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Linda Robertson: 'So What Do You Really Believe?'

Rob and I know many Christian gay couples who are thriving both in their walks with God and in their relationships. We see the fruit of the spirit all over their lives! Really, it is between God and them... not our business. We don't secretly think they are in sin.

Reggie Cameron: San Francisco Pride Festivities 2013 (PHOTOS)

It was a historic week with the Supreme Court rulings on DOMA and California's Proposition 8. These activities coincided with the San Francisco Pride Festival, one of the largest in the country. With crowds estimated at over 1.8 million, the mood was celebratory and festive.

Susan Smalley, Ph.D.: I miss my mother

My friend's mother died just the other day in her 90s. My mother died relatively young, at 76 of lung cancer, although she never smoked...

Adam Bosworth: Do the Diabetes Math

Did my doctor prescribe and monitor this? He did not. They aren't paid to do this. And frankly, who wants their doctor nagging them? What drove me was wanting to be alive when I'm 90 -- to be healthy and to fit into my college jeans...

Terri Cole: The Fastest Way to Your Own Happiness

As you build your compassion muscle, you will be able to witness someone's suffering without looking away or getting so involved that you lose yourself.

Henriette Lazaridis Power: On Kindness: More Than Being Nice

Who could blame us for wanting people to notice when we do something nice? But what if we keep our kindness private, shared only between us and the person we care about at that moment? That is something I would like to see.

Toni Newman: Masen Davis, Executive Director of the Transgender Law Center, Talks Transgender Equality

Our fight for full equality within the LGBT community is far from over. My conversation with Masen Davis is important because we must not forget our transgender brothers and sisters trying to live authentic lives.

Reboot Illinois: A minimum wage history in Illinois

A bill before the Illinois General Assembly seeks to raise the state's minimum wage from its current $8.25 an hour to $10 an hour...

Edward Goldman: The City of Angels in All Its Imperfect Glory

Last week, I went on the air with a program suggesting that major museums in Los Angeles could be more generous to their public....

Lilah Sutphen: DOMA and Prop 8 Are Dead -- Prenup First, Then Wedding Vows

A prenup is a great tool to address the legal and financial issues that will arise if your home state does not recognize your marriage.

Steven Power: The American Job Market and the Moonlighting Internet Entrepreneur

Despite what might be considered an improvement in employment rates overall, many Americans still have to burn the midnight oil to make the kind of money they did before the economy went bust. What's surprising is how many people are actually working long after most are asleep.

Katherine Franke: Lesbian 'Husbands' and Gay 'Wives': The Gendering of Gay Divorce

It's not obvious that family law is equipped to adjudicate fair separations of same-sex couples when it encounters the ways we've busted out of gendered notions of relationship. Modern divorce law may end up gendering us into "wives" and "husbands" because that's all it is equipped to recognize.

Maia James: The Secret Reason I Didn't Have an Epidural

I am a delicate flower, otherwise known as a massive wimp with no tolerance for pain. But there was some part of me -- the same part that stops shaving my legs in the winter -- that really loved the idea of a natural birth.

Spencer Aronfeld: When Foster Care Becomes Fatal

Armed with virtually no information about Mr. Roland other than the fact that he was the child's biological father, a case worker reportedly recommended that the child be given to Roland. Shortly after she was delivered to the hands of Roland, he murdered her.

Kian Brown: My Open Letter to Paula Deen

I was raised on the principle that if you don't forgive, you can't be forgiven. I'm already saved by grace and can't risk the favor on my life. Please be advised, this second chance may be your last, stay honest and genuine.

Reverend Charles E. Williams II: What Would Thomas Jefferson Say About Detroit?

Going over the depressing news about the Supreme Court's slash and dash of the Voting Rights Act, I began to lament further about the Emergency Management appointments in Michigan. Suddenly, I became even more energized to work harder to build the movement to Washington.

Karin Diamond: Cancer Is Not All I Have

Sometimes I want to leave it all, unable to handle the weight of my fate staring me in the face. But then good days come, and I forget about the cancer, the chemo, the infertility, so blinded by the gratitude that I get to be here, to do this, to enjoy this world and the people in it.

Tim_Hall: It Matters Whether Our Students Succeed

It matters to colleges and universities whether students succeed. It didn't always, though. The failure of our students sometimes even validated what we thought about our academic rigor.

Find. Eat. Drink.: Chefs' Guide to Portland

Go beyond the lobster roll and discover what Portland, Maine has to offer with these tips from two local chefs.

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