Category Archives: Personal Stories

“The one place….”

letter to the New York Times, 6/17/20.  Anderson Cooper said he felt that most LGBT guys felt the same way about gay bars; they were a safe haven—-but no more. To the Editor: I have not had an event move … Continue reading

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Transgender Voices in N.C.

By Jonathan Drew Associated Press Posted May 7, 2016 in Burlington Times News   RALEIGH — A student who’s losing time in the classroom. A mother trying to show strength to her 8-year-old daughter. A reluctant protester led away in … Continue reading

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It’s now the Law….

@PatMcCroryNC It's now the law for me to share a restroom with your wife. #HB2 #trans #NorthCarolina #shameonNC pic.twitter.com/4b4OdmfmeN — JamesParkerSheffield (@JayShef) March 24, 2016

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Boy Scout Eagle Project

From the LGBTQ story archive: I’m Eric Snyder, I’m from Averill Park, NY. I started out in the Cub Scouts program when I was five years old. Like, day 1 in Kindergarten I signed up. Then we went to the … Continue reading

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Married, Gay and Catholic

DETROIT, Dec. 31, 2015   ( This story appeared in the Burlington Times News on Sunday, January 3, 2016) Because their Catholic faith is against same-sex marriage, Bryan Victor and Thomas Molina-Duarte made their wedding vows this summer before a … Continue reading

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Gay North Carolina high school football player was depressed despite ‘having it all’

Student body president. Recruited football player. Loads of friends. Caring family. Miserable. Coping with suicidal thoughts. That was me in high school, the kid who appeared to have this life together, who seemed to have it all. Yet for most … Continue reading

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DOES LEGAL SAME-SEX MARRIAGE PRESAGE POLYGAMY?

 In an excellent letter to the NT Times, July 23, 2015, this argument refutes this ridiculous assertion. To the Editor: Whenever someone starts the slippery-slope argument in discussing same-sex marriage, as William Baude did (“Is Polygamy Next?,” Op-Ed, July 21), it’s hard … Continue reading

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Section 1 of the 14th Amendment

On one of the next two Mondays, the Supreme Court will rule on Obergefell v Hodges and the argument is based on Section 1 of the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution:  as follows: All persons born or naturalized in the … Continue reading

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A Threat to Religious Liberty????

JAN. 10, 2015 Frank Bruni in the New York Times (excerpts) “I’VE been called many unpleasant things in my life, and I’ve deserved no small number of them. But I chafe at this latest label: A threat to your religious … Continue reading

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Elon Community Church (UCC) Votes to Become Open and Affirming

We the members of Elon Community Church United Church of Christ, believing that everyone is created by God and that we are called as Christians to be an inclusive fellowship, declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming congregation. We … Continue reading

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