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Pride Guide: Here's How You Be an LGBTQ+ Ally for Pride

The night before my wife and I headed off to celebrate Pride weekend (because it’s always Pride weekend somewhere in June) we attended a “what does pride mean to you?” panel at our local LGBT center. After hearing from intergenerational, multicultural LGBTQ individuals was interesting, we headed home to get ready for our trip — only to get a text from a friend that she wouldn’t be joining us at Pride because her ex didn’t think it was appropriate for their child.

No apology.

No acknowledgement that it was a slap in the face remark from someone we’d invited to weddings, parties, and other events for years.

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We'll Never Be Able to Pee in Peace. Thanks Trump

“Trump Appears Set to Reverse Protections for Transgender Students” the New York Times warns, specifically legislation put in place to allow school kids to pee in the bathroom that meets their gender identities. Hours later, he did just that claiming the legal argument for the protections needed more study (and of course, states rights to discriminate against whoever they want).

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Lessons Learned at the Women's March: Compassion is a Tool in the Resistance

On the way back from the Women’s March, my wife and I listened to a TED Radio Hour episode that got me thinking about the experience we’d just had marching in DC and the best way to take that momentum forward and make change.

The TED talk that stuck with me was about emotional correctness vs. political correctness —or why liberals are pricks, how that intersected with progressive messaging, and what we can learn from conservatives.

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