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Gay pride is a positive stance against oppression, exploitation, discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. Gay pride is the attitude we embrace in order to promote self-affirmation, equal rights, increase visibility, build community, and celebrate diversity and gender variance. Pride is the antidote to the poison of shame and social stigma. It is how we as a community declare that we belong, and will not tolerate second class citizenship status. When we celebrate pride our allies are invited to join in. Our allies are often bullied and suffer oppression simply because they stand [...]

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Last night we gathered with other members of the LGBT community to celebrate President Obama’s historic statement. Now we are proud to say that not only is he our first African-American president, he’s also the first American president to come out in support of marriage equality. Here’s a video of our community’s thoughtful, emotional, playful and silly responses to this joyous occasion for America…

At the event, I also had the honor to also speak with Stephen Hill, the gay soldier who was booed at a Republican debate.    President Obama’s leadership on the repeal of [...]

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As most of you know by now if you’ve been following my blogging, I’m a bisexual who is engaged to be married to a woman. We’ve been together for six years and my partner proposed to me at a Center for Progressive Leadership event at the Riffe Center in September of 2010. We agreed to wait to get married until it was legal, because we don’t want a merely symbolic wedding that isn’t recognized by our government as valid. We are waiting for society to grant us our Constitutionally protected right to full equality under the law. Because of [...]

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