Macron blasts Putin propaganda, challenges him on gay rights and Syria
Anne Applebaum tweets regarding the joint press conference today by French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Palace of Versailles: Macron attacks RT and Sputnik as [...]
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JFK on civil rights, June 11, 1963
Today is the centennial of President John F. Kennedy’s birth. On June 11, 1963, President Kennedy addressed the nation from the Oval Office on the urgency of civil rights. Earlier [...]
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For the Fallen
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in [...]
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Chelsea Manning Returns as Herself
Bay Windows reports: Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning is revealing her new look as a woman, after being freed from a Kansas military prison and a 35-year sentence for leaking classified [...]
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The worsening plight of LGBT refugees in Kenya
The situation is worsening for LGBT Ugandan refugees in Kenya, as reported by Erasing 76 Crimes on May 11: Kenya arrests LGBTI refugees, sends them into danger Response to this [...]
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The Root: Violence Is Never the Answer … for Black People
Our friend Ernest Hopkins writes: Great article at the Root.com that highlights the role of violence in the struggle for race based Civil Rights and tensions that exist between intellectuals [...]
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We can only be defeated by ourselves
Thoughts after the bombing in Manchester, England on May 22: Hitchcock’s 1936 movie “Sabotage” portrays a terrorist bombing, based on a Joseph Conrad novel set in London in 1886. There [...]
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Frank Kameny’s birthday
Happy birthday to the late Frank Kameny, who was an astronomer before he was a gay rights pioneer. He would have been 92 today. Many others followed the course he [...]
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Kramer vs. Everyone
[The New York Times a few days ago published an excellent retrospective on Larry Kramer, “Twilight of a Difficult Man: Larry Kramer and the Birth of AIDS Activism.” This has [...]
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You haven’t got it
My message for overconfident liberals, from Ben Bradlee by way of Jason Robards, Jr. (who won an Oscar for this role): You haven’t got it. You can pop the champagne [...]
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