Op-Ed

Are Transgender lives disposable?
By August 27, 2013 Read More →

Are Transgender lives disposable?

As I sit to write what was suppose to be coverage of a young reality star in California who was brutally murdered in her home, I got word that another young woman had been badly beaten and ultimately succumbed to her injuries in New York City. By Sean E. Coleman These young women who never […]

Our National Disgrace
By February 21, 2013 Read More →

Our National Disgrace

As we get into the middle of the second decade of the twenty-first century, with technology and science advancing as an astonishing rate, modern medicine in the United States is far more sophisticated and knowledgeable than it was even two decades ago. New treatment modalities, medications, and therapies have combined to achieve longer life expectancies, […]

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We Support Them, They Throw Us Under The Bus
By December 31, 2012 Read More →

We Support Them, They Throw Us Under The Bus

Lately, a very good friend of mine–who is also involved with the entertainment industry–has been encouraging me, as part of my growth and evolution as an artist, to become more at-ease with the “mainstream” part of the industry, that is, the artists and production people we meet and work with.   I admit, even as […]

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New Frontier in Combating HIV and AIDS
By November 30, 2012 Read More →

New Frontier in Combating HIV and AIDS

December 1 of 2012 will be the 25th International HIV/AIDS Awareness Day as declared by the World Health Organization and UNAIDS commission. More than being a notable benchmark it is also a significant watershed in combating the proliferation of the virus. All around the world the number of new cases are going down with increase […]

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There’s Some Kind of Object Lesson Here
By November 23, 2012 Read More →

There’s Some Kind of Object Lesson Here

Kevin Clash Controversy Is Disturbing And Telling It’s the woodwork, you know.  The woodwork has strange properties that predispose all kinds of people to suddenly emerge from it at the slightest whiff of scandal.  Recently, we’ve seen the woodwork disgorge mistresses and whistleblowers in the General Petraeus affair, purported bag men in the Rep. Jesse […]

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Vote, Now More Than Ever
By November 4, 2012 Read More →

Vote, Now More Than Ever

If ever there were a reason and a season to get yourself to the polls, this Tuesday is it. The future of progress and rights for the LGBT community in America depends totally on who wins the Presidency and which party controls Congress (more about that later). The candidates are sharply divergent on the issues […]

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Mitt Romney Declares War On…Big Bird?
By October 5, 2012 Read More →

Mitt Romney Declares War On…Big Bird?

During last night’s presidential debate against incumbent Barack Obama, Republican challenger Mitt Romney took square aim at the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), describing it as a program “we would have to borrow money from China” to pay for.  ”I love Big Bird,” Romney announced in the “deficit” topic of the debate, “But I would kill […]

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Corporate America And The Cookie Controversy
By June 28, 2012 Read More →

Corporate America And The Cookie Controversy

‘Rainbow’ Oreo Ad Woos LGBT Community When the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) rolled out its LGBT Pride ad on Facebook, featuring a rainbow-colored creme-filled Oreo cookie, the iconic bakery never imagined the firestorm of controversy its show of support would ignite. Since the “Proudly Support Love” ad first appeared over the weekend, tens of thousands […]

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Remembering Taylor
By June 19, 2012 Read More →

Remembering Taylor

My beloved friend is gone, but never forgotten I first met Taylor Siluwe, one of the most unforgettable people I’ve ever known, while I was working on the story of Rashawn Brazell, whose still-unsolved murder was then still in the news.  During the next seven years, I would come to know this gifted author and […]

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Repealing Malawi’s LGBT Laws: An Example for Africa?
By June 18, 2012 Read More →

Repealing Malawi’s LGBT Laws: An Example for Africa?

By Monica Tabengwa At a news conference shortly after she was sworn in as Malawi’s president, Joyce Banda announced her government’s intention to decriminalise homosexuality. It is unclear how she will achieve this, but the move is in stark contrast to the approach of her predecessor, Bingu wa Mutharika, who openly condemned it. In a […]

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