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When my wife and I got married last September, we opted not to have a traditional wedding party with female bridesmaids and male groomsmen. We try to buck traditional gender roles whenever we can. … more
Like many Americans, I was horrified by the senseless loss of life in El Paso and Dayton this weekend. I mourn for the loss of innocent lives and the devastated families and friends they leave … more
The slow-motion train wreck once known as the United States Constitution continued its human wreckage when Chief Brian Hastings of the Custom and Border Patrol (CBP) casually explained to Rep. Jamie … more
I'm not a TV critic, but I play one on my blog. And this week's episode of Pose brought up some very touchy questions, like, is it okay for Pose to recreate the ACT UP protests and make them more … more
Here's a letter to Mayor Pete. This is kind of like the letter that outgoing Presidents leave behind in the Oval Office for the incoming Commander-in-Chief. It's advice from a guy who has a shared … more
Six months ago, we introduced the LGBT Center’s new Vision, Mission, and Values and 2019-2021 Strategic Plan to our communities. This was the culmination of a year’s worth of work … more
Visible, to be seen.  As transgender individuals this one word can be both terrifying and yet so freeing and it is so very important to us all.  On March 31 we celebrated Transgender Day of … more
Some people are allies to the LGBTQ+ community based on a personal experience. Like a gay family member or loved one. Others are allies because they believe love is universal, identity is uniquely … more
A powerful VOICE Thank you for being such a powerful voice for our community! - PA State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, (182 District, Phila.) Thanks for the HONOR Thanks for including me in … more
What the NYPD did in Greenwich Village on June 28, 1969 was not an exceptional event writes Tatiana Cozzarellifor Left Voice. There was nothing new about cops busting up a queer bar, beating … more
Caution – this seems to be one of those made-up celebrations that are used to generate click-bait articles on websites targeting lesbians, but not necessarily driven by lesbians. So this … more
I feel sorry for professed Christians who support this President. They have a profound and fundamental spiritual problem: their God is too small. They passionately worship a deity made in their … more
I was greeted this morning by the spectacle of a President calling refugees and immigrants “animals” on Twitter. But that wasn’t the truly disgraceful thing. I scrolled through my … more
“If elected, you would be the first openly gay president of the United States,” Stephen Colbert said to Pete Buttigieg after the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, declared his candidacy. … more
One of the great imponderables of the current political scene is how conservative white evangelicals have become so beholden to a thrice-married, casino-owning, scandal-ridden serial philanderer asks … more
Lent is arriving in Pittsburgh and that means fish fry season is upon us. A mainstay of Catholic culture in Pittsburgh, this is the first fish fry season since the release of the Grand Jury … more
 The 2018 elections are now complete.   Nine percent of Americans still do not have health insurance and 30% more are under-insured, meaning that they cannot afford the health care … more
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