Letters to the Editor

The notion of antigay lawmakers being self-loathing and closeted is by no means an uncommon thing. Whether it’s Larry Craig and his toe-tapping, wide-stance antics in a Minneapolis airport bathroom, or George Rekers and the rent boy he hired to “lift his luggage” on a two-week European vacation, those who espouse the strongest antigay positions seem to be the largest hypocrites.

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We are living in very mean times.

The news is filled with police assaults and murders of people of color. Congress is continuing to try to gut health care and other social safety nets. Certain elements of the media continue to blame women, immigrants, the poor, religious minorities and people of color — amongst others — for all of society’s ills.

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In November 2011, I found myself making a whirlwind trip to Washington, D.C., to be part of a meeting in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. The Eisenhower Executive Office Building, for the uninitiated, is a sizable structure on the west side of the White House grounds. It includes some 566 rooms and covers roughly 600,000 square feet.

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Last month, President Barack Obama ascended to the speaker’s rostrum in the chamber of the United States House of Representatives to deliver the 2015 State of the Union address to the 114th United States Congress.

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In response to “Kenney confirms mayoral run,” Jan. 30:

I am glad that Kenney is running. I was proud to work with him on the LGBT omnibus and other issues. He is the only shining star in this mayoral race, though.

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Early in the morning of Dec. 28, a 17-year-old trans woman by the name of Leelah Alcorn was struck and killed by a semi-truck on Interstate 71 near Union Township, Ohio. At 5:30 p.m., hours after the accident, a note by Alcorn automatically posted to her Tumblr page. The note — on a light pink backdrop with a pixilated unicorn cat

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I doubt she’d admit it, but my mother enjoys celebrity gossip. Growing up, it was common to see her toss a tabloid in the shopping cart to keep up with the latest.

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Following the war with Hamas this past summer, I felt a tremendous sense of urgency to travel to Israel. I needed to demonstrate my solidarity with the Jewish state.

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Kate Pierson, long a member of the seminal new-wave group The B-52s, is releasing a new album called “Guitars and Microphones” in early 2015 — and the first single was released this month. The song — a catchy tune with a great beat and memorable hook — is what one might expect from an artist known for hits dating back to late 1970s.

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Fifteen years ago, on a rainy evening in San Francisco, a group of transgender people and others met at the Castro Street MUNI station. From there, this small group would walk across the way to the Castro Theater, standing out front with placards naming various victims of anti-transgender violence while “The Brandon

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