2300 posts categorized "Current Affairs"

June 23, 2016

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

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.

June 12, 2016

Happy Pride, Senator Warren!

Meanwhile, on a wooden deck beside woods, one of Bernie's smarter supporters torches her Elizabeth Warren t-shirt. Just the latest example of the odd tendency of arsonists to burn down their own neighborhoods.

June 11, 2016

Lea DeLaria wants to stop using 'LGBT' term

I remember enjoying Lea DeLaria's acting in a film I saw years ago at the Reel Affirmations festival. But I. Am. Not. Queer. She can call herself whatever she likes, but she can leave me out of it. Indeed, I am left out by the term "queer," as are many others who deem it offensive and have no interest in "reclaiming" it.

Trump seeks to warm up conservatives at anti-LGBT confab

June 09, 2016

Cuba same-sex marriage campaign gains traction

Federal judge permanently bars Alabama from blocking gay marriage

President Barack Obama endorses Hillary Clinton for president

Thank you, Mr. President. #ImWithHer

June 07, 2016

Lady Liberty

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"Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning...."

Congratulations, Secretary Clinton, on this historic moment.

June 05, 2016

QUEERY: Julius Agers - The @CapitalPrideDC 2016 hero answers 20 gay questions

Our friend Julius Agers talks to the Blade. Congrats to him and Jeri Hughes on being honored by Capital Pride.

Prominent LGBT activist Rene Martínez murdered in Honduras

This is where outrage and sorrow meet. May he rest in peace, and his memory inspire courage in others.

Obama on the 35th anniversary of HIV/AIDS in America

Obama discusses reasonable gun regulation, slams NRA

At a town hall in Elkhart, Indiana with PBS NewsHour, President Obama responds straightforwardly and lucidly to a gun owner who thinks he and Hillary want to take away everyone's guns.

June 02, 2016

Pro-transgender bathroom bill passes in Massachusetts - Republican governor expected to sign

June 01, 2016

Barack Obama, Transformer: @POTUS breaks the mold on foreign policy.

My Blade column this week uses the president's historic visit to Hiroshima as a jumping-off point for a consideration of his ground-breaking approach to foreign policy.

May 31, 2016

Obama issues final Pride Month proclamation

May 28, 2016

June 1 - LGBTQ Social Justice and Rights in the District: a community discussion

Please join us at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, June 1 in the Martin Luther King Library for a community discussion on LGBTQ social justice and rights. It is an interesting panel of participants. GLAA President Rick Rosendall will moderate.

May 27, 2016

AIDS activists accuse Sanders of lying about meeting

Obama in Hiroshima

A powerful moment in Hiroshima as our president embraces one of the Hibakusha, a survivor of the atomic blast 71 years ago. My heart soars. I am so proud of this man, who with simple grace leaves the haters in the dust and honors the better angels of our nature. He enlarges himself and us.

The haters on the right are going ape. It is a reminder of the despicable alternative we are faced with this year. We can defeat the haters if we simply stop making excuses and vote. 71 years are long enough to cling to the bitterness of the past. If we do not heal, we make a hollow mockery of Yad Vashem's "Never Again, Never Forget."

June 14 - DC primary election: Evans, Gray, Robert White top GLAA ratings

May 26, 2016

Gays being attacked in Ghana

Stoked by religious leaders.

Near the Islamic Center, and blocks from the White House!

I was just scrolling through Daily Caller's Twitter feed looking for this item that someone had posted on Facebook. Their feed is pretty hilarious. One item they posted used a picture of Obama at the White House Easter party making monster gestures while reading Where the Wild Things Are to a group of children. Yes, he's a scary black man!

Our friend Mark Fischer wrote on Facebook:

My comment on The Daily Caller website was deleted.

I pointed out the fact that the address was "close to the French Ambassador's residence, Embassy Row, and the homes of other notable people."

I also posted the facts:
"The mosque has been visited by many dignitaries, including several presidents. President George W. Bush visited on September 17, 2001, only days after the attacks of September 11. On national television, Bush quoted from the Qur'an and worked to assure Americans that the vast majority of Muslims are peaceful."

"In 2015 a group of Muslim activists, politicians, and writers issued a Declaration of Reform which announced the founding of the Muslim Reform Movement organization to work against the beliefs of Middle Eastern terror groups. That year Asra Nomani and others placed the Declaration on the door of the mosque."

Maybe it was my suggestion that those points were left out of the story because they didn't appeal to the "deep bias and hate-Obama sentiment of The Daily Caller and its readers." LOL!!

Obama to host final White House Pride reception of his administration on June 9

US Congresswoman Tells Anti-Trans Witness 'I Think You’re a Bigot, Lady'

Good.

Texas joined by 10 other states in lawsuit over transgender bathroom use

The bigoted diehards keep pounding.

House Democrats Succeed in Reversing Anti-LGBT Attack On Rights for Federal Contractors

Andy Towle's take is here.

Update: The bill has now been killed. Here's an update from Andy Towle.