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The Gold Fish pool provides serenity and inspiration. Jardin Rouge, Morocco. (photo © Jaime Rojo) Kouka. Jardin Rouge, Morocco
Politics
I have read the recent articles about the Panama Papers with great interest, because the way these shell companies are used has a direct impact on local real estate markets. Although many of these offshore vehicles have a legitimate purpose, a significant number are set up to wash ill-gotten gains from their owners.
Culture & Arts
Steve Powers "Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To A Seagull)" Brooklyn Museum. November 2015 (photo © Jaime Rojo) Our three
Culture & Arts
Imagine dining and sleeping your way down the length of Manhattan for a month on furniture you built yourself. On Broadway. Every day and night.
Queer Voices
Vote allows religiously affiliated scout groups to set their own LGBT policies.
Culture & Arts
"Brooklyn and Berlin have deep roots together," Harrington explains in a statement for the exhibition. "So much of Berlin’s
Culture & Arts
Steve McQueen's "King of Cool" reputation was fascinatingly explored in the 2014 documentary, I Am Steve McQueen, executive produced by the actor's son, Chad McQueen.
Culture & Arts
INTI. Mural Festival 2014. Montreal, Canada. (photo © Daniel Esteban Rojas) Follow us on TWITTER @bkstreetart MURAL Montreal
Impact
Mr. Robert M. Gates President Boy Scouts of America I extend my heartfelt congratulations on the occasion of your inaugural
Queer Voices
Sometimes it's tricky explaining America to an 8-year-old. When our daughter was that age, the trick was explaining marriage. Now it's our son James who's turned 8. This time the America I find myself having to explain is the Boy Scouts of America.
Queer Voices
Charitable giving should not be used in the name of discrimination, which is how it would be used by the BSA under its current policy.
Politics
Karzai has retreated from many ideological and political positions in the face of recalcitrant events and shifting context. The most irreconcilable are his opinions about the Taliban as well as his views on the role of the U.S. in Afghanistan.
Queer Voices
No one is advocating same-sex sexual conduct between Boy Scouts or between scout leaders and Boy Scouts. However, BSA's continuing ban on gay and bisexual leaders confuses identity with conduct.
Queer Voices
A few months ago, a young adult friend of mine called me to tell me that he had returned his Eagle Scout badge because he could no longer support an organization that rejected gay scouts and gay troop leaders. He just wanted me, the mom of a gay son, to know that.
Queer Voices
We've heard this "good first step" argument before. Although "don't ask, don't tell" was ostensibly an improvement on a blanket ban on honorable gay service members, it came with a steep price, because it portrayed gay people as inferior and a threat to the cohesion of the Armed Forces.
Queer Voices
When the Mormon Church officially endorsed the Boy Scouts' new "young gays OK, grown-up gays bad" position, I pricked up my ears. I asked myself, "What does this organization have to gain from it?" Simply put: everything.
Queer Voices
I returned to Scouts after realizing that by quitting, I had done exactly as that hardened core, which doesn't have stranglehold on my local area, wanted: to purge gays and straight allies of the organization.
Queer Voices
Continuing to ban lesbian den mothers and gay scoutmasters is sending a horrible message to American youth, including the scouts, gay and straight. The Boy Scouts of America made this change to take some of the heat off, and no matter what equality advocates hope for, that will happen.
Queer Voices
Most of the conversation has focused on the double standard of refusing membership to openly homosexual adults as leaders. However, there hasn't been any discussion about another qualifier in the proposed language -- "alone."