Category: Human Rights

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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Frank Kameny’s birthday
Happy birthday to the late Frank Kameny, who was an astronomer before he was a gay rights pioneer. He would have been 92 today. Many others followed the course he [...]
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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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International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia
@ManyVoicesOrg writes: Today’s the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia. It’s never been more timely to love & affirm LGBTQ people. #IDAHOT Amen.
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Erdoğan supporters attack peaceful protesters in D.C.
The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) shares video of Kurdish, Yezidi, and Armenian human rights protesters in Washington, D.C. being attacked by suspected members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip [...]
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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. [...]
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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 [...]
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