Category: Current Affairs

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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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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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 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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