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Thursday, March 4, 2021

When an epidemic turns political

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It amazes me how similar the protections against Covid-19 are to those of HIV/AIDS. If you were around in the early days of AIDS...

One joke too many

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In the early 1980s, a friend of mine let me borrow a vinyl record of theirs: the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for “Monty Python's...

We’re nowhere near full LGBTQ equality

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Every so often, we get reminders that despite the gains made over the decades by activists in the LGBTQ community, we still have a...

The push for LGBT rights continues abroad

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Want to publicly thank the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw Poland who gave me an appreciation of how resilient our government can be and how...

Thanksgiving in the time of pandemic

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If you are reading this, you already have a reason to give thanks: You have (thus far) survived the coronavirus pandemic that has killed...

Why thinking for oneself matters

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Recently, CNN interviewed a nurse from South Dakota who said that some patients with Covid-19 still refuse to believe the virus is real. Even...

The world moves on

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While this country has been paralyzed by both the pandemic and the political circus we call the 2020 election (led by the lead clown...

A time to turn the tide

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In the earliest days of the Remembering Our Dead project, which led to the Transgender Day of Remembrance, many of us shared a hope...

Georgia, Georgia, Georgia

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This column could be filled with the names of those in the LGBTQ community who expect or should be considered for position in the...

Forgive and forget is the exact wrong advice right now

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The old adage used to be "forgive and forget." A more modern twist  is "forgive, but never forget." But, as we embark on this...

Creep of the Week: Donald Trump

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As I write this, it is Election Day in America. Millions and millions of people have already voted and today people are in lines...

There Is Hope

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Biden will win, at least that is what my projection based on all the information we have as of Wednesday evening. Here’s how I...

No matter the election outcome, we’re now in a culture war

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It’s Tuesday afternoon as I write this, and we don’t yet know who was elected president or senator or state legislator. This election has...

Creep of the Week: Donald Trump

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On Monday, Oct. 27, Donald Trump swore in his third Supreme Court Justice, Amy Coney Barrett, under the cloak of night. And like many...

Common Clay

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For better or worse, humans have a remarkable tendency to use myth, fables, and legends to help them better understand the world around them....

Vote Hard and Vote Democrat

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This is my last column before the election. To say this is the most important election of your life does not do it justice....

Vote for the world you want, but also the world you have

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Joe Biden will change the country for the better. We know this from his work in the Senate, as Vice President, and as the...

Creep of the Week: Tiffany Trump

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The Trump Administration is the most anti-LGBTQ administration in history. So the fact that there was a Trump Pride event is insulting all on...

Focus, Activism Needed Now

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On Oct. 15, I asked Joe Biden a question at his Philadelphia town hall about Amy Coney Barrett’s rushed Supreme Court confirmation process and...

The Trans Griot has passed

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On the 5th of October, Monica Roberts passed away at home. She was a trans journalist, probably best known for her blog, TransGriot. She...

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