Sunday, June 14 marked the 45th anniversary of LA Pride, the largest LGBT celebration in Southern California. The event's iconic parade is one of the most inclusive in Los Angeles, bringing lesbian, gay, bisexual, straight, transgender, and cisgender people from across the state to march for freedom and acceptance for all.
Rachel Dolezal's taken a small NAACP chapter in a neck of the woods that in times past has been near an area well-known as a hotbed of white supremacist and armed militia organizing, and made it a true fighting organization. She should ignore the criticism and keep doing the great job she's done.
Some day inevitably the father-figures of the court too will catch up. And then like the young woman in the Anouk ad, society will say "Papa, you've reached? We'll just come down."
Ultimately the age of dinosaurs will pass; their fossils will be discovered by future anthropologist-archeologists to be scrutinized, dissected, and viewed as oddities whose ideas will seem curious for their naiveté.
Our voice will always be our greatest weapon. Life and death are in the power of the tongue. I choose to speak life for those whose voices have been eternally silenced.
As Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family visit Runnymede Meadow to re-pledge the Crown's subservience to the rule of law, Magna Carta turns 800 years old. Great Britain, the Commonwealth nations, the United States, and indeed all the world should celebrate Magna Carta's eight centuries.
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of contraceptive forms of birth control. As a 40-something woman who grew up in the wake of the sexual revolution - it's hard for me to fathom that birth control was ever illegal.
This isn't an issue about choice or religion -- these are real people, losing their livelihoods, their sources of income, and they're more likely to become impoverished because we still have not extended protections to many LGBT people. Demanding the right to fair employment and fair workplace treatment is not demanding special treatment or advantages over others
We Nick Jonas our issues: glitter up the problem with some star power (with visible abs), charge some hefty ticket prices and explain that, if we all just come together, everything will be fine.
I began comics with Archie, but those quickly faded to the wayside as the characters didn't challenge me. The day that I was introduced to The Uncanny X-Men, everything clicked. I immediately identified with them for two reasons. I was black and gay.
Even 150 years later, it's clear that the wounds of the Civil War are not completely healed. But despite these historical and political rifts, there is one thing that can and should unite all Americans, as it has united Senators Leahy and Lee and a unanimous Senate: The wisdom and importance of the constitutional changes wrought by the Civil War and Reconstruction.
This week I talked with Lisa Viola, Senior Programmer for the Provincetown International Film Festival that takes place June 17th to June 21st in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
The emphasis on pain capability is beneath the complexity of traditional moral theology, and specious for everyone else who isn't a strict utilitarian.
An alphabet soup of players and policies could have a big impact on where you live, how much you pay for housing, and whether or not you are denied a chance to move into a neighborhood that's good for your kids.
No major medical or public health organization has concluded that abortion increases a woman's risk of preterm birth. However, impassioned (but naive) abortion opponents insist that abortion is causally related to prematurity.
This -- closing abortion clinics while chipping away at Roe in the courts -- is the goal of legislation like that in Texas. But, of course, Republican leaders aren't mentioning in this in their praise of the Fifth Circuit's decision. Instead, Attorney General Ken Paxton reacted to the ruling by calling it "a victory for life and women's health."