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Presbyterian Church Crawling Toward Marriage Equality

Many Presbyterians jubilantly proclaimed the Holy Spirit had unquestionably descended upon their 221st General Assembly, when Presbyterians voted to amend its constitution's (The Book of Order) def ...

Alexis Clements' Unknown Play Project

Writer Alexis Clements is currently underway on a documentary film on women's spaces. Remember those? Well they still do exist and they still are very much apart of our cultural his/herstory. ...

2014 World Cup So Far

Every four years the FIFA World Cup comes around and countries raise their flags, paint their faces, and memorize those not so well known parts of their national anthem before embarking on a month ...

Angkor Diary, Temple Hopping in Cambodia

This past May I took a short adventure into Cambodia to visit the temple sites of Angkor (video below). The Khmer's of Angkor were one of the most powerful and influential Empires in Asia. ...

Us Dykes March to a Different Beat

Pride parades will take place all over the country this month, and Boston’s was this weekend. ...

Five Questions: Daphne Willis

With both Chicago and Texas in her bones — and music in her blood — Daphne Willis was destined to become a singer/songwriter. ...

Desecrating Maya Angelou’s Funeral

When news circulated that the notorious Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, was planning to protest the “home-going” service of our nation’s most beloved citizen, poet, author, civil rights ...

Hurray For the Riff Raff

Queer country music has been percolating for some time now. ...

June 2014 Horoscope

This is one of our last chances to look backward before moving forward into an entirely new life... ...

Memorial Day: More Than BBQ and Blackout Cakes

I am going to be truthful about my thoughts of Memorial Day. When I was younger it was a day that kicked off the Summer. ...

Looking Back at Marriage Equality in Massachusetts

Marriage Equality in Massachusetts hits its 10 year mark on May 17th. With this 10th Anniversary I'm proud of the indefatigable energy and genius that made it possible. ...

This Is the Interview About His Ancestor Ben Affleck Tried to Suppress
gawker
April 23, 2015

Ben Affleck really didn’t want people to know that one of his distant ancestors owned slaves--going so far as to lobby celebrity genealogy TV show Finding Your Roots to suppress the segment in which that ancestor is discussed. But we got our hands on a copy of the script...

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You've Been Shot by a Smooth Photographer: The World of Michael Jackson Impersonators
hyperallergic.com
April 23, 2015

On a cool March night last year, I arrived at the bowling alley/concert venue Brooklyn Bowl to celebrate a good friend's 30th birthday. I had spent the previous week eagerly anticipating the event, not because we'd be seeing a performance by a musician

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The Whitney’s Downtown Move
The New Yorker
April 21, 2015

Peter Schjeldahl on Renzo Piano’s new museum building, and on its inaugural show, “America Is Hard to See.”

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Scholar Discovers Hidden Annotations in a Welsh Manuscript
hyperallergic
April 21, 2015

Ghostly images have been discovered in one of the UK’s most important medieval manuscripts. The phantoms were found in the Black Book of Carmarthen at the National Library of Wales — the earliest surviving text written in Welsh, containing the oldest poems about

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Laverne Cox Goes Nude for Allure: 'I Felt This Could Be Really Powerful'
Yahoo UK
April 16, 2015

Another year, another round of actresses who dare to bare it all in Allure.

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Rapture in the ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’
The Boston Globe
April 16, 2015

“Clouds of Sils Maria” finds the mercurial French filmmaker Olivier Assayas and a trio of excellent, unexpected actresses playing mind games with the audience. But what mind games!

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Why do lesbians earn more than straight women?
Slate
April 16, 2015

April 14 is this year’s Equal Pay Day, chosen because it marks the point in 2015 when women’s earnings finally reach parity with what men earned in 2014.

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As School Relents, Louisiana Lesbian Receives Custom Tuxedo for Prom
Advocate.com
April 16, 2015

Claudetteia Love earned recognition for speaking out about her school's discriminatory policy — and now she'll be dancing in style with a custom-made suit from LGBT clothiers.

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Matalan Has A New Ad Campaign Featuring Lesbian And Gay Families And It's Completely Gorgeous
BuzzFeed News
April 16, 2015

This clothing brand is showing Britain in all its diverse loveliness. BuzzFeed News spoke to the LGBT families featured in the adverts...

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Hillary Clinton has a new position on same-sex marriage
CNN.com
April 16, 2015

As recently as a year ago, Hillary Clinton was sparring with a public radio host about her position on same-sex marriage. Now she says it should be a right.

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At center of Supreme Court gay marriage case, a story of love amid crippling disease
LA Times
April 16, 2015

There are more than 30 plaintiffs in the gay marriage lawsuits that will be argued before the Supreme Court this month.

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Recurring Waves of Arrival: Elaine de Kooning’s Portraits, from Loft Dwellers to JFK
hyperallergic.com
April 14, 2015

“I was enslaved by portraits.” That’s how Elaine de Kooning puts it to filmmaker Betty Jane Thiebaud to describe what happened after her arduous and rewarding commission to paint President John F. Kennedy’s portrait for the Truman ...

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I'd Bottom For Hillary Shirts Are Now On Sale
buzzfeed.com
April 14, 2015

This shirt is for all you out there that would drop pants, bend over and bottom for Hillary Rodham Clinton, reads one of the shirt...

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Affirmative Action Isn’t Reverse Racism
Al Jazeera America
April 14, 2015

Claiming that diversity policies help certain minorities over others is tacky, ahistorical and inaccurate

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Reading Racist Literature
The New Yorker
April 14, 2015

How do you rehabilitate your love for art works based on expired and inhuman social values?

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Keep Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks Off the $20 Bill
The Root
April 14, 2015

With the state of black women in this country, putting one of these icons on U.S. currency is not progress—it’s hush money.

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The Dire 17th-Century Origins of the Purvi Patel Feticide Verdict 
jezebel.com
April 10, 2015

When you’re a historian specializing in early modern European history, it’s not often that your area of expertise is relevant to modern politics—and when it is, the situation is rarely good.

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YouTube rarely promotes black YouTube stars, even during Black History Month
Fusion
April 10, 2015

Here's the deal: YouTube is a platform for anyone. But YouTube chooses to promote channels and personalities that the company deems worthy of views by

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Toni Morrison's New Novel, 'God Help the Child': On Letting Go of Childhood Trauma
The Root
April 10, 2015

In God Help the Child, the acclaimed author gives us characters who are broken by childhood trauma but find solace in each other.

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