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The Blind Man and the Loon
By Craig Mishler

 Journal of Folklore Research review:
“… a vital contribution to folk-narrative research.”

Read an excerpt… 682 more words

In The News

Gay-hating Westboro Baptist Church files legal brief to save Kansas from God’s wrath

By: Scott Kaufman

The anti-LGBT Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) filed a 22-page legal brief on Sunday demanding Kansas allow it to legally challenge same-sex marriage in order to protect the state from God’s wrath, the  337 more words

Law

Virginia's Bold Ally

The governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, has long been counted a great political Ally. Today, he reaffirmed his place on the right side of history.  According to an  163 more words

LGBT+

Accepting gay teammates makes teams stronger, Yael Averbuch writes

Yael Averbuch, in a column for the Sports lssue of the Washington Blade (guest-edited by Megan Rapinoe) says she’s had gay teammates ate very level of the game, “from growing up in Montclair, N.J., to attending the University of North Carolina, to my professional experiences throughout the U.S., Russia and Sweden.” 86 more words

Megan Rapinoe

Guest editor Megan Rapinoe talks about coming out in the Washington Blade

The 2014 Sports Edition of the Washington Blade, guest-edited by Megan Rapinoe, includes a feature about Megan Rapinoe.

Some quotes:

“For me to not be able to say ‘I’m gay…,’ that didn’t feel right to me.” 110 more words

Megan Rapinoe

Megan Rapinoe is going to be an editor

Megan Rapinoe will be the guest editor for the second annual Sports Issue of the Washington Blade, to be published Aug. 22.

The Blade… 160 more words

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Experiences of trans and gender non-conforming folks in the Deep South

Article  from the Washington Blade that highlights intolerance, violence and poverty experienced in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.