Williams' commitment to social justice is rooted in part in his background as a schoolteacher in struggling low-income neighborhoods in Philadelphia. He follows in the footsteps of his parents, both of whom have worked as public school teachers.
Get up. Dry your tiresome red eyes. Bow down on both knees. Say your prayer. Light your candle.
This week I talked with Michael Adams, Chief Executive Officer of Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders which is the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT older adults founded in 1978 and headquartered in New York City.
In many ways, the history of the LGBT community is a history of battling invisibility. Since the dawn of time, society has tried to make us invisible. We gained strength as a community only by shedding that invisibility, coming out, and proudly saying who we are.
The issues faced by our LGBTQ friends were and are different than the agenda currently on the plates of my friends who advocate for more regulations of guns.
Originally published in the Chapel Hill News on June 29, 2016. The lynchpin underlying support for House Bill 2, the Public Facilities Privacy and Se...
Stereotypes don't help at moments of reflection. Anyway, we have to acknowledge that there is something true when certain aspects of Latino culture ...
Last week the media world turned on its head again after Pope Francis agreed that the Catholic Church owed an apology to gays. But his statement, while positive on its face, deflected from horrendous remarks Francis himself made in the past and which he can and should personally apologize for right now.
The use of a referendum in such high-profile ways, however, also suggests that governments must continue to examine and re-examine what it means to engage the public effectively--before a matter reaches the ballot. Are governments enabling those affected by decisions to affect those decisions, without ballots?
Heterosexual people are not oppressed anywhere in the world. They don't need pride. Anyone who believes that heterosexual people need a pride day need your love, acceptance, and education.
In all, the case is a triumph for honest judging and a freer and more just America. Something to celebrate over this long Fourth of July weekend.
As a black man watching Williams' speech, the emotion that I encountered first was that of shamefulness. I began to ask myself: Could I ever be that selfless?
The time for silence and patience is long gone. Congressmen Lewis and his colleagues have vowed to keep going with their fight as soon as the House returns from its July 4th recess. We must stand with them as they continue to get into "good trouble."
It's no secret that members of communities of color suffer the highest rates of gun violence. And they're members of the LGBT community too. In fact, most of the victims in the Orlando massacre were Latino or African American.
I talked with filmmaker and writer Emmett Jack Lundberg about the second season of his web series Brothers the first narrative series about a group of transgender male friends that not only features the stories about trans men but also casts trans actors in the main roles.
For those of us who are not elected officials, voting and volunteering for campaigns are among the most important actions we can take. This year, we have the opportunity to change the course of women's health care in this country for a generation.