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On 'riots' and roots
Langston Hughes' poem, " Harlem " has been floating around in my head, as I watch footage from Baltimore. What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like ...
Denise Oliver Velez 05/03/2015 111
Utah school selects transgender prom queen
Students at the Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts selected Maka Brown for their prom queen last weekend. Maka is believed to be the first transgender student to be so honored. Maka is a ...
rserven 05/02/2015 9
View from the left—the scourge of inequality persists
While I scrambled to assemble posts this week about the ...
Kerry Eleveld 05/02/2015 5
Top Comments: Non-Story Story of the Week Edition
Chrislove 05/01/2015 44
Right-Wing Broadcaster Warns of "Fireballs From Space" Because of Same-Sex Marriage
You know, nothing gives my Gay ego a big-fat ol' stiffy like reading how right-wing fake Christians have given the LGBT community the power over weather, the earth, volcanoes, and terrorism. And now,
jawillie 05/01/2015 37
Black Kos, Week In Review
Commentary: African American Scientists and Inventors by Black Kos Editor, Sephius1 John P. Parker (1827 – February 4, 1900) was an African-American abolitionist, inventor, iron moulder and ...
Black Kos 05/01/2015 181
Maggie Gallagher Pens Letter To Justice Anthony Kennedy Regarding Marriage Equality
Maggie Gallagher has penned a letter to Justice Kennedy and it is published in the National Review . In it she states four reasons she believes that Justice Kennedy should affirm the Sixth Circuit'...
librarisingnsf 05/01/2015 25
Geert Wilders. An ill wind blowin' to Texas
Geert Wilders, heads the far-right Party for Freedom (PVV) in The Netherlands At the invitation of Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), and Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), one of the most divisive bigots in ...
Denise Oliver Velez 05/01/2015 62
BFSkinner's good news: Leaving the hospital Sat, Sun, or Mon
I visited BFSkinner in the hospital this afternoon. He is no longer bleeding. He did *not* have a vena cava filter placed, and there is no plan for him to have one implanted at this time. He ...
2thanks 04/30/2015 31
KosAbility: May Update
May 3 - Besame will be discussing her experience with at least one app used to track chronic illnesses Also, May is NEID - neuro-endocrine-immune disorders/diseases awareness month. NEID includes CFS/
postmodernista 04/30/2015 3
CA Kossack aitchdee: Struggling to Make It to SSDI
This is a followup diary to the one I posted last week ,
belinda ridgewood 04/30/2015 104
Data diving at Pew
Apparently Pew Research Center didn't want to be left behind in the transgender race, so Sara Kehaulani Goo dug up a survey from 2013 and spelunked in the data contained therein. The online survey ...
rserven 04/30/2015 14
Daily Kos World of Warcraft Update: Team Z Extinguishes Flamebender
Standard disclaimer: Leave your loathing of meta, World of Warcraft, or community diaries outside. If you think we should be playing your MMO instead, start a guild and write a recruitment diary. ...
Moody Loner 04/30/2015 8
Jeb Bush's tricky gay tightrope walk
When it comes to same-sex marriage and LGBT issues, Jeb Bush has been walking the ...
Kerry Eleveld 04/30/2015 19
Georgia pastor has a message for the gay community: 'Homosexuality is a death worthy crime'
Religious extremism on display in Georgia The American Taliban is alive and well in Georgia. This time in the town of Milledgeville, Georgia where resident Robert ...
