By Steve Ahlquist on April 18, 2016
In contrast to Hillary Clinton, says Barney Frank, Bernie Sanders isn’t coherent on the issue of Wall St. “How can you say something is too big if you don’t know what size it should be?” asks Frank.
“Hillary,” says Frank, “understands how it all works.”
Posted in Campaign 2016, Class Warfare, corporate greed, Democrats, Economy, Featured, LGBT, News, Rhode Island, Taxes | Tagged Barney Frank, Bernie Sanders, hillary clinton, seth magaziner, wall st | 3 Responses
By Bob Plain on April 7, 2016
After I tweeted about it, Republican state Rep. Bobby Nardolillo wrote the governor about it, and the Providence Journal asked her about it, Gina Raimondo said she will invite to Rhode Island PayPal and other companies uncomfortable doing business in North Carolina because of a new law that legalizes discrimination against LGBTQ people. “I am […]
By Bob Plain on April 6, 2016
Republican Rep. Bobby Nardolillo wants Rhode Island to pick up the PayPal jobs that are fleeing North Carolina because that state passed a law discriminating against LGBTQ people, an idea also floated by some on the progressive left yesterday. “I learned today of an excellent opportunity to draw a high profile, internationally recognized company to […]
By Steve Ahlquist on April 5, 2016
“My recollection,” wrote Rep Coughlin on Facebook, “is my Democratic Party barely squeezed out a majority of the popular vote last November. If the leadership keeps pandering on this issue they may find a conservative element of the party changes allegiances giving the Republicans a very solid majority next time around.”
By Bob Plain on March 10, 2016
CVS, one of Rhode Island’s largest employer and best-known national brands, is taking a stand against LGBT discrimination. The pharmacy/drug store chain is the latest corporate backer of Congressman David Cicilline’s Equality Act bill that would extend Civil Rights protections to gay, lesbian and transgender Americans. “As a leading health care company, we are proud […]
By Steve Ahlquist on March 9, 2016
The Concerned Alumni of Mount Saint Charles Academy have been invited by school’s president, Herve Richer, to discuss possible solutions to the problem of accommodating tans students. They also report that the language regarding the non-admission of trans students has been omitted from the school’s website.
By Andrew Stewart on March 7, 2016
There are so many millions of people who did not get to have their voices heard and should be in regards to this woman and what she represented.
By Bob Plain on March 6, 2016
YouthPride reached out to Mount Saint Charles Academy in Woonoskcet “to offer information and professional development on best practices for supporting transgender students.”
By Andrew Stewart on March 6, 2016
A historic conference at Temple University intended to guide and radicalize activists in #BlackLivesMatter was held from January 8-10, 2016 in Philadelphia. We are going to post videos from the panels that have just become available online.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights / Liberties, Class Warfare, Featured, History, LGBT, Race & Racism | Tagged Che Gossett, Gabe Gonzalez, Hakim Pitts, Mani Martinez, MEEJIN RICHART, PAMELA WHITNEY WILLIAMS, RECLAIMING OUR FUTURE: THE BLACK RADICAL TRADITION IN OUR TIME, Tyrone Reed | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on March 5, 2016
Organizers AJ Metthe and Anthony Maselli scheduled the event to coincide with MSCA’s entrance exam for prospective students. Parents and children considering the school would be made very aware of the exclusionary policy.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights / Liberties, Education, Events, Featured, LGBT, National News, Photos, Religion, Rhode Island, Youth | Tagged Mount Saint Charles Academy, transgender students | 5 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on March 4, 2016
The policy was put in place for the simple reason that Mount Saint Charles feels that its facilities do not presently provide the school with the ability to accommodate transgender students.
By Steve Ahlquist on March 4, 2016
If you’re reading about the policy at Mount Saint Charles Academy that’s banning trans students from attending their school and feeling angry or sad because there’s nothing you can do to combat this bigotry, well, feel better, because I’ve got some ideas.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights / Liberties, Education, Events, Health Care, LGBT, National News, Religion, Rhode Island, Youth | Tagged Herve Richer, Mount Saint Charles Academy, transgender students | 2 Responses
From the Great Eight Award to “unable to make accommodations” : A response to Mount St. Charles’ policy on transgender students
By Dante Tavolaro on March 4, 2016
Today, when I learned that Mount St. Charles no longer accepts Transgender students the foundation of who I am, the foundation built at Mount St. Charles, shattered.
It shattered because I am a Mountie, and I am Transgender.
By Steve Ahlquist on March 4, 2016
“We are deeply disappointed by the recent decision by the Mount Saint Charles Academy administration to include a provision in their 2015-16 Student Handbook that refuses admittance for transgender students based on a lack of undefined accommodations.”
Posted in Activism, Education, Featured, LGBT, Religion, Rhode Island, Youth | Tagged Alicia Bissonnette, Dante Tavolaro, Julie McBrien, Mount St. Charles Academy, Nick Martin, Ryan Glode, Samantha Ward | 6 Responses
By Andrew Stewart on January 10, 2016
Earlier this year, Frank V. Toti, Jr. previewed his play TRANS*, based on the oral histories taken from trans* people by Steven Pennell at the Paff Auditorium at the URI Downtown Campus. That performance, featuring Pennell, Cynthia Glinick and Cody Suzuki was a fantastic showcase of some of what this community faces on a regular basis. […]
By Anthony Maselli on December 30, 2015
A few months ago, Governor Gina Raimondo hosted a meeting for members of the “LGBTQ community” at which no People of Color were present, because no People of Color were invited.
Posted in Activism, Arts & Culture, Civil Rights / Liberties, Class Warfare, Featured, LGBT, Opinion, Race & Racism, Rhode Island | Tagged Aaron Talley, Gina Raimondo, Jenn Steinfeld, lgbtq, POC, Rhode Island Pride, Rodney Davis, Ruth Frankenberg | Leave a response
By Andrew Stewart on December 4, 2015
Recently I had the opportunity to sit down for a conversation with Sally Hay, an LGBTQQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer, Questioning, Intersex) rights activist that has done a significant level of research and work regarding elder issues with Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE). As the Baby Boomers continue to retire and age, […]
By Steve Ahlquist on December 4, 2015
City Councilor Terrance Mercer missed three minutes of the September 23 Pawtucket City Council meeting. In doing so he avoided voting for (or against) a symbolic resolution in support of LGBT rights.
Posted in cities and towns, Civil Rights / Liberties, LGBT, News, Rhode Island, Video | Tagged Civil Rights Act of 1964, David Cicilline, Equality Act, HR 3185, Sandra Cano, Terrence Mercer | Leave a response
By Richie DeFilippo on December 3, 2015
…certainly more can be done to educate gay and bisexual men about PrEP. A few examples are targeted PrEP media campaigns, community forums at venues where gay and bisexual men congregate, and on online hookup sites, such as Grindr and Scruff. What is most important to highlight, in my opinion, is once PrEP was described to the men in these studies, interest in the use of PrEP was very high.
By Steve Ahlquist on November 21, 2015
“Lead by people of color, the First National Trans March of Resilience… in numerous cities across the nation… [is] a way to honor the strength and resilience of trans lives, specifically the lives of trans people of color…”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights / Liberties, Events, Featured, Health Care, Homelessness, LGBT, National News, News, Photos, Poverty, Race & Racism, Religion, Rhode Island, Video, Women | Tagged Alejandra Blaze, August Guang, black lives matter, Dominique Pistone, Julián Cancino, Monay McNeil, National Trans March of Resilience, Providence Youth Student Movement, PrYSM, Rita Hester, TDOR, Trans Lives Matter, Transgender Day of Remembrance | Leave a response