Category: Commentary

Transgender Military Policy

The recent action taken by Trump to ban transgender people from the United States Military harkens of President Eisenhower’s infamous Executive Order 10450, issued in 1953, banning non-heterosexuals from serving in the United States government and labeling them “perverts.”  Is





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Remaining United as a Community and a Movement

I’m troubled by fractures I’m witnessing in the LGBT community where groups are pitting one against the other to the extent we are excluding groups from participating in events like pride.  In the last six months, I’ve seen examples of





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A Tribute To Gilbert Baker

I was a walking through the Castro yesterday with my good friend Matt.  I passed by a storefront window and saw this picture being placed there. I immediately went to my phone to search the news and saw the headlines.





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Pride Toronto Excludes Police

Today we learned that Pride Toronto, the organization behind Toronto’s annual pride celebration, voted to exclude participation from law enforcement in the parade and pride celebrations.  They actually took conscious action to exclude law enforcement including officers who happen to be





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Community Hypocrisy

Law enforcement has had a strained relationship with the transgender community for many decades.  And much like other minority groups, the transgender community has clashed many times with law enforcement throughout the community’s fight for equality and civil rights.  But





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