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November 09, 2016

A savage attack on our homeland from within

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(Photo: Getty Images)

Stunning, frightening, heartbreaking.

A country that can make such a destructive decision is not one that I recognize or to which I can be loyal. To go from the best president of my lifetime to the worst in history is such a betrayal, such an act of contempt, that it calls for resistance. Do we accept the disenfranchisement of black voters about which officials openly boasted? Do we accept the staggering misogyny that prefers dynamiting the country's foundations to choosing a highly qualified woman over an ignorant bully? Do we forgive our neighbors and family members for taking part in something this despicable? Do we sit politely and talk of healing as our beloved nation slits its own throat?

This cannot be accepted. We must not accept it. Our nation has been savagely attacked from within, far worse than the attacks of 9/11. Shall we respond placidly to an act of war? I cannot.

I have worked within the system for nearly four decades for change. This morning all of that for which generations have worked faces reversal. I and those I love face erasure. My conscience and my soul cry out for rebellion and resistance. We cannot plaster this over. The rain and storm will come, and down will come the wall. Prepare for the fight of our lives.

November 06, 2016

SNL cold open: one last smooch with Hillary and Donald

It turns out that Trump can kiss an FBI agent, Vladimir Putin, and a Klan member on live TV and it still isn't deemed newsworthy. Alec and Kate turn in one last funny bit before the election.

‘Really?’ Chris Wallace Incredulous Pence Insists Big Hispanic Turnout is for Trump Not Clinton

November 02, 2016

Vincent Gray: "I know what it’s like when law enforcement intervenes in an election. It happened to me."

"How the heck can voters think Donald Trump is more honest than Hillary Clinton?"

November 01, 2016

America Nears the Women's Hour

My last column before the election is now up at the Blade.

October 30, 2016

Here's exactly why a vote for Trump is vote against LGBTQ rights

Moonlight: stellar in every respect

Yesterday I saw Barry Jenkins's film Moonlight, based on the play by Tarell Alvin McCraney. It is stellar in every respect, from the screenplay and cinematography to the score and the acting. This is a Best Picture contender. Perhaps the most amazing performance among the excellent cast is by Alex R. Hibbert, who plays 9-year-old Chiron in the first section. He conveys a great deal with very little dialog. This is a movie that calls for multiple viewings.

Human Rights Campaign drops Mark Kirk, now supports Tammy Duckworth

Better late than never. Kirk's despicable attack on Duckworth's military heritage was no slip of the tongue. Many of us urged HRC to rescind its endorsement of Kirk. It did, and I thank them.

October 22, 2016

Capehart: Giuliani reacted like all bullies to Hillary's joke at Al Smith dinner

Donald Trump Jr. Says Serving as President Would Be 'A Step Down' for His Father

I say let's spare him the indignity.

AIDS training website debuts for black MSM

Log Cabin announces decision to withhold endorsement from Trump

Overcoming Election Madness

My latest Blade column.

Captain Khan

As powerful a political ad as I have ever seen.

October 19, 2016

Melania Trump Blames Everyone But Donald

Once again so fabulous she must be rigged. Laura Benanti returns as Melania. (Note: she will appear at the Barns at Wolf Trap on Saturday, October 29, and will be joined by Potomac Fever of her dear late Uncle Robert's Gay Men's Chorus of Washington.)

October 16, 2016

SNL cold open: presidential town hall debate

Kate McKinnon is the star of this.

The 'global power structure' out to stop Trump

A brilliant line by a self-described feminist gadfly in Houston.

October 13, 2016

Michelle Obama in Manchester

Speaking Thursday at a rally for Hillary Clinton in Manchester, New Hampshire, First Lady Michelle Obama eviscerated the Republican nominee for president without mentioning his name. As my friend Robert Naylor said, this was "another master class in political discourse." I cried as I watched her speak. This impassioned speech is one of the most powerful I have seen. Brava and thanks to her for this needed voice of passion and decency. We can do this.

October 11, 2016

Dr. Tyson on truth and politics

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Banana Republican

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Many of us watching the second debate Sunday night had the same thought as Trump threatened to jail Hillary. We don't do that in this country. America is not Venezuela.

Newsweek's Eichenwald exposes Wikileaks fraud, Trump as Kremlin mouthpiece

Clinton’s Ohio rally shatters attendance record

Five years ago today: Frank Kameny dies

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Late on Tuesday evening, October 11, 2011, after a GLAA meeting, I had the unhappy duty to report the death of gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny. It was National Coming Out Day.

His legacy continues.

Australia national marriage vote blocked

Good. Your right to marry should not be subject to approval by your neighbors.

Escape from politics: Orca and Kayaker

WSJ writes:

New Zealand photographer Sam Kynman-Cole captured drone footage of a playful orca whale interacting with a kayaker in Army Bay, New Zealand.

Olbermann: Here’s What’s Worthy of Anger

Another fine rant from Keith Olbermann.

Colbert responds to second Democratic debate

John Oliver on Guantánamo, Trump

John Oliver on Last Week Tonight, among other things, points out that the would-be strongman who is the Republican nominee for president wants to fill Guantánamo with prisoners and doesn't care about questions of constitutionality.

October 09, 2016

Trump's (debate night) women

Ben Carson: Same-Sex Marriage Will Bring "Mass Killings"

In case you hadn't seen enough craziness today.

Van Jones: Trump is a superpredator

Obama On Trump: His Unbelievable Rhetoric Just Shows His Insecurities

"Show me on the ballot...."

Brilliant.

Homophobic hate crimes in the UK are spiking after Brexit vote

Consider hosting an LGBT asylum seeker

Hypocrisy: Anti-LGBT activists stick with Trump despite video

We are not surprised.

You knew who Trump was when you endorsed him, Republican leaders

This is the key point regarding all the Republicans defecting from supporting Trump. The recording from 2005 only confirms the contempt for women that he has repeatedly displayed.

Ten Times Mike Pence Worked to Defeat the LGBT Community

Trump's defiant apology

A defiant apology (he pivots to attack Bill and Hillary Clinton) is no apology at all. He will not be able to restrain his impulse to go on the attack at tonight's debate. His diehards will eat it up; but I cannot imagine how he wins the additional voters he needs with this tactic.