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The power and peril of holding hands

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Straight couples don’t think twice about holding hands in public. Gays look around to ensure they won’t be bashed.
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Why did gay activists never embrace violence?

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The recent terror attack in Paris got me wondering why other marginalized groups didn’t take up violence.
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It’s time for a serious discussion about [insert latest case of religious violence here]

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This horrible attack had nothing to do with religion, even if the attackers vigorously & repeatedly claim it d
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12 dead in Paris terror attack; magazine criticized Muhammad

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A satirical magazine that has mocked the Muslim prophet Muhammad was attacked by gunmen shouting “Allahu Akbar.”
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Anita cried

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Gay marriages begin in Florida. 14 states to go until all of the United States permits gays to marry.
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FDA: Protecting blood supply from AIDS might “offend” straight people

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The FDA says it would be “offensive” and “burdensome” to questions straight donors the way they questions gays.
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Trans teen’s suicide, and posthumous note, touches a chord online

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Leelah Alcorn, born Josh, a 17 y.o. trans teen from Kings Mills, Ohio, walked into traffic early Sunday morning.
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Is inclusiveness becoming the new closet?

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Considering how powerful coming out has been over the decades, I’m not sure “coming in” is the best the strategy.
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The continuing adventures of Congressman Codel, Aaron Schock

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She’s baaack! GOP perma-bachelor Aaron Schock is off galavanting shirtless around the world again.
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