At the Stonewall Riots, our community unleashed our strength, fought back against societal and institutional violence, and then continued honoring that moment year after year, building a global movement on that rebellious foundation.
“As I speak to voters throughout the 4th District, it’s clear that they are disillusioned with our Do-Nothing Board of Supervisors. I hear over and over again that it’s time for leadership with fresh, bold ideas, not the tired political games of the last 20 years.”
Local residents and community leaders who support marriage equality will gather at 1 p.m. today (June 16) in front of the federal building at Front and F streets downtown to explain why Proposition 8 discriminates.
I was initially planning to write mainly about the previous race, because it was a direct push back on the “activist judges” concept. Then as I thought more about what voting really means and all the other races we are looking at, it made more sense to bring up the larger issue of voting as a whole.
While over the last year many have focused on the division in our community about the date we return to the ballot, the reality was that we had field organizers and volunteers from a multitude of organizations working collectively and creating waves of change in California.
Hospital and emergency room visitation rights have varied not only by state, but in some cases by city or county. Then there are outlandish cases like mine where the law is in place to protect LGBT couples yet the hospital treats these couples inhumanely.
As I’m sure most of you will recall the 2010 v. 2012 divide was intensely heated within our community. Friends, coworkers and organizations all drew their respective lines in the sand, and there wasn’t a gay on the block that wouldn’t shove their 10 v. 12 opinion down your throat.