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Janet Mason is the author of Tea Leaves, a memoir of mothers and daughters (Bella Books, 2012). Her LGBT commentary on queer life and literature is aired on This Way Out, an international radio syndicate based in Los Angeles. A frequent contributor to The Huffington Post as well as OpEdNews, she lives, writes and teaches in Philadelphia.

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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 11, 2012
Resolution by lethal injection: The murder of first known anti-gay hate crime victim Anthony Milano I am a lesbian who grew up in Levittown, PA, and moved away several years before the brutal murder of Anthony Milano, a young man who was gay. Anthony was the victim of the first reported anti-gay hate crime tried as such. One of his murderers was scheduled to be executed but a stay of execution had been granted. These are my thoughts.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 23, 2015
My Husband's Not Gay? Low Chuckles and Hard Reality Interview with Bonnie Kaye - counselor to women married to gay husband. When my partner first heard about the TLC show My Husband's Not Gay, she emitted a low chuckle. It does sound funny -- at the very least it has a humorous title.... This is bad for the women who marry these not-gay men who are admitting that they're attracted to other men (but marry women because that is what their religion tells them to do).
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Let's Pledge to Boycott the Boy Scouts This article is a LGBT positive (anti military) perspective on the Boy Scouts recent decision to allow openly gay teens to be members while continuing to discrimate against openly gay Scout leaders.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 28, 2015
A Unitarian Universalist Message: Marriage Equality and Dignity A Unitarian Universalist (UU)reflection on marriage equality, including a brief history of Unitarianism and LGBT rights. Janet Mason is a lay minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration in Philadelphia where this piece was first presented.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 19, 2015
"Poetry Is Not A Luxury:" A UU Remembrance "Poetry Is Not A Luxury:" A UU Remembrance" was first presented on August 16, 2015 as part of the Poetry Sunday service at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration in Philadelphia. In it, author and lay leader Janet Mason remembers the late Audre Lorde and her empowering and powerful poetry and prose.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 31, 2012
Gun Control Laws and Race And Class: Let's Talk About It "Gun Control Laws and Race and Class: Let's Talk About It" addresses my experience of growing up in a predominantly white working class neighborhood (where some gun owners were hunters) and then moving to a city where most of those killed with guns are African American children. It looks at the views on gun control from a geographic and racial perspective.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 27, 2015
"That Business in Kentucky": Accentuating the Positive and Coming Out in the South Commentary on the benefits of diversity and a review of the 2015 release from NewSouth Books of "Crooked Letter i: Coming Out in the South."
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 11, 2015
Therese and Isabelle and Living Large: two books to think about Janet Mason reconsiders LGBT history with two books - Living Large: Wilna Hervey and Nan Mason by Joseph P. Eckhardt and Therese and Isabelle by Violet Leduc (originally censored and recently published by The Feminist Press.)