22 April 2014 ~ 0 Comments

“That Awkward Moment When You Run Away from Your Home Country Due to Discrimination For Being Queer, To Be Locked Up in the Land of the Free…”

Full text: “That awkward moment when you run away from your home country due to discrimination for being queer…Only to be locked up in the land of the free with a lot of machista, and sexist, homophobic, transphobic ICE officers.” – Alejandro Aldana Yesterday, I received this bittersweet postcard from my dear friend, Alex Aldana, […]

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07 April 2014 ~ 0 Comments

What To Do When “Fans” Cross The Line?

I’ve had a few “fans” — right-wing extremists and some immigration reform advocates — target my home in California. Last week, someone by the name of “Mauricio Carvallan” posted some of my home addresses online hurling false accusations of “document fraud” and “harboring illegal aliens” along with anti-gay, and anti-Muslim signs. Then, on Saturday night, […]

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13 March 2011 ~ 0 Comments

GW Law’s Transgender Spring Problem Turns Real

I haven’t been a happy camper lately. Last week was hellish with regards to hate and the last thing I needed was a heads-up that the school isn’t doing all it could do to fight the transphobia that has come about as a result of the Legal Research and Writing (LRW) spring problem. I’ve been […]

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13 May 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Biopower – The State Killed Luis Ramirez

From the Sanctuary: Ramirez, a father of three, was beaten to death in the streets of Pennsylvania by as many as seven young men who were at the end of a night of drinking. The motive? Judging by the slurs heaped upon him along with the many blows to his body: apparently nothing more than […]

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29 April 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Matthew Shephard Hate Crimes Legislation Passes House – Ambivalent Feelings From A Queer

The Matthew Shepard Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Protection Act passed the House today after 10 years of lobbying and educating that the LGBT community needed protection too. I have always been divided on hate crimes legislation. On one level, this act of Congress made me feel a little bit more ‘equal’ in terms of […]

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