A man looking backwards

Posted on 29 Jul 2016 at 7:50am

Donald Trump  pledged to ‘protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression,’ but don’t make the mistake of thinking he’s pro-gay   Donald Trump made history at the Republican National Convention by daring to utter a string of five letters: LGBTQ. More specifically, he said, “Only weeks ago, in Orlando, Fla., 49 wonderful Americans […]

The politics of hope: Bill Clinton at the podium

Posted on 27 Jul 2016 at 9:38am

Bill convinced me to cast my first vote for a Clinton — and not as a protest, or a compromise, but because I was swayed

Not in my America!

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 10:50am

  The Republicans just spent a week trying to build a winning hand, but proved that the only card they have left to play is Trump-ed up fear   I admit it. I watched the Republican National Convention. It left me very confused, because speech after speech by second-tier GOP luminaries played the only card […]

Pence: As anti-gay as the Republican platform

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 7:55am

All aboard the GOP Train for a trip back in time with Engineer Trump and Conductor Pence   Was anyone really surprised that Donald Trump picked Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his co-captain for the most terrifying boat ride since the Titanic? Pence may be best known for signing Indiana’s “just say no to gays” […]

Worst coming out ever

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 7:50am

So, October 11th is National Coming Out Day, established to encourage a safe world where LGBTQ people can come out and live our authentic lives. For the past 15 years or so, the Human Rights Campaign has even given it a theme of some kind. Everyone comes out in their own way. Matter of fact, […]

Standing on the brink

Posted on 15 Jul 2016 at 7:50am

As we stand at a crossroads in our country, Black Panther Party cofounder’s call for unity still rings true       ‘During the past few years, strong movements have developed among women and among homosexuals seeking their liberation. There has been some uncertainty about how to relate to these movements. “Whatever your personal opinions […]

Dallas is a beacon for police getting it right, which no act of madness should hide

Posted on 08 Jul 2016 at 11:14am

Dallas is a beacon for police getting it right, which no act of madness should hide

Trump and his magical thinking

Posted on 08 Jul 2016 at 7:40am

You can’t fight hate with hate, and hate’s all he has to offer   So much anti-LGBT dumb-fuckery has emerged after the shooting of 102 people, of which 49 were killed, by a man with a military-style assault weapon at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando. There has also been much love and support for […]

Stop playing politics on immigration rights

Posted on 05 Jul 2016 at 2:12pm

To say I am deeply disappointed would be an understatement. We at the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) are aggrieved as a badly divided U.S. Supreme Court issued a 4-4 decision in the case U.S. v Texas on June 23rd.

Art imitating life

Posted on 01 Jul 2016 at 8:00am

The plot of ‘Independence Day — Resurgence’ is played out every day in America There has been a drought of interesting movies to see lately, so it’s been a while since my partner Katie and I have been to the theater. This week, we decided to see Independence Day – Resurgence — in spite of […]