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On Cultural Cockroaches, True Greatness and Eating the Apple

Miriam Ava | Posted 10.20.2014 | Women
Miriam Ava

The world's upside down. We're already great. We're already intelligent and beautiful and rich. The world keeps telling us we aren't because it kee...

An Inner Revolution Has Already Begun

Steve Farrell | Posted 10.17.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Steve Farrell

An inner revolution started decades ago. You've probably been a part of it, at least in some small way, and probably don't even know. Yoga began ...

God Speaks: Humanity's Call

Maria Portas | Posted 09.23.2014 | Religion
Maria Portas

Humanity's Call on this life, is to get the whole place back to what it is meant to be! Where children are not suffering. Where people are being fed, and where we are all taking care of each and every person here on Earth.

The Man Behind the Merman

Steve Schonberg | Posted 09.22.2014 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

One of today's great comediennes is in fact a man. In the tradition of other celebrated gender benders, like Divine, Dame Edna and RuPaul, the man who transforms nightly into Varla Jean Merman has spent the better part of 20 years elevating "drag" to a peerless variety of this art form.

I'm the Crystal (And So Are You): A Poem for Cold Times

Miriam Ava | Posted 09.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

I'm the crystal/ I'm the light/ Inextinguishable and bright

God Speaks: The Reason We Are Here On Earth

Maria Portas | Posted 09.17.2014 | Religion
Maria Portas

There is a reason that we are all here in this world, and it is all about the discovery of your Self. Your Self, that very real part of you that is wa...

A Spiritual Solution to Religious and Racial Violence

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 09.16.2014 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

On a deep and genuine level, people of the various faiths have to accept that God has given multiple ways in which people can serve, worship, and reunite with him. We have to start to honestly feel this way and not just recite it.

John Waters' Women at the Film Society of Lincoln Center

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.06.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

No one missed the irony of a John Waters retrospective at The Walter Reade Theater across Lincoln Center's plaza from Fashion Week.

Did You Forget That You're Awesome?

Heather Strang | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Strang

Innately, wholly and totally, you are an amazing human being. In fact, there is no one on this planet just like you. You have gifts to give to your friends, family, community and the world that no one else can give and you have a special perspective that no one else holds. You are uniquely and completely awesome. Yet, you forget this divine fact every day.

Being a Woman Is a Privilege

Miriam Ava | Posted 09.20.2014 | Women
Miriam Ava

We create worlds. We inspire communities. We ignite transformations. And yet and because of this, the divine feminine has been repressed for mill...

Eternity in an Hour: In Tribute to Rabbi Joseph Ehrenkranz

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 04.30.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

This has been the hardest eulogy for me to write. I cried almost every step of the way. I miss him greatly. I know we all do. His smile, sense of humor, warmth, wisdom and vision. We have lost a giant.

What If the Avant-Garde Were the Moral? On Early John Waters and the Future of Queer Culture

Charles Stephens | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Charles Stephens

I wish that my generation took up Waters and his work more, because the subversive energy of his early films provides not only a lens but a landscape that helps us think innovatively about the possibilities of not only queer politics but queer practice.

WATCH: The Influence Of Divine's Infamous Poop-Eating Scene

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.25.2013 | Gay Voices

One of the first drag queens to make an appearance on the big screen, the late and great Divine continues to have a profound impact on queer culture d...

Paying Attention

Irene Tanner | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

As I inch forward along this well-worn road, I know by now that to stay alert, awake and attentive is essential to avoiding the pitfalls of mere wishful thinking and downright deception, whether by oneself or well-meaning others.

A Mayor Who Gets Beauty Tips From A Drag Queen?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 07.25.2013 | Gay Voices

Just another reason to love Charm City, a.k.a. Baltimore, Md.! Not only is Baltimore the hometown of legendary John Waters (and his former muse, D...

Urban Monk: Exploring Karma, Consciousness, and the Divine

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 09.18.2013 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Most of the time, when people think of monks, they imagine someone living in a monastery on top of a mountain or in the forests practicing silence or ...

A Yogi at Union Seminary: A Year in the Books and the Dirt

Chris Fici | Posted 09.07.2013 | Religion
Chris Fici

Now that I've plugged every single incredible person I have worked with this past year at Union and will work with, take a few moments to click on the various links and explore the vital work being done by these scholars and farmers.

Divine Inspiration

Juanita MORE! | Posted 08.06.2013 | San Francisco
Juanita MORE!

With our annual Pride celebration now only a few weeks away, in between all the shopping and primping a girls got to do, I find myself once again thinking about those who have touched my life; those who have - and still - inspire me to be who I am today.

Is Mindfulness Enough?

Anthony Strano | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Anthony Strano

Mindfulness and heartfulness catalyze a partnership of opposites. They integrate together meaningfully to effect a more functional quality to daily living.

Why We Need Rituals in Our Lives

Donna Henes | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

When we set aside the quality time and claim the psychic space for ceremony, when we assume the authority to do so, we are able to transform our perceptions, our perspectives, our experiences, and in the process, our reality.

Accidental Trailblazer: An Interview With Cult Cinema Icon Mink Stole

Logan Lynn | Posted 06.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Logan Lynn

Last week I had the chance to view a screening of I Am Divine, Jeffrey Schwarz's new feature-length documentary about John Waters protégé and drag pioneer Divine, and catch up with one of its stars, queer cult cinema icon, actress/singer and original John Waters muse Mink Stole.

Styles of Drag

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 05.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

Drag comes is so many styles, it's not even funny. What follows are the styles I have had the pleasure of seeing.

Dawkins, Dennett And Hitchens: The New Theists?

Peter Rollins | Posted 05.10.2013 | Religion
Peter Rollins

There is a form of atheism that is closer to the divine than the standard theism witnessed in the church. For wherever a concern of beauty, an embrace of life and a love of liberation are exhibited the sacred is proclaimed.

GPS for the Parent of a Teenager's Soul

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

As I wrapped by scarf tighter around me and put my hands inside my poncho for warmth, I brought my teenager to mind. He was my question. What would improve our relationship? How do I make our everyday more loving and less adversarial?

Does God Intervene In Our Lives?

John Backman | Posted 03.04.2013 | Religion
John Backman

As mystics and sages have testified for millennia, intimacy with God is the richest experience we can know. While it does not solve a thorny issue theists face -- the question of divine intervention -- it enables us to move forward into God, even as the question lies unanswered.