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Thoughts of the Week!

What should we discuss this week?  So much has been in the news that it’s difficult to focus, however, I will press forward with these thoughts. This week the Trump under the guise of the Department of Justice reversed the Obama era ban on transgender discrimination...

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Aging Well?

As I am now two years from 60 and watching my parents age ever so quickly, we must face the fact that our seniors are at a greater risk of poor health conditions and hence extra precaution and care is required at that age. However, a recent study has found that older...

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It’s Time for Rizzo to Go

Let me lend my voice to those who are calling for the removal of the statue of Former Mayor Frank Rizzo from its place of prominence in Center City Philadelphia at the Thomas Paine Plaza across from city hall. I do not speak of the fact that Rizzo was a known racist,...

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ICandy Resurrection?

ICandy is in the news again.  You might remember that the owner, Darryl DiPiano, was caught on video last September repeatedly using the “n” word.  Outcries follows, with protests and calls of a boycott.  I myself called for a complete boycott of ICandy ‘til there was...

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Decriminalize HIV Now

In the early years of the HIV tragedy, laws were passed in many states pertaining to exposure to the virus, disclosure of viral status, and transmission of the virus to others. In many of these cases, the laws were based on inadequate or incomplete science, lack of...

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True Colors

Wednesday, July 25, 2017, will go down as the day the Trump Administration declared all-out war against the LGBTQ+ communities. It started with a morning twitter from the Commander-in-Chief declaring that, “the United States Government will not accept or allow...

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Stop Forced Marriages

In the UK there is a government office called, the Forced Marriage Unit, setup by The Foreign Office and Home Office in 2005. The fact that such a unit exist is interesting but just last year 1,428 people asked for its help, at least 30 of whom were known to be...

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Hershey Kiss – Not!

The richest boarding school in the United States has admitted in court documents that “a” pupil was shown a gay conversion video.  Milton Hershey School in Pennsylvania had previously branded the claim an ‘outrageous allegation,’ and said staff would...

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Freely and Openly

As an LGBTQ+ person you might have heard people say, “just act straight and everything will be okay.”  What they are saying is to deny who you really are and live a lie. Well, seven years ago today the U.K. Supreme Court said that “gay” asylum seekers shouldn’t be...

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