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Perspective: Peace, love and harmony

By Susan Jordan, Empty Closet Editor The theme of ROC Pride 2017 was “Summer of Love – Peace, Love and Harmony”. What do those words really mean? Peace. Web-sister’s Dictionary says this word originated as Indo-European pak-, “to fasten,” in the sense of confirming an agreement (similar to the word “pact”). It is defined [...]

Unify in defense against a hostile administration

Unify in defense against a hostile administration

Rep. Harry Bronson By Harry Bronson, NYS Assembly member In the opening months of his presidency, Donald Trump has demonstrated that his administration is openly hostile to our LGBTQ community. This administration started by surrounding itself by individuals with a history of hostility toward our rights –often under the guise of [...]

Opinion: Constitutional convention would be ripe for abuse

Opinion: Constitutional convention would be ripe for abuse

Bess Watts By Bess Watts, Pride At Work AFL CIO On November 7, 2017, New Yorker voters will be asked if the state should hold a convention to re-write the New York State Constitution. Such a convention could cost taxpayers over 300 million and could allow devastating changes to our constitution. Who is driving this idea & why? Those [...]

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