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Loving a church that doesn’t love you

Loving a church that doesn’t love you.

Before the United Methodist Church (UMC) announced a proposal to split the denomination over “fundamental differences” regarding theological beliefs on LGBTQ clergy and same-sex marriage, that Friday morning of January 3rd, I was on the phone with the Reverend Joel B. Guillemette, pastor of Sudbury UMC.

San Diego Pride's Top 19 of 2019

San Diego Pride's Top 19 of 2019.

2019 brought our community a great many challenges to overcome and painful moments from which we are still healing. Through it all the brilliance, resilience, and love our community has to offer shone through. 

Mayor Faulconer joins construction kick-off to USNS Harvey Milk in San Diego

Mayor Faulconer joins construction kick-off to USNS Harvey Milk in San Diego.

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer will join State Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins, General Dynamics NASSCO officials and local leaders today to celebrate the start of construction for the future USNS Harvey Milk T-AO 206 fleet oiler for the U.S. Navy – the second of six vessels in the John Lewis class named in honor of American civil rights leaders.

Who is free speech protecting these days?

Who’s free speech protecting these days?

Free speech is one of the cornerstones of American Democracy. However, what are the boundaries of free speech? In the current political milieu, the protection of free speech appears to have an amorphous and wide expanse when it comes to sexist, racist, homophobic, Islamophobic, and xenophobic rants on many social media platforms and college campuses.

Whitney Houston comes out posthumously again

Whitney Houston comes out posthumously again.

Now in a moving memoir, “A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston,” by Robyn Crawford depicts their friendship and love story.

Seven years after Whitney's death, Robyn Crawford says, "I'd come to the point where I felt the need to stand up for our friendship. And I felt an urgency to stand up and share the woman behind the incredible talent.”

When whiteness is mirrored back at itself

When whiteness is mirrored back at itself.

Sometimes the best way to look at oneself is through a play. Joshua Harmon’s timely and satirical drama “Admissions” is one such production, and it’s now appearing here in Boston.

Let’s honor those who have served with Pride

Let’s honor those who have served with Pride.

Dear Pride Family,

In many ways, veterans were in part responsible for building our strongest LGBTQ communities across the country.