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Xbox Live allows LGBT Identity expression

Today, March 5th, Microsoft’s Xbox Live team announced a change in their terms of service.  This new change allows, among other things, LGBT members to express their "relationship recognition" in their Xbox Live profile information.  A set of approved words … Continue reading

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Michael Holder, STI Disclosure, and Avoiding The Gulag of Silence

This is a follow-up post in a dialog with Todd Heywood.  Todd had originally covered the case of Michael Holder who was convicted of failing to disclose his HIV status to his girlfriend. My initial post, Dishonesty in health disclosure: … Continue reading

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Boies: Good to have on our side

With the start of the Prop 8 case in California, I’m finding that my optimism is elevated by the choice of our counsel.  David Boies and Ted Olson are leading the cause.  The pairing of the two is a pretty … Continue reading

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Dishonesty in health disclosure: Michael Holder got Justice

In Todd Heywood’s article, Federal court rejects appeal in case of HIV-positive Bay City man, he reports on the US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to deny the appeal of Michael Holder.  Holder was appealing his previous conviction of … Continue reading

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2009 and Hate Crimes: Old Video of Matt

The year 2009 is almost over, which is totally freaky because it still feels new to write “2009” in a date field.  No matter what happens now, 2009 will be a milestone on the historical timeline for LGBT rights.   With … Continue reading

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"You Aren't Lying Effectively" says Senator Cardinale (NJ-R-39) to a Bar Association Trustee

Thomas Prol, a trustee of the NJ Bar Association, testified during the NJ Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Marriage Equality on 12/6/09.  Prol gave excellent testimony on why Civil Unions don’t work.  He gives a great overview of some key … Continue reading

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New Poll: Don’t be complacent, we must vote Approve on Referendum 71

In 2008, the University of Washington released its poll on support for same sex domestic partnerships reporting that 66% of the general electorate support full domestic partnership.  Today, on the Approve Referendum 71 campaign’s blogger briefing call, Josh Friedes, the … Continue reading

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Moral Hazard or simply the Pursuit of Democracy?

Disclaimer:  I’m not a political scientist. I’m a technologist who participates in LGBT activism.   My day job is at Microsoft,  and I am on the Board of GLEAM.  I participate in and lead democratic technical policy bodies. Because of my … Continue reading

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