A few months ago, after years of controversy over his appointment as the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal church, Eugene Robinson gave the opening invocation at an inaugural concert honoring Barack Obama. As he sat 20 feet away from the soon-to-be president, Robinson said Tuesday night, one thought came to mind: "You've come a long way baby."
Jacob Kaskey, policy and outreach coordinator for Equality Advocates Pennsylvania, says that the movement for LGBT rights is gaining momentum. “It’s an exciting time for the LGBT movement because you have a lot of states taking really positive steps toward providing equality for all of their citizens, whether passing protection against discrimination or providing marriage equality.”
Richard Amsel’s original drawings for movie posters are featured in a retrospective exhibition at Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. The multimedia exhibit is a celebration of the artist, who died of AIDS in 1985, and an introduction to the Richard Amsel Illustration Collection, recently donated to UArts by longtime Amsel friend Dorian Hannaway.
Temple student Aaron Fleming was on campus in September 2012 when, he testified before City Council Monday morning, a police officer who’d been hiding in the bushes caught him smoking marijuana. After a lengthy process in which the arresting officer called for backup and spoke with colleagues about whether it was even worth arresting Fleming, [...]
Paul Glover got an email on January 23 telling him he still wasn’t registered for the Pennsylvania Progressive Summit — and to, you know, get on that. The summit, which took place February 28-March 1 in Harrisburg, promised numerous left-leaning speakers from all over Pennsylvania, and the country; as well as a gubernatorial primary debate [...]