Category Archives: Outside of Quist

The Plebiscite That Could Change a Nation: Where Will Australia Be After the Same-Sex Marriage Vote?

With just one more day until the window for enrolment on Australia’s landmark same-sex marriage plebiscite is closed, interest groups on either side of the debate are focusing hard on mobilising turnout.   Advocates in the LGBTI community have been at turns frustrated and appalled at the expensive and non-legally binding nature of this voluntary

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LGBT History Month Founder on How Black History Month Started It All

This guest post is by Rodney Wilson, founder of LGBT History Month and GLSEN-St. Louis. As the first openly-gay public school teacher in Missouri, his story was chronicled in a Teacher Magazine cover story, in local and national press, and on “Dateline NBC.” He now tutors and teaches history, politics, and comparative religion at a

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LGBT T-shirts No Longer in the Closet: An Online Wearable Archive

By Eric Gonzaba Recently, when St. Mary’s Academy in Portland decided to fire an academic advisor after learning she was a lesbian, students and alumni gathered and protested the high school’s decision. They painted homemade rainbow t-shirts that read, “Who am I to judge,” a reference to the Pope’s 2013 famous remarks about accepting homosexuality. The high

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Wedding Anniversary

I married my wife two years ago today. I didn’t want it to be political or historic, but same-sex marriages of this generation are, no matter what. I’ve embraced this aspect of our love story now, even if it is just a small part of it.   Tracy Ahlquist is on the end in the

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History Lesson

I just posted this to the Facebook page and wanted to share it here:   The Supreme Court arguments have drawn a lot of discussion to this Facebook page this week. Since LGBToday is a project about history, I feel compelled to reply specifically to one of the lawyer’s arguments that we should not make marriage genderless

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