This post is in response to claims that Hillary Clinton helped mastermind a military coup in Honduras, a claim that relies on dubious interpretations of government documents and official accounts. (1) First I will address the claim that Clinton was the mastermind behind the military coup and that the United States supported it, then I […]Read more "No, Hillary Clinton did not mastermind a Honduran Coup d’etat"
I write this on a day when our LGBT (and other) brothers and sisters are in pain. As a part of that community, I am heartbroken over the news in Orlando. On top of tragedy is also insult, gay and bisexual male spouses of shooting victims cannot even donate blood to help. Gay and bisexual […]Read more "It’s up to straight people to give blood."
In the coming weeks I am going to be breaking down Donald Trump’s campaign platform. I want to first tackle his idea of building a border wall because of it’s centrality to his campaign. “I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I’ll build them very inexpensively. […]Read more "Breaking down Donald Trump’s platform (part 1: the Wall)"
I’ve become very frustrated by the opposition to bathroom rights for transgender people. It seems so obvious to me in interacting with friends and acquaintances who are transgender that having access to proper facilities is important for both their personal safety and comfort. I am especially frustrated because the current debate excludes trans voices (and since […]Read more "A short note on transgender bathroom rights"
When trying to choose who to vote for in any election – whether it be local, or for President – I believe that most of us try to imagine how we want our communities to be different. This is certainly what preoccupies my mind, and there is so much that I want to change. Utah […]Read more "I am not equal in Utah"
The National Rifle Association is one of the most politically active organizations in the United States. With chapters in every state and various other interest groups that support them, they have built a political empire that bullies candidates into adopting their positions rather than supporting any sort of gun control agenda. The NRA supports unregulated […]Read more "How powerful is the NRA?"
It’s hard to express your feelings about something that is deeply emotional and connected to negative experiences as a youth. So, I am not entirely sure how to say what recent actions by the LDS church mean to me. I will – however – try, and I will begin by telling you that I am angry. […]Read more "To President Monson: LGBT youth are hurting"