History

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…

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…

America’s enduring vitality

Within the past year, the West Point commencement featured openly gay class president and First Captain E.J. Coleman. The amazing National Museum of African American History and Culture opened on…

FMU awards Trayvon Martin posthumous aviation degree

To call this a bittersweet moment is a terrible understatement. It is heartbreaking. Florida Memorial University gives the murdered Trayvon Martin the aviation degree he did not live to earn….

Paul Kuntzler

WaPo profiles Paul Kuntzler, co-founder of GLAA and Stein Democrats

Perry Stein reports in The Washington Post about GLAA co-founder Paul Kuntzler: He has remained involved in activism and D.C. politics for 40¬†years, regularly attending city meetings and protests in…

Corey Stewart, you’re an idiot!

Who is today’s winner of the “You’re an idiot!” rant from “Six Degrees of Separation,” featuring “The Force Awakens” director J.J. Abrams? Why, none other than Confederate wannabe Corey Stewart,…

Seven Principles for Young Advocates

Below is something I drafted for a group of high school students visiting from the Bronx whom I am meeting this afternoon to talk about GLAA’s work. I also developed…

Holocaust Remembrance Day 2017

Today is Yom HaShoah. #NeverForget

A toast for GLAA’s 46th

(Photo from 2016 GLAA anniversary by Michael Key/Washington Blade) Closing Toast Rick Rosendall, immediate past president GLAA 46th Anniversary Awards Reception Policy Restaurant and Lounge April 20, 2017 Good evening,…

Holocaust Denial Creeps, or Stumbles, into the WH Briefing Room

He actually said even Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons. And it gets worse. I don’t have the stomach to go into it all right now. But dear Mr. Spicer, did…