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“Talk to Her” (Hable con elle). Another film from Almodóvar’s “A” list.

Posted by on May 26, 2016

Pedro Almodóvar’s work is notorious for depicting strong women, gays, transsexuals, prostitutes, drug addicts and people on society’s margins. Pablo Allen Haker takes a look at...

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GOD-TALK

First-Ever LGBTQ Religious Children’s Books Now Available!

Posted by on May 16, 2016

LGBTQ-affirming religious books for kids are available for the first time ever with the launch of the Good News Children’s Book Series this spring. Books such as “Faithful...

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REAL LIFE

Being a 15-year-old. Again.  A little empathy for those coming out later in life….

Posted by on May 12, 2016

Sexual exploration later in life for LGBT people can be a tricky thing to navigate, and most aren’t afforded the same time to explore, be guided, and grow like heterosexual people...

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LOVE, SEX, FAMILY

Breaking Up Was One of the Best Things to Ever Happen to Me

Posted by on May 13, 2016

A couple of friends on social media have posted recently about the difficulties they’re having after breaking up with their boyfriends. I can empathize. That emotional vortex can...

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Equality in the Workplace – Bridging the Gender Gap

Equality in the Workplace – Bridging the Gender Gap

May 27, 2016

Once upon a time no self-respecting woman would ever think of doing a ‘man’s job’ and so some jobs were traditionally filled by men. In today’s world this is usually not the case because women fought long and hard for equality in the workplace. From pay rates to the types of jobs women could qualify for, we’ve come a very long way indeed. If you are still...

“Talk to Her” (Hable con elle). Another film from Almodóvar’s “A” list.

“Talk to Her” (Hable con elle). Another film from Almodóvar’s “A” list.

May 26, 2016

Pedro Almodóvar’s work is notorious for depicting strong women, gays, transsexuals, prostitutes, drug addicts and people on society’s margins. Pablo Allen Haker takes a look at some of the films by this internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker. This post is part of Pablo’s series, The Almodóvar Project. Talk to Her, the 2002 film from Spanish director Pedro...

5 Hot Topics Trending on Facebook

5 Hot Topics Trending on Facebook

May 24, 2016

There was a time when companies like Nielsen were looked upon as the gurus of market analysis but in recent years, marketing companies that can quickly pull data from social media are even more efficient in knowing exactly what is trending with consumers. According to the latest statistics as pulled from an assortment of research teams, the following topics are...

First-Ever LGBTQ Religious Children’s Books Now Available!

First-Ever LGBTQ Religious Children’s Books Now Available!

May 16, 2016

LGBTQ-affirming religious books for kids are available for the first time ever with the launch of the Good News Children’s Book Series this spring. Books such as “Faithful Families” remind children that God loves them, no matter what their family looks like — even if they have two mommies or two daddies. “Mr. Grumpy Christian” is for LGBTQ families to...

Breaking Up Was One of the Best Things to Ever Happen to Me

Breaking Up Was One of the Best Things to Ever Happen to Me

May 13, 2016

A couple of friends on social media have posted recently about the difficulties they’re having after breaking up with their boyfriends. I can empathize. That emotional vortex can tear you apart for a few weeks and make you feel like your whole life is destroyed. But, for me, it turned out to be one of the best things to ever happen to me. Relationships are...

Being a 15-year-old. Again. A little empathy for those coming out later in life….

Being a 15-year-old. Again.  A little empathy for those coming out later in life….

May 12, 2016

Sexual exploration later in life for LGBT people can be a tricky thing to navigate, and most aren’t afforded the same time to explore, be guided, and grow like heterosexual people are during their teenage years. One of my good friends who is also LGBT, Christian, and affirming (believes that God blesses same-gender marriage) gave me the perfect analogy...

Making Long Distance Relationships Work…

Making Long Distance Relationships Work…

May 10, 2016

This infographic was created by Shawn Evans, Co-Owner at Can’t We Just Get Along Counselling. Take a look at his website for more info...

Chasing “Exceptional” – My Queer Catholic Drama. When being queer wasn’t queer enough.

Chasing “Exceptional” – My Queer Catholic Drama. When being queer wasn’t queer enough.

May 9, 2016

Run of the mill coming out narratives usually consist of an adolescent realizing at some point that he is “not like the other boys.” And after bouts with crushes on friends, adventures in the world of pornography, a “bisexual phase,” and perhaps a period of deep depression or anxiety, he will eventually “come out of the closet” and reveal his “true identity” to...

“Bad Education” (La mala educación). One of Pedro Almodóvar’s more popular films.

“Bad Education” (La mala educación). One of Pedro Almodóvar’s more popular films.

May 6, 2016

Pedro Almodóvar’s work is famous for depicting strong women, gays, transsexuals, prostitutes, drug addicts and people on society’s margins. Pablo Allen Haker takes a look at some of the films by this internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker. This post is part of Pablo’s series, The Almodóvar Project. Bad Education, the 2004 film from Spanish director Pedro...

8 Steps to Being Queer in a Non-Affirming Church

8 Steps to Being Queer in a Non-Affirming Church

May 4, 2016

Hey there! Yeah you, the queer in the prayer closet. Having trouble in church? Struggling with looking your pastor in the eye? Dining and dashing in your place of worship? I might be able to help with that. The relationship between queers and the church is in flux right now — some churches are openly affirming, while others hide behind made-up tradition...