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

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)

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”