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Mia Norton

Entries by Mia Norton

Grasping the Invisible God

(21) Comments | Posted January 7, 2014 | 4:58 PM

My princess is newly three but yet has the ability to come across much older in her conversation. She is articulate beyond her years, and although she often exhibits age appropriate behavior (less tactfully spoken -- she can throw major tantrums and fits with the best of them), in many...

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Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are!

(1) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 4:11 PM

Oct. 11 is National Coming Out Day, and my local PFLAG chapter, along with the gay-straight alliance at Arizona Western College, collaborated and hosted a screening in honor of the event. Several dozen people met to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first National Coming Out...

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Christian and Gay? One Politician's Personal Interview (VIDEO)

(77) Comments | Posted August 15, 2013 | 1:45 PM

2013-08-14-ScreenShot20130813at9.43.40PM.pngRod Snyder just completed his second term as National President of the Young Democrats of America. Just prior to his retirement, he decided that he had some unfinished business to take care of, so he penned a letter in which he...

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The Downfall of Exodus International Signals Change

(94) Comments | Posted July 12, 2013 | 7:26 PM

My heart skipped a beat when I received a text that read, "Exodus International just announced they are shutting down!" I was so excited that I had to reread the article several times. After 37 years of "conversion therapy" or "reparative therapy," the leadership of Exodus International announced...

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The Love Party: Celebrating the Downfall of DOMA

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2013 | 8:12 PM

June 26, 2013, was a monumental day in American history. The Supreme Court overturned the portion of DOMA that was preventing married gay and lesbian couples from having access to the same federal protections that married heterosexual couples have always been entitled to. The Prop 8 trial also had a...

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Must-See Video in the Face of Supreme Court Rulings

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2013 | 8:16 PM

The story of the untimely ending to Shane and Tom's love is heartbreaking. It doesn't matter what one's sexual orientation is; love is love, and loss is loss. The urgent underlying message in...

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How I Became a Straight Ally

(2) Comments | Posted June 24, 2013 | 7:50 PM

A few months ago I was given the privilege of writing a blurb for the Straight for Equality website, which is a branch of PFLAG National. Click these links to learn more about PFLAG and to follow them on Twitter and Facebook....

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The Next Generation: Calling an End to Hate Crimes

(2) Comments | Posted March 12, 2013 | 12:07 AM

At bedtime tonight my daughter and I read Whoever You Are by Mem Fox. She had a lot of questions as we read that no matter where people are-- we are all the same-- we are all people who hurt and love and laugh, even when we look...

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Coming Out to My Homophobic Mother as a Straight Ally

(396) Comments | Posted March 5, 2013 | 9:13 AM

I welcomed the new year with open arms. 2013 promises great things for my life and my family, one of them being that I am finally living a life with clarity, understanding and true compassion. I experienced firsthand the fact that inquiry invites advocacy and knowledge is power. I had...

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