Politics

The irony behind Trump’s travel ban and Holocaust Remembrance Day

Trump’s public statement commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day omitted any mention of Judaism, anti-Semitism or the Nazis’ systematic program exterminating European Jewry.

The omission was not only hurtful to remaining Holocaust survivors, their families, and friends, but it was dismissive of its six million victims during World War II. 

War on Christmas continues

But there is a difference, in my opinion, between Christian apologists and Christmas apologists.

More than a decade now, when this holiday season rolls around we can always count on a yearly kerfuffle about what the appropriated season’s greeting should be, exemplifying the continued chapter in the culture “War on Christmas.”

This year we can see the divide between both religious and political party lines.

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.

Swimming upstream for black votes

“You live in your poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58 percent of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?”

So, too, the black lives many politicians pander to in order to get them.  

Remembering our community this Labor Day

Celebrating Labor Day in the LGBT community.

Labor Day is a celebration of people who work hard on both the business and societal front, and what a year this has been.

Just as the year 2015 was a big one for marriage equality, 2016 will be remembered as the year we celebrated the “T" in LGBT. 

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.