Jen Hayden 04/30/2015 204
Musings on the Supreme Court Case and the Issue of Sexual Orientation
During yesterday’s Supreme Court session, Chief Justice Roberts questioned whether sexual orientation even needed to be addressed in evaluating the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans and ...
leesuh 04/30/2015 5
(Yet another) Anti-Gay GOP Lawmaker Caught Being Gay
Just over a week ago I posted a story about a group of PA high school students who held an "Anti-Gay" day at their school as a counter to the National Day of Silence. I caught quite a bit of flack ...
jawillie 04/29/2015 9
A simple way to show solidarity with Nepal during reconstruction
My adult daughters, in a strange turnaround, keep demanding to know my exact whereabouts these days, since the earthquake here in Nepal. I am fine and I was nowhere near the epicenter. My teaching ...
guavaboy 04/29/2015 18
Responses To The SCOTUS Marriage Equality Hearing Along With A Few Predictions
In the aftermath of the SCOTUS oral arguments in the marriage equality cases heard yesterday, much of the national media is reporting that the SCOTUS justices are "divided" on the issue of ...
librarisingnsf 04/29/2015 24
Kitchen Table Kibitzing: Wed. 29 April'15: Basic How-To at a Diary Saying a Kosak Needs Our Help
Input for improvement welcome: comment or kosmail to diary writer. Revision is in process. JOB 1: Someone with permission of the kosak in trouble has written a diary stating who's the kosak in ...
mettle fatigue 04/29/2015 87
Obergefell & Justices Roberts & Kennedy
A few caveats, before I get going. First of all, I do not presently practice in the Constitutional law/civil rights field. I am basing this primarily on my memory of my law school coursework on ...
auron renouille 04/29/2015 41
GENDA rises again in New York
New York is one of only three states which protect people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation but not on the basis of gender identity. The other two are Wisconsin and New ...
rserven 04/29/2015 7
Tissue alert: Lesbian moms learn sign language for their newly adopted daughter
This is apparently a first —an American bank featuring an LGBT couple in a national ad. Wells Fargo follows the couple as they learn sign language for their newly adopted daughter, who is deaf. "
Kerry Eleveld 04/29/2015 27
The Great Gay North
As the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments whether there is a Constitutional right to gay marriage, some conservative justices have expressed their ambivalence about leading the country into what ...
Richard Riis 04/29/2015 8
Delicious irony: Ted Cruz dodged chance to argue against gays in landmark case, Lawrence v. Texas
It appears that the champion of all that is sacred and ...
Kerry Eleveld 04/29/2015 40
Anti-marriage lawyer BUSTED repeating GOP lie to SCOTUS
As I wrote previously, there were some bald-face lies in the Michigan attorney general's brief to the Supreme Court in the DeBoer v Snyder case. (This was the Michigan instance of the four marriage ...
STEVEinMI 04/29/2015 25
Texas Republican ties gay marriage to Baltimore riots
Oh no, the horror. And so on.
Hunter 04/29/2015 50
It's not about the kids silly, or even about same-sex marriage. It's about the patriarchy.
I was listening to the oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges yesterday, paying particular attention to the arguments on the "other side". Most of them revolved around "the kids" in some way, and ...
subir 04/29/2015 10
Michigan AG Schuette's hired gun paid $50K to tell SCOTUS gay marriage creates unwed mothers
Originally posted at Eclectablog.com . There is a great deal of speculation on how the Supreme Court will decide the case of Obergefell v. Hodges , the case that will likely decide once and for ...
Eclectablog 04/29/2015 6
Anti-Gay ND Lawmaker Caught Sending Nude Pics To Another Man Via Grindr
Some folks within the LGBT community clearly still harbor quite a bit self-hatred. Take for instance this North Dakota lawmaker who has been caught sending nude photos of himself to another man on ...
librarisingnsf 04/28/2015 28
How did Justice Scalia ever get appointed?
How did Justice Scalia ever get appointed to the Supreme Court when he obviously does NOT even understand the Constitution he swore to uphold? Listen to the following oral arguments where Scalia ...
AllenMcw 04/28/2015 54
Riots: From Stonewall to Baltimore
The unrest in Baltimore, brought on by the death of Freddie Gray, has been the source of a lot of commentary in the world of social media. My Facebook feed is full of people offering their opinions ...
FogCityJohn 04/28/2015 61
Will a SCOTUS decision in favor of marriage equality help GOP firebrands ignite their base?
For a while now, the conventional wisdom of more moderate Republican pundits has held that a Supreme Court decision striking down ...
