Commentary

'Stay woke' this Thanksgiving

The Pilgrim's actual practice of religious liberty came at the expense of the civil rights of Native Americans.

As I prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, I am reminded of the autumnal harvest time's spiritual significance. As a time of connectedness, I pause to acknowledge what I have to be thankful for.  

Sessions unsuitable for nation’s top justice job

Senator Jeff Sessions

[This is a Press Release from National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund ]

Washington, DC — The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund is condemning the nomination of ultra-conservative Senator Jeff Sessions as the nation’s next Attorney General.

Rea Carey, Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund said:

The darkest day: 'I don't know how to get past this'

"So scary that my friends who I thought I knew, I didn't know them at all."

I check my phone at 3 am and I see that he has won.

I struggle to go back to sleep but I wind up checking it again and see that the Canadian immigration web site has crashed.

I wish I could afford to move but even if I could I have a teenage daughter here.

Laughing to keep from crying in 'The Scottsboro Boys'

The Scottsboro boys lived during the time of the minstrel shows popularity performed by both black and white actors.

Broadway legends John Kander and  Fred Ebb’s  production of “The Scottsboro Boys” is here now in Beantown. 

When I was told that the framing devise of Boston’s SpeakEasy’s current production of “The Scottsboro Boys” is a minstrel show I was aghast.

A queer mom of two reflects on family, identity, and Mississippi

Amanda Watson

[NOTE: Amanda Watson, a queer mother with two children, came of age and started her family in Mississippi. This is her reflection on growing up in, coming out in, and ultimately leaving the Magnolia State.

Halloween: Our American LGBTQ holiday

Today Halloween is an LGBTQ extravaganza that rivals -- if not out-showcases -- Pride festivals. 

In the words of the lesbian poet and scholar Judy Grahn, Halloween is "the great gay holiday."

And this weekend of lavish costumed theatricality will attract everyone, but especially lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) revelers.

Why ‘coming out’ means more than being gay in tech

We created ProofPilot to make it possible for anyone to create a study online, on any topic.

Diversity in tech is something that everyone agrees that there needs to be more of — more women, more minorities, more perspective.

Diversity helps create better products and stronger organizations that help solve problems for a group of people that might have been underserved.