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Stand with Target Against Hate

Stand With Target

My family buys a lot at Target. My son’s favorite hoodie. Cheerios. Socks. Cat litter. School supplies. I was disturbed, therefore, when a conservative group called for a boycott of the company for its support of transgender equality. Here’s how we can respond.

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Moses Had Two Mommies: And Other LGBTQ Passover Thoughts

Moses and Miriam

Tonight is the first night of Passover, when Jews around the world gather to celebrate freedom from slavery in Egypt, under the leadership of a man who had two mommies.

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Inequality in North Carolina: Think of the Children


Ask any parent of a young child, and they’ll tell you that access to public restrooms is a big deal. Our tots seem to have a sixth sense about the most inconvenient time to get the urge (halfway across the mall from the restroom, say). The idea of having my access to a restroom questioned—both for me personally and as a parent—is repellant. I’ve tried to keep that in mind as a cisgender woman thinking about what’s happening in North Carolina.

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Speaking from the Silence

Day of Silence 2016

Today is the Day of Silence, when many students from middle school to college choose not to speak, in order to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBTQ bullying and harassment. Let’s take a moment to honor those who are taking a stand today—and on so many other days as well.

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Honey Maid Features Two-Dad Family and Grandfather

Honey Maid - Mis Hijos

As if we needed another reason to eat s’mores, Honey Maid has released another ad featuring two dads and their children, this time recognizing extended family ties.

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