When I first was coming to terms with being "transgender" I spent a lot of time reading about ways to "come out" to family and friends. The dominant advice for dealing with problematic family was to make sure they knew that you were still the same person. I've seen this in many articles and on … Continue reading I’m (Not) the same person I always was!
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A number of progressive Christian authors have come out in opposition to Planned Parenthood and abortion rights or they have wanted to give voice to the moral ambiguities involved in the issue. The latter I respect. But as a progressive Christian I wanted to offer an alternative position. One which affirms and supports the work of Planned Parenthood and the importance of access to reproductive health care.
I write this as a gay man. As someone who can never become pregnant. And as someone whose knowledge of women’s reproductive health needs are limited. And yet I find a continuity between LGBT equality and reproductive justice. Both relate to not just bodily autonomy but the ability to determine the shape of our lives. And it is not an accident that it is the same folks who are working to restrict both. A kind of violence against the integrity of the person…
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In my last post I said that I couldn't vote for Hillary because of her lack of support for some socialist policies that I believe will be extremely helpful for this country. In the few days since then I have changed my mind, which is something I was always open to doing. This summer I've … Continue reading Why I Changed my Mind
The following is something I was going to post as a status on Facebook, but then realized my thoughts could be better articulated here. I will support Bernie Sanders as long as Sanders is in the running, all the way to president and beyond if he makes it. Just like when Obama ran there are … Continue reading Sanders, Clinton, and “fears” of losing.
This has been a busy week, first there was an wonderful Interfaith gathering to celebrate human dignity and LGBTQA+ Pride, the SCOTUS ruling legalizing Marriage Equality, Cincinnati Pride, my Birthday, a New Age Full Moon celebration, and PayDay, wait, what was that about SCOTUS? That's right! The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in 5-4 … Continue reading Busy Week, Many Celebrations!