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James Poutre and Marlton Ford

James Poutre and Marlon Ford were married on March 19, 2016 in Jersey City. Photo by Alina Owald.

Prescription for Pets

Spending quality time with a dog, cat, or other animal can have a positive impact on your mood and your health. Pet owners tend to have lower blood pressure and lower levels of stress hormones. Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter wants to help you get healthy! The shelter’s missions are to provide exceptional care for homeless animals; to promote spaying/neutering, microchipping, and humane education; and to place homeless cats and dogs in permanent, loving homes.

The aftermath of Orlando – 7 relative positives that came from...

It’s been a few weeks since a terroristic madman massacred 49 innocent partygoers in cold blood and injured 53 others at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, and while the pain of the largest mass shooting in U.S. history is still fresh for many of us, some of the smoke has cleared, giving way to a more rational perspective. Without the Everest-level emotions that flooded our collective consciousness in the immediate wake of the attack, thus distorting our cognitive thinking – and fueling our rage – we can now take a step back from one of the deadliest days in American and LGBT history to appreciate what has risen from our slain brothers and sisters’ ashes. Like these seven positive side effects.

Melissa Sklarz to head development at TLDEF

The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund appointed Melissa Sklarz to the role of Director of Development. Sklarz is a New Yorker who brings decades of...

South Jersey Gay Pride festival is scheduled for September 11

Gay pride, LGBT pride or simply "pride" builds community and celebrates diversity. Each year the Southern New Jersey LGBTQA Pride Committee takes time to...

State Supreme Court sets precedent in New Hampshire

A unanimous decision by the New Hampshire Supreme Court stated that divorce courts should figure co-habitation time between same-sex couples when deciding divisions of...

LEAGUE Foundation awards 10 college scholarships for 2016

The LEAGUE Foundation awarded new college scholarships for 2016. Since 1996, the LEAGUE Foundation has awarded 133 college scholarships. It is the nation’s oldest LGBT scholarship program...

The struggles in the movie “Parched” are universal

Parched is a visually beautiful film that shows every sparkle and every mote of dust in the lives of the characters. They are a...

Mothers play key advocacy role in accepting transgender children

A tiny hair barrette and an anguished moment marked the turning point for one mother in coming to fully accept that her child, who...

J. K. Rowling and the perceived omissions

 

By the time that you are reading this, dear friends, I expect that vast swaths of the population will be parsing J.K. Rowling’s latest edition to the Harry Potter canon, it being the script for the stage production of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” taking place 15 years on from the events in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”. While there may be Witches and Wizards galore contained within there will be no Wiccans or Pagans attending Hogwarts. 

Ms. Rowling is on record regarding the religious affiliations of her innumerable characters, and they are, in the main, from the expected Judeo-Christian spectrum encountered in most Western countries, with a few following Vedic practices. Seemingly, No God and Goddess worshipers need apply (expecting Hinduism).