13 posts categorized "DIANNE FEINSTEIN"
Rainbow Warrior: My Life in Color by Gilbert Baker (Chicago Review Press, $26.99) is finally here, two years after the lifetime activist and rainbow flag creator's sudden death at age 65.
The book is in Baker's own words, and follows his life from his birth in Kansas to his time in the army to his Castro days, where he was a frequent and dragged-up presence on the nascent gay scene.
I was particularly drawn to his recollections of now-Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who he described as a member of the ruling class, but a sympathetic figure in the gay-rights battle and in the fight against what would come to be known as AIDS.
(Image via Julian Zigerli x Walter Pfeiffer)
ABOVE: Into grass?
First model to accuse Bruce Weber of sex abuse comes forward — and he wants money. And he filed the suit after losing his agent.
The Democrats held the Senate floor for 15 hours yesterday, demanding—and receiving—a promise of votes on new gun legislation.
Via Huffington Post:
WASHINGTON — Led by the senators who represent Newtown, Connecticut—where a gunman fatally shot 26 people, including 20 children, in 2012—Democrats took control of the Senate floor Wednesday and vowed to keep talking until lawmakers start doing something about gun violence.
Their stand lasted for nearly 15 hours, before they declared victory, saying shortly before ending their filibuster at 2:11 a.m. Thursday that Senate leaders had agreed to votes on two measures to close gun-buying loopholes.
One is an amendment that would bar people who are on terrorist watchlists from buying guns. Another would crack down on online and private gun sales that evade background checks.
“It is our understanding that the Republican leader and the Democratic leader have spoken and that we have been given a commitment on a path forward to get votes on the floor of the Senate,” said Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), who spearheaded the filibuster-style takeover.
Click here to listen to a shooting survivor speak passionately about the need for change, and to hear Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut), the man who led the filibuster.