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'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.  

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.

Love and violence in black LGBTQ communities

Resources and services have to be made available to LGBTQ communities of color.

*the names are fictional and the couple described is a composite of numerous couples I counseled on inter-personal violence (IPV).

The Jills were the envy among us lesbian couples of African descent.

Where were the LGBT issues in the presidential debate?

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square-off in first presidential debate.

[Editor's note, several people have reached out to me and said the topics for last night's debate, chosen in advance, were "America's Direction," "Achieving Prosperity" and "Securing America" which still makes me wonder why LGBT issues weren't brought up in any of those categories.It would seem that one candidate would address the community just a little; at least in the "America's Directio

Homeless decreasing in Hillcrest, but city needs to increase aid

Hillcrest Business Association (HBA) has taken solid steps to address the symptoms of homelessness. 

In the last year, we’ve all seen significant changes in the number of homeless people throughout San Diego, including Hillcrest.  

Following up on complaints by our members, six weeks ago Hillcrest Business Association (HBA) engaged proactive security patrols through a private security company.  '

Did Hillcrest forget the 'B' in LGBTQ this week?

The Bisexual Pride flag is absent on the flagpole in Hillcrest during Bisexual Pride week.

Look up!

No, not at the enveloping rain clouds that smothered sunny San Diego at the beginning of the week. Look up at the towering LGBTQ Pride flag in Hillcrest.

I’ll tell you what you won’t see, you won’t see the pink, purple, and blue hues of a waving Bisexual Pride flag.

But why would that matter?