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It’s been a busy week, with an incredibly offensive anti-gay brief coming out of Congress. But a surprise announcement from the American Psychological Association could put a stop to such briefs in the future. Time’s running out before North Carolina votes on banning civil unions, a tribe in Washington state votes unanimously to recognize LGBT marriage, and a survey in New Jersey proves that we’re winning. And also, that we’re losing.

Politics »

El'Jai Devoureau c. The New York Times

Sometimes looking, acting, identifying, and generally being regarded both socially and legally as a man just isnt enough, at least as far as El’Jai Devoureau is concerned.

For those of you who havent heard of the case, according to the New York Times, Devourea was fired from his job of watching male bodied people in a rehab center pee in a cup to ensure that they were not cheating their results. His boss found out that he was trans and then she subsequently fired him for failing to meet the requirements for the job-specifically that he was not born with a bundle of veins, nerves, and skin that was initially called a penis.

Culture, Television »

Mayor Corey Booker gives an impassioned speech at a police academy graduation courtesy sundancechannel.com)

Even if you haven’t seen Sundance Channel’s acclaimed Brick City, you’ve certainly heard of Newark, New Jersey. Whether you’ve driven by its stark public housing on your way from Manhattan to Ikea, or laughed along with the Newark-Conan O’Brien feud, you are sure to have a few scraps of info in your head that suggest to you that there might be some serious problems with the city. And yet the city earned its nickname not only because of its architecture but for the enduring strength of its citizens, and this is on full display in the gripping documentary that returns for a second season later this month.

Civil Rights, Co będzie Twoją przygodą?, Dating and Relationships, Personal Narratives, Sexuality »

From "The First Taste" by Guillermo Riveros

I never had a wedding date before. My father is the youngest of six, which had ensured me a childhood and adolescence spent watching all my older cousins get married, while I drank underage with my little sister and slow-danced awkwardly with girls my age from whatever other family we were marrying into that day. Last spring, I received my first wedding invitation that read “and Guest” next to my name—the Guest being my boyfriend Guillermo, who has been gradually introduced into this side of my family over that past two years.

Civil Rights, Ideas »

Marriage equality advocates have been facing tumultuous state-by-state battles across the country. Throughout this rollercoaster fight for basic civil rights, one thing has not changed: there are more than 750,000 same-sex couples living in the United States, according to the 2000 U.S. Census.

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Attorney.org, a website that promotes equality, justice, and peace, needs your help in sending a message to New Jersey legislators.