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Halloween: Our American LGBTQ holiday

Halloween is America’s gay holiday. In the words of the lesbian poet and scholar Judy Grahn, Halloween is "the great gay holiday." And this weekend of...

Love and violence in black LGBTQ communities

The Jills were the envy among us lesbian couples of African descent. Their public display of love for each other and their exchanges of...

Swimming upstream for black votes

Black votes matter! So, too, the black lives many politicians pander to in order to get them. However, exploiting cultural markers- like Republican presidential hopeful...

China: Progress on LGBTI rights. But more to do

Public opinion shifting to accept LGBTI people & equal rights   LGBTI rights in China are moving in the right direction, slowly. The country’s ancient history...

Staying High in These Days of Going Low

When we see hate speech and injustice, we must hold tight to Michelle Obama’s words.   First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech on the opening night of...

White LGBTQ community, I need your help against police harassment!

I am always worried to the point of nail-biting when my spouse leaves in the morning for Boston Medical Center if she’ll return home...

NBA Stars need to push for referendum on racism in San...

National Basketball Association stars Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James opened up ESPN’s 2016 Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly (ESPY) Awards...

Darkness In The American Soul

By Nathan James In every epoch of human history, there come times of upheaval and turbulence, when the fabric of civilized societies begins to tear...

The Volunteer Champ, Muhammad Ali

  From 1983 to 1993, I taught Bible to teen felons housed at the San Francisco juvenile hall. Until then, I never knew a sixteen-year-old...

United Methodist Church’s inhospitality toward its LGBTQs

The United Methodist Church is in the need of prayer. And, one that emphasizes full inclusion of all its parishioners. At General Conference this month...