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As Gay Pride Month draws to a close, I stand with my transgender friends in celebrating Defense Secretary Ash Carter's proclamation today:

"Effective immediately, transgender Americans may serve openly. And they can no longer be discharged or otherwise separated from the military, just for being transgender." ... See MoreSee Less

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I'll be facilitating this important talk tomorrow night. ... See MoreSee Less

How to Talk About Orlando

June 21, 2016, 6:30pm

In light of the tragedy in Orlando, the previously scheduled event about LGBTQ parenting has been changed.

Please join us for an important conversation with other parents and adults about how to tal...

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Teenagers take kindness very seriously.

I just lectured at URJ Goldman Union Camp in Indiana and URJ Camp Coleman in NE Georgia.

One 11 year-old girl with braces on her legs approached me in tears after my lecture to say, "No one has ever called me beautiful before, till today."

After talking with the campers about the events in Orlando, one girl handed me a letter which read, "All the bitter pitfalls of my blessed existence have taught me that we are all similar, united by hardships, longing, regret, tears, survival and love. ... See MoreSee Less

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As we mourn the losses and celebrate the resilience of the LGBTQ community, may we be inspired by love and guided by truth. ... See MoreSee Less

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28 years ago today, I received my HIV diagnosis.
Standing in the Department of Health in 1988, I was scared and alone, but in the back of my mind, I kept repeating, "I simply refuse to die of AIDS."

Today, I celebrate my survival by saluting all the teenagers who have come into my life (who weren't even born when I was diagnosed) and whom I have been privileged to teach.

My "once imagined future" is oh, so sweet. ... See MoreSee Less

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