15 06, 2017

The Fight for Equality Continues

By | 2017-06-15T01:20:13+00:00 June 15th, 2017|EQUALITY NOW, National News|Comments Off on The Fight for Equality Continues

Only a few months in, Donald Trump’s presidency is already doing real harm to our country and our core American values. The President recently rescinded the Obama administration’s guidelines that ensured transgender students could use facilities consistent with their gender identity. A draft executive order that leaked to the media suggests that he also wants [...]

15 06, 2017

WORSE THAN WATERGATE

By | 2017-06-15T01:05:10+00:00 June 15th, 2017|National News|Comments Off on WORSE THAN WATERGATE

The comparisons are inevitable. Two racist, paranoid, power-obsessed presidents, in an effort to discredit and destroy their political enemies, sow the seeds of their own destruction. But Donald Trump is no Richard Nixon. Nixon actually won the popular vote, and in his time as president, actually did some good for the country, such as his [...]

1 03, 2017

THIS GUY IS NOT LEGITIMATE

By | 2017-03-30T23:44:01+00:00 March 1st, 2017|National News|Comments Off on THIS GUY IS NOT LEGITIMATE

He’s a mentally ill man put into place by coup d’etat. Let’s consider the facts. First, if we’re being generous, we could grant him a sliver of legitimacy by saying he won the electoral college. But the EC is itself not legitimate: it was the brainchild of southern slave owner James Madison. If you need [...]

5 12, 2016

GRIEVE, THEN FIGHT

By | 2017-01-08T19:22:49+00:00 December 5th, 2016|National News|Comments Off on GRIEVE, THEN FIGHT

Election night 2016 felt like 9/11 all over again. As a friend put it, it was almost worse because the hit came from the inside. Not to minimize that horribleness of 9/11 and the thousands of lives lost. That was a horror. But when Trump became president-elect, it felt like a blunt knife ripping into [...]

1 09, 2016

AFTER ORLANDO

By | 2016-09-19T22:30:16+00:00 September 1st, 2016|National News|Comments Off on AFTER ORLANDO

My first response to the Orlando attack was “Not again. Another one!” At first, the media reported the attack to be at an Orlando club, Pulse. Later, it was revealed that this was a gay club, and finally, that the attack occurred during last call on Latin night. Reports indicated that the attacks were on [...]

1 06, 2016

WHY IT HAS TO BE BERNIE

By | 2016-06-18T20:50:39+00:00 June 1st, 2016|National News|Comments Off on WHY IT HAS TO BE BERNIE

  The corporate media’s take on Bernie Sanders since his entrance to the presidential race can be divided up into three chapters. First there was the ‘Fringe Candidate’ chapter early on where the media’s treatment of Sanders was patronizing amusement (how cute this wire-haired, Jewish, Socialist rabble-rouser from a small, insignificant New England state thinking [...]

1 09, 2015

EQUALITY ACT: A CONVERSATION WITH CONGRESSMAN DAVID CICILLINE

By | 2015-09-01T22:55:24+00:00 September 1st, 2015|National News|Comments Off on EQUALITY ACT: A CONVERSATION WITH CONGRESSMAN DAVID CICILLINE

Following on the heels of our National victory with the Supreme Court making marriage equality law across the country, we stand proud. Knowing that we are able to marry our partner, or marry the person we haven’t even met yet, is a delightful thing. But are Americans ready to support ALL of us? To quote [...]

1 09, 2015

WHAT IS NEXT?

By | 2015-09-01T22:54:15+00:00 September 1st, 2015|National News|Comments Off on WHAT IS NEXT?

AFTER THE FEDERAL LEGALIZATION OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE, WHAT IS NEXT FOR THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY AND MARRIAGE? On the weekend that marriage equality was recognized nationwide, my girlfriend and I went to New York to see Fun Home on Broadway. Fun Home is a musical based on an autobiographical graphic novel written by Alison Bechdel, the [...]

13 07, 2015

Report: Pentagon Preparing To End Ban On Transgender Military Service

By | 2015-07-13T15:17:31+00:00 July 13th, 2015|National News|Comments Off on Report: Pentagon Preparing To End Ban On Transgender Military Service

FILE - In this June 5, 2013, file photo Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, then-Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., after the third day of his court martial. The Associated Press has learned that Pentagon leaders are finalizing plans aimed at lifting the ban on transgender individuals [...]

12 06, 2015

Boston City Hall now has gender-neutral bathrooms

By | 2015-06-12T11:41:40+00:00 June 12th, 2015|National News|Comments Off on Boston City Hall now has gender-neutral bathrooms

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh (D) signed an executive order on Thursday establishing gender-neutral bathrooms in City Hall. "Boston thrives on diversity, and is an inclusive city," Walsh said in a statement. "This change will foster a safe and welcoming environment for employees and visitors, and will go a long way as we continue to work [...]