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    Ringing in Equality This Holiday Season

    Ringing in Equality This Holiday Season

    By John Lewis and Stuart Gaffney– “We are sad. We are angry. We are grateful. We are hopeful.” These were the words of Vaibhav Jain and Parag Mehta, one of…

    You Can’t Bomb a Rainbow

    You Can’t Bomb a Rainbow

    By John Lewis and Stuart Gaffney– Last week, horrific news emerged from Russia. The Russian Supreme Court gave the green light to the government to prosecute and sentence to long…

    Fierce Advocacy: It’s All About Love

    Fierce Advocacy: It’s All About Love

    By John Lewis and Stuart Gaffney– The late Rebecca LePere was one of the most powerful LGBTIQ activists we’ve ever known. She alongside her partner Leslie Ewing and other extraordinary…

    Another Major Breakthrough for Transgender Rights in Japan

    Another Major Breakthrough for Transgender Rights in Japan

    By John Lewis and Stuart Gaffney– In July, we reported on a major breakthrough for transgender rights in Japan. A five-judge panel of the Japanese Supreme Court issued a unanimous…

    ‘I Really Want to Visit Your City!’

    ‘I Really Want to Visit Your City!’

    By John Lewis and Stuart Gaffney– The lyrics of the iconic 1936 song “San Francisco” conclude with the grand proclamation: “San Francisco, welcome me home again. I’m coming home to…

    A Simple Matter of Dignity

    A Simple Matter of Dignity

    By John Lewis and Stuart Gaffney– On July 11, 2023, a five-judge panel of the Japanese Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling in favor of a transgender government employee who…

    A Call to Embrace the Constitution, Even as the Supreme Court Abandons It

    A Call to Embrace the Constitution, Even as the Supreme Court Abandons It

    By John Lewis and Stuart Gaffney– Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote a powerful dissenting opinion to last month’s disturbing U.S. Supreme Court decision, issued by the extremely conservative Republican-appointed Court’s supermajority,…

    Acting Up and Fighting Back in 2023

    Acting Up and Fighting Back in 2023

    By John Lewis and Stuart Gaffney– Imagine: A politically conservative Christian television station applies to the City of San Francisco for a permit to use Civic Center Plaza for a…

    Unstoppable: The March for LGBTIQ Equality in Japan

    Unstoppable: The March for LGBTIQ Equality in Japan

    By John Lewis and Stuart Gaffney– Unstoppable. That’s the word that summed up our feelings about the Japanese LGBTIQ movement after participating with over 200,000 other people in the recent…

    ‘Let the Good Times Roll’: The Kawasaki Penis Festival!

    ‘Let the Good Times Roll’: The Kawasaki Penis Festival!

    By John Lewis– When most Americans hear the word “Kawasaki,” they likely think of the renowned motorcycle company, with its famous advertising slogan: “Let the Good Times Roll.” But every…