March 15, 2017

Separating Fact From Fiction Amid The Obamacare Debate

President Barack Obama signs the Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010.

The Republican Party declared war on the Kenyan born Muslim American president in 2009 that persists today, with specious claims about Obamacare and fuzzy math surrounding their own plan. 


A fact is indisputable and reflects certainty. We can support a statement of fact by citing empirical evidence, academic observations, professional studies and expert opinion.

Disseminating biased or misleading information to justify a political point of view is propaganda of the worst order. Propaganda relies on alternative facts, misinformation and hyperbole. The Republican Party has been engaged in a coordinated and lengthy propaganda campaign to denigrate and discredit president Barack Obama and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) which he signed into law on March 23, 2010.

March 7, 2017

10 Most Influential Gay Male Journalists And Role Models

10 Most Influential Gay Male Journalists Pictured: Richard Quest, Don Lemon, Thomas Roberts, Pete Williams, Anderson Cooper, Frank Bruni, Steve Kornacki, Shepard Smith, Glenn Greenwald, and Jonathan Capehart.

by Roy Steele

It’s hard for me to believe, but I’m here to tell you that the gay community and the trans community, are under attack. Opponents of LGBT civil rights are determined to terrorize us and take away the few small gains we’ve made in the last few years.

The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that challenges extending spousal benefits to same-sex couples.

The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) refused to hear an appeal related to transgender bathroom rights filed by a trans high school student. SCOTUS remanded the case back to the lower court, which invalidates the Obama era education guidelines to be sensitive to the needs of transgender students in public schools.

In addition to the threats to our hard fought LGBT civil rights, it seems as if our government and political institutions are being threatened too.

Since the inauguration of Donald Trump, we’ve seen nothing but chaos, lies, misdeeds, and misinformation, coming from the White House. The news has been grim.

February 28, 2017

Is It Immoral For Adults To Cyberbully Gay or Trans Teens?

Katie Hopkins the flamethrowing British columnist.
Flamethrower, columnist, and cyberbully Katie Hopkins.

By Roy Steele

If you’re gay or African-American or a native spanish speaker, she claims that you have an unfair advantage among ‘liberals.’ She’s not clear about what you gain from that advantage, but this middle class woman makes it clear that she wants to preserve the advantages that accompany ‘white privilege.’

She’s unsympathetic to transgender issues because it’s a life choice’" she doesn’t agree with. “Do we really need to pander to the trans community and their whims? I say no,” she exclaims.

February 14, 2017

Trump Chose Gay Rights Over State Sanctioned Bigotry

Donald Trump in the Oval Office holds up the signed executive order for everyone to see.

When Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing, he promised to protect the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans. I was watching the hearing and heard him say that with my own ears and I laughed. While I was surprised, I knew better than to give him credit for evolving and changing his mind on LGBT issues.

January 29, 2017

In Donald Trump’s America Gay And Sexist Slurs Are Back

In Donald Trump's America homophobia and sexism is back - American flag on the prairie.

I was ten years old and in the fifth grade when I first heard another kid use “gay” and “fag”in a derogatory way as hateful slurs. I don’t know if this is still true, but back then, ten-year-olds didn’t grasp the implications of WHAT they were saying and were repeating gay slurs they heard at home. Fifth graders knew that calling people a "homo" or “gay” or a “fag” was bad, and also knew that those particular terms were the worst words you could use that didn't cause your teacher to call home to tell your parents (unlike using the "F" word).

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