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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.
(1 comments) SHARE 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).
(4 comments) SHARE 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 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 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 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.