What We’re Reading – August 24

Please enjoy thoughtfully, get fired up by, and/or giggle while reading this week’s pieces from Pride Foundation staff’s recommended reading.

Republican Mayor and the Freedom to Marry

Republican Mayor Jerry Sanders of San Diego, California speaks out about his support for marriage for gays and lesbians, and encourages others in his party to do the same. The Human Rights Campaign and Freedom to Marry are running this ad in Tampa during the Republican National Convention.

How the United States Gives

A list and analysis from top to bottom in ranking U.S. States by percentage of discretionary income given to charitable causes via The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

For Some Perspective

Beloit’s College’s Mindset List for Class of 2016 – We like to see new students as new scholars to be.

Rethinking His Religion

A really great New York Times Op-Ed by Frank Bruni (the NYT’s first openly gay Op-Ed columnist) on the importance of not making assumptions. This one’s from March 24 – but I found it incredibly moving.

Christina is Pride Foundation’s Community Giving Manager. Email Christina.

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