Tag Archives: LGBT community

Pride Month 2020

It’s hard to believe that we’re nearly half through June and I haven’t done my annual LGBT+ Pride Month post. I probably┬áplaced it on the back burner because I won’t be attending Pride events in San Francisco this year. This … Continue reading

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Advice From P.T. Barnum To Heed, An Op-Ed

There is a distinctly uncivil, heartless trend these days of certain businesses refusing to do business with particular types of people. As of late and most noteworthy is “Chick fil A” and their aggressive, refusenik attitude towards the LGBT community.┬áThis … Continue reading

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Freedom Is Under Attack

My community is among others under serious attack by the current Administration. It’s painful to witness that the very hard-won freedoms our community has struggled piece by piece to achieve are at grave risk. Whether by executive order, aided by … Continue reading

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Projecting (Double OpEd?)

Nebraska’s weather has finally started to be conducive to outdoors walking. With that in mind, my old friend Jorge said he had been cooped up in his truck all day and wanted to go for a stroll to Johnson Park … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day And Me–It’s Complicated

Sometimes I tick the boxes on those Internet quizzes about life. Whenever the question about marital status comes up, I usually click on the option, “It’s Complicated”. I do this for a couple of reasons. First, I realize that most … Continue reading

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It’s Spirit Day

Many people do not know that the third Thursday of October is Spirit Day. Many people who do know about Spirit Day, don’t understand the reason we have it. Spirit Day began in Canada in response to bullying-related suicides of … Continue reading

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Be True To Yourself

The great social reformer and abolitionist Frederick Douglass wrote, “I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the wrath of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.” The main thing … Continue reading

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