If your mouths are dropping to the floor, don’t be surprised or feel you are alone. Many of us scoffed at the idea of embracing gay and lesbian marriage as achievable in our lifetime. As activists in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender movement in Boston, MA, we focused on a gay rights bill that addressed discrimination in housing, the workplace, and everyday living. We shifted at one point to the rights of gay and lesbian youth who were being forced out of their homes or held captive after parents found out they were gay. Dialogue in gay newspapers and other forums involved heated discussions introducing marriage at attainable. Many of us did not agree that emulating what was often a failed institution was in our self-interest. Many of us had already been married and did not want any part of … Read More »
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Wants New Opposition Movement for Syria
In an effort to “reshape” the opposition action in Syria, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton organized a meeting in Doha, Qatar to reach for new leadership. The meeting was attended by hundreds of opposition representatives. She stated that the Syrian National Council should not be viewed as the leader for change. She called for a new coalition which includes the council but also includes those who reside inside Syria and others who have established legitimate forces. The Council has failed to represent Alawites who are the highest numbers in Syria, as well as Kurds and Christians. She called for an organization that would speak to the needs of all Syrians. Past efforts of this kind have failed and it is not expected that a task of this nature will be … Read More »
It’s been tough listening to politicians since Bill Clinton left the presidency. He was a brilliant orator and still is. He had his shortcomings, which may be an understatement considering the Monica Lewinsky saga and subsequent impeachment. I didn’t really understand how an impeached president could continue to stay in office, but he beat it somehow through a procedural process. I could research that right now if I cared more.
Bill Clinton has recently visited South Africa, Mozambique, Rwanda, and Uganda with his daughter, Chelsea. He wanted her and others to view the philanthropic efforts that take up much of his time these days. No doubt he was making up for his neglect of the Rwandan genocide, AIDS epidemic, famine, and war in Somalia during his presidency. Presently, his foundation has 1,300 employees and volunteers who work in 50 countries. Chelsea … Read More »