Commentary: Conversion lies

Laila Ibrahim

But I’m a Cheerleader was my introduction to conversion therapy.  It’s a ridiculous comedy that satirizes the movement to “cure” people with same-sex attractions.  I thought it was an extreme exaggeration, and it left me believing conversion therapy is a joke.  Now I know that there is nothing funny about it. Conversion therapy destroys lives: […]

Commentary: A perverse pleasure of North Carolina’s stand on HB 2

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Late GOP Sen. Jesse Helms, North Carolina, was fond of the word “pervert” when it came to LGBT people. He intended, of course, “pervert” as a noun not a verb. To be clear, when Helms referred to me and my federal colleagues as a “bunch of perverts” he meant we were federal workers who practiced […]

Government lawsuits take flight in North Carolina

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“Let me also speak directly to the transgender community itself,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a May 9 news conference announcing a lawsuit against North Carolina over the provisions of HB 2: specifically the provisions that require transgender people in public agencies, schools and rest stops to use the bathrooms consistent with their sex […]

Is Elizabeth Warren’s Twitter attack on Trump more than it seems?

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Secretary Clinton’s campaign staff suggest that she is looking for a vice-presidential nominee who would dominate debates and take on the traditional role of “attack dog.” Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren seems to have taken her audition to Twitter. Warren previewed her Twitter prowess with a devastating attack on Sen. Ted Cruz, who sent a fundraising […]

Re-elect Mayor Kevin Faulconer

Kevin Faulconer

When it comes to the 36th mayor of San Diego, Kevin Faulconer will go down in history as one of the most supportive of LGBT equality. Within days of being elected, Mayor Faulconer accepted the national chairmanship of Mayors for Marriage Equality. He was at The LGBT Center to celebrate with our community when the […]

Commentary: Is this North Carolina’s opportunity to reverse the historical hypocrisy of support for the transgender movement?

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If North Carolina GOP Gov. Pat McCrory wanted support for his state’s HB 2, a law that would require a person to use a public restroom based on birth sex rather than gender identity, he need look no further than the LGBT community. Gay rights groups, always inclusive of bisexuals, resisted transgender inclusion for decades. […]

Commentary: North Carolina HB 2 –The ghost of Jesse Helms

Jesse Helms

Contributor Note: July 19, 1994, Sen. Jesse Helms, in a fiery speech recorded by C-SPAN and The Congressional Record, moved to fire Mr. Patterson from his US government job for “promoting the gay agenda” in the federal workplace. Gov. Pat McCrory responded to the call of North Carolinians when he signed HB 2 into law. […]

What our anti-transgender antagonists want

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“A person’s sex (male or female) is an immutable biological reality. In the vast majority of people (including those who later identify as ‘transgender’), it is unambiguously identifiable at birth. There is no rational or compassionate reason to affirm a distorted psychological self-concept that one’s ‘gender identity’ is different from one’s biological sex. “Neither lawmakers […]

Will candidate Trump end the filibuster?

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The filibuster, a Senate rule requiring 60 votes to begin and end debate, is already on life support. The 2016 election could put the final nails in its coffin. In 2013, Sen. Harry Reid ended the supermajority requirement on judicial nominees (except for the Supreme Court), using a maneuver so controversial it was dubbed the […]

Atkinson needs to stand up for gay marriage!

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When asked at the San Diego Republican Party Central Committee if she supported the GOP state party platform that states that marriage is between a man and a woman Republican Congressional candidate Jacquie Atkinson stated that as a state delegate she did support the party platform. Other times she has been asked about marriage equality […]

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