Dangerous Thinking Towards the LGBT Community

Former and possibly future presidential candidate Rick Perry touched off a firestorm of criticism last week when he compared homosexuality to alcoholism. Even though it does seem a little click-baity to suggest Perry meant homosexuality is exactly like a debilitating, family destroying disease, what he actually said after he was asked if he believed homosexuality was a disorder or not isn’t much better than what the headlines suggest.… [Read more]

The Biological Underpinnings of Homosexuality

Existence of homosexuality has always been a matter of great confusion for heterosexuals. Many heterosexuals (I fell into this category in the not-so-distant past) believe that the sexual organ defines the sexual orientation.

This post is to question how it is possible to have different ‘wiring’ for orientation versus organs. This post is not about discussing the role of homosexuality in religion.… [Read more]

Chaplain John McTernan — A Face Full of Hate

Just when we think we’ve identified all of the end-of-days religious wingnuts, along comes another. This time, it’s self-styled Chaplain John McTernan. Yesterday he went way off the deep end, which would be easy if he were in lower Manhattan, today, when he blamed Hurricane Sandy on the gays.… [Read more]

Sometimes The Law Works Just Fine

Dharun Ravi

 

Art by Barbara Broido. Visit Barbara’s Doodle Blog for more of her brilliant art and design work.

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“sometimes you gotta walk away and let em grow.”

i hope y’all don’t mind if i get personal for a moment.  and truthfully, i probably shouldn’t write this now because the feelings are so fresh. but alas, here we are.  you’re stuck with me.

the title of this post was actually a tweet that found its way into my timeline yesterday. i’ve used it probably four or five times in the last 24 hours.… [Read more]

The Hubris of Heterosexuality

We're queer. Get fucking used to it.

It’s amazing what people think they can say to you.

“I mean, I don’t accept your lifestyle, but we can still be cool.”

Whatchu mean you don’t accept my lifestyle, but “we” can still be cool?   Who the fuck do you think you are?

I’ve pretty much had it with benevolent acceptance of willful ignorance.  … [Read more]

Rick Perry’s God Problem

Rick Perry got me thinking the other day.  He had an encounter with a fourteen year old bisexual girl that went like this:

“This is about my faith, and I happen to think that there are a whole host of sins, homosexuality being one of them,” Perry said, adding that he himself was “a sinner” so he wouldn’t “be the first one to throw a stone”.[Read more]