Sunday, June 30, 2013

Chicago Pride 2013

So much fun to march in the Pride Parade today! It was a beautiful day and with the recent Supreme Court decisions people are more excited than usual. It was great to get cheers and hear a least a few people yell "I love the Green Party!" We love you too-COME JOIN US! Another world is possible, but you have try to make it possible.
As great as the momentum towards equality is, SSM is still not legal in Illinois. Why? Well mainly because Mike Madigan didn't make it a priority, remember we have Democrat majorities in both the House and the Senate. In addition, LBGT populations still face significant discrimination in the workplace, so the fight goes on.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Why Somebody, Anybody, Needs to Run for Mayor

This Salon article nicely sums up some of the most significant issues with the current mayor. I  appreciate that Salon has a national audience, and this article can play a role in a media counter-offensive that will hopefully arise post-Time cover.