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Pay Equity in Massachusetts

Pay Equity in Massachusetts

As a supporter of equal pay, I am in supporter of State Representative Jay Livingstone‘s bill, An Act Relative to Pay Equity, which will, according to MassNOW: This bill takes an innovative and cost-effective approach to addressing two key elements of the gender pay gap: women earn less than men in the same jobs, and … Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I cannot in good conscience among others adhere to a belief in a deity that doesn’t exist at all. So for this day, I offer a Nonbeliever’s Grace for the meals I have taken during this holiday: I offer my deepest appreciation and my most profound apologies to the plants and animals whose lives were … Continue reading

In Appreciation and Remembrance of Thomas Coates

In Appreciation and Remembrance of Thomas Coates

Cambridge City Councilor Thomas Coates The first mention of Thomas Coates dates back to April 1963 (Want Good Job? Then Prepare, Boston Globe, April 7th, 1963), where he says the following: In his first election running in 1963, heavy voter was actually expected due to a ballot measure regarding fluoridation of the city’s water supply … Continue reading

Embracing My Freedom of Religion

I’ve never been the biggest fan of religion, but I have always had a good reason. The reason for never believing in religion stems directly from my family, as it would seem. Growing up in Cambridge during the early 80s until mid-90s, I was brought up in two, if not three, different worlds as a … Continue reading

Acknowledging My Privilege

In the most recent issue of The Rainbow Times, titled “Privilege and the Inconvenient Truth,” a sort of continuation from the a couple of recent issues of the Bay Windows regarding race and privilege outside the LGBT community. This has recently come up as a topic of discussion, and I am glad that it is … Continue reading