Category: Human Rights

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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Gay Is Good – Frank Kameny In Comics
Panel on using comics to tell history Rick Rosendall, Mattachine Society of Washington Awesome Con Washington Convention Center June 17, 2017 Frank Kameny was a Harvard-trained astronomer and a World [...]
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Lively escapes “crimes against humanity” lawsuit
Nick Duffy reports in PinkNews: Massachusetts hate preacher Scott Lively is one of the world’s most notorious homophobes, and has been linked to anti-gay laws in a number of countries. [...]
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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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JFK on civil rights, June 11, 1963
Today is the centennial of President John F. Kennedy’s birth. On June 11, 1963, President Kennedy addressed the nation from the Oval Office on the urgency of civil rights. Earlier [...]
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The worsening plight of LGBT refugees in Kenya
The situation is worsening for LGBT Ugandan refugees in Kenya, as reported by Erasing 76 Crimes on May 11: Kenya arrests LGBTI refugees, sends them into danger Response to this [...]
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The Root: Violence Is Never the Answer … for Black People
Our friend Ernest Hopkins writes: Great article at the Root.com that highlights the role of violence in the struggle for race based Civil Rights and tensions that exist between intellectuals [...]
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We can only be defeated by ourselves
Thoughts after the bombing in Manchester, England on May 22: Hitchcock’s 1936 movie “Sabotage” portrays a terrorist bombing, based on a Joseph Conrad novel set in London in 1886. There [...]
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