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Workshops begin at Creating Change

Texas state Rep. Jessica Gonzalez and Arizona state Rep. Daniel Hernandez spoke about what inspired them to run for office at a workshop that was attended by a number of people planning to run for office and those working on campaigns around the country. An official of the LGBT Victory Fund said the number of LGBTQ elected officials across the country has almost doubled in the past five years. Gonzalez spoke about the importance of having LGBT people in the Texas House. She said the LGBT...

Workshops begin at Creating Change

Texas state Rep. Jessica Gonzalez and Arizona state Rep. Daniel Hernandez spoke about what inspired them to run for office at a workshop that was attended by a number of people planning to run for office and those working on campaigns around the country. An official of the LGBT Victory Fund said the number of LGBTQ elected officials across the country has almost doubled in the past five years. Gonzalez spoke about the importance of having LGBT people in the Texas House. She said the LGBT...

The songs of Bernadette

Legendary performer Bernadette Peters sings the songs that make the whole world listen ARNOLD WAYNE JONES| Executive Editor [email protected] My conversation with Bernadette Peters begins with me mentioning that the last time we spoke for a story was almost exactly 12 years ago, also when she was coming to town for a concert at the Meyerson Symphony Center.  “Well, we’ll have to do it again in another 12 years!” she chirps in. “I plan to still be singing then.” Somehow, that seems entirely...

The problem with life today — and how we can change it

In this day of instant gratification, fake living through social media, a dearth of useful life skills and coping mechanisms due to a failing public educational system and real mentors, it is a wonder if any of us manage to live a full, happy and fulfilled life. Social envy and self-deprecation based on fabricated public personas published by strangers we compare ourselves to, help to fuel discontent and depression. This, coupled with societal pressures from the heteronormative mainstream...

 

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Acting on mass incarceration

LGBT prisoners make up a disproportional number of people in the penal system DAVID TAFFET|  Senior Staff Writer [email protected] Evie Litwok, the lesbian daughter of Holocaust survivors who ended up in federal prison, doesn’t think her story is that important. What she wants people she meets to focus on is her work on mass incarceration since her release. But her own story is fascinating, and her work with the formerly incarcerated is important. First, a little about Litwok’s...

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The songs of Bernadette

Legendary performer Bernadette Peters sings the songs that make the whole world listen ARNOLD WAYNE JONES| Executive Editor [email protected] My conversation with Bernadette Peters begins with me mentioning that the last time we spoke for a story was almost exactly 12 years ago, also when she was coming to town for a concert at the Meyerson Symphony Center.  “Well, we’ll have to do it again in another 12 years!” she chirps in. “I plan to still be singing then.” Somehow, that seems entirely...