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    LGBTIQ Afghan Refugee: ‘I Feel Like a Human Being for the First Time’

    By John Lewis– Years ago, I worked as an English teacher for refugee children from the wars in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos at a camp in the Philippines that housed…

    Forcing Women to Go Through Pregnancy Has No Place in American Society

    By John Lewis and Stuart Gaffney– As we celebrate last week’s historic victory for marriage equality in Chile and take a break for the winter holidays, we must also remain…

    Don’t Forget Thanksgiving Amidst the December Holiday Frenzy

    Don’t Forget Thanksgiving Amidst the December Holiday Frenzy

    By John Lewis and Stuart Gaffney– For many Americans, Thanksgiving is their favorite holiday. It precedes the frenzy of the consumerism, busyness, and attendant stress of the December holiday season,…

    U.S. Supreme Court: Transgender Discrimination Case Can Go Forward

    U.S. Supreme Court: Transgender Discrimination Case Can Go Forward

    By Stuart Gaffney and John Lewis– Five years ago, Evan Minton, a Sacramento-area transgender man, scheduled a hysterectomy as part of his gender confirmation surgery to be performed by his…

    Love Wins in Switzerland as the Struggle Continues

    Love Wins in Switzerland as the Struggle Continues

    By John Lewis and Stuart Gaffney– In late September, voters in Switzerland supported the freedom to marry by a nearly 2–1 margin in a nationwide referendum, making that nation the…

    Perseverance Paying Off in Chile

    Perseverance Paying Off in Chile

    By Stuart Gaffney and John Lewis– It’s nearly 10,000 miles from Utqiagvik, Alaska, the northernmost community in the United States to Cape Horn at the southernmost tip of Chile. But…

    The Edge of Glory

    The Edge of Glory

    By John Lewis– When Hmong-American Sunisa Lee took home gold as all-around women’s gymnastics champion, Cambodian-American Jordan Windle finished 9th in the men’s 10-meter platform diving competition, and openly LGBTIQ…

    Counting Justices at the U.S. Supreme Court

    Counting Justices at the U.S. Supreme Court

    By Stuart Gaffney and John Lewis– The night Donald Trump was elected president nearly five years ago, we remember asking each other in despair: Will conservative religious forces go to…

    Donna’s Chronicles, “The highest civic or military order of merit…”

    Donna’s Chronicles, “The highest civic or military order of merit…”

    By Donna Sachet– The highest civic or military order of merit the nation of France can present to any individual is the Legion of Honor, created by Napoleon Bonaparte and…

    No License to Discriminate

    No License to Discriminate

    By Stuart Gaffney and John Lewis– Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia that Catholic Social Services could openly discriminate against same-sex couples while…

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