almost there. Here’s my 9/11 story, and how the events of that day became motivation for me to start a family.

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The Personal Stories Behind DACA

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It’s been hard to miss the many news articles in the last 24 hours about President Trump revoking the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Here are some places, however, where you can more deeply explore the personal stories of those affected by DACA to better understand what its end will mean.

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