1104 posts categorized "Public Safety"

January 17, 2017

Parents in India seek ‘corrective rape’ for son after finding out he is gay

No matter how bad things get, never say it couldn't get any worse.

Gay Man Has Skull Fractured by Masked Men in Target Parking Lot in Dallas

January 15, 2017

Jan. 20 - Gays Against Guns D.C. hosts GAG Ball at Cobalt

Don't take the acronym too seriously. This is not a quiet bunch.

January 06, 2017

Mesha Caldwell, first reported trans murder victim of 2017

Bigotry kills. The grim evidence continues.

The cynical ploy of blaming Black Lives Matter

Police quickly arrested four suspects in a Chicago hate crime, but racists are gleefully blaming it on Black Lives Matter, which does not advocate hate or violence. Of course it would never occur to these malignant white clowns to take responsibility for the crimes of some random white person, even if their rhetoric helped incite it. This is the poison of racial privilege. But calling them deplorable is the truly unforgivable thing? They can Rot. In. Hell.

December 26, 2016

J.K. Rowling contributes to ‘Love is Love’ Orlando tribute comic

Never forget our allies.

A&E abruptly cancels KKK docu-series before it airs

You have to watch them every minute.

December 21, 2016

NC legislature adjourns without repealing #HB2

An absolute disgrace. If the NC GOP thinks this betrayal will be soon forgotten, they are sorely mistaken.

Court hearings stalled in D.C. trans murder case

If Peter King is so worried about terrorism, why did he support the IRA?

An excellent question. Peter King is a hypocrite. As to singling out Muslims, Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, testified on that issue more than five years at a hearing chaired by Rep. King.

December 19, 2016

Activists Targeted in Brutal Homophobic Assault by Men Yelling ‘Trump, Trump, Trump’

Comet Ping Pong gunman pleads not guilty

I went to Comet myself last Friday for lunch to investigate. The pizza was delicious.

Russian ambassador to Turkey assassinated at art exhibition in Ankara

Horrifying. Well thank goodness we have an informed, sane, level-headed, responsible person with restraint and sound judgment as our president-elect. Oh shit.

December 16, 2016

Dylann Roof guilty on all counts in Charleston church massacre

Thank goodness, though this will not bring back the martyred people of Emanuel AME Church. Roof has decided to represent himself in the sentencing phase.

December 14, 2016

Hard Candy Christmas

December 04, 2016

No justice even when it's caught on tape

Oakland's fire chief: "In my career of 30 years, I haven't experienced something of this magnitude"

November 26, 2016

Black child was taunted, beaten on school playground

This is heartbreaking. The boy is my latest hero.

Serial Killer Who Drugged, Raped, and Murdered Four Gay Men He Met on Grindr, Gets Life Sentence

November 19, 2016

TX Lawmaker Wants To Force Schools To Out LGBT Students To Parents

November 17, 2016

Hate on the Rise After Trump's Election

The thought of having to deal with this cascading hatred and ignorance month after month for four years is almost too much to bear. But we must endure, and we must be clear about what is happening, for which there is no legitimate excuse. And we must support one another. The haters are running rampant, but there are more of us than them. Do not let the normalizing media and the lies of cynical people make you forget that.

October 30, 2016

Some Trump Voters Threaten Violence if Clinton Wins

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 09, 2016

Homophobic hate crimes in the UK are spiking after Brexit vote

September 29, 2016

Judge dismisses part of gay D.C. cop’s bias lawsuit

September 23, 2016

See no evil

Wake up, Coach.

White Tulsa officer charged with manslaughter in death of unarmed black man

Eugene Robinson: In America, gun rights are for whites only

Eugene Robinson is right. This is intolerable and insane.

A fearless wife records police use of deadly force

The video taken by Keith Scott's wife Rakeyia of his fatal encounter with police is hard to watch and to listen to. MSNBC was just analyzing the video. I do not begrudge their doing that, but I had to mute the TV. I've had too much. One thing that shines through in the painful recording is this woman's fearlessness in confronting her husband's killers. She is not the first. If there is one ray of hope in all this, it may be that.

American Skin

No other songwriter has equaled the power of Bruce Springsteen's searing ballad of a black mother giving her son The Talk. As timely as when it was written after the police killing of Amadou Diallo, it ends on the plaintive notes of a saxophone played by Bruce's dear friend, the late, great Clarence Clemons. Sadly, those who most needed to receive its message reflexively hardened themselves against it. I ask forgiveness for the hatred their cold and heartless reaction stirs in me still. #BlackLivesMatter

September 21, 2016

Protests erupt in Charlotte after police kill a black man

Terence Crutcher's hands were raised when he was shot by a Tulsa officer

Olbermann - The secret behind Trump's terrorism plan

September 15, 2016

Trans activist’s murder trial postponed

September 12, 2016

Arson suspected in fire at Florida mosque attended by Pulse shooter Omar Mateen

Not in my name. I am willing to bet that this despicable and cowardly act was committed by people who don't give a damn about the gay people who were killed that awful night in Orlando. In any case, everything our nation stands for is attacked by such blind revenge-taking.

On 9/11, Trump noted on TV that his Financial District building was now the "tallest"

It's always about him. Always, always. Even on the worst, most horrific of days for our country.

Hillary Clinton: 9/11 "as close to a depiction of hell I’ve ever…seen"

September 07, 2016

Clinton endorsed by Pride Fund to End Gun Violence

Nigerian president reinstates anti-LGBT crackdown

August 31, 2016

Chris Brown was arrested after an hourslong standoff at his Los Angeles home

This violent sexist and homophobe may have a prison sentence in his near future.