Commentary

Staying high in these days of going low

What comes with Twitter bullying is hate speech, and Trump has normalized hate speech in the public sphere.

When we see hate speech and injustice, we must hold tight to Michelle Obama’s words.

First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention rocked, and her words and advice about hate speech resonated especially for many LGBTQ people. 

Taylor Gobar's one-star review appears to be internet extortion to a Hillcrest business: FBI contacted

One local protester Taylor Gobar uses extortion through her reviews to hold businesses hostage until they do what she says.

It's a trend, it's real, and it's unethical. It's called "Internet Defamation," and I would soon find out one person is using it to threaten a well-respected Hillcrest business into submission. 

Plenty can be said about social activism, especially in the LGBT community. If the Stonewall Riots had not happened we may have not had the freedoms we enjoy today.

When will LGBT equality reach the Muslim world

The World Pride Parade in 2012

Regardless of Omar Mateen’s sexuality or motive in executing 49 people at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, let there be no ambiguity about Islam’s position towards homosexuality. 

White LGBTQ community, I need your help against police harassment

People take part in a protest for the killing of Alton Sterling and Philando

I am always worried to the point of nail-biting when my spouse leaves in the morning for Boston Medical Center if she’ll return home to me, because she’s always stopped by the Cambridge or Boston police.

The complete moral bankruptcy of ‘LGBT For Trump’

And how could any LGBT people not stand with other minorities being blatantly attacked by Trump?

There are some notable LGBT Republicans who are not supporting Donald Trump, probably for the same reasons that many other Republicans aren’t supporting a man viewed not only as unfit for the job and unstable, but who breaks from GOP orthodoxy on several key issues. Ken Mehlman, for example, former George W.

Kevin Faulconer and a New Republican Politics of Inclusion

Mayor Kevin Faulconer

The party that ended slavery and won the Civil War a century and a half ago is having a difficult year nationally.

As presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump attacks Mexican immigrants, re-tweets white supremist memes and slams the business community, the traditional Republican coalition is reeling.

Fighting the LGBT community’s invisibility

The LGBT community’s disappearing act also plays out in the provision of the most basic services.

In many ways, the history of the LGBT community is a history of battling invisibility. Since the dawn of time, society has tried to make us invisible. We gained strength as a community only by shedding that invisibility, coming out, and proudly saying who we are.

Here’s why the LGBTQ community Is a waste of your time

"There’s no real reason to hate us. If it’s yourself that you hate, don’t. "

You know, the LGBTQ community is a waste of your time. Seriously. We are so regular. We work. We go to school. We raise families. We fight for what’s good in the world. We go out with friends. We celebrate with family. We’re you.

Wasting time and energy hating us and railing against us and killing us really is just that - a waste of your time.