Life Changing Encounters with History

  Rob Lee with Mr. Mason, a Tuskegee Airman I had the wonderful privilege of attending the Inauguration this past weekend. When it came time for my friend and I to leave Washington, it was one of the most horrendous experiences getting on the train and being able...
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama will sign into law the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” This momentous occasion is the culmination of years of hard work by activists, policies makers, former military members, and voters. The idea that...

A Personal Pledge

President Barack Obama has used the phrase, “better angels of our nature” from Abraham Lincoln’s First Inauguraral Address to describe his hope for all Americans. As my small contribution to this new moment in American history; in every speech,...

An Open Letter to President-elect Obama

Dear President-elect Obama: I have been one of your supporters from nearly the beginning. I was first impressed with your emphasis on changing the nature of public discourse and discussion so that different and diverse peoples could be heard and, hopefully, find ways...

Lawrence King I will remember you

  There is a strong movement which is being supported by our most staunch advocates and allies to lessen the punishment that Brandon McInerney, the killer of Lawrence King may receive. IN memory of all hate crimes I offer my life experience, I opened my eyes not...