Since its inception in 1984 the White Party Week has raised millions of dollars for Care Resource, South Florida's oldest and largest non-profit community health care focusing on HIV/AIDS research, prevention and currently extending medical services.
Missouri's anti-choice legislature, in consistently chipping away at reproductive rights, has taken a decidedly different approach in attacking reproductive health access. Now these same legislative extremists are playing politics with teaching and research at the University of Missouri.
What has erupted proves the case of the continued need to build cultural competencies across Yale and indeed across all campuses and communities. We don't have to, don't warrant this. But should we all not embrace that awesome challenge we may forfeit the future that is ours to own and make better.
Sometimes a book drops in your lap like a miracle you didn't even know you needed. That's what happened with QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology edited by Raymond Luczak and published by Squares & Rebels Press.
It's 2015 and much of the media seem to accept, still, that LGBT people can be talked about this way at an event attended by presidential candidates and that it's not news.
We live in the United States of America, but my family and so many others have to live in hiding to protect our gender non-conforming children/transgender children. We have to fight against Religious Freedom bills that are based upon unfounded fears and propaganda.
Congress's repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was a watershed moment that ended institutionalized discrimination unjustly targeting gay, lesbian and bisexual service members. Yet thousands of service members who were discharged because of their sexual orientation still bear the scars of that discrimination.
The students at the University of Missouri should be commended and praised by everyone that believes in the notion of progress. They showed the nation and the world that they have the right method -- a method that civil rights groups used for years -- a collective strategy of all, utilizing economic leverage along with a disciplined, focused and determined non-violent movement.
On Veterans Day in 2015, it is a national embarrassment that more than 150,000 veterans living in U.S. territories will be denied the right to vote for their Commander-in-Chief next November.
Donald Trump has entitled his new book "Crippled America." If the Donald can call America crippled I can at least state with some confidence the man has very little awareness of what it's like to live out here.
The League of United Latin American Citizens is condemning shock video entrepreneur Luke Montgomery for his abuse of Latino children in his obscenity-laced video about Donald Trump.
Why should they care about the fate of four persons at a time when a whole population is being besieged, bombarded and starved to death? Yet this incident should send alarm signals worldwide -- for it does give us a taste of what is yet to come.
While I'm honored to have been selected to serve on this committee as an advocate for women's health, the truth is that the Select Committee to Attack Women's Health is political theatre with no substantive purpose.
Just seven years after Prop 8, it's "déjà vu all over again." This time it feels self-mutilating. Instead of campaigning to impose unconstitutional public policies on the rest of the world -- a battle that we lost when the U.S. Supreme court upheld appellate court rulings supporting same sex marriage -- we seem to be cutting off our proverbial nose to spite our face.
"I feel living your life out loud and not being afraid to share what matters to you is a great quiet revolution for this time when we're really trying to make a world more inclusive for everyone and a world that accepts that love belongs to everyone."