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Who’s On Target this Election Season?

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As a parent, few things scare me more than school shootings. That’s one of the reasons I’m keeping the following in mind as we head into election season.

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A New Vision of Families Helping Families

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Everyone’s first week on the job should be like Stan Sloan’s. The new executive director of Family Equality Council, the national organization for LGBTQ families, began the role on the first day of Family Week in Provincetown, the organization’s signature event and the world’s largest gathering of LGBTQ families.

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Salt Lake City’s Mayor (and a Lesbian Mom) Marries

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Jackie Biskupski, mayor of Salt Lake City and a lesbian mom, got married yesterday to her fiancée, Betty Iverson. Both women were mothers prior to their relationship.

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Give OUT Today

Give OUT Day 2016

Today is the fourth annual Give OUT Day, a national day of giving for the LGBTQ community. Any day is a good day to give, of course, but doing so en masse like this helps show the power of our community and allies.

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The Republican Platform: ­Leaving Out Love

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I had a good time poking fun at the plagiarism and grandstanding of the Republican Convention, as did many of my left-leaning friends. My amusement quickly turned sober, however. The fact remains that the 2016 GOP platform directly targets LGBTQ families and LGBTQ youth.

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