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My Dream

“I have a dream that when I have my own children one day, I will be able to tell them that things used to be different back then; that not everyone could get married and they would try hard to fathom the idea of denying marriage to anyone, yet never truly understand the sad injustice we had.”  – Justin Jackerson, a 25-year-old Deaf Gay man living in Los Angeles, CA

Photo credit: Dylan Sue




Imagine a World Without Hate

Video images/text:

* Newspaper with heading: “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 84, Champions Immigration Reform:
* Anne Frank wins Nobel Prize for her 12th Novel
* Harvey Milk expands LGBT equality globally
* Daniel Pearl, 49, Journalist, wins Pulitzer for “Uncovering Al-Qaeda”
* James Byrd, Jr., 63, Japser, TX Resident Saves Young Girl from Burning Building
* Matthew Shepard, 36, Leads Anti-Bulling Coalition
* Yitzhak Rabin, 90, honored for nearly two decades of Israeli-Palestinian Peace

IF WE ALL STOOD UP to bigotry

WE COULD change history

IMAGINE A WORLD without hate

For 100 years the Anti-Defamation League has empowered millions to fight prejudice. Join us today.



In Case Your Confused

In Case You’re Confused

In case you’re confused, this is not a white flag.


Jada Pinkett-Smith with Willow

Right on, Jada!

[Photo: Actress Jada Pinkett-Smith with daughter, Willow.]

Jada Pinkett-Smith is aware of the critics that stick up their noses at the way she raises her daughter, Willow. Willow cuts, dyes and styles her hair as she pleases, a fact that bothers many who feel girls shouldn’t have that much control over their appearance at such a young age.

Jada decided to address the criticism in a Facebook post:

When writing the story of your life, don't let anyone else hold the pen.


When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen.

Nelson Mandela

“Love comes more naturally…”

“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background or his religion.  People learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”  – Nelson Mandela

You Are…

You are incredible, adorable, lovable, wonderful, powerful, perfectly beautiful just the way you are!

Believe in Yourself

You’re unique. You’re special. You’re beautiful. You are loved. There’s nothing you can’t do.

Thank You for Sign Dancing - NOT!

Thank You for Sign Dancing – NOT!

By John McBride

I’m an interpreter who works on-stage at queer events. Once, after a concert, a hearing dyke came up to me. She said, “Thank you for sign dancing! I don’t know sign, but it’s so pretty – it’s dancing!”

Sign dancing???? She meant well. But like many hearing queers, she had a funny ideas about signed music and interpreters. So here are some thoughts for CTN Magazine’s hearing readers. First, the sad tale of a love gone wrong:

Once upon a time, I had two lovers. One lover was ASL. My other lover was Music.