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Exciting Developments for LGBT Rights and Marriage Equality in Taiwan

Exciting Developments for LGBT Rights and Marriage Equality in Taiwan

6/26 and Beyond John Lewis and Stuart Gaffney, Marriage Equality USA On January 16, 2016, Tsai Ingwen made history when she was elected Taiwan’s first female president. Tsai’s election not…

6/26 And Beyond

6/26 And Beyond

As the new year commences, we initiate a new name for our column: 6/26 and Beyond. You might ask: What’s 6/26? It’s June 26–not only the date of the founding…

Inspiration from Nonagenarians and Students from SF’s School of the Arts

Inspiration from Nonagenarians and Students from SF’s School of the Arts

For readers unfamiliar with the word—don’t worry—nonagenarians are not the latest addition to the wonderful and ever expanding alphabet soup that is the LGBTIQ movement. Nonagenarians are people in their…

Dispatch from Bratislava

Dispatch from Bratislava

When our 18-year-old niece told us she would be spending a gap year between high school and college in the capital of Slovakia, Bratislava, we must confess that we had…

Family Values

Family Values

When I called my uncle on June 26 to tell him that the U.S. Supreme Court had ruled in favor of marriage equality, I could tell from across the country…

First Monday in October 2017

First Monday in October 2017

On the first Monday in October, the U.S. Supreme Court commenced a new term. To mark the occasion, Marriage Equality USA sent each of the five Justices who voted in…

Examining the Words of the Pope

Examining the Words of the Pope

(Editor’s Note: As we went to press, news outlets reported that the Pope met with Kim Davis during his trip to the U.S. and offered her words of encouragement. As…

Ban Ki-moon: Leading by Example

Ban Ki-moon: Leading by Example

In last edition’s column, we told the story of openly gay Syrian refugee Subhi Nahas, who recently made history when he addressed the first ever meeting of the United Nations…

Making History at the U.N.

Making History at the U.N.

Subhi Nahas, an openly gay Syrian refugee from Idlib, a city north of Damascus, made history recently when he and a gay Iraqi refugee addressed the first ever meeting of…

The Rule of Law

The Rule of Law

As efforts to exclude LGBT couples from marriage continue in a handful of locales mostly in the South, the language of United States District Judge David Bunning’s recent ruling rejecting…

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