Why abstinence-only is winning: We are undone by our apathy

Talk about AB230, the comprehensive sex education bill, was all over the TV yesterday! Even your humble Siren got in the mix as a guest, with my pal Annette Magnus, of Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada, on Ralston Reports. Likewise, Annette made appearances on Fox 5 in the morning as well as The Agenda. Taking it…

Sex ed bill hearing April 1

Regular readers know that for some time I have been working as an advocate for comprehensive sex education. Going all the way back to my time as a news reporter at Las Vegas CityLife, I have been watching the issue unfold in our community. It is some kind of wicked joke on us that there…

NOH8 in Las Vegas: Everything you need to know about the Fag Bug hate crimes event!

Have you RSVP‘d for the hate crimes event on April 19? You really should! It is shaping up to be a dynamic and inspirational event! For those of you who have missed the first half-dozen times I’ve talked about it, Erin Davies and her world-famous “Fag Bug” are returning to Las Vegas on Friday, April…

The Revolution will be Livestreamed? Occupy Steubenville casts a harsh light on our own Rape Culture

* TRIGGER WARNING * When I woke up today, within minutes I was confronted by the livestream of Occupy Steubenville. The groundswell protest and public display of rage against rape culture, shed a powerful light on the plight of the 16 year-old girl who was raped repeatedly (and carried to different locations for more rape)…

Shoes two sizes too small

The Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth is having an open house and yard sale on Saturday, May 19 at the William Fry Drop-in Center. There will be a barbecue and items for sale — 100% of the proceeds from the event go to help homeless youth. For information contact Cassandra at 702-383-1332. And here’s your…