A Memorial Tribute to My Brothers and Sisters in Orlando

I never met the good people who were shot in the Pulse Club in Orlando, but I feel I know them somehow. Their injuries and their passing hit me like the death of old trusted friends whose loss to me is palpable.

In Defense of Driftwood

Peter LaBerge’s poem resonates painfully with the Orlando shooting and with the broader culture of LGBTQ victimization which enabled it.

Call for Submissions: The Intersectionality of Violence at the Heart of Today’s Tragedy

The aftermath of the shooting at a gay club in Orlando is reverberating across the issues of hate crimes, LGBT rights, politics, gun control, how we define terrorism, how we talk about these issues and what actions we take. Please join us—few things are more important than this.

50 More….Is Our Inaction to Blame?

The shooting attack at the LGBT club in Orlando Florida leaves 50 humans dead and another 53 injured. Is our inaction to blame? Can we use this as an urgent need to move forward to concrete solutions?

I’m From Pittsburgh, PA

Jason Cozart shares a horrific tragedy, and gives us a powerful message on love and recovery.

Will It Ever Be Possible To Eliminate Racism In Soccer?

It’s right in front of us on an international level. When is enough, enough?

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

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

The Long Road of Jewish Racialization

The historical ideologies of anti-Jewish prejudice from the 15th century to the Overland Park, Kansas Murders.

Fleeing Iraq to Die in America: One Man’s Story

Iraqi artist and special needs teacher came to America for a safer life.

A Gay Dad’s Requiem on the Legacy of Fred Phelps

Rob Watson considers the effects that Fred Phelps and his church have had on the gay rights movement.

Since 1999, More Than 1000 Homeless People Have Been Victims of Violent Hate Crimes

According to the National Coalition for the Homeless’ new report, these attacks are “believed to be motivated by the perpetrators’ bias against homeless individuals or their ability to target homeless people with relative ease.”

George Zimmerman and the Tragedy of Casual Racism

David Zucker gives his opinion on the George Zimmerman trial, and on the larger problem of casual racism in America.

The Unspoken Many: When Disability Hate Crime Lurks in the Shadows for Too Long

Erin Kelly, a writer with Cerebral Palsy, speaks about the tragic rise of disability hate crimes.

This is What the Face of Homophobia Looks Like

The graphic photographs of Wilfred de Bruijn after being brutally beaten in a hate crime are helping make change. – Warning, this post contains graphic images.

Months of Lockdown

While in lockdown, poet and prisoner Spoon Jackson flies in his mind’s eye, witness to freedom and injustice.

Strange Fruit

Jackie Summers asks us to ignore, for a moment, the fact that threatening the life of a president is treason.

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