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DESCENDANTS DANCE ON

"Than Tsídéh, 19, of the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo dances on the empty platform where a statue of Juan de Oñate was removed." Photograph: Gabriela Campos for The Guardian, in the…

LOVE KNOWS NO BOUNDS

Breaking: A landmark Supreme Court ruling protecting both LGBTQ rights and human rights, outlawing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the United States. The Supreme Court ruled…

TRANSGENDER SUICIDE HOTLINE

The first Transgender Suicide Hotline in the United States is available:Trans LifelineIn the United States: 877-565-8860In Canada: 877-330-6366This line is staffed by transgender people, is dedicated to the transgender community…

LOVING DAY

Happy Loving Day, the anniversary of the United States Supreme Court striking down all remaining state laws still prohibiting interracial marriage on June 12, 1967 in the landmark case, Loving…

APRIL SUPPORTS SURVIVORS

Beautiful people, April is recognized as National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and it also contains National Crime Victim’s Rights Awareness Week. In honor of survivors of childhood sexual…

ORIGIN #11

Which came first, my love? The night sky, or the fissure of light splitting it?So many years ago, at dinner, you said to me,just before we sat at the glass-topped table,after…

FIRST THOUGHT (#33)

First thought: Today the daylight is two minutes and seventeen seconds shorter than yesterday. Second thought: One open window to the air before sunrise, its hitch and chill; the raven…

DEGREE OF ILLUMINATION

Would you know the degree of illumination the moon was willing to bestow upon you if you turned your open face skyward to take her in? What if there was…

LET GO.

The apricot tree is so full of fruit that the branches have bent to the ground. One branch snapped off, jagged torn from the trunk. Sometimes part of us can…

THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE.

"There is always hope."On Tuesday October 9, 2018, I was honored to return to the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, to serve as the Keynote Speaker for the event,…

NOT EVEN MEMORY CAN STOP US NOW

I went back today to the courthouse where I took my abuser to court almost two decades ago. It was the first time I've been back since that day in…

THE POWER OF A NAME

I'm at the Renaming Celebration of The Centre County Women’s Resource Centre to the new, all inclusive name of Centre Safe, in State College, Pennsylvania. Centre Safe has been offering…

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