‘NOH8’ an effective affront to recent wave of hatred

When people see what Adam Bouska captures through the lens of his camera, it’s difficult to deny he has a vision: A world where every face has the chance to express NOH8. NOH8 (phonetically — “no hate”) is a “photographic silent protest created by celebrity photographer Bouska and partner Jeff Parshley.” The campaign aims to … Continue reading ‘NOH8’ an effective affront to recent wave of hatred

Memorial Day doesn’t mask divisions from an old war

We united Monday to celebrate Memorial Day, but now it’s time to divide & conquer again. Memorial Day has a disputed origin but an undisputed purpose – to pay respect to fellow countrymen who fought and died during the American Civil War. We’ve been celebrating this national holiday since the late 1800’s, — and we’ve … Continue reading Memorial Day doesn’t mask divisions from an old war

Elaine Noble – 1974

It’s been 40 years since our friend Elaine Noble took the stand to defend marriage equality in this video, and even though our messages are more refined; the arguments are still the same. Consider all of the loving couples who never got to see today, especially those LGBT people who endured the kind of bias Elaine … Continue reading Elaine Noble – 1974

Lillian Tamayo: Birth control is health care

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a pair of cases that challenge the birth control benefit — Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius. In each of these cases, employers at for-profit corporations want to deny their employees legally mandated insurance coverage for birth control, … Continue reading Lillian Tamayo: Birth control is health care

Let Women out of the house and put them in the House

I spent Thanksgiving watching women in my family take care of men. It is time for men to give women the credit they are due, and the right to make decisions as they see fit. After everything that’s happened these past few years – from Weiner selfies to countless sexual harassment scandals and reports of drug … Continue reading Let Women out of the house and put them in the House