How do we love a country that breaks our hearts?

We keep fighting. That’s how. We keep fighting for our loved ones, for the things we love about this country. We keep fighting for country we want and dream of. We keep fighting for the America we believe in and the America we believe we can be.

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Op-Ed in Press Herald: LGBTQ people have come a long way, but we still have a long way to go

We celebrate LGBTQ Pride because for too long we have been invisible and forced to live in shame and fear. We celebrate because too many lives have been lost to win us the right to be proud of who we are and to love who we love. And we invite you to celebrate with us, because we couldn’t have reached this point without our LGBTQ allies, and we need your help and support to continue making progress.

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I was raised Evangelical. Here’s why Trump and Alabama’s abortion ban is all part of the plan.

Many evangelicals and those in the Christian Right willingly overlook his moral misgivings because they understand that he is a means to an end. And the gamble they made on Trump has proven largely successful as Trump has appointed two new conservative justices to the Supreme Courth: Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.

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U.S. needs to take responsibility for violence and instability it helped cause in Central America

This means devoting more resources to hire more asylum officers and immigration judges to reduce administrative backlog. It also means putting an end to family separations and indefinite detentions. In the long term, we need compassionate, comprehensive immigration reform and a foreign policy that doesn’t contribute to the global refugee crisis.

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Trump's Temper Tantrums and Tirades are Making America the World's Laughing Stock.

Our foreign policy is a hot mess. Our traditional allies are starting to look at ways to circumvent the US in salvaging institutions of global order and such things as the Iran Nuclear Deal. If we want to fix our foreign policy, it will require a more steady hand and President Trump is not that man. He’s become a laughing stock and lacks the intellectual capacity and curiosity to solve any problems.

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How do we mourn a president with a mixed record on civil rights?  

In all truth, I don’t know the answer. Viewing his life in its totality and entirety, I see a man who held traditional beliefs about marriage and sexuality. But I also see a man who evolved and changed with the times. At the same time, I cannot ignore the countless deaths from HIV/AIDs that were a result of his inaction on the epidemic.

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The Moral of Our Story: A Gay Asian-American’s Perspective on Reclaiming the Moral Narrative

Morality exists as a universal concept to free humanity from our baser instincts, such as hate, fear, and violence; that morality should free us to contemplate, imagine, and dream of a world in which we live in peaceful coexistence. Instead, we have seen morality used to oppress, marginalize, dehumanize, and to stoke fear and hate of those who may look different, talk different, dress different, act different, and love differently.

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