I admit, I’ve been fairly dumbfounded, trying...
And since almost none of these groups where adequately inclusive of trans persons and persons of color, they are ill-prepared to move forward on issues important to the whole of the queer community and especially these marginalized groups.
Lopez describes a real source of his problems, even though he doesn’t see it, and what he describes isn’t at all what we would call gay parenting today:
I had a short dialogue on Facebook this week about “privilege,” and I though I’d take those comments as a starting point for a blog post. I think dialogues about privilege are critically important, and my views have changed much over time. I expect they will keep evolving too. At one point, I’d have said, privilege simply is power,and it is about who has and who doesn’t have power. But today, I think that is[Read More…]
It’s all about gender, or it is framed to be all about gender, even if it isn’t. The anti-LGBT zealots talk about men going into women’s bathrooms to fight against nondiscrimination protections.
Diary of Anne Frank is a must see production for everyone. As a society, we need to be having discussions about the myriad topics this play raises.
From my perspective, Emerich is as dangerous to real progress for the LGBTQ community as the various hate groups that seek to keep full equality from us.
There are a number of misconceptions about who is benefitted by the right to civil marriage, and why this right to marry was achieved. This post identifies some of these ideas.
Once the first marriage license was issued while she was in jail, the end was close, and the actions of today sealed it. But it is far from over.
Last week, results of a 32 month long real world study were released which show that PrEP is effective in stopping the spread of HIV.
Josh Duggar is a shining example of how a rigid, unrealistic, and hurtful fringe fundamentalist mindset harms those under its control.
I see name calling as a tool of patriarchy and white supremacy. It is an effort to enforce a power-over way of being. Even if it makes us feel good to call others names, we are simply buying into and reinforcing the same power dynamics and that doesn’t change the world.
Yesterday, I participated in the 18th annual Summit Against Racism, and wow- was it amazing. Every year, I always leave at least one session at the summit, thoroughly blown away, but this year that just seemed to be compounded. I’m grateful I was able to be in every session I attended as well as at the summit overall. Meeting new people One aspect of the summit I especially appreciate, is the ability to meet people[Read More…]
The catch phrase “religious freedoms” just became synonymous with new rights created by Mike Pense, governor of Indiana in his state of the state speech this week.
Now, six months post Pride 2015, everything remains pretty much as it was before. Delta continues to operate and is no more open to the community than it was before. Maybe even less so.
The number of athletes who have come out as gay or bi at every level of Sports is perhaps the most significant LGBTQ news story of 2015. . We have not yet reached a tipping point where these stories are unimportant or too commonplace.
Towards the end of each year, I write a series of posts about the year’s posts that received the most hits. This year, I’m writing about the five posts that were the most read or viewed in 2015. One of the saddest posts I wrote all year, was the one marking the death of Madeleine Hershey, a truly amazing person and advocate for change. As a gay man, I’m no stranger to death, having lost[Read More…]
Looking forward, PrEP is likely to evolve in ways that address these problems. New delivery strategies will allow Truvada as well as other drugs to be used in more efficacious ways. Because of this, 2016 could truly be a turning point in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Many have raised objections to the way the LGBT movement revolves around and perpetuates white privilege. The fetishization of race is one way this privilege is displayed.
I’m writing about the five posts that were the most read or viewed in 2015. My fifth most read post in 2015 about Police Appreciation Day.
If we attack homophobes, we are actually attacking their fear, since their fear drives them, and we should all be able to relate to being attacked while afraid.