Author: Richard Rosendall

POSTS BY Richard Rosendall
GLAA testifies for Panic Defense Prohibition Act
Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance of Washington Testimony on Bill 23-409, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Panic Defense Prohibition Act of 2019, and Bill 23-435, Tony Hunter and Bella Evangelista [...]
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GLAA testifies in support of sex work decriminalization
Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance of Washington Testimony on Bill 23-0318, Community Safety and Health Amendment Act of 2019 Before the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety D.C. Council October [...]
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GLAA supports Panic Defense Prohibition Act
September 17, 2019 Dear Chairman Allen and members of the Judiciary Committee, GLAA asks that you hold hearings and advance the Tony Hunter and Bella Evangelista Panic Defense Prohibition Act [...]
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On policing the bushes in Malcolm X Park
In the 1980s, half my lifetime ago, I met a beautiful deaf man on the Metro and we exchanged comments on a notepad he carried. “I know a place we [...]
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Tennessee honors Nathan Bedford Forrest
I posted the following thoughts this morning to Facebook: I repost the magisterial remarks of Ta-Nehisi Coates from the hearing on H.R.40 last month because he observed, among other things, [...]
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Thoughts for a refugee friend escaping to freedom
Thoughts for a gay refugee friend who left Nairobi today for resettlement in Canada: By now, my dear, you will have crossed western Africa on your flight to North America. [...]
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Rosendall speaks at Vigil Against the Violence
Remarks by Richard J. Rosendall Vigil Against the Violence Dupont Circle June 21, 2019 Ashanti and Zoe were in their 20s. They were murdered in separate incidents near Eastern Avenue. [...]
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Blade: Second transgender woman killed in Fairmount Heights
Michael K. Lavers of the Washington Blade reports: A transgender woman was killed in Fairmount Heights on Thursday. Major Brian Reilly of the Prince George’s County Police Department told reporters [...]
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Flag Day meditation: How does America go forward?
June 14, 2019 Actors who have played villains have been known to have difficulty reorienting themselves afterward. There is the tragic case of Heath Ledger after his performance as The [...]
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11 groups fault Mendelson’s failure to heed calls to increase funds for LGBTQ affairs
May 31, 2019 Dear Chairman Mendelson, We appreciate the Council’s efforts in securing additional funding for the Office of Human Rights for fy2020. Based on our conversations with OHR, this [...]
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