Category: Public Safety

GLAA supports Panic Defense Prohibition Act
September 17, 2019 Dear Chairman Allen and members of the Judiciary Committee, GLAA asks that you hold hearings and advance the Tony Hunter and Bella Evangelista Panic Defense Prohibition Act [...]
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On policing the bushes in Malcolm X Park
In the 1980s, half my lifetime ago, I met a beautiful deaf man on the Metro and we exchanged comments on a notepad he carried. “I know a place we [...]
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Tennessee honors Nathan Bedford Forrest
I posted the following thoughts this morning to Facebook: I repost the magisterial remarks of Ta-Nehisi Coates from the hearing on H.R.40 last month because he observed, among other things, [...]
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Rosendall speaks at Vigil Against the Violence
Remarks by Richard J. Rosendall Vigil Against the Violence Dupont Circle June 21, 2019 Ashanti and Zoe were in their 20s. They were murdered in separate incidents near Eastern Avenue. [...]
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Blade: Second transgender woman killed in Fairmount Heights
Michael K. Lavers of the Washington Blade reports: A transgender woman was killed in Fairmount Heights on Thursday. Major Brian Reilly of the Prince George’s County Police Department told reporters [...]
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GLAA memorial tribute to Ashanti Carmon and Mary Klein
Memorial Tribute Presented by Richard J. Rosendall GLAA 48th anniversary reception Lost Society April 18, 2019 Ashanti Carmon was a 27-year-old trans woman who was murdered early on March 30 [...]
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March 29 Is #DecrimNow Call-in Day!
The National Center for Lesbian Rights tweets: @NCLRights In DC, many Black trans current and former sex workers are arrested after being entrapped and profiled by officers, and many cops [...]
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Fair Budget Coalition issues FY20 budget report
This just in: Fair Budget Coalition is extremely proud to roll out our FY20 Budget Report! This report came about because of all your hard work and dedication, and we are looking forward [...]
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‘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 responds to Chief Newsham on DC Riot Statute
The following statement is by GLAA President Bobbi Strang: The July 16, 2018 comments by Chief Newsham of the MPD regarding the DC Riot Statute and the failed felony prosecutions [...]
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