Host Phil Ponce on the television show Chicago Tonight did an in-depth interview of Dan Savage. By in-depth I mean 23 minutes. It was so good a notable anti-gay curmudgeon was upset that Savage was treated so respectfully. It's good to have him as a voice for our community.
We've heard the GOP say that we need low taxes so that the rich and big corporations will hire people and pull us out of the recession. Not working, you say? Bah! They are hiring -- overseas.
And a bit of good news. The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention is a part of the Department of Health and Human Services. They have just launched three new task forces to understand and help prevent suicide in high-risk groups. The three groups are military service members and veterans; American Indians and Alaska Natives; and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. Even better, they don't appear to be driven by ideology (left or right).