20 Dec 2011

Republican hypocricy two-fer: Miss. mayor outed during spending scandal investigation

Greg Davis, the very conservative Republican mayor of Southaven, Mississippi, was outed when an audit of city finances discovered a $67 purchase from a gay sex shop in Toronto, Ontario. When asked about it by a Memphis newspaper, Mayor Davis admitted that he was gay and that he could no

12 Nov 2011

You can call me Candidate

When I hear people complaining about how corrupt American politics is, my first thought is to tell them to quit their pissing and moaning, stand up, and run for office. BE the change they want to see. It is time to quit my own pissing and moaning, stand up, and

17 Oct 2011

High ranking CIA operative “working with” NYPD

The Seattle Times had an interesting article this morning by way of the Associated Press titled What’s the CIA doing at NYPD? Depends whom you ask. From the article: Three months ago, one of the CIA’s most experienced clandestine operatives started work inside the New York Police Department. His title

23 Sep 2011

Be the change you want

I have been involved in social action for decades: I attended my first protest/rally at the age of 14 in Tucson, Arizona, protesting the Titan missiles being installed around Arizona to be a “first response” against a Soviet nuclear attack. In the 30 years since, I have studied activism at

14 Jun 2011

Two court victories for gay rights today

First off, efforts by bigots to get former Chief District Judge Vaughn Walker’s decision on Proposition 8 overturned because of a presumed conflict of interest was slapped down soundly by his successor. From the Associated Press via the The Seattle Times: A federal judge on Tuesday upheld a gay judge’s

13 Jun 2011

Paula Brooks, editor of Lez Get Real, is also a straight cisgendered man

From The Washington Post: Just one day after the author behind a popular Syrian lesbian blog admitted to being a married, American man named Tom MacMaster, the editor of the lesbian news site Lez Get Real, with the tag­line “A Gay Girl’s View on the World,” acknowledged that he is

12 Jun 2011

Amina Arraf, the kidnapped Lesbian blogger in Syria, never existed.

From The Washington Post: In recent days, the world has followed closely the saga of Amina Arraf, the blogger who presented herself online as “A Gay Girl in Damascus” and who drew attention with her passionate writings about the Syrian government’s crackdown on Arab Spring protesters. Those writings stopped last

08 Jun 2011

Michigan governor seeks to destroy local governments

From this morning’s Wall Street Journal: Michigan has 1,773 municipalities, 609 school districts, 1,071 fire departments and 608 police departments. Gov. Rick Snyder wants some of them to disappear. The governor is taking steps to bring about the consolidation of municipal services, even whole municipalities, in order to cut budgets

06 Jun 2011

The Santorum is Running!

Yup: Rick Santorum has jumped aboard the 2012 Clown Car. From the Huffington Post: Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum declared his candidacy for president of the United States on Monday, vowing he’s “in it to win it.” Santorum, a favorite among his party’s social conservatives, chose to confirm his plans

03 Jun 2011

AIDS at 30

On Friday, June 5, 1981, the US Center for Disease Control issued its weekly Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), which mentioned an outbreak of a rare form of pneumonia among several gay men in San Francisco. This was noted by the Associated Press and the Los Angeles Times that