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October 08, 2015

Grosso and Colleagues Call on Congress to Let D.C. Decide Local Education Policy

DC Council Letter to Rep Chaffetz Oct 2015

GLAA is proud to be part of the coalition that lobbied D.C. Councilmembers on this. Thanks to Councilmembers Grosso, Bonds, Allen, Alexander, May, Nadeau, Silverman, and Evans for their signatures and their support. GLAA signed a joint letter with other organizations on the same issue in May. Notorious congressional homophobe Jason Chaffetz is planning to mark up the continuation of the program on Friday.

October 06, 2015

Hillary goes on offense

As I said in 2007, Hillary Clinton is a formidable woman and is not to be underestimated. In the past few days she has reminded us of this.

October 05, 2015

Gov. Brown signs controversial end-of-life bill

Thank you, Gov. Brown. GLAA's testimony on D.C.'s Death with Dignity Act can be found here.

October 04, 2015

50 Cent Blames 'Empire' Ratings Drop on Too Much 'Gay Stuff'

Just when I was starting to hope for a joint guest appearance by him and Chris Brown as lovers.

Figure Skater Adam Rippon Comes Out

Good for him.

Vatican fires priest who came out as gay on eve of synod

A long-awaited bipartisan proposal to ease sentencing laws

Pope Francis, Kim Davis and culture wars revisited

Joe Biden addresses HRC National Dinner

HRC talks to HRC

Hillary spoke to HRC earlier on Saturday due to her gig on SNL.

Hillary Clinton on SNL

For me, SNL set the standard for funniness four decades ago with a fake car commercial in which a mohel does a briss to show the smoothness of the ride. Hillary's skit as Val the bartender did not approach that level. But she was appealing, good-natured, and self-deprecatory. Well done. And I liked the way Huma Abedin was worked into it. It doesn't hurt Hillary that I can imagine her as my bartender; few of the Republican candidates pass that test.

October 01, 2015

Live entertainment for a captive audience

My friend Matsimela saw this Thursday afternoon on the NYC subway.

The President speaks on mass shooting in Oregon

The refusal of lawmakers to address the epidemic of gun violence in this country is despicable. This is not new, and it is not the only problem that one of our two major parties refuses to do anything about.

September 30, 2015

Pope Francis sought out Kim Davis for a blessing

I hardly know what to say about the revelation that the pope met secretly with Kim Davis while here in Washington. I cannot say I was surprised, given the harsh anti-gay things he said when he was Cardinal Bergoglio and his inviting the likes of Tony Perkins to a confab last year. But after my first angry reactions as I was reading my Twitter feed, I thought of my gay Catholic friends, some of them extraordinary activists and the most admirable of people. Then I thought of love ones whose spirits were crushed by religious homophobia. And I thought of the representatives of the Archdiocese of Washington that fought us on every major piece of pro-LGBT legislation before the D.C. Council for the past three decades. And my main feeling is great sorrow.

I left the Church 45 years ago, not because I was gay but because I did not like the authoritarian mindset and the expectation that I should let others do my thinking for me. But though you can leave the Church, the Church does not so easily leave you if you were born and raised in it. This is family for me, who growing up had a nun for a cousin and a priest for an uncle. I know that people I care about and respect are in pain. I don’t feel like marshaling arguments right now. Even though I myself counseled against wishful thinking with this conservative pope on account of his pastoral gifts, that doesn’t remove the sadness one bit.

All I can say, as I said long ago to a lover whose guilt and self-hatred stole him from me, is that you are not disordered, and no God could be sadistic enough to give you this love and this desire and then condemn you for it. That so many persist in doing so, and urge the cruelty of lifelong celibacy on us as the only acceptable option, is wickedness supported by cherry-picked lines from ancient texts most of which the quoters blithely ignore. I can’t blame anyone for getting their hopes up. I learned a crucial lesson long ago, that each of us has a separate journey to make. Just consider, if you are a bit frayed at the moment, that there is more fellowship around you than you may realize.

One of the good early reactions to the confirmation from the Vatican is from Francis DeBernardo of New Ways Ministry.

Matt Baume responds to Matt Damon

Matt Baume is right. I have been wondering how many women Matt Damon has paraded in front of the cameras on red carpets. Look, I think Mr. Damon is a lovely guy, and I am sure he means well. But he should please just STFU.

UN agencies urge states to protect rights of LGBTI individuals

Nice. Everyone is not pleased, of course.

Maryland transgender inmate granted relief under Prison Rape Elimination Act

A breakthrough.

Kim Davis claims to have met the Pope

We have no reason to believe this, certainly not coming from Liberty Counsel. Evidence, please.

Georgia executes woman on death row

Murder is barbarous. So is the death penalty.

DeRay Mckesson skewers Jeb over ‘free stuff’ comment

DeRay nails it, as usual.