Byline: By J.M. SORRELL

Every year, National Coming Out Day is on Oct. 11. It began in 1988 with the concept of lesbian and gay liberation being contingent on the radical...

The meaning of freedom is subjective. In most dictionaries, it is referred to as an individual state where one has the power to act, speak or think...

As I write this, I cannot assume anything about the election outcome, so I would rather focus on what is happening regardless of who wins the...

I watched most of the Star Trek series through Voyager, and many times the ship’s crews were on yellow alert because of a potential threat. A...

Independence Day is upon us. In 1776, themes of individual freedom and liberation from tyranny coexisted with slavery, the ongoing genocide of the...

Columnist J.M. Sorrell: Not a drag

6/5/19

Misogyny is not normative in Northampton. We have a deep and rich feminist herstory.Women own many of the city’s independent businesses. The state...

In my young adult years during the 1980s, the concept of political correctness was not pejorative by nature. We feminists and progressives felt the...

While my own sociopolitical views are far from columnist Jay Fleitman’s, I had chosen to simply write my column sans any specific critique of his...

Many of us reflect on the past year and project goals for the coming year when a new calendar year arrives. I usually feel the new year in...

Racism is my problem. If you are white and reading this, it is your problem, too. To be clear, we are all racist. Does that make you feel...

Did people vote “yes” on all of the ballot questions? I fear for Question 1. Is Elizabeth Warren voted in for her second Senate term? Most...

Columnist J.M. Sorrell: Keep MA Humane

10/5/18

This is not my first column for the Gazette, yet it feels to be a first of sorts because I have joined the team of monthly columnists for the paper...

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