How does civil rights history help us think about Baltimore? Above all, it should frame recent events in the city in an unfolding, ongoing and still incomplete narrative of struggle.
Bruce stands on the shoulders of those before. His acceptance is only possible because of the courage of those who resisted at Stonewall, and the countless others who have rebelled against intolerance while simply attempting to be the people they felt themselves to be. They are our heroes and heroines.
Somewhere along the line, American women learned to call feminists "feminazis." We heard "abortion is murder" and didn't bother to correct the lie. We watched young vulnerable girls turn away from the morning after pill, shun the opportunity to abort their unwanted children.
When I first went to visit Notre Dame in 1957, I learned that there was a common joke about Father Ted. In good humor, the joke was: "What's the difference between God and Father Hesburgh?" to which the answer is "God is everywhere; Father Hesburgh is everywhere but Notre Dame."
'Why?' It's the most useful one word sentence in the English language. It's how we begin the search for causes, for understanding, for truth. We have to figure out why something happened before we can figure out how to make change going forward.
The whole point of a vacation is to go and enjoy yourself. Do that how you will. But however great the temptation (or the thrill of almost getting caught) with this totally hot guy you just met, keep your feet on the ground.
Service is the core of Sikh practice, but it's not the kind of service we think we know. Seva is not safe. Seva is not easy. Seva means selfless service.
Our transgender middle school and high school students don't have the option of flight, as I do. I am ashamed to leave them all behind, but you can't guilt me into staying.
People often ask me what my dream is in my work at The Flawless Foundation and my answer is always the same: a world where the cause of mental health is celebrated and where every person living with these challenges is embraced by society.
It's no surprise that late night TV has been a White Boy's Club for a while now. Finally this year Comedy Central gave Larry Wilmore, former Daily Show correspondent, his own show, The Nightly Show.
On Wednesday afternoon, a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on legislation that, if successful, would be a giant step forward for corporate America and an equally giant step backward for consumers.
Let us hope that the majority of the country will listen, and that racism and poverty begin to be alleviated by government created jobs, real school reform, and social services for the people like those in Baltimore.
It's likely that Justices Thomas and Alito agreed with the basic sentiments Scalia seemed to be expressing -- a sense of pride, even, that passionate religious opposition to same-sex marriage rang out loudly, at the same time that conservatives across the country continue to craft "religious freedom" laws to blunt LGBT equality in the states.
Over the course of a week we limped and ran, marching through rain or shine, and found ourselves approached with both solidarity and vitriol by the cars who passed our caravan on the highways.
As a member of the LGBT community, I have a history of being intolerant of intolerance. But I am a compassionate person by nature, and a believer and a practitioner of mindfulness. I was raised by a secular parents, something that I am grateful for.