“Walk your path one step at a time – with courage, faith and determination. Keep your head up and cast your dreams to the stars. Soon your steps will become firm and your footing will be solid again. A path that you never imagined will become the most comfortable direction ...
What is domestic or intimate partner violence? It is most often described as a pattern of behaviors one person uses to control the behavior of a partner. Discrimination and oppression leading to violence in relationships is too often supported by a judgment of what is ‘moral’ and/or ‘right’. Gender expression, ...Read more
Editorial assistance from Lea Córdova
There is great diversity in people’s expression of gender identity and sexual preference in our culture. Everyone has a right to have their own beliefs around their personal responsibility, morals / values and relationships. The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) includes gender identity and sexual ...Read more
Four vibrant and beloved transgender women of color whose lives were ended in violence join the tumultuous legacy from which we live. I read about their tragic deaths, one after the other, in the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Program (NCAVP) hate violence press releases, during the month of June, ...Read more
This post is in direct response to the deaths of four transwomen of color reported in the month of June, Pride Month 2014, and those that go unreported throughout our country. It is way past time to hold the major influences in our society, which affect all of us, accountable ...Read more
Warning! This is a reflection on the move “Her” and contains several spoilers. If you have not seen the movie already, go see it first and make up your own mind, otherwise proceed at your own risk.
This movie has been hailed by many critics as an in depth exploration ...Read more
The fear and trembling LGBTQ people experience comes with the shock of yet another trial and rejection, this time from a spiritual "home," a denomination that rejects folks even while the local congregations may support them. It’s like a gut punch you never saw coming . . . and now ...Read more