Spotlight Series: Kyle and Steve

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TNF:  Tell me about your family. Are you married?  Do you have kids?  KYLE:  Steve and I met in 1997 and have been together for 17 years.  We got married in 2009 in a beautiful, old church in the center of Provincetown, Mass., in front of our very supportive family and friends who had traveled […]

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Enjoying Our National Parks

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We just returned from a trip with my mother to Muir Woods National Monument, while she was visiting us from New Jersey. Muir Woods houses a number of old-growth redwood groves, all situated just a 30-minute drive from San Francisco over the Golden Gate Bridge. Adam’s and my experiences with national park lands started young. […]

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Micro-Aggressions: “Is He Yours?”

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By Jillian Lauren   I love Cesca Leigh’s Shit White Girls Say To Black Girls. Can’t get enough of it. It so eloquently addresses micro-aggressions. Micro-aggressions are described by Chester M Pierce as: brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults toward people […]

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Last Name Dilemma

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By Stephen & Adam Podowitz-Thomas By the time Adam and I were planning our wedding, a number of our close friends had already married. Beyond getting advice on how to pick the right caterer or florist, we also looked to them for their thoughts on name changing post-marriage. Our friends made choices that ran the […]

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Surviving the Struggle: A Personal Perspective on LGBT Youth Suicide

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By Stephen & Adam Podowitz-Thomas Though Stephen and I have addressed serious topics here before, we’ve avoided confronting an issue that is not something I talk about often and it’s a bit dark – so this is your forewarning. Like a lot of gay individuals, my teenage years were tough. Coming out at thirteen didn’t go well. […]

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Challah and Ham: Planning an Interfaith Family

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By Stephen and Adam Podowitz-Thomas As the Easter and Passover seasons are wrapping up in the Podowitz-Thomas household, we’ve been thinking more and more about how we’re going to share our religious traditions with our children.  As an interfaith couple, we’ve had to navigate recognition and appreciation of one another’s beliefs throughout our relationship, but […]

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