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03.07.2019

Queer Liberation March in New York City

Queer Liberation March in New York City

On June 30, tens of thousands joined the Queer Liberation March in New York City, organized by a coalition of activist groups to “reclaim pride.” According to the group’s mission statement, “We march in our communities’ tradition of resistance against police, state, and societal oppression, a tradition that is epitomized… »

03.07.2019

I ‘Heard’ the Rainbow

I ‘Heard’ the Rainbow

By Jhon Sánchez We left Sheridan Square, walking by the iconic Stonewall Inn, and with the spirit that inspired the protests fifty years ago, we marched with Pride. Each step, chant and poster was a bill that claimed for such causes as the rights of the sexual minorities in Africa,… »

03.07.2019

Pride and Faith: Why This Priest Marches

Pride and Faith: Why This Priest Marches

By Father John Jeffrey I am a child of God, a follower of Christ Jesus, and a priest in the Episcopal Church. I am also a middle age, queer, white cis man who carries his own share of baggage from the sloppy theology and biblical illiteracy inflicted on so many… »

28.06.2019

On The Importance of Pride

On The Importance of Pride

By Patricia Smith June. LGBTQ Pride Month. For years, as a young teacher in Boston, I looked forward to Gay Pride Day (what we called it back then), celebrated in Boston on the first Saturday in June. I went in the early years with my very first girlfriend and I… »

23.06.2019

Transgender Thoughts on the Occasion of Stonewall at Fifty

Transgender Thoughts on the Occasion of Stonewall at Fifty

By Willa N. France These oppressive political times push the trans community, bodily, backwards. Of course, we have always moved ahead in protest. At Stonewall, “transvestites” (the term then used) of color led the riots, a fact often omitted telling the Stonewall “origin” story. Bodies have always been the site… »

19.06.2019

Immigration Pluralizes our Societies in the Democratic Sense

Immigration Pluralizes our Societies in the Democratic Sense

On Monday, one of Trump’s dystopian tweets announced “Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in.” But in opposition a new report says “The… »

19.06.2019

Trump’s Promise to LGBTQ Community?

Trump’s Promise to LGBTQ Community?

By David Breitkopf Donald Trump’s progressive record in office is—let’s just say—wanting. But his supporters are quick to point out his support of the LGBTQ community as one instance where he has come down on the right (or left) side of the ledger. It is true that during the 2016… »

09.06.2019

Spirit, consciousness and vision: the great human leap

Spirit, consciousness and vision: the great human leap

We published a couple of days ago two articles apparently unrelated. The first one: “Spiritual science: how a new perspective on consciousness could help us understand ourselves” The author uses the word consciousness as synonymous with awareness but puzzles over the capacity for altruism and finds in a more… »

16.05.2019

Humanists in India Celebrate the 50th Year Anniversary of “The Healing of Suffering”

Humanists in India Celebrate the 50th Year Anniversary of “The Healing of Suffering”

Kandhroli, India. Last May 4, 2019, a celebration was held at the Kandhroli Park of Study and Reflection to mark the 50th year anniversary of New or Universalist Humanism. 50 years ago, at the foot of Mount Aconcagua in the Andes Mountains, in a desolate spot called Punta de Vacas,… »

13.05.2019

IV Latin American Humanist Forum 2019: day 2

IV Latin American Humanist Forum 2019: day 2

IV Latin American Humanist Forum 2019 Building Convergence “The aim of the Humanist Forum is to study and establish a position on the global problems of today’s world. From that point of view, it is a cultural organisation in a broad sense that is concerned with structurally relating the… »

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