Editorial

Editorial

Matthew Shepard

My father came in and asked me why I was so emotional over some stranger I didn’t even know. In that moment I was him and he was me. ...
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Lucy J. Madison

In my new book, A Recipe for Love: A Lesbian Culinary Romance, Danika Russo is 55, newly retired from a 30-year career as a mail carrier, and she’s stuck in a rut. ...
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Amber Cantrorna

What you need to understand is that lip service love isn’t just disappointing to LGBTQ people, it’s devastating. ...
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Father & Daughter / Flickr / Creative Commons

How do you convince her that if she doesn’t call the police now, they might not believe her after the fact, even within 24 hours? How do you convince her that reliving her horror will be good for her in the end? ...
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Lesbian Circle. Photo: Myriam Fougere “Lesbiana: A Parallel Revolution”

The truth is, lesbians embarrassed me. Like a baboon’s behind, they exposed what should stay hidden. ...
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Mayor Jenny A. Durkan selected Interim Chief Carmen Best as the next Chief of the Seattle Police Department. Best is a widely-respected law enforcement leader who has been an instrumental part of implementing the historic reforms undertaken by the SPD. The Mayor’s nomination is subject to City Council confirmation. ...
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A woman reunited with her seven-year-old daughter after they had been separated for four months in immigration detention. Credit: Hope Hall/ACLU.

Children being separated from their parents by ICE are experiencing intense trauma - identified as life-altering “toxic stress” by the president of the American Academy of Pediatrics - at the hands of our government. ...
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Stephanie Sandberg/LPAC

Trump has erased references to LBTQ people from federal web sites; reversed protections for trans prisoners, setting them up to be victims of increased brutality – and tried to ban trans soldiers from the military. ...
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Author Christie Hardwick writes: Cuba is just an example of how we construct "otherness." We buy into a narrative without checking any facts in the story. We perpetrate the treatment of the “other” through our ignorance and lack of curiosity about what is the truth and what is the full story. ...
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Stephanie Burt

This spring’s anniversary edition of the transgender young adult classic Being Emily features an all-new introduction by Harvard professor Stephanie Burt. In addition to being an internationally-recognized poet and one of the most influential poetry critics of her generation, Stephanie publicly came out and transitioned at Harvard in 2017. ...
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