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Op/Ed

Why do we still celebrate Columbus Day?

Let's re examine the hero worship of Christopher Columbus

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Op/Ed

Conservative group proposes straights-only civil unions

An organization has proposed enacting civil unions for those poor, disadvantaged souls who don’t have the full complement of rights and privileges that they deserve…meaning, straight couples.

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Op/Ed

How my spiritual quest led me to study Kabbalah, meet Madonna, and experience enlightenment

I met Madonna at The Kabbalah Centre in New York. It was a brief encounter, but it taught me something about the varieties of worship, and what it means to grow older and wiser

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Op/Ed

Controversial billboard in Tennessee sparks outrage but should spark inspiration

An anti-gay billboard in Tennessee is stirring up outrage, but it's a good reminder that we can't pick and choose the kind of free speech to protect.

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Op/Ed

Does Folsom Street Fair signal the death of leather?

Folsom Street Fair, the world's largest gathering of leather, kink, and fetish enthusiasts, takes place this weekend in San Francisco. But what was once an illicit playground for gay men has become a bustling event sponsored by major corporations.

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Op/Ed

For equality efforts to succeed, LGBT Americans have to make peace with religious exemptions

In the struggle for equality, many LGBT Americans take an all-or-nothing approach, especially with regards to religious exemptions. But that's not the way to win acceptance.

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Op/Ed

SYTYCD has crowned a winner, but the real highlight is what Travis Wall did last week

Last week's episode of "So You Think You Can Dance" made me cry, gave me goosebumps, and quite possibly changed television.

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Op/Ed

Better representation of LGBT characters in film is even harder than GLAAD realizes

GLAAD recently released the 2014 Studio Responsibility Index, a look at how Hollywood represents LGBT characters. The outlook is mixed.

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Op/Ed

How social media silences opinion

Instead of enabling users to share differing viewpoints, social media encourages them to maintain silence.

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