COMMENTARY: A vastly vapid conspiracy

UPDATE 03/25/12, 11:57 a.m.: Someone claiming to be Matt Weaver sent the following email Sunday morning, with the subject “ceaste,” followed by a second one with essentially the same request:

Please *fix your statements. I am not, nor ever have been the editor of the koala. Thank you

COMMENTARY: Gay-cruise arrest in Dominica should be wake-up call for LGBT community | VIDEO

The arrest of a Palm Springs, Calif., couple on a gay cruise ship docked in Dominica is a crucial lesson for our times and a dire warning against complacency.

COMMENTARY: In Chile, gay rights ruling is a leap forward

NEW YORK – The Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ ruling that sexual orientation cannot be used to deny custody rights is a landmark case for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people throughout the Americas, Human Rights Watch said today. The judgment, in Atala Riffo and Daughters v Chile, was issued on February 24, 2012, and made public on March 21.

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COMMENTARY: Bayard Rustin remains one of the tallest trees in our forest

This month around the country LGBTQ communities will be celebrating Bayard Rustin’s 100th birthday anniversary.

Next month, AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts will have their annual Bayard Rustin Breakfast.

And, last month, "State of the Re:Union," a nationally aired radio show distributed by NPR and PRX was awarded first place in the Excellence in Radio category from the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association for the Black History Month special they did on Bayard Rustin, titled "Bayard Rustin – Who Is This Man?"

LETTER TO COMMUNITY: Vote for LGBT woman who made greatest contribution to equality

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we're proud to take a moment to reflect on the tremendous contributions LGBT women have made to social justice and equality.

The trailblazing lives we highlight below are an inspiration for the work we do every day.

Visit our Facebook page and tell us which woman you think has made the greatest contribution to LGBT, social justice and equality issues.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why not support marriage equality?

After reading the article “Anti-gay Family Research Council launches fundraiser to stop "fake marriages," I’m shocked by some of the beliefs and assumptions.

Different studies in the past stated that married individuals have better mental health when compared to unwed individuals. It has also been found that the more commitment in the relationship, the better the overall well-being of those involved (Shulman, 2012, p. 159-160).

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why can't the LGBT community be Irish for a day? | UPDATED

I have always loved a good parade. I grew up in New York and had the good fortune of watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade every year. It was a family tradition for us. We saw it in person at least once, but always watched it on TV while dinner was cooking.

COMMENTARY: Pondering results of an electing inaction at CSUSM

Do something. In the face of hatred, apathy will be interpreted as acceptance — by the perpetrators, the public and, worse, the victims. Decent people must take action; if we don’t, hate persists. Southern Poverty Law Center

COMMENTARY: What's up with all these kids in the neighborhood?

Have you noticed that Uptown neighborhoods are loaded with little kids these days? Morley Field is swarming with pre-K soccer teams. You can hardly walk down a South Park sidewalk without being sideswiped by a stroller. Rambunctious rugrats are running roughshod in respectable restaurants.

Well, you can thank me, among others, for what most Uptownies I’ve talked to agree is clearly a trend around these parts: raising children in our decidedly un-suburban environments.

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COMMENTARY: It’s what - and not who - killed Whitney Houston

A new allegation has surfaced that pop superstar Whitney Houston was murdered.

Legal television commentator Nancy Grace ignited a firestorm of criticism speculating Houston's death might have been a homicide.

"I'd like to know who was around her, who, if anyone gave her drugs, following alcohol and drugs, and who let her slip, or pushed her, underneath that water," Grace told CNN.

On Feb. 11, Houston was found dead in the bathtub of her Beverly Hilton Hotel room on the eve of the Grammy Awards.