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Because all children deserve ‘Forever Families’: On the Importance of Same-Sex Adoption

I have a ‘forever family’. It consists of a mom, and dad, and me – their adopted daughter. I grew up in a permanent ‘forever home’ with a loving, supportive family in much the same way other children do with their biological parents. And with all this love and support I was able to grow […]

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Hate Crimes in My ‘Hood: What Could I Have Done?

“As his partner listened [on the phone], the attackers kicked him at least twice, shattering his jaw.” I wasn’t supposed to be there.  Still dressed in work attire and heels, my canvass bag with schoolbooks heavily weighing down one shoulder, I had “stopped by” the march with my friend Doug, who had invited me only […]

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