Harper SE Bishop
Our city must take a brutally honest look in the mirror.
We must decide what we will and will not tolerate. We must know what it is that we are saying, loudly, when we remain silent around issues of racism, sexism and homophobia.
Silence says that we don’t actually consider it a...Read more
"John: We have the right to use the john!"
It was just one of several chants heard echoing down Allen Street on the evening of July 20 as protesters gathered to rally against what's been characterized as unfair treatment toward a transgender customer at Cathode Ray on July 16.
Billie Matthews, 25,...Read more
As a sports fan, I watched the ESPY’s last night.
As a gay person, I was delighted to see Abby Wambach sitting in the audience next to her wife, as well as a host of other lesbian athletes from the United States National Team being celebrated for their achievements.
As a human...Read more
When Stonewall Democrats of Western New York hosted its summer fundraiser at Café 59 on July 21, candidate for Buffalo Common Council Joe Mascia was there — for about 15 minutes.
He made his obligatory rounds then left, said Bryan Ball, the group’s president, but not before promising he’d write a...Read more
Living in a city is one of the most sustainable choices you can make. The more people we can pack into dense, walkable, urban neighborhoods, the more efficiently we can fulfill our basic human needs, all while burning fewer fossil fuels. In order to encourage dense city living, cities need...Read more