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Zach Wahls
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Zach Wahls is a sixth-generation Iowan, an advocate for LGBTQ rights, an Eagle Scout and the founder of Scouts for Equality. His testimony about his family before the Iowa House Judiciary Committee was YouTube's most watched political video of 2011. He has appeared on The Daily Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Situation Room, and The Late Show among other media outlets. He is Iowa's 2013 Truman Scholar and the author of the national bestseller My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength and What Makes a Family. He lives in Iowa City, Iowa where he owns and operates a peer tutoring company.

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Searching for Grace in the New Year

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2013 | 4:21 PM

I've been thinking about grace a lot lately. I think you're supposed to think about grace during the holidays. I'm thinking about it because I've had a really rough last two and a half months and grace feels like the hardest thing in the world to find right now.

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Social Media Will Help Us Make The World A More Equal Place

(4) Comments | Posted June 24, 2013 | 9:30 PM

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"Come out, come out, wherever you are."

Support for LGBTQ rights has never been higher in the United States, and the movement for full inclusion...

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Why I'm Going Purple This Spirit Day

(26) Comments | Posted October 18, 2012 | 2:06 PM

We non-queer children of same-sex couples have an interesting place in the LGBTQ community. On the one hand, like me, most of us are not queer-identified. On the other hand, there should be no doubt that a part of the "straight identity" is having straight parents. Yes, the vast majority...

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A Mothers' Day Gift

(10) Comments | Posted May 13, 2012 | 1:25 AM

In a state of shared disbelief, this nation learned that the leader of the free world had publicly announced his full support for the signature civil rights issue of our time: full recognition of the freedom to marry for all Americans, gay and straight alike. As the son of a...

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Why the Boy Scouts' Expulsion of Jennifer Tyrrell, a Lesbian Den Mother, Hits Close to Home for Me

(201) Comments | Posted April 19, 2012 | 6:08 PM

Earlier this week, a story emerged out of Ohio that a Den Mother (a parent leader of Cub Scouts, the Boy Scouts of America's program for younger boys) was forced to resign from her position explicitly because she is a lesbian woman. This is merely the latest reminder...

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