Hero of the #Resistance Sally Yates Testifies on Trump, Russia

Sally Q. Yates, the former Acting Attorney General for the Trump Administration, testified yesterday before the Senate panel investigating Russia’s efforts to influence the American political system alongside former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. Yates, who became a hero to the #Resistance for refusing to defend Donald Trump‘s unconstitutional Muslim in the early days of…

House Republicans Vote for 30 More Years of HIV

The Republican controlled House of Representatives voted 217 to 213 today to kill Obamacare. And I’ve been trying to write about that vote for the last several hours but I have to keep stopping because I can’t see through the tears. 217 men and women voted to snatch basic healthcare out from underneath millions of…

No Way Out

“Most gay men in North Korea end up marrying, whether they like it or not, because that’s the only way they know.”  BY VICTOR MELAMED In North Korea, no ordinary people conceptually understand what homosexuality is,” Joo Sung-ha, a reporter for a South Korean daily, told The New York Times in a recent interview. Sung-ha,…

“They Want To Exterminate Us”

Global outcry over horrifying gay holocaust in Chechnya. Here’s how you can help. BY VICTOR MELAMED Nikki Haley, United States ambassador to the United Nations, has spoken out against the kidnappings, torture, and murders of over 100 gay men reportedly taking place in the Southern Russian Republic of Chechnya at the behest of that semi-independent…

WeHo: We Cannot Be Silent!

West Hollywood calls for sanctions in response to human rights violations against gays in Chechnya. BY ORLY LYONNE The City of West Hollywood adopted a Resolution last month condemning the Russian republic of Chechnya (Chechen Republic) for establishing concentration camps that detain and torture LGBT people for their sexual orientation. It is believed that the…

The Rostow Report by Ann Rostow

The juxtaposition of terror afar and security at home doesn’t diminish our concerns. If we didn’t compartmentalize we’d lapse into a paralytic depression.  VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR There’s a lot of hot legal news this month, but first, I couldn’t help noticing that Bibb County Alabama just passed a LGBT rights ordinance by a…

The Talk

PERSON OF CONSCIENCE “I am disgusted and appalled by reports from both the Russian media and non-governmental organizations that authorities in the Russian republic of Chechnya have rounded up, tortured, and even murdered individuals who are believed to be gay. When faced with such crimes of hate and inhumanity, it is the responsibility of every…

Human Rights

Joe Kennedy, grandson of former U.S. Attorney General Robert F. “Bobby” Kennedy, to chair house transgender equality task force. BY ORLY LYONNE Congressman Joe Kennedy III  took over as Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus’s bipartisan Transgender Equality Task Force (TETF ) last month. The Task Force officially relaunched with a focus on restoring…

The Final Fight

We #RESIST  When any American’s rights are under threat, all our rights are threatened. This year, LA Pride is hosting a human rights march instead of a parade. The march is called the #ResistMarch and is in unity with sister marches taking place in New York, Austin, Seattle, Washington D.C. and other cities across the…