Category: Public Safety

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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To the Pope: follow your kind words with actions
The Guardian on May 20 reported on a private conversation that Chilean clerical abuse survivor Juan Carlos Cruz had recently with Pope Francis. Cruz stated: He told me, “Juan Carlos, [...]
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GLAA supports federal gun law reforms, defends DC home rule
John Becker, GLAA’s Vice President for Political Affairs, issued the following statement on March 14 in response to an inquiry by Washington Blade reporter Lou Chibbaro, after a discussion among [...]
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GLAA Supports Bill 22-0594 – Student Fair Access to School Act of 2017
BEFORE THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION  Testimony of GLAA on B22-0594 – Student Fair Access to School Act of 2017 GLAA is pleased to submit [...]
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The FBI’s lie about ‘black identity extremism’
To the FBI with its despicable fabrication of “Black identity extremism” as a terrorist threat, I offer this song that debuted seventeen years ago. The white singer, responding to the [...]
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Overcoming an attack
On this anniversary of the terrorist attack on America on 9/11/2001, in honor of the victims, I am having a moment of TV silence by not listening to the man [...]
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