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Why Homophobic Harlem church building should become LGBT homeless youth shelter

Gentrification of neighborhoods always disrupts existing communities within them. In the past several years, Harlem’s empty lots and burned-out buildings have sprung up luxury condos,...

Unusual Black-on-Black Crime involving San Francisco and Oakland

With much anticipation I woke up on February 4, 2016 to watch a longstanding traditional ceremony. U.S. presidents have invited the winning champions of...

I’ve changed my mind on the gay cake row. Here’s why

The law should not require bakers to promote gay marriage Like most gay and equality campaigners, I initially condemned the Christian-run Ashers Bakery in Belfast...

“Pope-’splaining” Catholic Church’s homophobia

Italy is one of the major European countries that don’t recognize marriage equality for its LGBTQ denizens in spite of the fact that the...

Bathroom laws policing our genitals

Conservatives have always been a demographic group obsessed with policing this nation’s genitals. They feel comfortable with ordinances that mandate, what they do, how we...

Time for straight equality in civil partner law

End the legal ban on opposite-sex civil partnerships A historic, landmark legal challenge against the UK government has begun in the High Court in...

Gallup: Majority Of Americans OK With Gay People

By Justin McCarthy WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A new high of 60% of Americans say they are satisfied with the acceptance of gays and lesbians in...

Where would MLK have stood on marriage equality?

This MLK holiday reminds me how Alabama has always been a troubling state when it comes to upholding the civil rights of its denizens. Martin...

2016: Time has changed us but we can change the future

Maybe because his music was part of the soundtrack of my youth or because his fans and the music world were mourning David Bowie’s...

A better way to honor Mario Woods and others unjustly gunned...

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was booed in the rotunda of City Hall during his inauguration on January 8, 2016, by protesters calling for...