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Echoes of the AIDS Hysteria as We Battle Ebola

Exactly a decade ago this month I received an email flagged as urgent from Monrovia, Liberia. It was from Lee Johnson, then coordinator of  "Liberian Youths Against HIV/AIDS.” ...

Remembering the Life, Love and Legacy of Audre Lorde

Have you ever wondered what unseen photos, faux pas, untold stories, and unfinished works surviving partners of famous people are left with? ...

Is being "Black-ish" also being homophobic-ish

The second episode of ABC's promising new comedy "Black-ish" left its LGBTQ viewership "black and blue." ...

Black Children Are Beloved and Beaten

"Beloved and beaten" is a phrase that best depicts how many African American children—past and present—are disciplined. It is an authoritative type of African American parenting discipline sty ...

Back-to-school not welcoming to all LGBTQ-students in Massachusetts

It's back-to-school season for most and stepping back into the scene isn't easy for a lot of students—especially LGBTQ  students. ...

The Real Superheroes of P’Town Carnival

The best week to be in Provincetown is the week of Carnival. The parade is its signature extravaganza. ...

The Stigma of Black Suicide is Killing Us

When the first news reports of Robin Williams’ death hit the media, few questioned the report that the country's most beloved comedian had committed suicide. ...

Divided LGBTQ communities on Israeli-Palestine conflict

As Secretary of State John F. Kerry flies to the Middle East to broker an Israeli- Palestine cease-fire, the tensions of this conflict have also divided our Boston LGBTQ communities. ...

In 2014 still not Independence Day for women

This month we celebrate the Fourth of July with rounds of festivities marking America's 238 years of independence. ...

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 ...
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