Monthly Archives: August 2012

Overcoming Discouragement

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You are not left out in the cold

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   If we feel suddenly thrown out into the cold . . . turning with all our heart to God can open us to the ever-present embrace of the divine Love that never abandons us. 16:56Kicked Out: (Click Here For Video) LGBT Youth Experience Homelessness IN THE LIFE travels from New York to Illinois and California for a stark look… Read more »

Poetry: Still I Rise + Video

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  One source of Angelou’s fame in the early 1990s was President Bill Clinton’s invitation to write and read the first inaugural poem in decades. Americans all across the country watched as she read “On the Pulse of Morning,” which begins “A Rock, a River, a Tree” and calls for peace, racial and religious harmony, and social justice for people… Read more »

Special Edition – Sharing Three of My Deepest, Darkest Gay Secrets for the First Time to Fight Hate

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  What we need now, more than ever, is to start telling our stories and refusing to be told that what we are is damaged, in need of a cure, or evil. Noah Michelson Editor, HuffPost Gay Voices Sharing Three of My Deepest, Darkest Gay Secrets for the First Time to Fight Hate   On Wednesday a tragic incident took place at… Read more »

Back to school and finding a friend

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  No one is in this alone. There is always someone to talk to. Always. Whether it be a counselor or maybe even an LGBT site. Projects like these give me hope. They help me stay strong. I hope everyone has the strength to pull through and realize it gets better. Because it truly does. —Gloria M. (Brentwood, NH) For… Read more »

There’s nothing strange about spiritual healing

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There’s nothing strange about spiritual healing By Jack Lowe – time4thinkers As a child growing up, healing was just expected in my family. And it always happened fairly quickly. As a kid and young adult, I was healed of a broken hand, bruised ribs, strained muscles, soreness, rashes, chapped lips, and more. Sure, people thought I was strange for relying… Read more »

Spoiler alert!

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   “The discoverer of Christian Science finds the path less difficult when she has the high goal always before her thoughts, than when she counts her footsteps in endeavoring to reach it. When the destination is desirable, expectation speeds our progress.” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures  p. 426) Mary Baker Eddy Spoiler alert! A Christian Science perspective:  … Read more »

Finding Love through Forgiveness

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  Each of us has a hero inside us and a uniqueness that we may not see at first, because we are so concerned with “fitting in.” We may have a different walk or talk, a different way of learning, a physical appearance that doesn’t match others’ expectations, or a different way of expressing ourselves. In time, in my own… Read more »

Special Edition – Team LGBT: The Medal Count

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  Team LGBT: The Medal Count         How did the gay athletes fare at the London 2012 games? BY MICHELLE GARCIA AUGUST 13 2012 2:06 PM ET  From Advocate.com   The torch flame is extinguished, and London enters a post-Olympics hangover of sorts. But during the games, at least 23 out athletes and coaches competed this year,… Read more »

After the Olympics – now it’s our turn

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  Having a mentor is unequivocally the one thing that all successful people I know have in common.  Ryan Blair, who went from gang member to millionaire Camp Pride 2012 Video – Click Here After the Olympics – now it’s our turn From The Official Blog of Thomas Mitchinson, Illinois Committee on Publication   There were many images that we… Read more »