Dick Price & Sharon Kyle: “I had planned to cover the history of LGBT rights in America, with some international focus as well,” said Nathan, a South Africa native who volunteers virtually full time with the African Human Rights Coalition.
Lisa Bloom: Ms. Nathan turned down other opportunities in reliance on the Navy’s written promise that all aspects of her proposal were accepted.
Michael Hertz: Compare what the Supreme Court did in connection with conflicts between religious rights and racial discrimination in 1968 and religious rights and gender discrimination in 2018 and you can see how America has declined.
Irene Monroe: While the Justices also did not say the decision will not influence opponents of same-sex marriages, like photographers, florists, wedding planners, wedding venues, honeymoon resorts, to name a few, Justice Kennedy’s narrow ruling, no doubt, will keep this debate going.
Irene Monroe: Pride parades will be taking place across the country this month. And, as we all rev up for this year’s festivities, so, too, will the fault lines of race, gender identity and class emerge.
Dahlia Ferlito: I find myself wondering why our community has been so quick to welcome LAPD’s participation in our events while it’s repressive tactics continue, unabated, toward other vulnerable groups in our city, primarily LA’s Black and Brown communities.
Irene Monroe: The One Church Plan would excise the offensive and controversial language targeted at LGBTQs from the Book of Discipline and replace it with a more compassionate, accurate, up-to-date, and contextualized language about human sexuality in support of the mission and all its parishioners.
Sikivu Hutchinson: Outpacing Bush, the Trump administration is shaping up to be the most militantly fundamentalist Christian-aligned administration in American history.
Carl Matthes: On Thursday, February 1, 2018, at 10am, Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo will dedicate the intersection of Avenue 41 and North Figueroa Street in Highland Park as the “BOBBY BROWN GAY AND LESBIAN ALLIANCE SQUARE.”
Irene Monroe: As a black lesbian in this Trump administration, I now feel like I am moving into a new Jim Crow era reestablishing discriminatory laws targeting LGBTQ Americans.
Rev. Irene Monroe: The moral relativism of Kelly’s statement suggests there’s no absolute truth about the war, only truths that a particular individual or culture upholds. But Kelly is wrong!
Rev. Irene Monroe: Shepard’s murderers were not strangers—one is a bisexual crystal meth addict who not only knew Matthew, but partied, bought drugs from and had sex with Matthew.
Irene Monroe: While family, friends, and fans blame Whitney’s colossal downfall on drugs and Boston’s bad boy Bobby Brown, both functioned to mask her sexuality.