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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:

A message about voter participation from SD Pride

Whether you engage with our GOTV efforts or another, we hope you will stay active in the democratic process.

Ten years ago the LGBTQ community in California was deep in the fight to preserve our right to legally marry. Those of us who had been in that fight for years can recall an odd dichotomy.

Does the GOP have a racist cut-off point?

The n-word is one of the most odious of words deriving from this country’s original sin of slavery.

Since his first year in office, Trump’s displays of xenophobic, misogynistic, LGBTQ-phobic, and racist remarks (to name just a few from his laundry list of bigotries) appear to have no cutoff point.

The Republican Party under Trump doesn’t seem to have one, either. 

Independence Day celebration for whom?

This week we celebrate July 4th with rounds of festivities marking our nation’s 242 years of independence. And, scenes of hyper-patriotism will be on display, too.