Opinion

  • A Star Is Born

    Jason Collins is not the first active professional athlete to come out. Tennis star Martina Navratilova came out in 1981. Her courageous act, however, was...

  • Annuals of Spring

    Anyone familiar with my writings round these parts already knows that I am solipsism central, so I'll just jump right to the point and say...

  • Accidental Activism

    When I met my husband, Kelly Vielmo, almost 11 years ago, neither of us did anything that might be labeled ''activism'' on behalf of gay...

  • Good Times for Bad Boys

    Long story short, I found myself cruising around the Tidal Basin in the back of a black limousine with famed porn director Chi-Chi LaRue, a...

  • Preventing a Mob

    On April 19, after the arrest of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (hereinafter ''Johar''), residents of Boston's Watertown neighborhood applauded the police and chanted, ''USA! USA!''...

  • Asian-American Voices for Immigration

    This week, the Senate introduced a bill on comprehensive immigration reform, taking our national conversation on this issue to the next level. With legislative battles...

  • Immigration Reform, Marriage and Gay Rights

    Like basically every other white person who happens to be a citizen of the United States of America, I'm the product of immigration. I come...

  • Rallying for Referendum 8

    As the citizens of our nation's capital prepare to head to the polls once more, there are two very important items in the upcoming April...

  • Apology Politics and Anita Bonds

    I have been following the recent furor over Councilmember Anita Bonds's response to a statement made by George T. Johnson – a local leader in...

  • Cuccinelli: The Second Coming of Santorum

    I'm going to share my dirty little secret: I kind of miss Rick Santorum. Sure, he's a nerdy bully who can froth at the mouth...

  • Blowing Up the Coalition

    Clarence Mitchell, the civil-rights activist and longtime chief lobbyist for the NAACP, used to tell of something then-Senate Democratic leader Lyndon Johnson often said to...

  • Their Bodies, Their Selves

    So I was at one of the many gay events where I seem to find myself more and more often these days when I asked...

  • Steeple Chasing

    There are probably plenty of things you haven't seen until you've seen them done New Orleans style. Taking my husband to the Big Easy last...

  • Rearguard Actions

    To be honest, it's daunting at this point to write about the Supreme Court and marriage equality because we're in one of those cultural moments...

  • Days of Miracle and Wonder

    ''These are the days of miracle and wonder,'' sings the American, backed by African rhythms as a vast crowd dances. Paul Simon was not talking...

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