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Ron Buckmire
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The 2015 ATP Monte Carlo Masters semifinals are set and they feature the usual suspects: World #1 Novak Djokovic, going for his 3rd consecutive Masters series title this year, and World #4 Rafael Nadal. The two will be meeting for a record 43rd time, with Nadal sporting a (tenuous?) ...
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IBM has made significant investments in Louisiana including most recently a technology services delivery center in Baton Rouge, creating new jobs for Louisiana workers. We located the center in Baton Rouge because we believe Louisiana has great talent and would continue to be a rich source of ...
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Just in time for Godless Wednesday! Despite the Attorney General of the state saying clearly that the act would be struck down for violating the Tennessee and United States constitutions, the State Assembly has decided to pass a bill declaring that the Bible is the "state book." ...
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Frances Tiafoe Turns Pro 17-year-old African-American phenomenon Frances Tiafoe announced last week that he is turning pro and signed with Jay-Z's sports management agency. Tiafoe has been making headlines as the potential future of American's men's tennis for his outstanding junior results.
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Hillary Rodham Clinton announced tha she is running for President in 2016 on Sunday, but she made some further news by confirming that her campaign manager would be Robby Mook. Mook, 35, is openly gay and a longtime Democratic operative who worked on Hillary's 2008 campaign.
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2015 MONTE CARLO: Semifinals feature Djokovic-Nadal XVIII, Monfils-Berdych
The 2015 ATP Monte Carlo Masters semifinals are set and they feature the usual suspects: World #1 Novak Djokovic , going for his 3rd consecutive Masters series title this year, and World #4 Rafael Nadal . The two will be meeting for a record 43rd time, with...
The 2015 ATP Monte Carlo Masters semifinals are set and they feature the usual suspects: World #1 Novak Djokovic, going for his 3rd consecutive Masters series title this year, and World #4 Rafael Nadal. The two will be meeting for a record 43rd time, with Nadal sporting a (tenuous?) ...
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QUEER QUOTE: IBM Send Gov. Jindal Letter Opposing Louisiana Proposed RFRA Law
IBM has long been  one of the LGBT-friendliest companies to work for , and they are putting their money where their mouth is by sending a letter to Governor Bobby Jindal and the top officials in the legislature opposing Louisiana's plan to enact an even mor...
IBM has made significant investments in Louisiana including most recently a technology services delivery center in Baton Rouge, creating new jobs for Louisiana workers. We located the center in Baton Rouge because we believe Louisiana has great talent and would continue to be a rich source of ...
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WATCH: Trailer #2 For <i>Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens</i>
The second trailer for the new Star Wars movie dropped today and it already has well over 10 million views!
A personal blog by a Black, Gay, Caribbean, Liberal, Progressive, Moderate, Fit, Geeky, Married, College-Educated, NPR-Listening, Tennis-Playing, Feminist, Atheist, Math Professor in Los Angeles, California. Home · About · Eye Candy · Book Reviews · Film Reviews · Food Reviews · Tennis · Travel ...
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GODLESS WEDNESDAY: Tennessee State House Passes Bill To Make Bible The State Book
Just in time for Godless Wednesday! Despite the Attorney General of the state saying clearly that the act would be struck down for violating the Tennessee  and United States constitutions, t he State Assembly has decided to pass a bill declaring that the Bi...
Just in time for Godless Wednesday! Despite the Attorney General of the state saying clearly that the act would be struck down for violating the Tennessee and United States constitutions, the State Assembly has decided to pass a bill declaring that the Bible is the "state book." ...
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TENNIS TUESDAY: Frances Tiafoe Goes Pro, Kerber Beats Keys; Mirza Becomes Doubles #1
Frances Tiafoe Turns Pro 17-year-old African-American phenomenon Frances Tiafoe   announced last week that he is turning pro and signed with Jay-Z 's sports management agency. Tiafoe has been making headlines as the potential future of American's men's tenn...
Frances Tiafoe Turns Pro 17-year-old African-American phenomenon Frances Tiafoe announced last week that he is turning pro and signed with Jay-Z's sports management agency. Tiafoe has been making headlines as the potential future of American's men's tennis for his outstanding junior results.
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Hillary Clinton Launches Presidential Campaign Led By Openly Gay Robby Mook
Robert (Robby) Mook  is the head of Hillary Clinton's 2016 Presidential Campaign Hillary Rodham Clinton announced tha she is running for President in 2016 on Sunday, but she made some further news by confirming that her campaign manage r would be Robby Mook...
Hillary Rodham Clinton announced tha she is running for President in 2016 on Sunday, but she made some further news by confirming that her campaign manager would be Robby Mook. Mook, 35, is openly gay and a longtime Democratic operative who worked on Hillary's 2008 campaign.
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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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