Category: Families

‘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 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 Bill 22-0594 – Student Fair Access to School Act of 2017
BEFORE THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION  Testimony of GLAA on B22-0594 – Student Fair Access to School Act of 2017 GLAA is pleased to submit [...]
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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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Statement against Reinstating a US Military Ban on Transgender People
President Donald Trump’s decision to reinstate the ban on transgender Americans from serving in the military is a deplorable, shameful assault on the military and LGBTQ communities. More than 15,500 [...]
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8 months later, Tess Rafferty’s scathing election response is still spot-on
I only just discovered this fine rant by Tess Rafferty this morning, July 5. It feels as timely as when she wrote it after the election. (Hat tip: Morgan McDonald)
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Racial bias and the murder of Philando Castile
O.U.T.R.A.G.E. Without the assumption of black criminality, Philando Castile, a school worker beloved by students, would still be alive. Without dozens of pretextual police stops, the risk of tragedy would [...]
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Making an honest, unflinching, centrist case for reproductive choice
One reader loves to respond to my columns by email, regardless of the topic under discussion, by calling me genocidal because I support a woman’s right to make her own [...]
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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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