Tuesday, October 02, 2007

CIVILesbianIZATION: Changing the Civil Rights Paradigm

Edge Publications, which has the greatest tagline ever (Your life. . . .with an edge), is running my new column, CIVILesbianIZATION. Their first installment started running this week. You can read it here.

I’ve always wanted my life to have an edge, and now it does!

Here’s the beginning of the column to whet your appetite:

CIVILesbianIZATION :: Changing the Civil Rights Paradigm
by Julie R. Enszer
EDGE New York City Contributor
Monday Oct 1, 2007

Sometimes there are moments of great tragedy when gay and lesbian inequality is all too visible. These moments are painful and profoundly disturbing. I think of the murder of Matthew Shepherd and the murder of Sargeant Allen Schindler; two brutal murders motivated by hatred for gay and lesbian people. There’s wide-spread agreement in the United States that murdering people because they are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender is wrong. It is a public tragedy that diminishes all of us.

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