Category: Commentary

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Kia and Toyota Appear to Allow Disparagment of Brand with Transphobia

Recently, I provided a listing of the companies which signed a letter of support from one such crusading organization, Texas Values.  The list included  Community Toyota *Kia* Honda in Baytown, Texas…

August 25, 2017 0

How Dare You Protest A President During an Election Year – An Historical Perspective

About a hundred years ago, then Governor of New Jersey, Woodrow Wilson remained *undecided* on the issue of women’s suffrage. Although he was a dedicated progressive, taught at a women’s college and had two daughters who were suffragists, his opinions were still evolving on whether or not women should be allowed to vote.

April 23, 2012 1

Human Rights Lesson from the Murder of Trayvon Martin.

While there may be much debate around the circumstances involved in the murder of Trayvon Martin, one thing is now for certain: Racism is still alive and well in the United States.

March 30, 2012 0

Gay Group Goes Public to Celebrate DADT Repeal – Members Leave in Response

The Facebook group titled “Gay San Antonio” will be marking the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell by “coming out” from the “private” setting to the “public” setting on Facebook. When the Administrators formed the group, they originally set the privacy settings so that, without an invitation, the group postings and its members remained hidden.

September 20, 2011 2

A Sad Bullying Irony in My Facebook Feed

Two headlines appeared in my Facebook feed one right after the other tonight, in what can only be described as a sad irony if I use the word “irony” as liberally as most.

March 9, 2011 1

HRC on the Record, Part 1: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Diversity.

It’s no secret that I’ve been critical of some of the decisions made by the Human Rights Campaign (“HRC”) and comments made by their spokespeople, but what should also be apparent is, like any organization, the HRC was developed with people power. Like me, all of those people are fallible. Mistakes can and do happen. It took me a long time to recognize that for myself. Sometimes, I speak for me, sometimes I speak for an organization – at no time is my speech necessarily correct.

March 9, 2011 0

The American Dream, Yes We Can — “You Can’t”: a Poem in Video

When I was a child, patriotism rested in the hope that I can be whatever I choose to be. I could become anything I dreamed of becoming. I could live as I wished to live because I was in the land of the free and the home of the brave. In those sentiments, I found the American Drea

February 10, 2011 0

Glee’s Chris Colfer wins Golden Globe and Delivers Anti-Bullying Message

I’m an admitted Gleek, in spite of the ups and downs with the show.  I’m thrilled to see more positive messages than we’ve seen from say, “Queer as Folk.”   Tonight, Chris Colfer [Kurt], won a Golden Globe.  His short acceptance speech was dedicated in part to “All the amazing kids… who are constantly told ‘no’…
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January 16, 2011 0

National Organization for Protection of Marriage to Request Ban on Obese Marriages.

The National Organization for Protection of Marriage has begun soliciting signatures to convince legislators in all 50 states to ban obese people from marrying. Maggie Gaylaher, the Founder of the group, notes that obesity is the leading cause of heart disease, diabetes and other ailments and thus premature death. “Children deserve a mother and a…
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January 15, 2011 2


As you may recall, Mark Reed-Walkup and Dante Walkup were married this past October. Their marriage was officiated via Skype by a person authorized to perform marriages by the District of Columbia, who was physically in DC at the time of the service. Mark and Dante decided to conduct their vows in their home state so that family and friends could be in attendance without the significant costs and problems of flying everyone to DC.

December 14, 2010 1