Manning Critiques US War Policy at U of Penn Talks

Philadelphia – On November 29th, Chelsea Manning spoke to the University of Pennsylvania community. Several Penn groups, including the political science department and the LGBT Center, organized “A Conversation with Chelsea Manning,” which drew hundreds of Penn students, staff, and faculty to the Annenberg Center. Manning spoke with cultural anthropologist Briella Coleman, author of “Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy,” about national security, social media and the intersection of identities and activism. Manning also opened up about her difficult time in prison and the current groundswell of political resistance. Manning was originally sentenced to 35 years in military prison for releasing more […]

Lisa Lampanelli Takes CenterStage by Storm

The first group that really got my comedy were gay men. The lesbians, they took a little longer, but eventually came around… White Rabbit / Red Rabbit has been called a play, but it’s a lively, global sensation that no-one is allowed to talk about. Slyly humorous and audaciously pointed, this “theater entertainment meets social experiment” is unlike anything, and will make you question everything. Running from December 12th to 23rd, the performance has cast an array of local and national talent and celebrities to perform the curiosity live for the first time each night.

Everyman Theatre Brings The Revolutionists to Baltimore

The French Revolution with a feminine Bent Picture it: Paris, 1793. The Reign of Terror rages on as four women search for the right words and actions to ensure their impact on a world full of conflict. No, this is not the History Channel’s latest reincarnation of The Golden Girls, but Everyman Theatre’s bold, brave, blisteringly funny play The Revolutionists. Running from December 6th to January 7th, this work from playwright Lauren Gunderson takes audiences on a revolutionary journey about feminism, legacy, and standing up for your beliefs. Told from the point of view of Queen Marie Antoinette, assassin Charlotte […]

Everyman Theatre Brings The Revolutionists to Baltimore

The French Revolution with a feminine Bent Picture it: Paris, 1793. The Reign of Terror rages on as four women search for the right words and actions to ensure their impact on a world full of conflict. No, this is not the History Channel’s latest reincarnation of The Golden Girls, but Everyman Theatre’s bold, brave, blisteringly funny play The Revolutionists. Running from December 6th to January 7th, this work from playwright Lauren Gunderson takes audiences on a revolutionary journey about feminism, legacy, and standing up for your beliefs. Told from the point of view of Queen Marie Antoinette, assassin Charlotte […]

Chat vs. Work Mode

Social media can be criticized for many reasons, but let me acknowledge that it also has many upsides. I’ve made a number of acquantances with whom the paths would not have crossed due to physical distance and separation of knowledge spheres. I find new information and resources in that venue that enrich my life and work. Here is a tweet that gave me food for thought:

Help Out AIDS Action Baltimore

A letter from AIDS Action Baltimore to our community Dear Friends: AIDS Action Baltimore (AAB) has been providing essential services to people with HIV/AIDS since 1987. Thanks to your generosity, we’re still standing after a long hard financial battle. We know only too well that times are still tough, but as we commemorate our 30th year of service, we hope we can count on your continued support which will help us maintain our many HIV/AIDS programs. We still desperately need your help to keep our doors open and continue to provide our many essential services to the Baltimore HIV/AIDS community. […]

Help Out AIDS Action Baltimore

A letter from AIDS Action Baltimore to our community Dear Friends: AIDS Action Baltimore (AAB) has been providing essential services to people with HIV/AIDS since 1987. Thanks to your generosity, we’re still standing after a long hard financial battle. We know only too well that times are still tough, but as we commemorate our 30th year of service, we hope we can count on your continued support which will help us maintain our many HIV/AIDS programs. We still desperately need your help to keep our doors open and continue to provide our many essential services to the Baltimore HIV/AIDS community. […]

GLSEN to Protest Betsy DeVos

The Trump administration’s Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, main education experience is in the political and financial support for charter schools, and as an owner of a firm that pursues people in default on their student loans. Some have praised her rollback of Obama-era regulations that stripped young men accused of unwanted sex of any presumption of innocence in university tribunals. Others have criticized her for the same. On the LGBT front, DeVos rescinded directives that recommended students have access to facilities based on their asserted gender identities.