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VIDEO: 12-Year-Old Mormon Girl Comes Out to Her Church Community

VIDEO: 12-Year-Old Mormon Girl Comes Out to Her Church Community

| June 17, 2017

“I believe that God wants us to treat each other with kindness, even if people are different — especially if they are different.” Huffpost Queer Voices’ James Michael Nichols shared the story of 12-year-old Savannah, who came out to her entire Mormon church community recently. Just before she finished her statement, a church official asked […]

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Book Review: Alison Solomon’s Devoted is a Compelling Mystery

Book Review: Alison Solomon’s Devoted is a Compelling Mystery

| April 15, 2017

Reviewed by Erica Raffel — From the first chapter, the rhythm and pace of Alison Solomon’s “Devoted” exudes energy and a compelling mystery, and you don’t want to put it down. The characters are real and the author skillfully portrays their honesty in facing difficulties and uncomfortable circumstances: a sister truly happy for her own […]

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10 Outstanding Women from Aviation History

10 Outstanding Women from Aviation History

| March 9, 2017

In July 2016 the British magazine, Pilot, published a list of their 10 outstanding women from aviation history. Topping the list, of course, was Amelia Earhart, who became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean solo in 1932. Check out their full list with photos here

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Sally Ride: Astronaut, Lesbian & Science Champion

Sally Ride: Astronaut, Lesbian & Science Champion

| March 6, 2017

In a 2014 Q&A with Scientific American’s Clara Moskowitz, biographer Lynn Sherr explains the public and personal sides of the notoriously private Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space. Sally Ride was considered by many to be America’s sweetheart—a famous and revered hero for being the first U.S. woman in space. And yet in many […]

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Q&A With Gloria Steinem by the Guardian

Q&A With Gloria Steinem by the Guardian

| March 6, 2017

Born in Ohio, Gloria Steinem, 82, graduated in 1956 and became a writer. By 1972, when she founded Ms magazine, she was known as a political activist and feminist organizer. She is the author of many books and essays, including the bestselling My Life On The Road. Woman, her documentary series about violence against women, […]

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Huffington Post Photo Collection: 100 Years of Women Refugees

Huffington Post Photo Collection: 100 Years of Women Refugees

| March 6, 2017

We were riveted by this collection of 63 photos of women refugees going back to 1915: Group of Armenian girls and women who escaped death or worse at the hands of the Turks, the fate of tens of thousands of their sisters, because of their Christianity on Nov. 26, 1915. To honor refugees this Women’s History […]

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First Same-Sex Married Couple to Compete at 2016 Rio Olympics

First Same-Sex Married Couple to Compete at 2016 Rio Olympics

| August 8, 2016

Neha Thirani Bagri reports on Quartz: “This summer will mark the fourth time British hockey players Kate Richardson-Walsh and Helen Richardson-Walsh will be competing in the Olympics. The long-time teammates made history in London in 2012 when they won Great Britain’s first Olympic hockey medal in two decades. In Rio, they’re gunning for gold, but […]

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Historic Marker Dedicated to “Mother of LBGT Civil Rights Movement”

Historic Marker Dedicated to “Mother of LBGT Civil Rights Movement”

| August 7, 2016

During the Equality Forum 2016 in Philadelphia, former Houston Mayor Annise Parker, the first openly LGBT mayor of a major American city, was keynote speaker for the Barbara Gittings’ Residence Historic Marker Dedication ceremony. The event was held concurrently with the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PA. “As the nation’s first openly LGBT mayor of […]

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