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N.J. Senate election: A case study in LGBT tolerance, equality, representation

Monday, September 2, 2013
Cory Booker
Newark, N.J., mayor Cory Booker has been something of a celebrity in the political arena. If you’re a New Jersey resident and you read the newspaper, you’d probably heard of him even before he announced his campaign for Senate. You’ve ...

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Dreams deferred: Why we need immigration reform

Sunday, September 1, 2013
Jose Cicahua-Perez
A pathway to citizenship would give my parents, and our country’s 11 million aspiring Americans, the chance to come out of the shadows and live their lives with pride. ... I know what it’s like to be forced into two ...

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CNN has no excuse for continuing to call Chelsea Manning a man

Thursday, August 29, 2013
Jake Tapper on CNN
Major news organizations have honored Chelsea Manning’s explicit request to be identified as a woman, but CNN continues to make excuses for misgendering Manning in its news coverage. CNN’s “policy” on identifying transgender people contradicts the guidelines set forth by ...

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States must respect the rights of LGBT parents

Sunday, August 25, 2013
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In a country where so many politicians espouse “family values” and the importance of parents in a child’s life, it’s remarkable how quickly those beliefs go out the window when there’s an opportunity to shame and bully an LGBT person. ...

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The other race Virginians need to watch

Sunday, August 25, 2013
Mark Obenshain
Given its off year elections, Virginia is attracting a good deal of attention among political observers. LGBT Virginians, women and minorities likewise ought to be paying close attention. Why? Because the Republican statewide ticket -- which was nominated ...

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Lives mislabeled: Gay or straight, left or right, this or that…

Sunday, August 11, 2013
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One problem I have with labeling ourselves as a this or a that, is that it usually stems from adoption of the values most familiar to us as we grow into young adults. Once adopted it can be very difficult ...

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Putin’s anti-gay Olympics – Should we participate and condone the hate?

Saturday, August 10, 2013
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Perhaps it’s because the United States is so divided on the issue of gay rights that, as a country, we are so divided on the Russian anti-gay, Olympic issue. We have states making laws that allow us to marry and ...

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Mainstream LGBT rights groups have abandoned Bradley Manning

Sunday, August 4, 2013
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One of the interesting factors is that two of the largest and most well funded LGBT rights groups in the U.S. have stayed quiet about Bradley Manning, his reprehensible treatment in custody and his trial. Why has Manning, whose revelations ...

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Russia: This Berlin Wall of bigotry shall crumble too

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
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If Russia is eventually freed from Vladimir Putin’s tyranny, it will partially be a result of LGBT people fighting this rogue nation’s state-sponsored terror apparatus. Worldwide efforts are now underway to pressure this petro police state into abolishing its recently ...

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How do we stop a modern-day Adolf Hitler?

Sunday, July 28, 2013
LGBT activists in a recent protest of Russia's anti-gay laws.
We’ve all heard the quotes, right? There are reports of Russia beating up LGBT people — bad — and enacting percussion around them, stripping them of rights and sending them to detention camps. Now the Olympic Games are scheduled to ...

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