In what has to be the most offensive ad campaign I've seen in a long time, Key Biscayne's Academy Of Martial Arts RDCA in Florida has decided the best way to sell their karate classes is to use gay panic.
The challenges facing New Orleans after Katrina are the same ones facing millions of people of color, women, the elderly and disabled and their children across the US. But Katrina made these challenges far more clear.
For millions of Americans like me -- gay, straight and in the vast hinterlands in between -- the little box of traditional marriage is too constricting for our evolving notions of love and partnership.
A recent debate in the fields of bioethics surrounding novel treatments for an uncommon genetic disorder has raised the question: Is it ethical to attempt to predetermine the sexual orientation of one's children?
The Caster Semenya controversy has been sullied by innuendo -- rumors about the athlete's intention to pretend that she is a female. It may be that this remarkable athlete is simply at one end of the bell curve of "femaleness."
The brief moment in late 2008 when 'hope' was more than just a slogan is long gone. In its place we have an increasingly radicalized public and the imposition of rules and regulations that would do the 18th century proud.