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That Pro-Liberty Rand Paul

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On November 7, 2013
All I hear from the brogressive crowd is that Rand Paul is a great defender of civil liberties unlike those evil Democrats. Let’s remember Julian Assange after all: “The libertarian aspect of the Republican Party is presently the only useful political voice really in the U.S. Congress…[I] am a big admirer of Ron Paul and […]

Comply

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On August 16, 2013

I’m not particularly comfortable with the idea of boycotting the Winter Olympics in Russia because of the nation’s anti-gay laws. Mostly, I don’t think it’s fair to athletes to

Schools are listed here with no comment provided. The list of most LGBT unfriendly schools is largely a repeat of last year with 16 returning schools and four replacements (in bold): Grove City College, (Grove City, Pa.) Hampden-Sydney College (Hampden-Sydney, Va.) College of the Ozarks (Point Lookout, Mo.) Wheaton College (Wheaton, Ill.) University of Notre […]

A Journey

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On June 30, 2013

If you haven’t read E.J. Graff’s personal history of moving from a radical queer activist to “mainstream and married,” you owe it to yourself to do so. Share

The historian of gay America, George Chauncey, with an excellent essay on the history behind the move toward gay marriage. In part: The lesbian and gay liberation movements of the early 1970s did not make marriage a priority — quite the opposite. Activists fought police raids, job discrimination and families’ rejection of their queer children. […]

Pioneers

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On April 29, 2013

Finally, the active Big 4 sports professional athlete barrier is broken, as Wizards center Jason Collins comes out as gay. Let’s hope it’s the first of many. It’d be nice if by, say,

Equality

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On April 24, 2013

The Rhode Island Senate has passed a marriage equality bill by a 26-12 vote. Governor Lincoln Chaffee has already come out in support of it. After a long battle played out within the bizarre entity kn

Leadership

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On March 24, 2013
If you haven’t read Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita’s Times editorial in support of gay marriage, do so. It’s another of the growing examples of professional athletes pushing back against the homophobia that marks American sports culture. This kind of leadership does a lot to open doors for gay athletes. Share
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