Reporter for The Village Voice
Village Voice writer Steven Thrasher discusses the Chick-Fil-A boycott and what local politicians have said in response to the news that the company's CEO is against gay marriage.
Anthony Woods, former U.S. Army Captain and Iraq war veteran, dismissed under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and Steven Thrasher, staff writer for the Village Voice and recipient of a 2010 New York Anti-Violence Project Courage Award, discuss being gay in 2010.
We Ask, You Tell: Is 2010 a good time, or a bad time, to be gay?
Arizona continues to attract the spotlight in the fiery immigration debate for taking a tough, conservative stance against undocumented immigrants. Their new law is the far end of the spectrum from more liberal reform proposals, like amnesty. It was, however, a conservative hero, President Ronald Reagan, who signed the last amnesty into law in 1986.
Three million illegal immigrants were permitted to set roots and build lives in America on the books after the Simpson-Mazzoli Act granted them a path to citizenship while making hiring an undocumented worker a crime. So what happened to those three million? How did their lives unfold after an act of congress and the stroke of a pen protected their presence on our soil?