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LETTER TO COMMUNITY: Demand government include us in Census

At the Task Force we insist that systemic racism is an LGBT issue – as is immigration, housing, health care, fair wages, Social Security and sexism. That's why our work every day of the year reflects our deep and central commitment to racial justice.

As Black History Month comes to a close, we're reminded of the determination and tirelessness with which those who have come before us have worked to create a more just and equal society.

COMMENTARY: Your anti-birth-control voter guide for 2012

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Please report on LGBT mayoral issues fairly and accurately

Letter to the Publishers and Editors of City Beat, Gay San Diego, LGBT Weekly, San Diego Gay & Lesbian News:

As a progressive I believe San Diego is on the cusp of one of the most important civil-rights moments ever to occur in San Diego, the election of a gay mayor.

As an individual who is personally dedicated to the cause of equality, I cannot help but be overwhelmed at the possibility that San Diego could become a leader in the nation for a standard of quality that can be set in city government regardless of a mayor's sexual orientation.

COMMENTARY: Homophobic Tennessee lawmakers can eat my grits!

Ever been to Tennessee, the Volunteer State? Tap your toes in Nashville, the heart of country music? Hike through the majestic Smoky Mountains? Traipse through Elvis’ Graceland mansion in Memphis? Or visit Ruby Falls and Rock City in Chattanooga?

Lots of wonderful people are from Tennessee: historical figures like Davy Crockett and Sequoia; singers such as Dolly Parton, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin and Isaac Kaye; celebrities like Dinah Shore, Cybil Shepherd and Morgan Freeman. Some of my ancestors are from there, too.

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COMMENTARY: Memo to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie - Can we vote on YOUR rights?

The New Jersey Legislature, dominated by Democrats, is poised to pass a gay marriage bill. But today, Gov. Chris Christie vowed to veto any such bill that reaches his desk.

The matter should be decided by voters, Christie told an audience gathered at a Jewish community center in Bridgewater, N.J.
Here we go again. The governor is playing political games with individual rights ... yours and mine.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Contemplating the hypocrisy of Newt Gingrich

Just having some random thoughts, comparing Newt "The Grinch" Gingrich to Bill "Slick Willy" Clinton:

Bill: Cheated on wife, worked through problems and remained with Hillary; status of happiness level of marriage: unknown

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: California law protects our families

There are thousands of children being raised by non-biological parents, and they deserve to be treated fairly. Friday, a California appeals court ruled that these families are protected under California law.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Assemblymember Toni Atkins reacts to Gov. Jerry Brown's State of the State address

Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of the State address struck an important balance between acknowledging the immediate challenges faced by our state while also maintaining a long term vision of California as a place of innovation and opportunity.

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COMMENTARY: Are we not all God's children?

I am your child. Your grandchild. Your sibling. I am your relative.

I grew up with you. I goofed around with you on the playground. I went to your birthday parties and celebrated the holidays with you.

I went to school with you. I joined social clubs with you. I played sports with you. I had your back in school.

I befriended you in college. I served on student government with you. I befriended your wife, and the two you of you gave me the great honor of being your son’s godfather.

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COMMENTARY: Anti-gay Evangelicals endorse homophobic Rick Santorum

As so-called moderate Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney builds momentum in his bid to be the GOP nominee, the party’s homophobic wing dominated by anti-gay Evangelicals has rallied behind Rick Santorum.

A roster of known anti-gay hate groups who dominate the Religious Right joined Evangelicals at a ranch in Texas on Friday night, eventually voting to support Santorum over Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry.

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