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Inside The Indy Catholic Schools LGBTQ Controversy

Coming out.

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Gallery: Indianapolis Pride Parade

Scenes from the 2019 Cadillac Barbie Pride Parade.

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Quick Q&A With Indy Pride Director Chris Handberg

“You have a wide array of personalities who celebrate as a community. People from so many different backgrounds gather together, and for that day, become a family.”

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Backtrack: Drags to Riches

In 1981, Coby Palmer, Ed Walsh, and Gary Johnson found out that the big Halloween bash they always attended wouldn’t be held that year. So they decided to have their own fun in costume, organizing a group of 70 or so men on three chartered buses for the first “Bag Lady Bus Tour,” a crawl […]

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Day Trip: Small-Town "Pride"

“There is a perceived novelty in what we do, given our rural community nestled in the Heartland,” says Jonathan Balash, president and director of Spencer Pride. “People hear about small towns being small-minded, but that’s a big misconception.”

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The NCAA's Selective Support Of LGBT Rights

“It’s tough to connect the NCAA’s actions in Indiana, Houston, and North Carolina except with a simple, cynical equation: More outrage equaled more action.”

Cadillac Barbie IN Pride Parade
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Q&A: Indy Pride Parade Founder Gary Brackett

“What’s not to love about a parade? Floats, motorcycles, walking groups, drag queens, hot men.”

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‘Leave Indiana’s Civil Rights Law Alone,’ Says Conservative Activist Patrick Mangan

“The main problem with this [legislation],” says Mangan, “is that it’s creating legal tension between legitimate constitutional and human rights versus behavior-based groups that want to achieve a special status in the law.”

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‘Protecting LGBT Civil Rights a Must After RFRA,’ Says GOP Strategist Megan Robertson

“Right now, in the majority of the state, if somebody wanted to hang up a sign that says, ‘No Gays,’ or whatever other term they decided to use, they could do that and be completely within the law.”

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Q&A: Indiana Pastors Alliance’s Ron Johnson on LGBT Civil Rights

“The LGBT worldview and the Judeo-Christian worldview are opposites. When you try to reconcile sexual license with religious liberty, those two things don’t go together.”

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Q&A: Freedom Indiana’s Chris Paulsen on LGBT Civil Rights

“It’s not a Republican or a Democrat issue. It’s a fairness issue. I think Hoosiers want to be known as fair, because we are fair.”

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Culture Warriors: LGBT Battlefield

“RFRA was embarrassing, but Pence hasn’t won elections by championing LGBT causes. And he still wields the veto pen, which is mighty indeed.”

Alan Cumming
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Résumé: Alan Cumming

A look into the eclectic career of Alan Cumming, including that Romy and Michele dance, his Cabaret days, and his award-winning cologne called Cumming.

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Phil Gulley: Without a Hitch

“While I’m clearing the air, I’ll add that their gay marriage harmed my traditional marriage exactly zero percent.”

Illustration by Jacqui Oakley
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War of the Roses: The Aftereffects of RFRA

RFRA goes into effect next month—but the law won’t be the last battle over LGBT rights.