The LGBT community’s seal of approval should mean more than fundraising

While I am not associated with the No Justice, No Pride group I support its efforts against certain corporate involvement and financial support of Pride activities. Most recently No Justice, No Pride activists blocked Washington’ DC’s Capitol Pride Parade not once but three times. According to Dcist.com, Jen Deerinwater, a No Justice, No Pride participant […]

The goals of a protest of Capitol Pride

A number of weekends ago this Pride month, a group calling themselves No Justice, No Pride (NJNP) protested the Capitol Pride March in Washington, D.C. It was reported in several sources that they began by opposing the participation of Wells Fargo as a corporate sponsor of the city’s Pride parade, citing Wells Fargo’s involvement in […]

The dynamic nature of queerness

Being silent is the furthest impulse from my nature. When I came out, I didn’t open the closet door; I blew it off the hinges. I threw my own personal Pride parade, painting the town red, then orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. Validating my identity by speaking it out loud was the first step; […]

The race for County sheriff is potentially significant

San Diego County races have recently dominated local election chatter. On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors selected Deputy District Attorney (DA) Summer Stephan to succeed current DA Bonnie Dumanis when she steps down in July. Before Stephan was selected, her 2018 campaign was up and going and speculation about her potential opponents was a political […]

A historic day for the LGBT civil rights movement as equality marches and rallies are held in over 115 cities

This past Sunday, June 11, was indeed a historic day for the LGBT civil rights movement, as not only did thousands march on our nation’s capital Washington, D.C., but in over 116 cities across the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Australia, Switzerland, Spain and others. There have now been six LGBT marches on Washington with […]

LGBTQ pride events display disparities

June is Pride Month for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities across the country — and parades abound. While we all rev up each June for pride so, too, do the fault lines of race and class in our larger white LGBTQ community. With advances such as hate crime laws, legalization of same-sex […]

The Amazon Trail: A tenth anniversary at sea

We had every intention of being homebodies this year. No travel at all, just a year to save our pennies and get grounded. It’s been delicious. After several months of staying in our little coastal home, my mind is sharper, my sleep schedule is approaching normal, and I’ve got a good start on my next […]

An Episcopal priest’s commentary on conversion therapy and the LGBT community

I last wrote for Integrity USA nearly a decade ago when I was on the Board. We were coming out of a church-wide conversation about how we were going to treat LGBT people, and those of us in Integrity were both excited and curious – excited about the Church growing more fully into the love […]

Fourteen years ago and now

I remember coming out in early 2003 as a transsexual – that’s what we called ourselves back then. When those of us who called ourselves transsexual also called ourselves transgender, it was actually kind of political – we were also identifying ourselves as falling under a transgender umbrella of gender nonconforming people. Within the first […]

A shot at redemption

Secretary Hillary Clinton’s return to the public eye has prompted discussion of why she lost the 2016 election. Clinton has placed some blame on former FBI Director James Comey, Russian interference and the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Others point the finger at Clinton and her team, or the challenge from Sen. Bernie Sanders. If Democrats […]

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