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. 

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.

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.