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Jody Huckaby

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Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All

(1) Comments | Posted May 31, 2012 | 2:00 PM

This month kicks off PFLAG’s 40th anniversary year. Forty years ago, a schoolteacher from Queens, NY stood up for her gay son after seeing him harassed and bullied because of his sexual orientation. One mom stood up and now, 40 years later, tens of thousands of people are standing...

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The Bridge

(27) Comments | Posted March 9, 2012 | 5:34 PM

Wow, what a month.

The Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declared that California's Proposition 8 was unconstitutional (again), while marriage equality surged forward in the states of Washington, New Jersey, and Maryland. A "million moms" amounted to less than 40,000 and were widely denounced for their protest of...

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Honest and Fair, Friendly and Helpful, Considerate and Caring, Courageous and Strong

(4) Comments | Posted January 13, 2012 | 12:23 PM

I will do my best to be

Honest and Fair,

Friendly and Helpful,

Considerate and Caring,

Courageous and Strong…

These are the opening phrases of the Girl Scout Law. And over the last few months, we’ve heard them used...

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A Mother's Plea: Lenora Brandoli Writes a Heartfelt Letter to Stop the Deportation of Her Son's Husband

(102) Comments | Posted December 12, 2011 | 11:23 AM

I have spoken often about the power of the PFLAG voice: parents, families, friends and straight allies uniting with LGBT people in support of basic civil rights. The unique perspective a parent brings to the table when talking about the things they want for their children -- a safe home,...

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The October 12th Ally

(2) Comments | Posted October 7, 2011 | 11:11 AM

With Oct. 11, National Coming Out Day, just around the corner, the chatter is already starting with events, fundraisers and other activities that will increase understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, the need for LGBT people to come out as LGBT, and the need for allies...

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Symbolism or Substance in ENDA Debate?

(8) Comments | Posted October 25, 2007 | 6:04 PM

When the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) received its first-ever vote in the House of Representatives and passed the Education and Labor Committee on Oct. 18, it should have been a historic -- and celebratory -- moment for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. But there was a cloud...

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