About Warren Blumenfeld

Warren J. Blumenfeld, College of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is author of Warren’s Words: Smart Commentary on Social Justice (Purple Press); editor of Homophobia: How We All Pay the Price (Beacon Press), and co-editor of Readings for Diversity and Social Justice (Routledge) and Investigating Christian Privilege and Religious Oppression in the United States (Sense).

LGBT Equality and the 2012 GOP Presidential Candidates

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In preparation for 2016, a rundown of the LGBT equality platform from the 2012 GOP Presidential hopefuls

Partial Reversal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Only a Beginning

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The reversal of one policy fuels the questioning of discrimination, diplomacy, and the use of the military.

A Letter to My Maternal Great-Grandparents Wolf and Bascha Mahler

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A photo and a film of his great-grandparents helps one man work to heal and repair the world.

Vice President Steps into the Stereotype Muck

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The stereotype of the callous Jewish moneylender pops its head out of the Vice President’s mouth.

A Wall of Separation From Religion in the U.S.

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Does separation between religion and government exist in the U.S.A. anymore? Do we have freedom from religion?

Why I Will Not Pledge My Allegiance to Any Flag

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How to make an informed decision before you pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.

Violence & Xenophobia Face South Asian & Middle Eastern Communities in U.S.

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Xenophobia in politics and race based hate is firmly rooted in US history and on the rise today.

LGBT Youth & the Tyranny of Christian Conversion Therapy

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Conversion Therapy is a problem of religion and society, not a problem of gender and sexual identity.

The Many Ways We All Lose in a Heterosexist Environment

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“I find it paradoxical that we live in a society where love of difference makes one the same, while love of sameness makes one different.”

A New Peer Youth Chorus Transforming the World

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Youth of all identities are fighting deadly oppression as an activist chorus transforming the world.

Linking Anti-Jewish Oppression and Heterosexism

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Oppression against any group causes most people to lose. The system of oppression must be dismantled.

Ferguson, MO & Beyond Heroes, Holidays, Food & Festivals

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How do we move beyond a narrow focus on race and justice in the USA?

Reflections on a Pre-Stonewall Queer Life

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A personal journey through the changes in Queer life from 1951-2014.

How We All Pay the Price for Homophobia

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A loss of sight causes Warren Blumenfeld to gain new insight into homophobia, and the length of its effects.

On Democracy

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Does responsible leadership require a responsible electorate in a democracy?

Dear Pope Francis, We Need to Talk About Gender

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When Pope Francis visits the USA in 2015, Warren Blumenfeld wants him to be ready to explore sex, gender, and family.