Struggling Struggles in Shades of Black and Lavender

On Salon I found a wonderful coming out essay written by Jean Melasaine in which she recounts the multiple communities she has grown into during her life.  She was born to Samoan parents who immigrated to the US.  Her parents speak … Continue reading

Rick Perry: Hiding in the Darkest Alleys

“…[G]ay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights.” – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Addressing the United Nations on International Human Rights Day Do read or watch Secretary Clinton’s remarkable speech on LGBT rights.  She … Continue reading

Let’s Start Using Much Older Weapons: Speech, Diplomacy, Conversation

The Doctor:  Professor Watson, any being that can exist let alone thrive inside a nuclear pile is hardly likely to be deterred by a few primitive missiles. Professor Watson:  But they’re the most powerful missiles we have! The Doctor:  On … Continue reading