Kerry Eleveld 04/28/2015 79
Aftermath
One thing the Bruce Jenner interview accomplished for the transgender community that we can point to as perhaps most important was bringing our plight to the forefront of local awareness. Across ...
rserven 04/28/2015 34
After tough early questioning by the justices, marriage equality supporters heartened by outcome
Johno Espejo (left) and Matthew Mansell, a plaintiff couple in the marriage equality case, being interviewed outside the Supreme Court.
Kerry Eleveld 04/28/2015 52
Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile
How much longer? Commentary by Black Kos Editor Denise Oliver-Velez I'm not even sure why I am asking this question, except right now I'm tired. Saw ...
Black Kos 04/28/2015 185
2 Shelterboxes bought! 275 towards a new 500 match!
A Response Team volunteer message to donors. ShelterBox Response Team volunteer Becky Maynard has a message for donors and supporters which we're releaseing as she's 30,000 feet in the air flying ...
TexMex 04/28/2015 9
Four big moments from inside the Supreme Court marriage cases
Kerry Eleveld 04/28/2015 129
Marriage Equality At The Supreme Court Via Twitter
I got up this morning, turned on the computer, logged on to twitter, and my twitter feed was going crazy with tweets about marriage equality at the Supreme Court, Here are some of them. ...
librarisingnsf 04/28/2015 26
A Very Simple Argument In Support Of Same-sex Marriage
Ever since the Supreme Court decided to take up the issue of same-sex marriage, a vast pool of arguments, both legal and moral, have been made to defend or attack the virtues of same-sex marriage. ...
KantV420 04/28/2015 8
The U.S. Supreme Court hears marriage equality arguments today!
Gay marriage supporters hold a gay rights ...
Kerry Eleveld 04/28/2015 52
BFSkinner bled again. Back in hospital, awaiting surgery.
Sigh. Our friend BFSkinner returned to the emergency room on Friday due to intestinal blood loss and extreme weakness. He remains hospitalized at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, ...
2thanks 04/27/2015 57
KY State Judge Rules That Religious Freedom Gives T-Shirt Co. Right To Discriminate Against Gay Org
A Kentucky state circuit judge has ruled that a t-shirt company has the right to discriminate against a gay organization because of sincerely held religious beliefs. From Think Progress :
librarisingnsf 04/27/2015 47
Genital Assessment Yunit for PPPA
Last week, a ballot initiative (15-0019) was proposed, which would award cash to citizens for policing transgender bathroom use. Based on a comment I made last week , I decided to go to the Privacy ...
Proginoskes 04/27/2015 3
Gay NYC businessmen who hosted Ted Cruz try to repair image—but it's not selling in Texas
Ian Reisner is one of two gay businessmen who have come under fire for hosting Ted Cruz at a private campaign event in their Manhattan apartment. Politicians aren't the only ones suffering from ...
Kerry Eleveld 04/27/2015 212
KosAbility: Modifications to Home and Work Settings
A short introduction and then deeper into subject of making changes in your home and work environment. I have 30 + year history of providing and coordinating care for various elderly relatives. In ...
studentofearth 04/26/2015 66
Now they just kill us one by one
Cartoon decrying the Hamburg massacre of July 1876 As people raise a hue and cry, for a media minute, about yet another police murder of an unarmed black man—this time Walter Scott ...
Denise Oliver Velez 04/26/2015 298
Human Rights activist Sabeen Mehmud assassinated in Pakistan
A leading Pakistani human rights activist has been killed in a drive-by shooting in Karachi after hosting a talk on allegations of torture in the province of Balochistan. Sabeen Mehmud was shot ...
