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Two Acts, One Hope for Our Students

For any teacher, the goal of education goes further than grades and test scores – students are so much more than that. Watching students grow, understand, challenge themselves, become more self confident, gain…

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POV: Shifting the Paradigm, Being the Architects of Change

Since DOMA landed on the steps of the Supreme Court, support for LGBTQ equality seems to be busting out all over. Supporters are everywhere – LGBTQ, straight, young, old, black, white, brown, religious,…

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Standing Together in Silence

It’s said that silence is golden, but is it also powerful? Does silence have the power to unite communities? To build and strengthen relationships? To fight for those without a voice? Thousands of…

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POV: The Morning After – Equality, DOMA and Beyond

Over the years I have often paraphrased Martin Luther King Jr. when saying how I, as a LGBTQ African American, didn’t want special rights just the same rights as every other American –…

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Standing Up For All Students

When teenagers think about the important events in their high school careers, a number of achievements come to mind: getting a driver’s license, making it to senior year, prom, and graduation. For most…

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It’s February: Time for Love, Marriage and Equality

It’s February; love’s in the air, and apparently everyone is high on the Valentine’s Day Kool-Aid. You expect to be inundated with love stories, engagements and wedding photos, but did you ever think…

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He’s At It Again…

Last week, Sen. Stacey Campfield, a Republican from Tennessee, made headlines again with his controversial “Don’t Say Gay” bill. The proposal, very similar to his previously-sponsored bill that died in the Tennessee Senate…

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South Beach: Not as Gay-Friendly as We Thought

This past weekend I got on a flight to Miami to celebrate a friend’s 25th birthday. Compared to New York’s snow and freezing temperatures this place was like our decided promised land with…

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POV: Lost in Translation – Django Unchained

First and foremost, let me say I am no movie critic. My tastes in film are as varied as my tastes in music, books and just about everything else. My personal favorites include…

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A New Year Brings New Hope

As 2012 comes to an end and we usher in 2013 with fireworks, champagne, and the iconic kiss at midnight, we have much to be thankful for. 2012 will go down in the…

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