Peter Thiel, Trump's gay surrogate, doesn't speak for the interests of all LGBTQ people.
Around the globe, rainbow flags fly at half-mast. Orlando was not so much of a wake-up call, but rather a reminder. First we mourn, then we act.
"This story," I said, "goes a little beyond quirky. Maybe kinky is the more appropriate word." I set the scene in the dark shadows of AIDS in mid-80s NYC.
In 2013, it's difficult to believe that in many parts of the country, it's legal to fire workers for their sexual orientation or gender identity. I