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    Newlyweds After 25 Years

    Newlyweds After 25 Years

    “Before we met, you and I were halves unjoined except in the wide rivers of our minds. We were each other’s distant shore, the opposite wings of a bird, the…

    Marvin Burrows: Love Warrior

    Marvin Burrows: Love Warrior

    Last weekend, our community lost one of our most powerful advocates and a truly wonderful person: Marvin Burrows. Marvin came out 62 years ago – in 1951 – at age…

    Turn Stressed Around to Desserts!

    Turn Stressed Around to Desserts!

    By Howard Steiermann Last month I had the wonderful opportunity to be a friend’s best man. This gave me a close, yet different, perspective on weddings. Being a best man…

    Coming Out for Marriage Equality in Japan

    Coming Out for Marriage Equality in Japan

    As we commemorate the 35th anniversary of the assassination of Harvey Milk, our recent trip to Japan to speak about marriage equality made clear how Harvey’s call to come out…

    Traveling at the Speed of Love: Winning the Race for Equality

    Five years ago last week, on Election Day 2008, California’s electorate passed Prop 8, marking perhaps the most notable low point in the marriage equality movement when a minority was…

    Nature’s Glorious Cathedrals

    Nature’s Glorious Cathedrals

    By Elizabeth River A few weeks ago, I had the honor of marrying two brides from Indiana who traveled to our beloved California for their wedding. I learned later that…

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    Going Global

    October brought marriage equality to state #14 – New Jersey. As attention now turns to the race between New Mexico, Hawaii and Illinois to see which state will become #15,…

    Til Death Do Us Part

    Til Death Do Us Part

    As a non-denominational minister, I officiate at the full array of life events. Last month, for example, I prepared comments for the memorial gathering of my cousin’s mother, Jo Dixon.…