Category Archives: Society

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A Candid Look at the Journey to Lynchburg

The day was beautiful, as lovely as any autumn day I had seen. Driving along US 29 I reflected on what put us on this path to Lynchburg. My partner, Jim, read the newspaper, Jimmy Creech napped in the back seat and I was left

Gay couple holding hands in front of a pride flag signifying support and love

The Surprise of Lynchburg

I was one of the 200 members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and allies community to meet the weekend of Oct. 23-24 with Rev. Jerry Falwell and 200 of his followers in Lynchburg, Virginia. Having been raised a Southern Baptist, holding my undergraduate degree

Tealight Candle on Human Palms

Death and New Life

The death of Matthew Shepard was truly despicable and one that will live with us for a very long time. Matthew’s death hit me very hard. Over the weekend of October 11, 1998 I had written a card to Matthew sharing with him that my

The Capitol, Washington, D.C.

Rev. Troy Perry Calls for Apology from Lott

The head of the world’s largest Christian denomination with a primary ministry to gays and lesbians today called for an apology from Senator Trent Lott. In remarks on June 15, Lott called homosexuality a “sin” and noted, “There are all kinds of problems and addictions

Gay couple holding hands in front of a pride flag signifying support and love

A Visit to Focus On The Family

From PFAW’s Right Wing Watch Online For dedicated watchers of the Religious Right, Focus on the Family has always been a bit apart from the rest of the pack. Its budget far outstrips the other major movement organizations – six times larger than the Christian

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News in Brief

Gay Marriage Victory in Hawaii Put On Hold Gay and lesbian couples will have to wait a little longer to walk down the aisle in Hawaii. A judge who ruled the state must recognize same-sex marriage put the order on hold to give the state

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Same-Sex Marriage: The Unholy Battle Over Matrimony

There are names synonymous with the struggle for gay and lesbian civil rights: Stonewall, Bowers v. Hardwick, Baehr vs. Lewin. Baehr v. Lewin? That’s the lawsuit in Hawaii that started this recent push for same-sex marriage. In 1993, that state’s Supreme Court ruled in that

Wedding rings on dictionary

Same-Sex Marriage: A Return to Tradition

Tradition. In every argument I hear against same-sex marriage, that word is used. Opponents worry that gay and lesbian marriages will go against “tradition.” At first I believed they were right, and that, yes, gay and lesbian marriages would not be traditional, and that would