RUN THAT MARATHON BY ME ONE MORE TIME?

Yes, I am one of those people. I am among the 0.5% of all Americans who have completed at least one marathon. In fact, I have done two. And this November, at age 52, I will take on the course in New York City for a third time. Why? My reasons weren't very clear or … Continue reading RUN THAT MARATHON BY ME ONE MORE TIME?

MOON-“LIT”: OSCAR GLORY FOR THE LITTLE MOVIE THAT COULD

As a follow-up to my previous post on "Moonlight," congratulations to all involved in the creation of this film for the ages. Although Barry Jenkins lost the Best Director statue, he was awarded Best Adapted Screenplay along with Tarell Alvin McCraney, and the magnificent Mahershala Ali walked away with the Best Supporting Actor honors. I … Continue reading MOON-“LIT”: OSCAR GLORY FOR THE LITTLE MOVIE THAT COULD

JUSTICE FOR RASHAWN

Few unsolved murders have troubled me like that of Rashawn Brazell, a 19-year-old Brooklyn man who was murdered and dismembered around Valentine’s Day in 2005. Even ten years later, at a vigil I attended in Brooklyn designed to keep the spotlight on one of New York City’s most frustrating cold cases, it seemed increasingly unlikely … Continue reading JUSTICE FOR RASHAWN

NYC LAUNCHES MENTORING PROGRAM

The de Blasio Administration, in an effort led by the Young Men's Initiative and NYC Service, marked the end of national mentoring month by launching a new program that allows Mayor's Office employees to volunteer as mentors for up to three hours per month during the standard seven-hour workday. "City Mentoring" is powered by MENTOR … Continue reading NYC LAUNCHES MENTORING PROGRAM

DAVID KATO (1964-2011)

This is the first in a series of stories on people, places and organizations from all walks of life that you should know. Today's profile highlights David Kato, who was murdered in Uganda on this day in 2011. I asked activists who knew and worked with Kato to reflect on his life and legacy. In … Continue reading DAVID KATO (1964-2011)

THE GOOD MEN PROJECT: MAKING GUYS GREATER

The Good Men Project is, in their own words, a diverse community of 21st century thought leaders who are actively participating in a conversation about the way men’s roles are changing in modern life—and the way those changes affect everyone. We explore the world of men and manhood in a way that no media company ever has, … Continue reading THE GOOD MEN PROJECT: MAKING GUYS GREATER

TOXIC MASCULINITY EXPOSED: THE ENDURING LEGACY OF “MOONLIGHT”

Eleven years ago, the film Brokeback Mountain rocked my world. It was difficult to imagine a work of art that would have a more profound effect on my ongoing coming out process (what I prefer to call a journey of "living your truth") until last December, when Moonlight arrived from a magical someplace and left me in … Continue reading TOXIC MASCULINITY EXPOSED: THE ENDURING LEGACY OF “MOONLIGHT”

“YUGE”: WOMEN’S RALLY THE LARGEST ONE-DAY PROTEST IN UNITED STATES HISTORY

Here is something even Trump can't spin: according to crowd estimates being tallied by UConn professor Jeremy Pressman, the Women's March rallies across the United States brought out some 4 million people - the largest single day protest in the history of our country. I was proud to join the hundreds of thousands along Fifth … Continue reading “YUGE”: WOMEN’S RALLY THE LARGEST ONE-DAY PROTEST IN UNITED STATES HISTORY

RESISTANCE: INAUGURATION PROTEST GUIDE

Beginning today (Thursday) and continuing for the foreseeable future, Americans and others focused on not allowing the Trump administration to run roughshod over our nation (apparently, we are being called snowflakes now) will be out being seen and being heard. Although this guide is not inclusive by any means, hopefully it will help you plan, learn … Continue reading RESISTANCE: INAUGURATION PROTEST GUIDE