Opinions

COMMENTARY: Why I'm going to Texas vigil to mourn lesbian couple

Following an outpouring of raw hatred coming from politicians and the pulpit, two teenage girlfriends in a five-month relationship were shot in the head with a large caliber handgun in Violet Andrews Park in Portland, Texas last weekend. Shades of Matthew Shepard.

COMMENTARY: Exit, don't enable the Roman Catholic Church

Are you tired of being treated like an abused dog by the Catholic Church? Then drop the dogma and quit. After all, they quit you, your family, and your moderate belief system a long time ago. Exit, don't enable.

COMMENTARY: South Africa’s “corrective rape” of lesbians

Corrective rape is the South African version of “reparative therapy.” Its intended objective is to rectify the sexual orientation of women who are lesbians or perceived to be lesbians to that of heterosexual.

COMMENTARY: Effigy of Obama on American soil is beyond offensive, sadly typical

Apparently it has become acceptable, even fashionable, to bully your fellow citizens — or better still, hang an effigy of your president, who happens to be black, with a noose, and in a part of the country where not too long ago, that in of itself was quietly approved.

LETTER TO COMMUNITY: Please sign ENDA petition

Thankfully, on June 12 a Senate committee will finally hold a hearing on ENDA. This is our chance to shine a spotlight on the real harm caused by these forms of workplace discrimination. But we need the Senate to go further — ENDA needs to be voted out of committee and sent to the Senate floor!