Archive for June 2015

Same-Sex Marriage is a Constitutional Right

In 2013, The Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act (defining marriage as between a man and a woman), requiring federal agencies to recognize same-sex marriage performed in states where it is legal.  Justice Anthony Kennedy, who wrote that decision in 2013 as well as last Friday, struck down restrictions in…

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The Pope, The Gay & The Church

Pope Francis has said “gay people should not be marginalized but integrated into society. “ July 29, 2013 On gay priests, His Holiness remarked “Who am I to judge?” If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?”  July 29, 2013 Vatican spokesman Father Frederico…

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Happy Father’s Day In Particular To Gay Dads

Happy Father’s Day, especially to Gay Dads for they have undergone crucibles of complicated laws, great expenses, and societal prejudices in their quest just to become gay parents. Heterosexual parents, on the other hand, can willy-nilly have children. Increasing Acceptance Despite the rigors of surrogacy and adoption for same-sex couples, according to the Williams Institute,…

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It’s Men’s Health Month & Week

June 15-21, 2015 is Men’s Health Week this year.  What does that mean? It encourages early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.  Through the media, it gives awareness to health problems that are preventable. Health Issues Affect The Whole Family Young men, still in high school, have many of the same health…

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“June Is Busting Out All Over”

Marriage, roses, graduations, and once again, Pride events and Parades in major U.S. cities, they all signal June.  However, unlike the first three harbingers of summer,  not all GLBT persons and their straight parents want to march or spectate at Gay Pride Parades, an annual event (http://www.gaypridecalendar.com). One Straight Parent Grouses A mother I interviewed…

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The Legacy of Bullying

It pained me to watch Jane Clementi talk on June 7th about her life since the death of her gay suicidal son.  “I’m not even near healed,” stated Jane Clementi, New Jersey resident, and mother of  Tyler Clementi, who in 2010 jumped off the George Washington Bridge. As Jane, sitting besides her husband Joseph on…

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Fun House Is Anything But…

Last week, I went to see the poignant musical “Fun Home,” based on cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir subtitled “A Family Tragicomic..” ( the book and lyrics are written by playwright Lisa Kron).    As a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama,  “Fun Home” is the “first mainstream musical about a young…

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