by / on October 14, 2012 at 3:46 pm / in Editorials, Media, Prejudice, Relationships, Society

Amanda Todd: Cyberbullying Out-of-Control

This is the one.  If ever there was one event that got a little too deep under my skin, this is it.  If ever there was one teen suicide that illustrated as clearly as the day is long that it is beyond time for us to stop talking about this and start getting our hands dirty trying to fix it, this […]

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by / on October 11, 2012 at 10:14 am / in Politics, Prejudice, Rachel Hockett - Articles, Relationships, Sexuality, Society

Honor Their Memory: Re-elect Obama

October 7, 1998: Cyclist Aaron Kreifels spots what he takes for a scarecrow as he rides through a Wyoming field. When he sees the glistening blood, he realizes this is no scarecrow, and the brutally beaten University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard is rushed to a hospital, where five days later, on October 12, he finally succumbs to the savage […]

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by / on October 1, 2012 at 11:52 pm / in Relationships


Alyssa Hart Recently I heard about a woman who was struggling within a relationship that had become violent.  Concerned about the situation, well-meaning friends urged her to take her two young children and get out of the house.  I don’t know any of the people involved in this situation but the frustration they expressed is commonly heard:  “Why doesn’t she […]

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by / on September 27, 2012 at 9:27 am / in Country, Culture, Current Events, Gender, Government, Politics, Prejudice, Rachel Hockett - Articles, Relationships, Sexuality, Society

The All-American Flag of Homophobia

What the plaintiffs are alleging is diabolical–for a political organization to steal an image, and demonize a couple’s love and privacy, in order to peddle bigotry and hate to win votes.

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by / on September 26, 2012 at 2:53 pm / in Body, Culture, Gender, Philosophy, Psychology, Relationships, Science, Sexuality, Society

Intersex, Part Two: Marriage Equality

This isn’t about “gay marriage” – bisexuals wish to marry as well – and it’s not a matter of “same-sex marriage” either, because this one still leaves intersex people in uncertainty.

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by / on September 13, 2012 at 10:13 am / in Censorship, Country, Culture, Current Events, Facebook Fan pages, Government, Prejudice, Rachel Hockett - Articles, Relationships, Sexuality, Society

The Censors Are Coming

And what’s more troubling is that Facebook would let a page that “prays for the death of President Obama” stand while deleting a liberally leaning political one. It makes no sense, and implies a great and deep lack of fair play and ethics on Facebook’s part.

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by / on September 12, 2012 at 9:19 am / in Body, Relationships

Mama’s Story

I was fifteen when I found Mama’s old diary, hidden in a dark corner of the basement with a box of her old things. It was mouse eaten and water stained, but it was hers!

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by / on September 6, 2012 at 10:20 am / in Country, Culture, Gender, Government, Media, Politics, Prejudice, Rachel Hockett - Articles, Relationships, Sexuality, Society, Uncategorized

The Bully Versus the Bully Pulpit

In May I wrote about the troubling homophobic bullying incident in which Mitt Romney was the ringleader when but a high school lad, back in 1965. My suggestion, and many others’, was that Romney’s inability (or unwillingness) to own up to his youthful misdeeds (most of us have done things as kids that we later regret, but some of us […]

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by / on September 4, 2012 at 8:37 am / in Editorials, Gender, Prejudice, Relationships, Sexuality

The Gay Marriage Issue

Marriage is more than a piece of paper. It confers numerous benefits, such as health, disability and life insurance, pension funds and tax refunds for spouses. Many gay couples desire to marry and partake in these benefits but have been denied this right because of their sexuality and that is not fair. According to some individuals, America is the greatest […]

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by / on August 30, 2012 at 10:21 am / in Art, Country, Culture, Current Events, Entertainment, Facebook Fan pages, Gender, Government, Prejudice, Rachel Hockett - Articles, Relationships, Sexuality, Society, Theater

The Homecoming Players Take On “8 the Play”

The Homecoming Players in Ithaca, New York, for which I serve as artistic director, won a slot in the national series of staged readings of Dustin Lance Black’s new documentary play, 8, which we performed on August 10. We were thrilled to be part of this program, and a fine party we had. Our plan was to raise enough money […]

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