Right wing’s anti-LGBTQ hate creates atmosphere for Colorado Springs shooting / C.J. Atkins

Tyrice Kelley, center right, a performer at Club Q, is comforted during a service held at All Souls Unitarian Church following an overnight fatal shooting at the gay nightclub, in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Sunday, Nov 20, 2022. | P. Seibold / The Gazette via AP At least five dead. More than two dozen othersContinue reading “Right wing’s anti-LGBTQ hate creates atmosphere for Colorado Springs shooting / C.J. Atkins”

Maine Opinion: LePage’s hateful plot to undermine public education in Maine

Top photo: Former Gov. Paul LePage | Beacon  Originally published in the Beacon, https://mainebeacon.com/ It’s no secret that Paul LePage is no fan of public education. As governor he called Maine teachers “a dime a dozen” and told an audience of business people that “if you want a good education, go to private schools. If you can’t afford it, toughContinue reading “Maine Opinion: LePage’s hateful plot to undermine public education in Maine”

Maine News: Dems back progressive reforms in platform but protesters say party fell short on tribal rights / by Evan Popp

Top photo: Gov. Janet Mills outside the Maine Democratic Convention over the weekend | Photo via Maine Democrats on Maine Democrats finalized their party platform at a convention over the weekend in Bangor, including some progressive policy principles such as the right to health care, housing, food and reproductive freedom but also drawing the ire ofContinue reading “Maine News: Dems back progressive reforms in platform but protesters say party fell short on tribal rights / by Evan Popp”

At Tokyo Pride, Japanese Communist Party pledges fight for LGBTQ equality law / by Shimbun Akahata

Shii Kazuo, chair of the Japanese Communist Party, addresses a rally at the Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2022 Festival. | via JCP TOKYO—Calling for creating a society where sexual minorities, including LGBTQ people, can positively live as themselves, the Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2022 festival took place April 22-24 in Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park under COVID-19 restrictions whichContinue reading “At Tokyo Pride, Japanese Communist Party pledges fight for LGBTQ equality law / by Shimbun Akahata”