If Bernie continues to gain support it's precisely because voters understand that the choice is clear -- accept the reality of plutocracy and beg for crumbs --- or fight to tear it down.
Success Academy is New York City's largest charter school network. About 11,000 children attend its thirty-six schools. But apparently it also discriminates against students with disabilities, at least according to a legal complaint filed by parents.
With barely a moment to take a deep breath, the LGBTQ community is back in the trenches, ready to fight for equality and justice in a critical legislative year.
Queer women continue to be disadvantaged in an environment that often doesn't even let them in the door.
This sort of inaction by lawmakers makes it increasingly unsafe and difficult for our transgender denizens.
This week the Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBT group, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. It was a bit of a shocker not because HRC endorsed a Democrat but that it occurred before even one vote has been cast in the Democratic primaries.
This just doesn't make any sense. Why endorse Hillary now? And why do it in such a one-sided fashion?
Many of the civil rights movement's demands had to do with the unequal schools and truncated educational opportunities African American children -- and other children of color -- faced.
It's time for Congress to get serious about protecting the voting rights of all Americans. Dr. King wouldn't expect any less from us.
The Foundation will serve LGBT athletes, coaches and others in sports through a network of funding focused on helping and encouraging LGBT people in sports to be their true selves. I am honored to serve on the board of directors and chair of the advisory committee.
The rise of the Civil Rights movement and Dr. King's work took place concurrently with the arrival of television. There is a reason for this, and one that speaks volumes about the power of video, television and the visual media, both in the 60s, and even more so today.
"I'd like to see gender queer representation and non-binary representation. I'd like to see us as both heroes and villains. I'd like to see us as love partners. I'd like to see us as doctors and lawyers. I'd like to see us on screen where our trans identity wasn't the only reason we're part of the story."
Historically speaking, pride parades have been portrayed as festivals where athletic bodied, barely clad men gyrate to up-tempo music on glittery floats. This has been veiled as a chance for LGBTI+ people to celebrate life and "be free." Freedom, however, has many different applications.
These experiences inform me about our diversity. We claim to celebrate our differences. Our respect for one another requires constant effort. It does not come easy.
If Bernie Sanders is nominated by the Democratic Party I will support him. Hopefully wiser heads will prevail. Many of the ideas he campaigns on sound...
America is going through LGBT civil rights boot camp, and it's making our society stronger. Change, like recruit training, is hard. The results are worth it.