Tag Archives: Sexual Orientation

Gay Will Never Be the New Black: What James Baldwin Taught Me About My White Privilege

I'd never even heard the name James Baldwin until my first semester at Union Theological Seminary. As a white, middle-class American, I was the product of a predominantly white, middle-class education that didn't assign The Fire Next Time and Giovanni's Room, two of Baldwin's masterpieces, alongside 1984 and The Scarlet Letter. It wasn't until I moved to New York and took […]

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“8”: A Play about the Fight for Marriage Equality

Featuring an all-star cast including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jane Lynch, Kevin Bacon and others, “8” is a play written by Academy Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and directed by acclaimed actor and director Rob Reiner. It is a powerful account of the case filed by the American Federation […]

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How Do We Teach Kids About Sexual Orientation?

      The panel discusses how we talk to kids in elementary school about sexual orientation. 10 percent of the population is gay, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender families are on the rise. Yet we rarely hear about these families in Ontario elementary schools. Why is that? Why do kids need to see […]

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