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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 be used as pawns in a political game and I do think that athletes can become Tommie Smith and John Carlos, protesting in very powerful ways. […]

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.

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On Our Knees for America

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On June 27, 2013
The Family Research Council has called for a day of action on June 30 against same-sex marriage. They designed a really great logo for it. These people are so ready to come out of the closet, they can’t help themselves. ….Once again, it’s worth noting that it is in fact impossible to parody conservatives. Impossible.

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 known as the Democratic Party (all 12 no votes were from Democrats), the pressure became too much for Senate Majority […]

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 pushin

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