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Young White men in crisis: Race, gender link mass shooters

Young White men in crisis: Race, gender link mass shooters

Dec. 26 | The most recent massacre, the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, took the lives of six- and seven-year-olds. It has shaken our nation to its core. The enormity of this devastation is incalculable. There are the small coffins...

MSR web exclusive: AP’s discouraging ‘homophobia’ is discouraging

MSR web exclusive: AP’s discouraging ‘homophobia’ is discouraging

Dec. 10 | Newspaper style manual picks the wrong word to tell media not to use   The editors at the Associated Press Stylebook have announced that they are “discouraging” use of the word “homophobia.” The AP Stylebook is the widely used...

Malawi LGBTQs’ short-lived freedom

Malawi LGBTQs’ short-lived freedom

Nov. 21 |   I’d like to believe that Malawi’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) citizens and tourists had a few days to breathe easier. On November 5, the government issued a moratorium suspending all laws decriminalizing homosexuality....

Latino activists join with marriage activists: Will it work?

Latino activists join with marriage activists: Will it work?

Oct. 31 | The kerfuffle concerning undocumented immigrants and legalizing same-sex marriage are usually competing and unresolved hot-button issues for voters heading toward the ballot box. Immigration advocates and LGBTQ rights groups have long tried to get...

Dis-membering Stonewall

Dis-membering Stonewall

Jun. 28 |   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

Jun. 27 |             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...

The Hunger Games’ young racist fans

The Hunger Games’ young racist fans

May. 16 |     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

May. 10 |         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...

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

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

Mar. 21 |     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

Mar. 7 |     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...