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Hate Crimes Victory

I wrote some about the Hate Crimes law that was signed last week by President Obama.  I’m revisiting it a bit today, because it is still a bright spot in spite of what happened at the polls yesterday.  The result … Continue reading

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Obama to sign Hate Crimes bill into law

It’s historic; it’s moving; and it’s about time. Today President Obama will sign The Matthew Shepard & James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.  There are many stories out there, but here’s a succinct one from NPR’s Morning Edition.  Not … Continue reading

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May as well get a little mileage out of Balloon Boy (everybody else did)

I have to say, I’ve got no real feelings for Balloon Boy, his parents or siblings.  I was not glued to the television or computer screen watching the `drama’ unfold on live tv.  The first I heard about it was … Continue reading

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An Amazing Weekend, pt. 2

This blog post by Rex Wockner gives a good sketch of the perceived divide I mentioned, especially if we consider the title: Grassroots, Netroots, Stonewall 2.0 Activists Demand Equality, Formalize Split With Activist Establishment Seeing the issues in such a … Continue reading

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An Amazing Weekend, pt. 1

I don’t know that I could have written a less descriptive or creative title for this post, but I really don’t know what else to say.  It was, truly, an amazing weekend.  Washington, DC was crawling with LGBT activists and … Continue reading

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