Denise Oliver Velez 04/25/2015 45
The morning after
The Interview last night was...not a disaster. There was some doubt about that running up to the occasion. But Bruce did okay, for the most part. I mean, I could have written some o the words she ...
rserven 04/25/2015 25
aitchdee Update: Progress Made, Help Still Needed in CA
I last wrote in January about the troubles of long-time kossack aitchdee -- you can see that diary here . Since ...
belinda ridgewood 04/24/2015 102
Black Kos, Week In Review
It is such a shame Commentary by Black Kos Editor JoanMar Ben Affleck was mortified to find out that he had at least one slave-owning ancestor. So humiliated, in fact, that he asked Professor ...
Black Kos 04/24/2015 140
That Transjenner moment
(Re: the title I swear, I couldn't help myself. We all know someone was going to use it. I just thought I'd avoid the rush. It's a play on the CNN story from yesterday, America's transgender ...
rserven 04/24/2015 69
KosAbility: Schedule Update- April & May
April 26 Modifications to Home and Work Settings - studentofearth May 3 - Collaborative open thread, Besame and others May is NEID - neuro-endocrine-immune disorders/diseases awareness month. NEID ...
postmodernista 04/24/2015 1
I Need Help -- And In Exchange, A Kontest With A Poll!
This is a difficult diary for me to write. I have always been a big fan of "It is more blessed to give than to receive," but I am going to have to give in and do some receiving, if any of you are ...
elenacarlena 04/23/2015 92
Daily Kos World of Warcraft Update: Team Z Downs Oregorger!
Standard disclaimer: Leave your loathing of meta, World of Warcraft, or community diaries outside. If you think we should be playing your MMO instead, start a guild and write a recruitment diary. ...
Moody Loner 04/23/2015 7
Transgender Teen Allowed to Wear Makeup
Originally forced to remove her makeup for a driver's license photo, a transgender teen will be allowed to wear makeup for her driver's license photo like any other girl. The change of position ...
recoveringConservative 04/23/2015 6
Persistence, Consistence and Insistence
Background NBC has allotted time the last couple of nights to the subject of transgender ...
rserven 04/23/2015 3
Calling all kossacks - help needed - please rec this
$343 is not that much money...but it is needed by tomorrow. I posted a diary earlier via the Daily Kos Fund Raisers group, but it didn't get much attention and only raised $60 - which I and Fineena ...
One Pissed Off Liberal 04/22/2015 194
Survey Says: Visibility Matters
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) commissioned Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research to survey likely voters about their knowledge of and attitude toward transgender people. In 2013 the Public ...
rserven 04/22/2015 3
Transman leads Reader Voting in Ultimate Guy Contest
Aydian Dowling is a transman, originally from New York, but now living in Eugene, OR. Aydian is set to be the first transgender man to grace the cover of Men's Health magazine by winning their ...
rserven 04/21/2015 23
Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile
That's a fact. And a problem Brief Notes on Black Mental Health by Chitown Kev Last night, I was all set to do a column on a very different subject when an Al Jazeera story on the death of 17-year ...
Black Kos 04/21/2015 110
Bigots propose bounty on transgender people using public facilities
A group calling itself the Privacy for All coalition has filed what they call the Personal Privacy Protection Act for consideration as a ballot initiative in California. The PPPA is indeed all ...
rserven 04/20/2015 48
My Superpower
Making others feel good about themselves is my superpower. I don’t do it consciously - it’s more of a part of who and what I am. I’m Larime Taylor, and I was born with Arthrogryposis, a ...
The Gimp 04/20/2015 5
420 and Pain Management
My body is all beat to hell after working in one career for 30+ years, [For info on where my head is at and what I did for work, see my first diary, published in Nov 2008: http://www.dailykos....
Santa Susanna Kid 04/20/2015 106
Our Choice
At the end of March, Vogue India released a video featuring 99 women, many of them Bollywood actresses, intended to be a message of empowerment. Directed by Homi Adajania and based on a work ...
rserven 04/19/2015 2
KosAbility: Psychosomatic Disorders Are Real
I grew up with the same belief as most, that psychophysiologic [better known as psychosomatic] disorders were "all in your head." I didn't learn better until my 2nd year of nursing school, so it ...
NancyWH 04/19/2015 49

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