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Op-Ed

James McDonald

Laverne Cox On The Cover Of TIME Magazine — Why This Is Big

by James McDonald ● 8:44 AM May 30, 2014
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Laverne Cox, star of “Orange Is The New Black,” graces Time’s cover with the title “The Transgender Tipping Point: America’s next civil rights frontier.” The impact of a transgender woman on the cover of such a mainstream magazine will surely reverberate throughout the world, but an important message permeates the entire issue.

Charles Clymer

‘Gay Is Okay But Gross’ Is Homophobia, Too

by Charles Clymer ● 8:00 AM May 22, 2014
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“I’ve got no problem with gays marrying or adopting, just the public affection. I don’t need to see that.” Really?

Clinton Fein

Yep, I’m Another Truvada Whore

by Clinton Fein ● 3:35 PM May 10, 2014
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Clinton Fein explores the pros and cons of the use of PrEP to prevent HIV, and concludes it is not — as critics claim — a “party drug,” and says if you must call him a “Truvada whore,” well, feel free — it’s worth it.

Analysis

WARNING: US LGBT Organizations Falling Into Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Trap

by Eric Ethington ● 9:16 AM February 21, 2014
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As it turns out, both our national LGBTQ rights organizations and President Obama are falling right into the trap set by anti-gay leaders in Africa — especially Uganda.

International

Human Rights Campaign Goes Global — Will They Actually Help Or Just Be The Ugly American?

by Tanya Domi ● 1:31 PM December 21, 2013
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The Human Rights Campaign announced last month a new global initiative, but will the priorities and expertise of America’s largest domestic LGBT organization translate internationally?

Civil Rights

Playing in the Sun: A Tribute to Nelson Mandela

by Clinton Fein ● 8:23 PM December 5, 2013
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New Civil Rights Movement contributor Clinton Fein, born in South Africa in 1964, shares his thoughts on today’s passing of Nelson Mandela.

News

Transgender Day Of Remembrance: We See. We Remember. We Love.

by Guest Author ● 8:36 AM November 20, 2013
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Today, on the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, the head of the New York City Anti-Violence Project remembers those we’ve lost, and warns of the epidemic of violence against transgender and gender non-conforming people.

Discrimination

Let’s Do It Now: Honoring The Lives Of Transgender Women Of Color

by Guest Author ● 6:39 PM August 27, 2013
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Sharon Stapel, Executive Director of the NYC Anti-Violence Project, asks, “what would a world look like in which transgender women of color were celebrated, appreciated, honored during their lives?”

News

Taking Real Steps To Protect Transgender Kids: A Bridge Too Far For The LGB Community?

by Guest Author ● 1:56 PM August 25, 2013
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The entire community regards suicides, violence, and ostracization of lesbian and gay youths a national shame. When it comes to transgender kids, though, the message is entirely different.

Analysis

Transgender Military Equality: The Time Is Now

by Guest Author ● 7:02 PM August 12, 2013
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Brynn Tannehill argues that nearly three years following the repeal of DADT, why the time is right now for transgender military equality

Analysis

The Tea Party Vision – Allow Me To Say Out Loud What You Already Know

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:00 AM August 10, 2013
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The Tea Party has a “big picture” vision and gay people are not in it. Neither are black people, Hispanic people, or outspoken women. Why do we pretend we don’t know what they really want?

Celebrities

Glamorizing Monsters

by Clinton Fein ● 11:07 AM July 19, 2013
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Will some kid look at the Rolling Stone cover with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev staring dreamily on it and think that if he does something even more violent than bomb Boston, he too will be famous?

News

Out For Blood

by Frank Bua, Guest Author ● 9:01 AM July 12, 2013
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Since 1983 the FDA has expressly prohibited men who have sex with men (MSM) from donating blood, a decision that was rooted in fear, ignorance and uncertainty about HIV and AIDS.

Op-Ed

In 5-4 Decision, Voting Rights Act, Section 4, Declared Unconstitutional

by Tanya Domi ● 11:33 AM June 25, 2013
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The Supreme Court declared Section four of the 1965 Voting Rights Act invalid today, in a 5-4 decision that a number of legal are characterizing as a “gutting” of the law