Students Against Private Police and the Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts at Johns Hopkins University will host a panel and community meeting to discuss alternatives to policing initiatives underway in Baltimore City, particularly current legislative proposals to establish a private armed police force at JHU. Featuring Baltimore Redevelopment Action Coalition for Empowerment, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, Safe Streets, Center for Urban Families, and others, this event will provide Hopkins faculty, staff, students and neighborhood residents the opportunity to hear from the leaders of progressive political and social movements serving Baltimore’s neediest communities and neighborhoods and pioneering innovative solutions […]
Dear Editor, I am writing in response to Cathy Brennan’s column “When will we be wed?” (Ladybug’s Political Smackdown, January 27). While Ms. Brennan wrote what might be an almost convincing editorial on why we should be looking at civil unions as opposed to full marriage rights, there were several flaws in her arguments.
We, the LGBT community, have achieved a great deal in the past few years. A few states granted us the right to marry and our military personnel are no longer forced to hide their sexual orientation. We seem closer to social equality. Unfortunately, complete social equality is an illusion at this time. An encounter I had with a supposed medical professional will serve to illustrate my point.
If this article makes absolutely no sense to you then I pray that when you are finished reading you pass it on to someone else to figure out and keep passing it on until someone understands it. Maybe that person will be able to explain to me exactly what it is I’m trying to say because for the first time in my life I am truly at a loss of words. Some of the things that have been said to me while working in retail make the signs the WBC uses look like Hallmark cards.