Category Archives: Society

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Out in Beirut

It is Thursday night, early May. Ismail Noshy is getting ready for his monthly meeting with his gay Arab friends. “The first Thursday of every month,” says Noshy, a 23-year-old Arab Christian, “we meet and talk about being gays and Arab.” Most of his friends,


Legal Defense of Gay Marriage

W. C. Fields once said, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again; then quit – there’s no use being a damn fool about it.” Unfortunately, such words of wisdom continue to be ignored by a group in Vermont, who recently lost yet another

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Stem Cells and the Heterosexual Agenda

President-Select George W. Bush’s recent decision to support federal funding for stem cell research has drawn some interesting responses from conservatives in America. Some regard his decision as a betrayal of his pro-life campaign promises, while others are modifying their views so they can stand

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Speak Up Against Sexual Assault

There is a time for everything… time to be quiet and a time to speak up. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-7) The Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault (GNESA), the statewide coalition of rape crisis centers, designates September as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. During this month, our 19

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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

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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