"I remember her as a whip-smart lesbian of color who stood up and fought but also offered peace and hope when possible"
"Unless people of good conscience rise up against creeping theocracy, we will see more deaths like my neighbor"
The Los Angeles Blade celebrates its 5th anniversary during VIP event with OUTLOUD Raising Voices at The Abbey on April 7
"We’re not perfect at Public Justice, but we think that we understand the problem & we think that will make us much more effective advocates"
The COVID drama, Newsom recall effort, 40th anniversary of AIDS pandemic, a USN ship honoring a gay pioneer- a benchmark year
The AIDS crisis was her entry into the movement for LGBTQ equality. She had worked in LGBTQ and independent media for nearly 30 years
"No one talked about ideology or partisan politics. We all longed for and created community wherever we stood."
Hormel looked up at me and said with a grave simplicity I will never forget: "I do not want to die a second class citizen."
'This is a critical moment for our country & Public Justice has a pivotal role to play in addressing it'
Today, millions of Americans lack basic non-discrimination protections just because of who they are or whom they love.