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Watching these exhausting debates closely

Watching these exhausting debates closely.

Did you watch Tuesday night’s Democratic debate? The race to the White House for Democrats is an exhausting one, and I’m simply watching the battle on television. 

The topic of President Trump’s xenophobia and racism will dominate these debates.

Volume on xenophobia and racism on blast

The first time I heard the racial trope “Go back to where you came from,” I was getting off of a school bus in a white section of town in Brooklyn, New York.

Little did I know then I’d hear those words from K through 12, and the n-word was usually coming at the end of the phrase than the beginning.

Take a stand for the Equality Act

On June 26, six years ago, the Supreme Court ruled to restore the freedom to marry in California. On June 26, 4 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled and brought full federal marriage equality to the nation.

Trans deaths are real deaths

For decades HRC has reported the violence and murders of our transgender community.

In a suburb just outside of Dallas, and to the disbelief of many - straight and LGBTQ- across the country, a transgender mural is painted on the side of a tattoo and piercing shop. The mural commemorates the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, displaying an image of Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera (our foresisters) of the Stonewall Riots.

Hoping for safe places of worship with Trump’s help

The high holy holidays of Passover and Easter is fast approaching and Ramadan is in May. 

Attacks, however, on places worship are becoming too frequent in this global climate of intolerance. As a worshiper, I need our president to make us safe. 

We can stop the GOP’s disenfranchisement of black, trans voters

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has voiced opposition to making Election Day a federal holiday. However, allowing American voters a more accessible and a stress-free trip to their voting precincts should be a no-brainer. And, H.R.1 — For the People Act of 2019 would do just that.

An evening with Michelle

First Lady Michelle Obama swept into Beantown Saturday as part of the national book tour promoting her memoir “Becoming” that was held at the TD Garden. The evening before the event, my spouse and I were gifted front row seats. 

OMG! the event was simply magical. And, the audience was wildly excited. 

God’s trans-affirming vote on Question 3

Passage of Question 3, sadly, hangs in the balance, with voters split on the issue. Privacy in restrooms is raised a lot by opponents of trans rights.

Trump’s administration is trying to define transgender Americans out of existence.

Trump wants his administration to remove the word “gender” from UN human rights document. And, he wants “gender” to be defined solely on the basis of male and female genitalia. Trump administration is going about this both unabashedly and unapologetically. 

What if society pretended you didn't exist?

Giselle Chacón: "I know personally that gender dysphoria and transgender identities are real, and yet nobody is listening on the other side of the conversation."

"The mission of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is to enhance the health and well-being of all Americans, by providing for effective health and human services and by fostering sound, sustained advances in the sciences underlying medicine, public health, and social services." 

Earlier this week, an internal HHS memo leaked to the NY Times states: