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We’re With Hillary — Let’s Make Sure Swing States Are, Too

We’re With Hillary — Let’s Make  Sure Swing States Are, Too

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | At the risk of belaboring the obvious, it is essential that we elect Hillary Clinton as president on November 8. For all the opportunities that 35 years in public life provide to critics – some who are sincere and justified – Clinton’s candidacy in 2016 offers one of the most progressive visions […]

Phlegmgate, Or Why I’m So Often Embarrassed to Be a Journalist

Phlegmgate, Or Why I’m So Often Embarrassed to Be a Journalist

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The front page of Monday morning’s New York Post, under the headline “HILL HEALTH CRISIS,” offered up frame captures from video shot the day before showing Hillary Clinton stumbling as she was helped into a van during 9/11 memorial services. By the time the Post produced this cover, we all knew […]

In West Village Assembly Race, Deborah Glick Deserves Reelection

In West Village Assembly Race, Deborah Glick Deserves Reelection

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In 1990 Deborah Glick made history when she became the first out LGBT elected official in New York State. For the better part of that decade, she and later Tom Duane were the only members of our community at the table when legislators made decisions about our lives. We know from the […]

Trump’s Cynical Talk About Gays & Immigration

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump took a break this week from his daily routine of outrageous unscripted outbursts to make something of a serious — read: teleprompter-assisted — speech, this one about national security. His mission, though, was much the same as with his spontaneous utterings — to stir fear among […]

Above All, Donald Trump Is a Coward: Et Tu, GOP?

Above All, Donald Trump Is a Coward: Et Tu, GOP?

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Donald Trump is the kind of candidate who is always serving up yet another last straw. For many, it came right at his campaign’s get-go, when he stood in Trump Tower warning that Mexico was not “sending their best,” but instead “rapists.” A year later, he would call into question an […]

GOP to Gays: Drop Dead

GOP to Gays: Drop Dead

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | With Donald Trump a year into his presidential bid, this should come as no big surprise, but on LGBT rights, he is a fraud! On issue after issue, he has employed a dizzying combination of hyperbole, exaggerations, outright misstatements, even lies, changed and abandoned positions, and contradictory ideas – those last often […]

Love Must Prevail

Love Must Prevail

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In December 1950, when William Faulkner accepted the Nobel Prize in Literature in a speech in Stockholm, he confronted the agonizing existential fear that weighed heavily on the minds and spirits of people everywhere. Just five years after Hitler’s terror had been halted, it was impossible to forget that the World […]

Andrew Sullivan, Ever the Tory

Andrew Sullivan, Ever the Tory

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Gay writer and erstwhile blogger Andrew Sullivan, in a roughly 7,000-word cover story in New York magazine, offers an analysis of the Trump phenomenon he perhaps believes is suitably apocalyptic for his return to long-form journalism. And its title, “Our Democracy Has Never Been So Ripe for Tyranny,” is smartly calculated […]

Hillary’s Moment

Hillary’s Moment

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Just when it seemed that divisive feelings threatened to overwhelm the Democratic presidential primary contest, Hillary Clinton has assumed a commanding position in the race to this summer’s Philadelphia convention. Clinton now has 1,650 pledged delegates, a 302-vote edge over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Counting his 39 superdelegates, Sanders would have to […]

How Did Hillary Make That Mistake?

How Did Hillary Make That Mistake?

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The weird thing is this: She was there. In May 1992, Bill Clinton appeared before more than 600 gay, lesbian, and AIDS activists at Los Angeles’ Palace nightclub. Veteran gay journalist Bob Roehr characterized it as the first time a major presidential candidate publicly addressed an LGBT audience. In the Los Angeles […]

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