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There are LGBT allies, and then there was Rita
My friend Rita passed away last week. But her passing is not what this column will dwell on. It’s about friendship and our straight allies — and if there ever was a straight ally, it was Rita. Good...
Aug 14, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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LGBT history, LGBT hypocrisy
How do you feel about an LGBT person who supports an organization whose co-founder has described gay people as being “a minority of perverts and the mentally and morally sick”? Does that sound reli...
Aug 07, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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From paper to practice
Who would have thought that a broken arm would lead anyone to appreciate marriage equality? About a month ago, my partner of 10 years, Jason, and I were married. At the time, like many longtime par...
Jul 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playing TV catch-up
Summer is upon us and, with summer of course, comes the dry rot of the television season. But if you’re like me, you might have a lot of old TV shows from last season stored up on your DVR. Recentl...
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Finding the silver lining
It took me many years to realize this — and I’m sure many of my readers know this by now — but I’m an optimist. During our recent recession, I kept telling everybody that everything that goes down ...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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An LGBT pioneer marries
Something happened last week that I thought would never happen in my lifetime: I got married. And now, a few days later, it still is an amazement to me. I never thought that little piece of paper a...
Jul 10, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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From Stonewall to the White House
I was sitting on the train Monday heading to Washington, D.C., to join the president and First Lady at the White House for their LGBT Pride reception, and realized that I’d most likely have the per...
Jul 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sex talk with the Wall Street Journal
Never in my almost-39 years of journalism would it have dawned on me that PGN, the little LGBT newspaper that just wouldn’t quit, would be honored with the national Society of Professional Journali...
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Full-speed ahead
It is 9:27 p.m. on a rainy, dreary and humid June evening, and I’m in a Hampton Inn, on the interstate outside of Harrisburg, in preparation for a 9 a.m. meeting at the Pennsylvania News Media Asso...
Jun 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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A surprising political twist
The sentence that is about to be put into print is one that should surprise members of the LGBT community: The Republican candidate for governor of Pennsylvania has a more established record on LGB...
Jun 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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