Friends, family and members of the Charlottesville community held a vigil for missing transgender teenager Sage Smith. The group walked from the 700 block of Orangedale Avenue to the Amtrak Station. The train station was where Smith was last seen.
Unless you've been following the work of Monica Roberts, The Opposing Views and David Lohr over at The Huffington Post, you probably don't know that a trans teenage girl from Charlottesville, Va., has been missing for nearly 20 days.
They've lived together since 1996, and took as much of a plunge as they legally could 12 years ago. "We had a commitment ceremony in 2000, recognized by the Unitarian Universalist Church," said Sharon Baldwin.
So-called conversion therapy to change a patient's sexual orientation is a practice frowned on by mainstream psychiatry and deeply offensive to gays and lesbians, who rightly see it as a relic of a time when homosexuality was regarded as a mental illness. We think it's a terrible idea.
In just a few hours at 12:01 am on Thursday, Dec. 6, JP Persall and her partner of 10 years Diana Wickman will become one of the first same-sex couples in Washington state to receive a marriage license.