Category: Current Affairs

March 29 Is #DecrimNow Call-in Day!
The National Center for Lesbian Rights tweets: @NCLRights In DC, many Black trans current and former sex workers are arrested after being entrapped and profiled by officers, and many cops [...]
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GLAA calls for additional funding, staff for Office of Human Rights
Testimony of Tyrone Hanley On behalf of GLAA Before the Committee on Government Affairs Brandon Todd, Chairman Council of the District of Columbia February 28, 2019 Room 120 John A. [...]
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Fair Budget Coalition issues FY20 budget report
This just in: Fair Budget Coalition is extremely proud to roll out our FY20 Budget Report! This report came about because of all your hard work and dedication, and we are looking forward [...]
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‘Cardinal Wuerl is not telling the truth’
My latest column in the Washington Blade deals with the Catholic Church’s coverup of sexual abuse of children by priests. Here are excerpts: Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington and [...]
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GLAA responds to Chief Newsham on DC Riot Statute
The following statement is by GLAA President Bobbi Strang: The July 16, 2018 comments by Chief Newsham of the MPD regarding the DC Riot Statute and the failed felony prosecutions [...]
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To the Pope: follow your kind words with actions
The Guardian on May 20 reported on a private conversation that Chilean clerical abuse survivor Juan Carlos Cruz had recently with Pope Francis. Cruz stated: He told me, “Juan Carlos, [...]
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GLAA and allies fight for medical aid in dying
Fenit Nirappil reports for WaPo: Nearly a year after the District enacted a law allowing terminally ill patients to end their lives … not a single patient has used it…. [...]
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Abortion extremism is only on the anti-choice side
Conservative NYT columnist Ross Douthat makes a case for moral equivalence with a piece titled “Among the Abortion Extremists.” As someone who has been threatened over my pro-choice views to [...]
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GLAA supports federal gun law reforms, defends DC home rule
John Becker, GLAA’s Vice President for Political Affairs, issued the following statement on March 14 in response to an inquiry by Washington Blade reporter Lou Chibbaro, after a discussion among [...]
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The FBI’s lie about ‘black identity extremism’
To the FBI with its despicable fabrication of “Black identity extremism” as a terrorist threat, I offer this song that debuted seventeen years ago. The white singer, responding to the [...]
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