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62 posts from June 2016

June 30, 2016

Blade, @dcpl announce partnership to digitize newspaper’s 47-year archive

UN Human Rights Council approves creation of first-ever LGBT rights watchdog

Pentagon lifts trans military ban

Another historic advance from the Obama administration.

Opinion: Amid Chaos, Don't Count Trump Out

My latest column in the Washington Blade looks at Britain's #Brexit debacle and its implications for the American presidential election. [Note: since I filed the article just before noon on Monday, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn suffered a no-confidence vote from his party members in Parliament, and #Brexit leader Boris Johnson said he would not be a candidate to replace David Cameron as Prime Minister and Tory Party leader. Also, Trump suffered further in polls, even as he was attacking the Chamber of Commerce.]

Trudeau and Obama speak to Canadian Parliament

A love-fest all around. After Obama spoke, members of the Canadian Parliament chanted, "Four more years!"

June 29, 2016

Blade wins 8 journalism awards

Congrats to the winners.

New PAC debuts amid energized LGBT gun control efforts

Gay Pride vs. Straight Pride

June 28, 2016

The 2016 anti-LGBT March for Marriage was a complete flop

North Carolina Republicans want trans people to literally show their papers at the bathroom door

All these desperate fear mongers are doing is exposing and diminishing themselves.

June 27, 2016

Boston bombing survivors to Orlando victims: "We are family now"

Congresswoman Norton fights for D.C. abortion services

Obama Designates Stonewall Inn National Monument

Breaking: Federal Judge Rules Clerks Cannot Cite Religion to Recuse From Issuing Marriage Licenses

Agreement to end Colombian war acknowledges LGBT victims

Hillary Clinton makes surprise appearance at New York Pride parade

Activists arrested for challenging Istanbul Pride march ban

Pope Francis: Church should 'ask forgiveness' from gay people

House floor sit-in on gun safety recalls early days of LGBT activism

The Daily Mail is now claiming gay marriage caused #Brexit

Mike Huckabee pays $25,500 for using Eye of the Tiger at Kim Davis rally

Powerful speech by Jesse Williams at BET Awards

This video has gone viral. A tough and wise speech.

June 23, 2016

Robert White wins most ‘gay’ precincts in at-large Council race

If ever I would Brexit, it wouldn't be in summer

Early reports indicate that British voters have decided not to leave the European Union. I always knew it wouldn't be in summer.

June 22, 2016

College coach tells players they can leave the team if they don't accept gay teammate

On whether Trump is better for LGBT people (hint: not a tough one)

If you can stand to watch Chris Barron's smirking Uncle Tomism, you're a better person than I.

Democrats Try Again to Lift FDA Blood Donor Ban for Gays

Hastert Heads to Prison: 15 months in hush-money scheme that revealed past sex abuse

John Oliver's brilliant take on #Brexit

The song at the end is especially endearing.

Hateful pastor who lauded Orlando shooting asked by landlord to move out

The so-called Christian pastor who celebrated and encouraged anti-gay mass murder loses his lease.

Sir @IanMcKellen supports #VoteRemain on #Brexit

I am happy to discover that Sirina agrees with me in opposing Brexit.

Rep. Steve King's inverted worldview

On standards of intrusiveness

Dems stage House floor sit-in to call for gun safety vote after Orlando shooting

I have been watching the Democrats' sit-in on Periscope. A fascinating moment.

Frank Ocean pens emotional letter on Orlando saying 'Many hate us'

June 15, 2016

Opinion: In hope and defiance, we dance

June 14, 2016

Instead of a wedding,couple killed in Orlando will now be buried together

Obama to travel to #Orlando Thursday

Thousands attend #Orlando memorial service for victims of the #PulseNightclub massacre

Reports: Orlando shooter was patron at nightclub, on gay hookup apps

Those who preach intolerance and self-hatred have blood on their hands. But I suspect that instead of recognizing this, they will start talking about gay-on-gay crime. We've heard their poisonous sermons before.