Tag Archives: LGBT rights

Canary In A Coal Mine (OpEd)

Minority status people are like the canary in a coal mine in free societies. The analogy refers to the old practice of using the small birds as early indicators of toxic gases that might be present in coal mines. If … Continue reading

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Speak Now (Review)

Now that marriage equality is a legal right in the United States, it is finally time to take a breath and look back at the long, arduous journey.  What has been called one of the country’s major civil rights trials, … Continue reading

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For A Civil Union

The first baby step for the United States to catch up with much of the western world, regarding human rights, took place 14 years ago in Vermont.  The heated debate included the three touchy topics of politics, sex, and religion.  … Continue reading

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Happy International Men’s Day!

I’m of the opinion that our society does not celebrate enough holidays. I don’t mean a casual head-nod to special days, nor special “shopping events”.  I mean celebrations that capture our hearts and minds.  The original holidays of the ancient … Continue reading

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Henry Gerber

The various civil rights movements in the United States can trace their birth and growth back to compassionate people of foresight and courage.  The African-American community can thank people like W.E.B. DuBois, Martin Luther King, Junior and many others.  Early … Continue reading

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LGBT Pride Month

So many positive developments have been coming to fruition in the USA the past few years, that it’s difficult for me to find a place to begin this sketch of LGBT Pride month. It’s been quite an adventurous journey from … Continue reading

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Matthew Shepard Attacked

I still find it difficult to read and to write about the events that took place near Laramie, Wyoming early October 7th, 1998.  I wrote about the crime while national and international news companies were covering the vigil and eventual … Continue reading

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