10 Sep 2009

A school official took students to a church to be baptized

Cross-posted from The Bilerico Project. A mother is considering suing her son’s school after the football coach took them on a field trip to a church and had him baptized. Seriously, a school official thought it would be a great idea to take a group of students, without parental permission,

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22 Jul 2009

Why isn’t Bryce Faulkner speaking for himself?

There’s an interesting article up now at Pink News about Bryce Faulkner’s parents threatening to sue Bryce’s boyfriend for gathering media attention to the fact that Bryce disappeared to an ex-gay camp and no one even knows if he’s OK since he’s been forced to cut contact with the outside

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30 Jun 2009

Three observations about ENDA

Observation 1: DOMA will not be repealed before ENDA gets passed. Of the four main pieces of LGBT legislation that the Administration said it wants to pass – hate crimes, ENDA, DOMA, DADT – repealing DOMA will be the hardest. It has the least public support. Unlike hate crimes and

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14 May 2009

Does it hurt to be George Will?

Well, I already regret my promise to Bil Browning that I would never post about George Will on Bilerico anymore, but I didn’t say I wouldn’t diary about George Will here at the Blend. George Will’s column today is about economics or something. It’s rather incoherent, but he seems to

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11 May 2009

Overrated/underrated

Cross-posted from The Bilerico Project. I’m game for this meme Courtney posted over at Feministing, where she listed the four most overrated and the four most underrated things related to feminism. What about when it comes to the queer community and politics? Here are my lists; feel free to share

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01 May 2009

Go cruising in Amsterdam

(Cross posted from The Bilerico Project) A solution to the awful effects cruising can have on the children: A PARK near Amsterdam has unveiled information signs pointing out spots where officials say gay men are known to have sex – so no visitors are taken by surprise. The signs “clearly

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07 Jan 2008

Queering my mind, opposing the textual fundamentalism of the Right

I've often said that my identity as both “queer” and “gay” is a direct criticism of textuality, and after this recent vacation I've had time to think more about what I mean by that statement. It's no secret to anyone who knows me that I don't like fundamentalisms. Anyone that

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10 Dec 2007

Beyond genetics, beyond choice

We've gotten into the discussion several times here at the Bilerico Project about the causes of sexual orientation, and here's me jumping in, mainly because the subjects of autonomy and biology have been on my mind. I keep on hearing over and over again, “It's not a choice, it's genetic,”

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27 Aug 2007

What’s a queer political issue?

(Originally posted on The Bilerico Project) I got into an interesting discussion with Jim Burroway over at Box Turtle Bulletin in the comments last week about what exactly constitutes an “LGBT issue”. The list of possible lists is seemingly endless – from the absolute expansiveness of “everything is an LGBT

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28 Mar 2007

Matt Barber gets his panties in a bunch

Now, I’m not one to put up a fundamentalist’s column and dissect it, but this one is just too funny. Matt Barber has some pretty strange ideas about the gay community, and he wrote this column that’s pretty off-the-wall. There’s a lot of “Blah, blah, blah, homosexuals are terrible and

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