Archive for October, 2015

About Privilege

About Privilege

I had a short dialogue on Facebook this week about “privilege,” and I though I’d take those comments as a starting point for a blog post. I think dialogues about privilege are critically important, and my views have changed much over time. I expect they will keep evolving too. At one point, I’d have said, privilege simply is power,and it is about who has and who doesn’t have power. But today, I think that is[Read More…]

October 30, 2015 Comments are Disabled Activism
Do you know where you vote?

Do you know where you vote?

In the last general election, fewer than half of all eligible adults voted, and the majority of those who did get to the polls were conservatives. If every registered democrat turned out to vote, the conservatives wouldn’t be in charge everywhere!

October 29, 2015 Comments are Disabled Activism, Election
Cultural Change and Conscientious Insiders

Cultural Change and Conscientious Insiders

Cultural change happens when the dignity of eveyone is placed as more important than the privilege of only some.

October 23, 2015 Comments are Disabled Activism, general
LGBTQ Issues: All About Gender?

LGBTQ Issues: All About Gender?

It’s all about gender, or it is framed to be all about gender, even if it isn’t. The anti-LGBT zealots talk about men going into women’s bathrooms to fight against nondiscrimination protections.

October 22, 2015 Comments are Disabled general
Pat Toomey is beatable, but lots of work to do!

Pat Toomey is beatable, but lots of work to do!

The thing that will make the difference is voter turnout. If Democrats turn out in large numbers, we can send Toomey packing. But we need you voting on election day!

October 20, 2015 Comments are Disabled Activism, Election
Why Your Vote Matters: Judges!

Why Your Vote Matters: Judges!

We must see progressive and fair thinking judges elected, because future victoroies for the LGBTQ community will require judicial decisions favorable to our equality. Plan now to vote in this and every election.

October 12, 2015 Comments are Disabled Activism, Election, general
The perpetuating cycle of HIV infection.

The perpetuating cycle of HIV infection.

We know so much about how HIV is spread, we ought to be able to stop the spread of HIV. Yet every year more gay and bi men become infected. Why is that? There is a perpetuating cycle of HIV infection.

October 11, 2015 Comments are Disabled HIV/AIDS
A Gay Man Sees The Diary of Anne Frank

A Gay Man Sees The Diary of Anne Frank

Diary of Anne Frank is a must see production for everyone. As a society, we need to be having discussions about the myriad topics this play raises.

October 6, 2015 Comments are Disabled general, LGBT Discrimination: Exploring Laws and Policies, Review
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