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Ron Buckmire
Works at Occidental College
Attended Rensselear Polytechnic Institute
Lives in Los Angeles
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India High Court To Reconsider Controversial Sodomy Ruling
Good news! The High Court of India has announced that a 5-member panel will consider its problematic December 2013 ruling that upheld India's ban on sodomy , criminalizing the sexual behavior of literally more than a hundred million people in the world's mo...
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2014 MONTE CARLO: Wawrinka Beats Federer in 3 Sets To Win 1st Masters Title
World #3 Stanislas Wawrinka c onfirmed his ascendancy into the elite of men's tennis by defeating Roger Federer   4-6 7-6(5) 6-2 in the finals of the 2014 ATP Monte Carlo Masters, becoming the first player on the ATP Tour to win 3 titles this year (Chennai ...
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NAACP Legal Defense Fund Files Brief In Favor Of Marriage Equality In Virginia Case
The briefs are starting to come in support of the plaintiffs in the Virginia marriage equality case   Bostic v. Schaefer  (previously Bostic v. Rainey ) which will be heard before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals next month. In a rare example of the NA...
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SCOTUS Upholds Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban 6-2, Sotomayor Vociferously Dissents
On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court issued a curious 6-2 ruling upholding the constitutionality of a Michigan ballot measure which precludes the use of "race-based preferences" in public education. The majority opinion by Anthony Kennedy went out of...
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QUEER QUOTE: Charles Cooper, Leading Anti-Gay Lawyer Has A Lesbian Daughter
Charles Cooper  is one of the most famous and longest-serving opponents to same-sex marriage in the country . He is something like the "anti-Evan Wolfson." He represented Hawaii in the first major case where a state supreme court ruled that traditional marr...
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College Professor (Mathematics)
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  • Occidental College
    College Professor (Mathematics), present
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Barbados - Barbados; Troy, NY; - Arlington, VA
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Ron Buckmire is most well-known for creating the Queer Resources Directory, the first comprehensive directory of LGBT and HIV/AIDS information on the Internet, in 1991, before the World Wide Web was invented. The QRD was one of several named plaintiffs in a successful Supreme Court challenge to the 1996 Communications Decency Act that was unanimously ruled unconstitutional in ACLU et al. v. Reno (521 U.S. 844, 1997). In 2006, he co-founded the Barbara Jordan/Bayard Rustin Coalition, the premiere Black LGBT political organization in Los Angeles. He currently serves as Board President for the Jordan/Rustin Coalition and Board Vice-President of the Center for Health Justice. He is also member of the national board of directors of Immigration Equality. He has previously served on the Board of Directors of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, Equality California and the PlanetOut Corporation. During the 2008 campaign to defeat Proposition 8, the ballot measure to prevent same-sex couples access to civil marriage in California, he was co-chair of the Los Angeles County No On 8 Committee. In his day job, Ron has been on the faculty of Occidental College, Barack Obama’s first alma mater, since 1994 and is currently an Associate Professor and Chair of the Mathematics Department. He lives in North East Los Angeles with his husband Dean Elzinga and their two dogs Leenah and Dezmond. He blogs daily at MadProfessah.com
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  • Rensselear Polytechnic Institute
    Mathematics, 1986 - 1994
  • Combermere School
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