Category Archives: Prejudice

Thank You for Changing My Life

Originally posted on evoL =:
by Ono Kono Two decades ago, I was unaware of the struggle of LGBT people. Back then, I was a busy working Mom, juggling career and family. I cared about others, but I was asleep when…

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An Open Letter to Progressives Who Can’t Bring Themselves to Vote for Hillary

I campaigned for Ralph Nader in 2000. Even in such a close election as that, it is unlikely my efforts turned the tide, plus I lived in a firmly red state at the time. Still, here is what I have … Continue reading

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Hey My Fellow White People! Stop talking about black-on-black crime

“But what about black-on-black crime?” is a common counter-argument to Black Lives Matter. This argument is simplistic and attempts to cherry-pick a fact. It ignores systemic poverty in the black community, the disproportionate impact of the Vietnam war, and the ongoing legacy … Continue reading

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12 June: a vigil in Astoria

Originally posted on Tangly Cottage Gardening Journal:
Sunday, 12 June 2016 Last night at 1 AM I checked the news as is my habit before bedtime, to learn that something horrific was unfolding at the Pulse dance club in Orlando,…

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Orlando you have my heart

I constantly worry for the safety of my girls (my daughter and her partner). They are publicly open about their relationship — I fear it puts them in danger, even in Seattle. Yesterday’s events reminded me again that this world is not safe for my precious ones. Continue reading

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A Gay Dad’s Open Letter to Donald Trump: Stop Dancing on the Graves of our Slain LGBTQ Brethren

  I woke Sunday morning to my phone chirping that a new text message had arrived. It was from my radio show co-host, Steph Taylor inviting me to a vigil to be held in our local town… a vigil for … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad Sounds Off on Homophobia in the Family that Produced the Reigning Miss World 2015

Miss World may have set the standard for beauty, but a member of her family has set a new bar for ugliness. Continue reading

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