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Trump is one example why we need Black History Month

February 1 begins Black History Month, a national annual observance since 1926, honoring and celebrating the achievements of African Americans. To commemorate its start President...

The Irony Behind Trump’s Travel Ban And Holocaust Remembrance Day

“I think we need to be realistic about the current trickle-down toxic messages seeping in everywhere." Elaine Schear, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Friends of...

Bishop Eddie Long’s cautionary tale about homophobia

When news hit the airwaves that Bishop Eddie Long died from an unnamed aggressive cancer resulting in dramatic weight lost, many now throughout the...

Come Home… response to Kim Burrell

I woke up this morning to the maelstrom created by Pastor Kim Burrell and her virulently homophobic sermon. While my first thought was to...

A congresswoman’s public forum on how to survive a Trump presidency

Democratic Congresswoman Katherine Clark, who has represented Massachusetts’s 5th Congressional District since 2013, has never been someone to shy away from difficult issues. Just...

“Stay woke” this Thanksgiving!

  As I prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, I am reminded of the autumnal harvest time's spiritual significance. As a time of connectedness, I pause...

Laughing to keep from crying in “The Scottsboro Boys”

Broadway legends John Kander and Fred Ebb’s production of “The Scottsboro Boys” is here now in Beantown. When I was told that the framing devise...

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...