Monthly Archives: November 2011

What We Missed

TweetThe forcible (and sometimes violent) evictions of Occupy continue, last night in Philly and Los Angeles. The White House issued a not so encouraging statement about the possibility of rolling back coverage of birth control in health care reform. Rep Barney Frank, a big advocate of LGBT gay issues and an openly gay member, announced [...]
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Honoring Brooklyn’s oldest Black-owned gay bar: The Starlite Lounge

TweetI moved into my neighborhood in Brooklyn just a few weeks after the Starlite Lounge, the cities oldest Black-owned bar, shut down. Founded on a principle of non-discrimination in 1959, the Starlite Lounge was a cherished meeting place for people of all walks of life and famous for being the oldest Black-owned bar in the [...]
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DREAMer commits suicide citing immigration troubles

TweetIn tragic news, 18-year-old Joaquin Luna, a DREAMer, committed suicide last week. Luna’s brother says he planned to become an engineer one day. Luna was a senior at Juarez Lincoln High School in Mission, Texas. DREAMers are undocumented youth who were brought to the United States by their parents as children. They grew up here, [...]
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Gynecologists told to prepare to treat transgender patients

TweetThe American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology has come out with a new statement for their members: it’s time to prepare to work with transgender patients. To address the significant health care disparities of transgender individuals and to improve their access to care, ob-gyns should prepare to provide routine treatment and screening or refer them [...]
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What’s a Republican girl to do?

Tweet Seriously, if I were a Republican woman looking at this current slate of candidates for the Republican presidential nomination I would be very unhappy. First, there’s Mitt Romney, who is a chameleon. He’s like that guy you dated back in college who had the pearly white smile and who said all the right things. To [...]
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