PAFF 2016 journal #3

So I met up with Ken and Mack at the movies and we saw “Stories of our Lives” with an unfortunately small audience. This is a lovely black and white omnibus feature which told 5 stories of everyday life in rural Kenya and its challenges for GLBT people. These challenges all stem of course from […]

Black Lives Timeline

2013, George Zimmerman acquitted in the killing of Trayvon Martin Alicia Garza, on Facebook, : “Black people. I love you. I love us. Our lives matter.” Two days later activists used #j4tmla (justice for trayvon martin l.a.)and #blacklivesmatter in tiny letters.  2014 Brittany Packnett, protests Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo., appointed to President Obama’s […]

The Oscars, LGBTIQ and POC

Notably absent from the Oscar pool was any actor of color—the second year in a row that the Academy has elected an all-white group of nominees. And and acclaimed Lesbian themed movie Carol, were shut out of the top categories.

Update on NA’s Stop African Homophobia

The Southern California Chapter of the NA has invited a gay man from Nigeria to stay and share his experiences with us. His anticipated arrival will be heralded in the noted “Gabfest” series of multimedia events (see We anticipate a great attendance and will keep you all posted.


As we all know there are youths that are being bullied in school and society, and for sure in the LGBT community. How to deal with it effectively requires the skills to understand and manage their feelings, and overcome. As an educator I hear the expression “computers will soon be able to do many of the cognitive tasks in […]

Transgender Health Discrimination

This is an abstract of a recently published article[*] by the St. John’s Well Child and Family Center of South Los Angeles. Direct quotes are shown as italics. The Well Child and Family Center is a pioneer in serving and hiring transgender people. This article was made available during a BWMTSC [†]chapter meeting. During this moment […]

Podcast Election Fever

Ken  collects comments and ideas on the GOP debate season with the caveat that the NABWMT cannot endorse candidates for office but can and must discuss issues on human rights and how the 2016 election could impact people at ther margins GOP presidential candidates had six prime-time hours on the national stage on Wednesday to […]

DOJ and Civil Rights

Podcast: The Dept. of Justice Waddes in on Civil Rights in Local Courts In this podcast we show how the DOJ has followed up on its core civil rights duty and filed briefs in local courts to protect constitutional rights.

Supreme Court Delivers Tacit Win to Gay Marriage

Supreme Court and Marriage Equality The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) surprised us yesterday and let stand appeals court rulings allowing same-sex marriage in five more states.(In, OK, UT, VA and WI).  SCOTUS increased the number of states allowing same-sex marriage to 24, along with the District of Columbia, up from 19 and the decision could expand […]