Cox: Documentary shows ‘amazing … courageous’ trans youth

Being a feminist and being a supporter of transgender rights aren’t mutually exclusive conditions, says actress and activist Laverne Cox. In fact, she says, both groups have a vested interest in dismantling patriarchy. Cox, one of the stars of Netflix’s hit drama “Orange is the New Black,” says the wider LGBTQ movement also needs to
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I Went to a Pumpkin Patch and Back Into the Closet

It happened again. Ledcat and I ventured out to a local venue where we found ourselves donning the veil of discretion we know so intimately. The tacit agreement to not hold hands, not use endearments, not draw attention. It is a traveling closet that one uses when necessary. How on earth, you might ask, does
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Giveaway: Annie Lennox New Album ‘Nostalgia’

Enter to win Nostalgia from Annie Lennox! NOSTALGIA the new album from the legendary ANNIE LENNOX Featuring fresh takes on iconic American compositions including “I Put A Spell On You” and “God Bless The Child” Available October 21! iTunes – http://po.st/NostalgiaiTunes Amazon – http://po.st/NostalgiaAmazon Annie’s Store – http://po.st/eS6Hcg Nostalgia Track Listing 1. Memphis In June
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Report Details Homelessness Among LGBTQ Youth in Allegheny County

A report released by the Allegheny County Department of Human Services ‘I’ll never get used to it: Young People Living on the Street’ confirms that at least one-third of the number of homeless youth (ages 18-24) in our region are LGBTQ and most say a lack of family support is why they are not living
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Cats and Dogs Napping

Oh just naptime around these parts. Hopeful for a snack. About to be disappointed. If the y had an extra hour, 55 minutes napping and 5 waiting for snacks.
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Giveaway: Mary Lambert Album ‘Heart On My Sleeve’

Enter to win Heart On My Sleeve from Mary Lambert! HEART ON MY SLEEVE the debut album from the Grammy-nominated out artist MARY LAMBERT Featuring the hit single “Secrets” Available NOW: http://smarturl.it/HOMS See Mary Lambert On Tour! 10/17 — Albany, NY — College of St. Rose 10/19 — Boston, MA — The Sinclair 10/22 —
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Now I’m Just Somebody Who Used To Read Books

What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without reading a book (since learning how to read, of course)? Which book was it that helped break the dry spell? It probably won’t shock you that I grew up as a big reader. My Dad was a book reader and my mother read 3 newspapers every day as well
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I Miss Graduate School

Sometimes, I miss graduate school. Specifically, I miss the conversation. When I was at LSU in the early 1990’s, we spent a lot of time talking, discussing and arguing. It was exhilarating and frightening to be exposed to so many new ideas, opening a world of possibilities to me. There’s no way to recreate that.
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