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13 Oct Posted by in • Robin Lowey | 1 comment

Troubled Teens, Then and Now

Troubled Teens, Then and Now

FROM THE ARCHIVES: National Coming Out Day is over this year, but homophobia is still ongoing. This week a 13-year-old kid hung himself in the schoolyard at the same middle school that I attended. I remember my days in 8th grade there and how I desperately tried to pretend that I was NOT achingly in […]

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09 Mar Posted by in • Jody Cole | Comments Off

I Made It!

I Made It!

I was going to try to make it. I was really going to try. But this time I couldn’t make it by myself. At least I knew that much. I was going to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro – again. I was going to climb it, all 19,340 feet of it, for the second time. My first […]

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17 Nov Posted by in • Jody Cole | Comments Off

Why Risk My Life on a Mountain?

Why Risk My Life on a Mountain?

In 1998, I had an epiphany. I was busy whining to my friends and to myself about how useless my life had been up to that point, and when you’re in that place in your life sometimes it takes just the right word to change your life forever. By the end of 1998, I had […]

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11 Nov Posted by in • Guest Writers | 7 comments

Let Brandon Break Your Heart Open

Let Brandon Break Your Heart Open

My wife comes out of the shower with tears in her eyes.  “He’ll never know what it feels like to love, he never got the chance” I open my arms so she can curl into me and I hold her. This morning, over coffee, we read about Brandon Bitner’s funeral. The 14-year-old high school freshman […]

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Banding Together Against Bullies

Banding Together Against Bullies

There seems to a generational thing about how well lesbians and gay men are to get along. Certainly not as a general thing because there are exceptions of all sorts. But among people older than me there seems a strange tendency to distrust the other species. This always struck me as strange given that the […]

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25 Oct Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez | Comments Off

Touching Down in the Land of Cornhuskers

Touching Down in the Land of Cornhuskers

I just returned from a 3 three day visit to the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.  My first touch down in the land of cornhuskers.  I think of myself as a corn goddess so I was eager.  I like visiting college campuses and working with students, it’s a little window into worlds that I wouldn’t […]

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18 Oct Posted by in • Robin Lowey | 5 comments

Troubled Teens – Then and Now

Troubled Teens – Then and Now

National Coming Out Day is over this year, but homophobia is still ongoing. This week a 13-year-old kid hung himself in the schoolyard at the same middle school that I attended. I remember my days in 8th grade there and how I desperately tried to pretend that I was NOT achingly in love with my […]

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06 Oct Posted by in • Guest Writers | Comments Off

My Rutgers University Legacy

My Rutgers University Legacy

Last Friday, Rutgers President Richard McCormick stated that the school had a “strong history of social activism on behalf of diversity” Epochalips received this story just a few days prior to the tragic suicide of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi. Kim Reed was one of the first women to join the Rutgers Gay Alliance in 1979. […]

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