5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 15

1. A Kentucky court ruled this month in favor of a "religious freedom" case brought against a Christian-owned T-shirt shop. Lexington Pride Festival ordered its fifth anniversary Pride shirts from a print shop ...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 11

1. The Texas House will debate a bill Tuesday that would prohibit local governments in the state from recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states, a direct response to the Supreme Court's anticipat...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 9

1. “This is not a Republican or a Democratic issue, a conservative or liberal issue. This is an issue of interpreting the Constitution. Judges are consistently now interpreting the Constitution to require marri...
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Readers share stories of their outstanding moms

Quiet support from an exceptional mom (plus the real reason Obama was elected)

By Maggie López

Growing up, I didn’t think my mother was special, just different. Mom was older than my friends’ mothers; she had me at 40. She didn’t speak English, having arrived in the U.S. as an exile fresh from Castro’s Cuba in her forties, too busy with young children and a struggling husband to learn the language.