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Thom Senzee

Full Of GSD, Danny The Manny Is How Modern Entertainment Looks

Thom Senzee | Posted 08.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Thom Senzee

Gender and sexual diversity (GSD) is as much a part of real life as it's portrayed in an endearing and funny new web series titled Danny The Manny, directed by Mike Roma an starring Patrick Reilly, as are human beings.

Queer-Inclusive Black Lives Chapter Debuts After 'Antigay' Group Shutters

Thom Senzee | Posted 07.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Thom Senzee

The now-defunct San Diego chapter was recently declared dissolved by its original founder, Mahnani Clay, because the group had allegedly become highjacked by leaders who were hostile to gender and sexual minorities, i.e. LGBT activists, among it ranks.

7 Things A Gay Reporter Learned From Kristin Beck And 5 Other Transgender Panelists

Thom Senzee | Posted 07.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Thom Senzee

I really thought I understood a few things about my gender-diverse brothers and sisters. Then, I moderated a panel of six incredible people who identify as either trans or gender fluid.

Attorney Defending Police Who Arrested Gay Man at Pride Running out of Options

Thom Senzee | Posted 06.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Thom Senzee

Will Walters (Photo: Vito Di Stefano) 'I just want my life back:' Will Walters, following five years trying to have his day in court. Victor Hoff's ...

Private Prisons Capitalism Without Compassion: Aloe Blacc

Thom Senzee | Posted 04.18.2016 | Black Voices
Thom Senzee

What you might not know is that Blacc, born Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III, is on a mission to educate the world about the scourge of private prisons.

Hearing Set for Allegedly Transphobic Barbershop

Thom Senzee | Posted 04.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Thom Senzee

"The barber then stared at Rose as if he was examining Rose's appearance and stated 'We don't cut women's hair,'" said Trevis's attorney, Gloria Allred during a press conference in Los Angeles.

New Film Will Make You See Dance Anew

Thom Senzee | Posted 03.01.2016 | Arts
Thom Senzee

My interview with Peter G. Kalivas and Barbarella Fokos will help you see dance differently. Choreographer Peter G. Kalivas (R., foreground) instru...

Exclusive Interview: Lopez Says Congress Gave Contractor $2.3 Billion Blank Checkbook

Thom Senzee | Posted 02.17.2016 | Politics
Thom Senzee

With a federal grand jury now breathing down its neck and covert recordings emerging on WikiLeaks of its former chief compliance officer saying she wo...

Could Leaving Openings Unfilled in High-pay Career Field That Needs Workers Now Derail Economy?

Thom Senzee | Posted 12.02.2015 | Business
Thom Senzee

The federal highway transportation bill congress passed earlier this month was touted by some as a post-Boehner, bipartisan compromise. But it wasn't long before the bill was criticized as anemic and a missed opportunity to go big.

Exclusive Preview of ISIS Rape Testimony before Congress Tomorrow

Thom Senzee | Posted 05.12.2016 | Impact
Thom Senzee

American lawyer and humanitarian Jacqueline Isaac will testify before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Wednesday at the invitation of committee chairman, Rep. Ed Royce (R-California).

Will San Diego Say Anything Trying to Prove Cops Didn't Discriminate Against Gay Man?

Thom Senzee | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Thom Senzee

If a top deputy at the San Diego City Attorney's office really means what she said in statement filed with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals late last month, fundamental change in enforcement of nudity laws could impact tourism, the swimwear industry, clothing retailers -- even Comicon.

Overcoming the Stigma of 'Vexatious Litigator': An Impossible Task?

Thom Senzee | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Thom Senzee

Alfred Banks and the handful of others who carry the mark of the so-called "vexatious litigator" have the deck stacked against them. They are effectively locked out of America's legal system.

Gloria Allred Receives Nat'l. Trial Lawyers Lifetime Achievement Nod--Only 2nd Time Group Gives Award

Thom Senzee | Posted 03.23.2014 | Media
Thom Senzee

SOUTH BEACH, Fla.--Famed attorney Gloria Allred will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from The National Trial Lawyers (NTL) at the third annual ...

A Gay Love Letter Inspired by Phil Robertson

Thom Senzee | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Thom Senzee

Let me explain in pure prose -- a love letter, even -- the beauty of gay attraction as I've known it with absolutely no consideration of the body part that, according to Mr. Robertson's base obsession, must be what I long for and what must make me gay.

'More to the Story Than Marriage' LGBTs in The News Panel Series Hits L.A. Nov. 14

Thom Senzee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Thom Senzee

In other words, LGBT Americans gain acceptance as people realize that "LGBT" does not automatically equate to white, affluent gay men enjoying fabulous vacations, expensive vodka and stylish clothing

Under Siege, Mayor Makes First Public Appearance Since Allegations in Surprise Showing at San Diego Pride

Thom Senzee | Posted 07.15.2013 | Los Angeles
Thom Senzee

Although at least one local San Diego television news broadcast erroneously reported that San Diego Mayor Bob Filner showed up at Balboa Park with an ...

San Diego Press Club's First LGBT Panel Draws Tears, Applause

Thom Senzee | Posted 09.08.2013 | Media
Thom Senzee

"I get to decide who I am, according to the State of California and a growing number of other states. But even in those states where self-identification is not yet the law, as journalists, don't you want to respect the identity of the individual as they perceive themselves?"

Forget Black Helicopters, Meet the Ultimate Helicopter Mom: the NSA

Thom Senzee | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
Thom Senzee

The easy question is, whether or not trading privacy for government (and corporate) transparency make society physically safer. The difficult and infinitely more important question is, can democracy still thrive without personal privacy and institutional secrecy?