Category: Health

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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Malaysia holds ‘gay prevention’ video contest
The Guardian reports: The Malaysian government is offering cash prizes of up to 4,000 ringgit (£720) for the best videos explaining how to “prevent” homosexuality, according to a competition launched [...]
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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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Combating Trump’s poison
The latest commentary by David Brooks in The New York Times is titled, “Donald Trump Poisons the World.” Here is an excerpt: Far from being a band of brothers, [the [...]
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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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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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Chelsea Manning released from military prison
BBC News reports: US soldier Chelsea Manning has been released from prison after serving seven years for leaking hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables and military files to Wikileaks. A [...]
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House Democrats sing “Na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye” to Republicans
In the above video from the House floor, once Wolf Blitzer shuts up, you can hear Democrats taunt Republicans with a portion of the 1960s Steam song, “Na na na [...]
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Mo Brooks is cool with dictators, moralizes on bad sick people
Freedom Caucus member Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) tells Jake Tapper he’s fine with the president meeting with murderous dictators, but he’s eager to apply a moral test for healthcare that [...]
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