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How to Speak to Homophobic Family Members

How to Talk to Your Homophobic Family? Dear Queer Abby, My daughter and I are curious about the correlation (or lack thereof) between mental illness and sexual orientation or gender questioning. We have already begun to stay away from people in our family who believe these things are a “sin” (and there were many). However, …

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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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