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Guyana’s court declares

Cross-dressing law unconstitutional

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled that a law in Guyana, which makes it a criminal offence for a man or a woman to appear in a public place while dressed in clothing of the opposite sex for …

PA Commission on LGBTQ Affairs

Busy, productive first meeting

A wide array of reports were voiced and plans for the upcoming year were announced at the inaugural meeting of the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs. The meeting was held on Nov. 2 at …

GROUNDBREAKING

Malcolm Kenyatta - first LGBT black man elected to PA legislature

Malcolm Kenyatta was elected to the Pa House and is the first ever African-American gay man elected to the legislature and only the second Out person ever elected to the House. Kenyatta, a …

World AIDS Day film

Stressing importance of a shared community

The typically solemn themes of World AIDS Day (Dec. 1) are turned on their heads in a new short film that boldly empowers living, breathing people living with HIV and illustrates the value of shared …

Elite Catholic school Downunder

Student comes out at assembly

A student came out to more than 1,500 of his Catholic school classmates during an assembly reports SBS News. Finn Stannard, 17, told St. Ignatius’ College in Sydney, Australia: “I have …

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A decade behind bars

Jail for author of homoerotic novel sparks outcry

Reuters reports a Chinese court's 10-year jail term for an author of a homoerotic book found guilty of profiting from selling "obscene" literature has been met with disbelief among some internet …

Open your heart and home

Take Alf home --- please!

I'm Alf. No, not an Alien from that 80's TV show, but an Adorable Loving Feline! I have a very distinguished air about me. I just prefer a more sedentary, contemplative lifestyle. A sunny window …

First Ladies - occult at the White House

Before The Emails or Benghazi or a blue Gap dress, Hillary Clinton dealt with a much less controversial stain on her character, which was that she reportedly liked to gab with high-profile dead …

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Yup - I'm looking forward to 2020

President Trump narrowly won Pennsylvania in 2016. Results of the Nov. 6, 2018 general elections beg the question "Can Trump hold the Keystone State in 2020?" The answer depends on your vote. I …

ALLY IN THE ACADEMY

'Back in the day' is a lot like today

How does what was happening in the protest movements of the 1960s relate to the social justice movements of today? I recently was asked to do a session on this topic for a national …

DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

Will you stand with me?

On Nov. 20, I conducted the fifth consecutive Transgender Day of Remembrance since stepping into the role as president of TransCentralPA in 2014.  At the moment I do not recall who the …

Making Sense of Life

Are you ready for the holidays?

By Dr. Terry Drew Kaaren Once again, we approach the end of the year. Once again, we remark, “I can’t believe it’s the end of the year!” Why? It’s not like we …

Robert Mueller’s latest target?

Nutty anti-LGBTQ conspiracy theorist

Unlike tweet-happy President Trump, Special Counsel Robert Mueller doesn’t feel the need to broadcast his every move. But he’s made it clear that his next target is far-right conspiracy …

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Mum on plan to keep LGBT protections in trade deal

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau isn't saying what he is willing to do to keep a provision protecting labour rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer workers inside a renewed North American free …