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Opinion: Men, How Will You React When Your Daughter Says She’s Been Raped?

Father & Daughter / Flickr / Creative Commons
Editorial
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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Stephanie Sandberg Shares Vision for Lesbian Super PAC in the Trump Era

Stephanie Sandberg/LPAC
Editorial
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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Been There, Done That: Surviving That Dreaded Lesbian Breakup

Editorial
When my relationship with my long-term girlfriend came to an end, so did a part of me that existed when we were together. She was my first real girlfriend. ...
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Former Nanny: ‘Don’t Serve Me Urine and Say It’s Lemonade’

Editorial
I’m sure many of us have thought this same sentiment: “She can rest while the girls nap.” Except that’s not the reality when you’re a nanny. You’re preparing food, bottles, cleaning - and, god forbid - taking the opportunity to visit the bathroom alone. ...
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State Senator Gayle Goldin: Why Speaking Out Against Sexual Harassment Backfires for Women in Office

Senator Gayle Goldin (left) attends a bill signing with Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo (center).
Politics Editorial
As a Rhode Island state senator, I know I’m already judged by the clothes I wear, the tone of my voice, and whether I'm likable enough. I'm expected to be a fierce champion and a team player—all while wearing lipstick and nice shoes. ...
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Off the Couch and Into the Street: Why I Finally Joined a Protest Movement

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Editorial Local
When I was a young girl, I was in a Camp Fire group, and we used to sing a song that told us it was “better to light just one little candle than to stumble in the dark.” Well, I hadn’t thought of that song in 30 years, but I’ve been hearing it in my head as I try and put my short history as an activist into words for you. ...
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Why it Matters That Girls Can Boy Scout

Julia-Grace Sanders
Editorial
As an adult, I’m passionate about the outdoors and I can’t help but get a little angsty that my Boy Scouts education was cut short at the soap-carving unit. ...
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LGBTQ Couples Face Financial Uncertainty – Even One Year Post Obergefell

Ann Dyste Photo
Editorial
For those planning to wed in the near future, LGBTQ couples should begin to understand how marriage affects their pocket books. ...
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Bigger Expectations: How a Chin Hair Made Me Cry

Krystal Marx
Editorial
Funny enough, it was finding a chin hair in the mirror the other morning that finally had me in tears. You know how, sometimes, you find yourself overwhelmed ...
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What North Carolina’s HB 2 Means for Lesbian America, One Woman’s Story

Katie Benfield/Pride
Politics Editorial
I identity solely as a lesbian, so I can only imagine what this bill means for transgender people. My heart hurts for every single one of them. ...
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