Author: Richard Rosendall

POSTS BY Richard Rosendall
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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Action alert: urge Mendelson to add funds to Human Rights and LGBTQ Affairs
DC residents, Please call or email D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and urge him to add more funding for the Office of Human Rights and the Office of LGBTQ Affairs. [...]
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LGBTQ orgs urge increased funding for Human Rights and LGBTQ Affairs
The following group letter was sent today: 4/30/19 Dear Chairman Mendelson and Councilmember Todd: The undersigned LGBTQ organizations urge the DC Council to increase funding for the Office of Human [...]
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GLAA Budget Testimony on Office of LGBTQ Affairs
Budget Oversight Testimony on Office of LGBTQ Affairs Before the Committee on Government Operations 
April 22, 2019 Please accept this testimony for the record, as I cannot appear in person. [...]
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GLAA memorial tribute to Ashanti Carmon and Mary Klein
Memorial Tribute Presented by Richard J. Rosendall GLAA 48th anniversary reception Lost Society April 18, 2019 Ashanti Carmon was a 27-year-old trans woman who was murdered early on March 30 [...]
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