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Will suspicion of ‘gender fraud’ police LGBTQ Olympians?

Will suspicion of ‘gender fraud’ police LGBTQ Olympians?

The 2012 London Summer Olympics began July 27. While we all know that homophobia in sports is the other “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” 21 openly LGBTQ athletes, two coaches and two gay Paralympians will compete for the gold. Three LGBTQ...

Dis-membering Stonewall

Dis-membering Stonewall

  LGBTQ mainstream White-washes people of color out of historical 1969 rebellion   “By institutionalizing memory, resisting the onset of oblivion, recalling the memory of tragedy that for long years remained hidden or unrecognized and...

In South Africa, lesbians are terrorized with ‘corrective’ rape

In South Africa, lesbians are terrorized with ‘corrective’ rape

            To hear of human rights abuses of Uganda’s LGBTQ population is not new, sadly. Gay activist David Kato was the father of the Uganda’s LGBTQ rights movement. To many of his fellow countrymen, Kato was...

Black ministers come out on Obama’s stance on marriage

Black ministers come out on Obama’s stance on marriage

      African American ministers have come out for, and against, Obama’s stance on marriage equality. LGBTQ activists of African descent have pondered what would be the catalyst to rally those African American Christian ministers...

The Hunger Games’ young racist fans

The Hunger Games’ young racist fans

    There’s a frenzy surrounding the blockbuster film and book The Hunger Games. But the fan attention around the movie has taken a decidedly different turn from the fervor the book caused. The schism originates from the difference between...

We all are Trayvon Martin  LGBTQs and African Americans united by murder

We all are Trayvon Martin LGBTQs and African Americans united by murder

        What does Trayvon Martin’s murder have to do with gay civil rights protection? The quick answer: The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act (mostly known by Matthew Shepard’s name). The nation is...

Racism, jealousy, and a false police report

Racism, jealousy, and a false police report

  How anti-sodomy laws were sunk   If you love John Grisham’s fictional legal thrillers, you’ll be riveted to Dale Carpenter’s real-life page-turner Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas. Carpenter is a law professor at...

One of the tallest trees in our forest: Bayard Rustin

One of the tallest trees in our forest: Bayard Rustin

          Last month around the country, LGBTQ communities celebrated Bayard Rustin’s 100th birthday anniversary. This month, AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts will have their annual Bayard Rustin Breakfast. And, in...

It’s what — and not who — killed Whitney Houston

It’s what — and not who — killed Whitney Houston

    A new allegation has surfaced that pop superstar Whitney Houston was murdered. Legal television commentator Nancy Grace ignited a firestorm of criticism speculating Houston’s death might have been a homicide. “I’d like...

Maid in America—Oscars tend to award Black  actors playing stereotypical roles

Maid in America—Oscars tend to award Black actors playing stereotypical roles

    When Viola Davis lost the Oscar for best actress portraying an African American maid in Katherine Stockett’s The Help to Meryl Streep portraying former Britain Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady at the 84th Academy Awards...