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#FinanciallyFit: Investing in Mutual Funds

By Alexis Cheney – @akcheney

Two weeks ago, just the word “investing” caused me anxiety. Although friends and family told me time and again that placing my paychecks in a savings account barely surmounts shoving it under my mattress, the thought of investing my savings overwhelmed me. How – exactly – do I invest? What – exactly – should I invest in? How much of my savings should I invest?

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Falling in Love at the Gay Synagogue

By Alison Channon

A LOOK FROM THE BIMA

“The chazzan, I could do worse,” Mitchell thought as he looked up at Bruce on the Bima. It was 1982 and Bruce was serving as the High Holiday Cantorial Soloist at Or Chadash, Chicago’s Gay and Lesbian synagogue. Bruce had noticed Mitchell too. “Who could miss him with the red beard and all the hair he once had? He was cute.”

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Healthy relationships and sexual health when you’re LGBTQ+ (or straight/cis!)

Becka Wall | @beckawall

It’s Saturday brunch. You’re gossiping with your friends about the latest details of their dates and romantic life, when it dawns on you: how would I know if any of my friends are in unhealthy relationships? What are the big warning signs to look for? What advice do I give them if they are worried about their reproductive health?

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Gender: “You are the weakest link, goodbye!”

Clint Cantwell/Ginger KaiKai

I was a few weeks away from turning eight and I was obsessed with the show The Weakest Link. The host, Anne Robinson, sent chills down my spine. I was in love with her stern strength and her power. Almost-eight-year-old me thought she was capable of anything. I loved repeating her almost monotone, yet still somehow emotive, catch phrase: “You are the weakest link. GOODBYE.” The only thing missing from the drama of the show was a trapdoor to send the contestant whirling to a literal deep pit of disappointment. (What a missed opportunity on the part of the directors.) I religiously watched this show. But the episode on On October 29th, 2001 was a tad different for me.

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Dress to Impress: Taking Pride In Queer Fashion

Mandy Dean – Washington, D.C.

June isn’t just for poolside BBQs, extravagant summer travel and sangrias in the sand. June also marks the anniversary of  the 1969 Stonewall Riots in Manhattan, a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement here in the United States.

“Gay Pride Day,” originally a single celebration observed the last Sunday of June, has sparked an expansion of the holiday itself— and we now have series of events celebrating the LGBTQ community.

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5 Groups to Give To this Pride Month

Becka Wall | @beckawall

Society has made great strides in treating those in the LGBTQ community with dignity and respect – in 2015, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage was legal in the united states, proclaiming that “love is love.”

It was a beautiful moment in U.S. politics – with couples crying, rushing to wed, and celebrating outside the Supreme Court.

But the fight for equality isn’t over.

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Happy Pride Month!

Team Moxie

Hi Moxie Readers!

As many of you know, June marks LGBTQ+ Pride month – a time to celebrate progress and to mark how far we still have to go until the LGBTQ community will finally be treated as full equals in society.

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Feminist movies for your next Netflix marathon

Becka Wall – @beckawall

It’s Friday at 5 PM. You’re wiped from battling the patriarchy all week and cancelled all your plans for the evening. Your Thai food order is placed and your glass of wine is poured. Now the questions that plagues us all: what should I watch?

If you’re ready for something to empower you to keep resisting, fear not. We’ve got you covered.

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Bringing Gender Into It

Becka Wall – @beckawall

House Republicans passed a health care bill last week that, among other things, would “defund” Planned Parenthood, kick 24 million Americans off health insurance and allow states to charge those with “pre-existing conditions” higher premiums.

So what, exactly, are pre-existing conditions? The list is long – more than 50 conditions, from acne to thyroid disorders – but apparently things that are part of everyday life for many women are included, like having a heavy period, postpartum depression, giving birth via c-section and pregnancy.

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