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She Gifted Me an Elephant: My Most Meaningful Gift

Finding Meaningful Holiday Gifts It’s that time of year again when we rack our brains for gift ideas for those we love, care about, and tolerate at family gatherings. It’s when we ask ourselves the hard questions, like “how many socks are too many socks?” and “does anyone actually eat those Pepperidge Farms sausage gift …

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Prayers and Privilege: What This Lesbian Is Extra Grateful For Today

The hazy late-autumn sun rises through her bedroom window. I roll onto my right side and gaze a moment at her peaceful, rested face. In those soft morning hours, it shows few signs of stress or worries from a life that has been filled with it. Then, as with most mornings when I wake up …

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The Sticks & Stones Rhyme Lied… and a Tribute to Ducks

“Gross!”  He couldn’t have been more than 13 years old, walking away from the hotel pool with someone who appeared to be his older teenage sister.  “No it’s not,” she shot back, not taking even a second to look up from her phone. They were talking about us. I prayed that my partner Jen, whose …

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The Long and Short of Coming Out Queer & an Ode to Muppets

Sometimes I like to picture Kermit, sitting on a log with a banjo, singing a follow-up to his rendition of “Rainbow Connection” with a new riff called “It’s Not Easy Being Queen.” It would provide so much hope that things will be better in the long term, when you’re in the messy part of coming …

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