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Michelle Obama Heckling

That Moment When Ellen Sturtz Heckled Michelle Obama

Maurice Tracy | Posted 08.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Maurice Tracy

How does BlaQueer me cheer on Sturtz for heckling Michelle Obama unless I ignore the racial composition of the encounter? How does BlaQueer me cheer on Michelle Obama for dismissing the heckler unless I ignore Sturtz's position as a second-class citizen vis-à-vis her sexuality?

We'll 'Max Out,' but at What Cost?

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 08.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

How can the Democratic Party ask LGBT donors to "max out" after ignoring our pleas to protect us against discrimination in the workplace? So on Tuesday night, Ellen Sturtz, a longtime activist and a previous Democratic donor, asked the first lady that question.