“In the midst of a tremendously historic week for our community, two unfortunate incidents at the United for Marriage event at the Supreme Court last week have caused pain in the community. In one case, a trans activist was asked to remove the trans pride flag from behind the podium, and in another, a queer
Author: Megan Shaw
Warning: This post contains spoilers. Like millions of other people around the world, this past break, I saw the film adaption of Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil’s musical version of Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Les Misérables. I came to the film in a strange position—while I had never seen the musical staged, I was familiar
This afternoon, the Center for the Study of American Democracy continued with its second afternoon panel, “Democracy Promotion Beyond the Middle East,” where panelists addressed not only this topic, but also issues brought up earlier in the conference. Morton H. Halperin, Nadia Diuk, Adam Przeworski and John D. Sullivan each offered their own unique perspective
Last Thursday, after heated debate on the floor (and in the lobby) of the Georgia House of Representatives, HB 954, a bill already approved by the Senate that seeks to criminalize abortions performed after twenty weeks, was passed and now awaits the signature of Governor Nathan Deal.
I agree with Matt Hershey that both Bill Maher’s and Rush Limbaugh’s comments were repulsive, misogynistic and offensive. There are many things I disagree on with Sarah Palin—pretty much everything, actually—but to call her a “c–t” is not just calling her any other rude word. It’s an attack based solely on gender, which is unacceptable.
A troubling month-old incident in Florida is only now gaining national attention. On February 26th, a 17-year-old African-American boy named Trayvon Martin was shot in the Sanford, Florida gated community where his father lived. He was returning to his father’s house from a nearby convenience store, where he bought a pack of Skittles for his