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Outside New York's JFK airport, dressed in my native shalwar-kamiz, the baggy shirt and trousers, I turned around to see if someone was watching, lest they think of me as crazy and I kissed the U.S soil. more

Apr 17, 2017 1:25 PM Connect

Sesha Moon

Sesha Moon

Storytelling can help to move the cultural needle by educating and encouraging others to recognize the beauty and benefit of trying to love someone that is considered different than you. more

Apr 15, 2017 10:00 AM Connect



Every year around this time, I reflect upon my time with my best friend, my companion, and the greatest love of my life. more

Apr 3, 2017 10:00 AM Connect



The concept of love—like people who experience it—comes in all different colors and varieties. Ashley Moody is a pleasant reminder that love’s complex beauty is its inherent inability to conform to the notion that one size fits all. more

Mar 24, 2017 10:00 AM Connect

Path in Woods

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What we want our world to look like is directly related to the choices we each make. To choose love and compassion takes what I call “courageous vulnerability.” more

Mar 17, 2017 10:00 AM Connect


Amanda Hallesjo

A lot of people think that being in a relationship is the best part of their lives. I believe they’re wrong. more

Mar 3, 2017 1:00 PM Connect

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What’s your couple emotional intelligence? After all—isn’t emotion the glue that brought you together? Given all the feelings we must navigate together and separately, it seems a bit of a miracle that we ever get together, let alone stay together. more

Feb 16, 2017 9:30 AM Connect

Spencer Sweat


Gay couples having babies has become the norm… but what about a transgender man who has been given the opportunity to use his own eggs to have a biological baby. Science has now allowed transgender people to be biological parents to their own kids. more

Feb 6, 2017 10:20 AM Connect



This past Veterans Day, AGLA celebrated its 35th anniversary at its annual Equality Awards Dinner. As the event's official media sponsor, Unite Virginia got exclusive interviews with the award recipients and honored guests, including Gavin Grimm. more

Nov 22, 2016 12:30 PM , Connect

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The progress made for LGBT people during my lifetime has been dramatic. Gradual changes have culminated in same-sex marriage, the reduction of social disapproval and the removal of homosexuality as a mental disorder. There is still a long way to go. more

Nov 16, 2016 12:25 PM Connect


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