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Religion and the LGBT community: 3 Books to Find Faith

Janet Mason | Posted 06.06.2015 | Religion
Janet Mason

Coming Out in Faith: Voices of LGBTQ Unitarian Universalists edited by Susan A. Gore and Keith Kron was a breath of fresh air. The writers in this collection share their experiences of being amazed at being around straight allies who are genuinely not homophobic.

The International Gay: Around the World in Three LGBT Books

Janet Mason | Posted 12.14.2014 | Books
Janet Mason

One of the things that I love about being part of the LGBT community is feeling strongly connected to the rainbow way that spans the globe. Sometimes our experiences are different -- vastly so -- but there is some commonality in struggle and, for me and most likely for many others, this increases empathy and identification.

'Just Know That I Am a Person' -- Three New Books on Transgender Issues

Janet Mason | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Janet Mason

Rigid gender roles are irritating to many of us, damaging to society at large (whether people know it or not), and absolutely toxic to gender nonconforming children and their families. But like it or not, there are "boy's toys" and "girl's toys" and they are marketed aggressively.

Still Married in Pennsylvania: PA Constitutional Ban Struck Down and Marriage Is Re-Defined

Janet Mason | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Janet Mason

I gave my friend a high five, kissed my partner (now my legal partner/spouse), and as we drove home, we joked about putting a sign and a trail of tin cans on the back of our car.

What Ping the Duck, Duck Dynasty, Same-Sex Marriage in Utah, and Most of the Rest of Us Have in Common

Janet Mason | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Janet Mason

What the Duck Dynasty controversy illustrates most strongly is that we are more alike than different. Racism and homophobia and sexism all have things in common.

Married With Benefits in Montgomery County PA: Same-Sex Marriage As Real As It Gets

Janet Mason | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Janet Mason

Montgomery County began issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples last month when a lesbian couple contacted the County through their lawyer and said they would like to get married.