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Letter to the Editor: Matt McLaughlin's "kill the gays" plan, using real world facts

Thank you for publishing the story: OC lawyer wants to "kill the gays" in California, according to initiative goal.

Here's how lawyer Matthew McLaughlin's initiative would actually pan out.

1. Assuming you kill 1.4 million people (approximate LGBT population of California) and congressional seats are based on population, you would lose two seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

What you need to know about anti-trans restroom bills

(Editor's note: Brynn Tannehill is director of advocacy for SPART*A.)

Conservative columnist Cal Thomas: Gay marriage is a sign of the "end times"

Long-time conservative columnist Cal Thomas writes a syndicated column for Tribune Media, which appears in respected newspapers across the country, from the Baltimore Sun to Newsday, offering conservative positions on everything from immigration to Iran’s nuclear program.

How the Internet made us gay

(Editor's note: Huffington Post blogger Jack Glascott calls himself a pop culture enthusiast, TV evangelist and Chili's extremist.)

"How many of you believe gays and lesbians should be able to marry one another? Raise your hands."

Scott Lively warns that SCOTUS could unleash the Antichrist by September 2015

Radical anti-gay activist Scott Lively is warning that if the Supreme Court rules in favor of marriage equality, it could literally bring about the end of the world and the rise of the Antichrist by September of this year.

Letter to the community: Our first Valentine's Day as a married couple

My name is Dmitry. My husband and I are both asylum seekers from Russia. Thanks to Immigration Equality, this Valentine’s Day is the first that Tony and I will spend together as a married couple. In Russia, this would have been impossible!

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Irene Monroe: A road map beyond Black History Month

Black History Month, which kicked off on Feb. 1, became a national annual observance in 1926. The goal of the month is to honor and celebrate the achievements of African-Americans.

If Dr. Carter Woodson, the Father of Black History, were alive today, he would be proud of the tenacity of the African-American community. It speaks volumes about our survival here on this American soil, after centuries of slavery, decades of lynching and years of racial profiling.

The time my boss outed me

Embarrassed, humiliated, shocked and even shamed. Those are some of the emotions I felt when my jackass of a boss outed me many years ago.

I'm proud to say that I've been out of the closet for several years now, and feel no shame, but it was a long and sometimes painful road.

Back then there weren't many public figures that were out, and I feared if anyone found out about by sexuality, it could ruin my career in broadcasting.

The bitter truth behind Thailand's gay-friendly image

In Bangkok's lively Silom district, customers pile into a small, noisy gay bar on a busy Saturday night. Chakgai Jermkwan and his partner Sean L'Estrange co-own the popular venue, which is located on a narrow soi lined with gay bars.

The couple have been together for eight years and were legally married three years ago in Boston, Massachusetts.

"We are a married couple in the U.S. but here in Thailand, we are just two friends in the eye of the law," Chakgai says. "If something bad happened to him tomorrow, I wouldn't have a say in anything," Sean adds. "I would be nothing."

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Irene Monroe: Historic black LGBT intergenerational discussion on “Selma”

If Bayard Rustin were alive today, he certainly would have been proud on Monday as the LGBTQ communities held discussions on the film “Selma.”

Flashback Sunday, a social group for LGBTQ Elders of Color and their friends, and the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition convened “an honest and open dialogue” between a generations of LGBTQ activists. Folks who were active during 1960s civil rights era and today’s LGBTQ “Black Lives Matter” activists met at Emmanuel Church in Boston on Monday, as a way of honoring the 29th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.