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Biden Pledges Support to LGBTQ Community

A Q&A with Former Vice President and Democratic Candidate for President Joe Biden

This Q and A with former Vice President and now Democratic Candidate for President Joe Biden starts out with a meeting in 2012 when a group of us met in the Vice President’s office in the White House to find a way to fund an LGBTQ senior affordable living facility.  That building is the John C. Anderson LGBT-Friendly Apartments, a hallmark of Philadelphia’s LGBTQ community. We start there.

The United States Naval Academy Evolves with LGBTQ Acceptance

LGBTQ History Month Retrospectives from the LGBT History Project

Up until 2011, it was difficult to be openly LGBTQ at USNA, which has roughly 4,500 students who go on to become military officers after their time in Annapolis. However, with increasing acceptance of LGBTQ people in mainstream culture, USNA students are experiencing a different environment.

Equality Forum’s LGBT History Month Icons: Oct. 11 – Moisés Kaufman

Award-Winning Theater Director

Moisés Kaufman is an award-winning theater director and playwright. His work is known for its bold, perceptive portrayals of contemporary social issues, particularly those of sexuality and culture. His groundbreaking play, “The Laramie Project,” inspired by the brutal killing of a gay college student, Mathew Shepard, generated worldwide empathy and dialogue around LGBT hate crimes.

Why Lori Lightfoot is the Best, and Worst, VP Pick for Biden

Op-Ed

Anyone who is vaguely familiar with out lesbian Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot probably knows that she would be a strong vice presidential candidate. She has it all. … But with all that being said, anyone who is more intimately familiar with her probably knows that she is also the worst possible choice for a completely different, and perhaps surprising, reason.

2019: The Year In Review

News and Stories from Across the Nation

Unlike last year, LGBTQ issues did not figure as prominently in the news media. But don’t be fooled. Donald Trump and his administration have been hard at work, gutting nearly every protection put in place by former President Barack Obama.

A Two Thousand Year-Old Hanukkah Question

Spiritual Reflections

When lighting the Hanukkah candles, should one start by lighting all eight candles on the first night and then decrease the number of candles each successive night, or should one start by lighting one candle and increase towards eight? For Hillel and Shammai, two of the greatest rabbis in Jewish history, the world depended upon their answer.

Mayor Pete speaks on LGBTQ history, historic campaign

2020 Politics

Pete Buttigieg, who has served as mayor of South Bend, Ind. since 2012, came out as a gay man in a self-penned essay published by the South Bend Tribune. This past April he declared his candidacy for president of the United States. Mayor Buttigieg and I spoke on the phone about his campaign, his values, and who he looks up to in the LGBTQ community.