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Ron Buckmire
Works at Occidental College
Attended Rensselear Polytechnic Institute
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The Three Body Problem, Cixin Liu, Ken Liu translator (Tor Books); Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie (Orbit US/Orbit UK); NO AWARD; Skin Game, Jim Butcher (Orbit UK/Roc Books); The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison (Sarah Monette) (Tor Books); The Dark Between the Stars, Kevin J. Anderson (Tor Books) ...
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"Neither one of us were perfect in our relationship, but when you are blatantly disrespected by someone who is supposed to be working with you to make y'all better, going to counseling smiling and telling you how much everything is going to work out…it's over," Anthony writes.
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BOOK REVIEW: <i>On The Steel Breeze</i> (Poseidon's Children, #2) By Alastair Reynolds
On The Steel Breeze  is the second book in  Alastair Reynolds  latest space opera saga called Poseidon's Children. The first book was titled Blue Remembered Earth . Sadly, these books are being released in America more than 6 months after their British/Euro...
On The Steel Breeze is the second book in Alastair Reynolds latest space opera saga called Poseidon's Children. The first book was titled Blue Remembered Earth. Sadly, these books are being released in America more than 6 months after their British/European release dates.
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QUEER QUOTE: Boy Scouts Rescind Homophobic Ban On Openly Gay Adult Troop Leaders
The Boy Scouts of America announced on Monday that their board of directors had voted to lift their blanket ban on openly gay scout leaders , simultaneously allowing individual chapters sponsored by religious groups to maintain their own separate bans on op...
“While we still have some reservations about individual units discriminating against gay adults, we couldn't be more excited about the future of Scouting. We look forward to collaborating with our supporters, progressive faith partners, allied non-profit organizations, and the Boy Scouts of ...
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SATURDAY POLITICS: Texas Sup Ct Tells Houston "Repeal Equal Rights Measure Or Place On Ballot"
The Texas Supreme Court issued a ruling yesterday handing opponents of Houston's Equal Rights ordinance (HERO) a victory when it said that the City Council must decide by August 24th to either repeal the measure or place it before voters for a vote on the N...
"Obviously, I am disappointed and believe the court is in error with this eleventh hour ruling in a case that had already been decided by a judge and jury of citizens. Nonetheless, we will proceed with the steps necessary for City Council to consider the issue. At the same time, ...
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CELEBRITY FRIDAY: Grigor Dimitrov and Maria Sharapova Split Up
Tennis supercouple Maria Sharapova  and Grigor Dimitrov   have broken up , more than two years after they publicly acknowledged they were a couple in May 2013 (although many people believe they started seeing each other well before that date.) Dimitrov, who...
Tennis supercouple Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov have broken up, more than two years after they publicly acknowledged they were a couple in May 2013 (although many people believe they started seeing each other well before that date.) Dimitrov, who is now ranked #16 but has been in ...
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2015 Hugo Awards: Voting Closes Today; Here's Excerpts Of My Ballot
Despite the coincidence that today is National Mutt Day , my final ballot in the 2015 Hugo Awards is delightfully Puppy-free. If you don't know what the heck I am talking about, g o here and read up . Anyway, here are my votes for the important categories o...
The Three Body Problem, Cixin Liu, Ken Liu translator (Tor Books); Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie (Orbit US/Orbit UK); NO AWARD; Skin Game, Jim Butcher (Orbit UK/Roc Books); The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison (Sarah Monette) (Tor Books); The Dark Between the Stars, Kevin J. Anderson (Tor Books) ...
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CELEBRITY FRIDAY: Kordale and Kaleb (2 Hot Gay Dads) Broke Up
In January I blogged about the heartwarming story of a Kodak commercial  featuring a Black gay male couple and their three kids . The names of the guys in the couple are Kordale Anthony  and Caleb Lewis and the two have nearly 200 000 followers on Instagram...
"Neither one of us were perfect in our relationship, but when you are blatantly disrespected by someone who is supposed to be working with you to make y'all better, going to counseling smiling and telling you how much everything is going to work out…it's over," Anthony writes.
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EYE CANDY: Zion Babb (black/white)
Zion Babb has appeared as Eye Candy  here once before ( May 11, 2015 ). He is a former college football player who has been doing some modeling since then. There is not much information about him since he does not appear to be active on social media. Hat/ti...
Zion Babb has appeared as Eye Candy here once before (May 11, 2015). He is a former college football player who has been doing some modeling since then. There is not much information about him since he does not appear to be active on social media. Hat/tip to the Man Crush blog.
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BOOK REVIEW: <I>The Three-Body Problem</i> by Cixin Liu
The Three-Body Problem   is the first book in a trilogy written by Cixin Liu , China's most well-known and accomplished science fiction author (family names of characters are written first, in the Chinese style, although strangely, the author does not do th...
The Three-Body Problem is the first book in a trilogy written by Cixin Liu, China's most well-known and accomplished science fiction author (family names of characters are written first, in the Chinese style, although strangely, the author does not do the same for his name).
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College Professor (Mathematics)
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  • Occidental College
    College Professor (Mathematics), present
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Los Angeles
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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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