Author: Richard Rosendall

POSTS BY Richard Rosendall
8 months later, Tess Rafferty’s scathing election response is still spot-on
I only just discovered this fine rant by Tess Rafferty this morning, July 5. It feels as timely as when she wrote it after the election. (Hat tip: Morgan McDonald)
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Racial bias and the murder of Philando Castile
O.U.T.R.A.G.E. Without the assumption of black criminality, Philando Castile, a school worker beloved by students, would still be alive. Without dozens of pretextual police stops, the risk of tragedy would [...]
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Gay Is Good – Frank Kameny In Comics
Panel on using comics to tell history Rick Rosendall, Mattachine Society of Washington Awesome Con Washington Convention Center June 17, 2017 Frank Kameny was a Harvard-trained astronomer and a World [...]
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Lively escapes “crimes against humanity” lawsuit
Nick Duffy reports in PinkNews: Massachusetts hate preacher Scott Lively is one of the world’s most notorious homophobes, and has been linked to anti-gay laws in a number of countries. [...]
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7 questions as Trump unravels
Elizabeth Drew’s excellent piece on Trump in The New York Review of Books begins: If Donald Trump leaves office before four years are up, history will likely show the middle [...]
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Trump’s Twitter secret revealed
Unlettered eloquence, as Dr. King said of Mother Pollard. (She said during the Montgomery Bus Boycott, “My feets is tired but my soul is rested.”)
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Ariana Grande: “One Love Manchester” benefit finale
Ariana Grande closed out her “One Love Manchester” benefit concert Sunday night by singing “Over the Rainbow.” The New York Times reports: The message onstage and in the crowd at [...]
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Malaysia holds ‘gay prevention’ video contest
The Guardian reports: The Malaysian government is offering cash prizes of up to 4,000 ringgit (£720) for the best videos explaining how to “prevent” homosexuality, according to a competition launched [...]
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Openly gay Leo Varadkar to become Taoiseach of Ireland
Patrick Maguire writes in NewStatesman about Leo Varadkar, the mixed-race, gay politician who was just elected leader of Fine Gael, Ireland’s center-right governing party, which puts him on course to [...]
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Trump’s fearmongering presages power grab
London Mayor Sadiq Khan assured the public in a BBC interview: “Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days. There’s no [...]
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