There is something unnerving about the rush of Republican presidential candidates to go on record as standing firmly against women's reproductive rights. They do not have the vaguest notion of what it is like to be pregnant as a result of abuse, incest, assault or a multitude of other wrongs, or simply what it is like to be a woman denied control of her own body.
When you observe the litany of cases in just one year alone, the question is, why wouldn't there be a distrust in the Black community?
Last Thursday Senate and House Democrats, 205 in all, introduced the Equality Act (S.1858/H.R.3185). Like ENDA since 2009, it is fully inclusive, covering gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. That is today's reality, and will not be a bargaining chip.
Sen. Sanders, there is one issue that you must progress greatly on if you wish to become the president that America needs in 2016. That issue is racial justice. Saying that racism exists in your next speech or adding #blacklivesmatter to the end of your next tweet is not enough.
This week I talked with Jason Stuart one of the most prolific character actors and an outrageous openly gay stand-up comedian.
Justice cannot breathe when Black men and boys and women and girls are routinely profiled, abused, arrested, and killed with impunity by police officers. We must stop this. We must protect the lives of our young people -- all of them.
As we debate the boundaries of law enforcement's authority, I am reminded of my own recent run-in with a traffic cop in New Zealand.
Something extraordinary happened Thursday to advance fairness and equality in the United States. Members of Congress introduced legislation to amend the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 to embrace a more robust vision of equality.
Planned Parenthood is the most trusted women's health care provider in this country. We will always fight for our patients and our staff, and we will continue to provide care in a safe, trusting, confidential environment, no matter what.
Standing in the shadows next to happy couples celebrating their love and marriage benefits is something no one wants to talk about: in establishing a legal foundation for marriages that last, the marriage equality movement also has laid a safe, clear, and legal path for those people like Tracie and me, who have decided to divorce.
The Republican attempts to legislate lies into the science of prenatal consciousness demonstrate GOP's political ineptitude, not its principles. Even with the Republicans' pseudoscientific notions aside, they have refused to adequately consider the impact of their ideology on complex and real families.
Anti-LGBT bullying and job and housing bias persist in America's heartland, as do misguided drives by some extremists to give bigotry justified by religion the force of law. But even they see the writing on the wall. The days of the gay exception are numbered.
There were two guys. Two regular, ordinary guys dressed in summer shirts. One guy had a hat. They were kicking back by the side of the road pretty muc...
This is not a simple play, but it is quite stunningly beautiful in its words, staging and performance. After all, it's not often that the narrator of a play is the Mississippi River as brilliantly portrayed by Kathya Alexander.
We all know that getting any legislation through Congress is really hard right now. But we also know that LGBT movements are stronger and better connected than ever. When the original Equality Act was first introduced more than four decades ago, its passage may have seemed like a pipe dream. Today, it is not.
Young people today might not remember that there was a time when disabled children were quietly forgotten in schools, and disabled adults only dreamed of basic access to jobs, medical care, and popular culture. One piece of landmark legislation changed all that.