30 Years of Pride

≡ Snapshots of Gay History as Told Thru Video Today is Pride in the CLE, Cleveland’s annual LGBT Pride Day. The day will start with a march stepping off 11 a.m. from West 9th Street and Front Avenue, then traveling to Public Square where a festival will be held from Noon till 6 p.m. It […]

Remembering Dad at 21

My Dad passed away on Cinco de Mayo twenty years ago, plus 1. At 21 I guess that makes him an adult angel now. It’s amazing to think that he’s been gone nearly a third of my life. Yet he remains ever-present. I think of him almost everyday. And even when not, I know that […]

A Teaching Moment

There’s a teaching moment in all the uproar over events at the Lincoln Memorial a week ago Friday. But what is it? The privilege and racism of white suburban Catholic boys? Trump-inspired disrespect of Native Americans and indigenous cultures? Confrontation and suppression of Free Speech? The polarization of politics? The power and danger of social […]

A Working-Class Perspective on Politics Today

Guest Author: David Rowlands Introduction Today I welcome guest author David Rowlands. David and I are longtime friends going back to my college years. We met while doing political work together at Kent State University. David is former member of the United States Socialist Workers Party (SWP), not to be confused with a party of […]

Thou Shalt Not Love

≡ Gay Video of the Week Prejudice and bigotry against peoples of color, Jews, immigrants and others is rooted in class society where the ruling class needs to keep the working class divided against itself. The idea is divide and conquer, basically, so that workers will see each other as the problem and not the […]

Still Sayin’

When I launched my website in November 2016 I included a blog, Just Sayin’. I didn’t actually plan to use it that much but then days later Trump was elected. Surprise! Suddenly there seemed quite a lot to talk about. I blogged actively for 8 or 9 months. It was fun, but eventually I pulled back. […]