Fox anchor Chris Wallace presents a "lightning round" of questions to Republican presidential candidate and former renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson. Does he really believe all the inflammatory stuff he says? His evasions of Wallace's direct questions suggest the answer is no. Or that he is delusional. It is hard to say.
Another image from the GLAAD Media Awards.
There are not three finer men than Jason Collins, Derrick Gordon, and Michael Sam. Thank you guys for finding your strength and thereby helping so many others.
Marshall University running back Steward Marshall jumped out of a car and assaulted a gay couple. He might have gotten away with it, but there was video.
Nathan Lane, accompanied by composer Marc Shaiman, sings a tribute to retiring Late Night host Dave Letterman.
For Immediate Release
The Rainbow History Project will recognize a dozen LGBT Community Pioneers at a reception on Thursday, May 14, at 6:30 pm at the Thurgood Marshall Center, 1816 12th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009. These tenacious and creative individuals are being recognized for their instrumental roles in establishing and sustaining important institutions in the DC LGBT community. The event provides an opportunity for the community to thank them.
The 2015 Community Pioneers are:
The RHP also will recognize the work of a deceased community ally:
The Community Pioneers reception provides an opportunity to meet the Pioneers. A commemorative booklet featuring biographies of the Pioneers and their photos will be distributed at the event.
The Community Pioneers reception is free and open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated but not required. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rainbow History Project has honored Community Pioneers since 2003. You can read about the 62 Community Pioneers previously recognized at
Each of the Pioneers has provided the Rainbow History Project with an oral history detailing their lives in Washington, the forces that led them to work on behalf of the LGBT community, and their accomplishments as well as the obstacles they sought to overcome. In itself, the Community Pioneers collection provides a rich and ongoing effort to document a half-century of important efforts in the local struggle to advance the rights of LGBT people.
The Community Pioneers reception is made possible in part by a grant from Brother Help Thyself. BHT also has funded Rainbow History purchases of a digital camera and recording equipment that have significantly facilitated the collection and dissemination of important historical community information.
Now in its fifteenth year, the Rainbow History Project is dedicated to preserving our community’s memory. Our website has an extensive collection of historically significant images and documents, including summaries of our oral histories collection. Rainbow History holds periodic panels and workshops focused on specific aspects of metropolitan DC LGBT community history, conducts walking tours, and compiles publications discussing historic DC LGBT events and locales. Rainbow History is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and invites all interested individuals to join us.
For more information contact Chair Chuck Goldfarb at Chuck@rainbowhistory.org or 202-431-9139.
I am fascinated by politicians' high opinions of themselves, especially when there is so little evident basis for it, as in the case of the golden-parachuted former CEO of Hewlett Packard.
Hillary's remarks on immigration tonight were quite amazing - where a Democrat should be in 2016. More of this, please— Joe Sudbay (@JoeSudbay) May 5, 2015
I already had the sense that the metro musicians, or buskers, or whatever you call them, were better in New York than in D.C. Now they're rubbing our faces in it.
The Supreme Court has refused to grant certiorare to a case that challenged a 2013 New Jersey law banning the use of so-called "conversion therapy" on minors.
This is good news for D.C.'s Conversion Therapy for Minors Prohibition Amendment Act of 2014, which became law on March 11. Read GLAA's testimony on that legislation.
The New York Times Magazine has a fascinating story on social media activists Johnetta Elzie (@Nettaaaaaaaa) and DeRay Mckesson (@deray), who met last summer during the police-citizen standoff in Ferguson. McKesson has been ubiquitous during the unrest in Baltimore the past few weeks. He is smart and brave, never letting the media get him off-message. He is openly gay and single. A new era in activism dawns.
This is hard to watch. So many desperate people are perishing at sea.
It's about damn time!
As Dan Quayle once allegedly said, "What a terrible thing it is to lose one's mind, or to have no mind at all. How true that is."
That's nothing. A crazy woman once sued GLAA for $100 billion billion. As I recall, she said we were doing mind control via the gold braid on her sofa, or the fillings in her teeth.
Advocate reports on Steven and Rick Simone-Friedland, the husbands featured on the kiss cam at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, a video which has gone viral. The crowd cheered.
“knife was not a switchblade & it is lawful.” Mosby said officers “failed to establish probable cause for an arrest” http://t.co/xAlmXw4wN7— Joe Sudbay (@JoeSudbay) May 1, 2015
Maryland State Attorney Marilyn Mosby, who comes from a family of police officers, has had to deal with a lot of dishonesty and diversion coming from the Baltimore Police Department. This is one example.
Charles Francis shares this video by McDermott Will & Emery about the Mattachine Society's archive activism.
I am just wondering how many cameras are the police prepared to smash, and how many witnesses are they going to intimidate, if they are unwilling to stop their contempt and their occupation-force mentality regarding communities of color. The indictments announced this morning are one sign that the game is up. We must press on for vital reforms. Bravo to the people in those communities who have led efforts, and put themselves in harm's way, to demand justice and to protect their youth.
On Thursday I attended an interview with Ugandan activist Pepe-Julian Onziema at the National Endowment for Democracy. Rick Sincere reports. The presence of the Ugandan ambassador was a bit of a surprise, and showed the respect that Pepe has earned. Congratulations to him.
Raw Story reports:
On Tuesday’s airing of the Nightly Show, host Larry Wilmore laid into Fox News for its racist coverage of police brutality protests in Baltimore.
Excellent speech by Mrs. Clinton, appearing at Columbia University.