Sexuality
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Supreme Court to consider LGBT employment cases

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 4/22/19, 01:04 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the case of a funeral home employee who sued because he said the Christian business owners would not let him dress as a woman at work. At the same time, the high court also will consider cases filed by individuals who claimed they were fired because of their sexual orientation.

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Transgender tide

Transgenderism | A professor at the University of Louisville says he lost his job for advising parents to help their children embrace their birth sex
by Jamie Dean
Posted 4/08/19, 05:09 pm

A little over two years ago, I wrote an article about the growing push to affirm transgenderism in children and teenagers. National Geographic had just published an issue praising the movement, and featured a cover photo of a 9-year-old boy dressed like a girl.

Ken Zucker, a secular psychologist in Canada, had recently lost his longtime position at a mental health center in Toronto for suggesting parents should try to help confused children become secure with their birth sex.

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Death of a poet

Literature | A talented writer isn’t necessarily a writer to be heeded
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 2/14/19, 12:02 pm

A friend texted, “Mary Oliver died.” I looked up at my husband, “Do we know a Mary Oliver?” Shrug. I typed back, cagily: “How old was she?” No clue forthcoming there: “83,” she replied. Then, after a quick Google search on this end: 

“Did you know her personally?” “My aunt took her in when she was a teenager and she lived with her in Provincetown for a few years. … My aunt has all of her books personally signed by her. … [Mary] ventured into lesbian life later on. She was sexually abused at home. … Tell me if you write something about her.” 

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