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]
For many same-sex couples across the country, the dream of one day wedding their partners was realized when individual states started legalizing gay marriage. Even more couples celebrated when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act.
But the honeymoon has to end sometime. And many same-sex couples are starting to consider what approximately half of all married couples eventually face: Breaking up.… [Read more]
“What if your son is gay?”
Most people just chuckle uncomfortably when my son tells them about his love of princesses and tiaras and all things “fancy”. But some rude people actually ask me this question outright. What if your son is gay?
Usually I just shrug my shoulders and say, “then he is.”
But the answer isn’t really that simple, is it?… [Read more]
Given all of the social unrest we’ve witnessed both domestically and abroad, this week’s “Say It In Song” pick is a 1978 Bruce Springsteen hit from his album “Darkness on the Edge of Town”: Streets of Fire.
This is dedicated to all of those people who walk streets of fire to protest against broken promises made by elected officials.… [Read more]
For those who don’t know, May 22nd of each year is the day celebrated in loving memory of Harvey Milk, the gay rights activist who was murdered in 1978. Organised by the Harvey Milk Foundation, the day is meant to honour the accomplishments of Mr. Milk, a New York-born California politician who became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in that state when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.… [Read more]
Much progress towards full LGBT rights was achieved last year; marriage equality was won in several states, bringing the total to nine (Maryland, Iowa, Maine, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Washington — as well as the District of Columbia). Additionally, a hate crimes law was enacted, “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” ended and, for the first time ever, a sitting President stated his full support for marriage equality and instructed the Department of Justice to stop defending the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which was enacted in 1996.… [Read more]
More history has been reported during tonight’s election results. In addition to Elizabeth Warren’s Senate win in Massachusetts which makes her the first female senator from Massachusetts, Tammy Baldwin won the Wisconsin Senate race which makes her the first openly gay senator.
Ms. Baldwin is considered to be one of the most liberal candidates to run for office this season.… [Read more]
We all grew-up tossing coins into the ubiquitous Salvation Army kettles around Christmas time and shoving our old clothes into their boxes. They rang their bells and cheered us with their brass ensembles, but what does The Salvation Army do with the money we give them and the profits they make from their various enterprises, such as their surplus used clothing business?… [Read more]
See how things get started?…
A former GOP operative turned activist for the release of former Democratic Alabama Governor Don Siegelman alleges that “The Architect” — Karl Rove — is picking out pretty little soaps for the guest bath with his latest boy toy, a skeezy little ex-convict named Ali A. Akbar.
In a letter published in a blog called “The Legal Schnauzer” (which is not exactly Time Magazine — but they have a copy of her letter) Dana Jill Simpson, a Rainsville, Alabama lawyer and former GOP operative who has appeared on “60 Minutes”, writes about how Rove … [Read more]
Fantasyland is where suspension of reality is reality. Whether you engage it – pop its g-string and tip it, or you dream it – seeing Idris Elba’s face giving you the business, instead of that bamma, Clyde, that you married, Fantasyland is your mind’s playground. Where wonderment can freely roam.
I was at a drag show recently and there may be no greater suspension of reality anywhere than that which exists at drag shows.… [Read more]
Welcome to the light of fairness and equality, David Blankenhorn! As the founder and president of the Institute for American Values, and the author of “Fatherless America: Confronting Our Most Urgent Social Problem“ and “The Future of Marriage,” Mr. Blankenhorn has long been an active opponent of marriage equality…and he’s had a change of mind; he’s taking a leap into the future.… [Read more]
A funny thing happens every June. It’s akin to a seasonal awakening, a biological imperative. Just as the birds fly south for the winter and the flowers spring to life in May, the gays begin to sprinkle out of their slumber. At first, it starts with a smattering; a gay guy here, a gay girl there.… [Read more]
The epic battle between reality and delusion rages on in Utah these days. Most recently, parents and school administrators in Davis County (largely considered a suburb of Salt Lake City) voted to put another storybook for children depicting families with gay parents as “normal” in the objectionable category. In a 6-1 vote, a district-level committee comprised of parents, educators and administrators decided to move In Our Mothers’ House … [Read more]
North Carolina‘s “Reverend” Charles Worley is the horse’s arse who wants to confine homesexual human beings in concentration camps — behind electric fences, with food air-dropped so that, over time gays will “die out because they can’t reproduce.” Ah…you men of the cloth!
We suppose he thinks that is what Jesus would want us to do…
North Carolina’s bigots were most likely quite proud of themselves as they engaged in their own form of gay bashing this week. Amendment 1 passed; those who are fearful that the sanctity of marriage would have been destroyed may rest easy now that the ban on gay marriage has passed.
So, North Carolina, is it true that the last time you amended your constitution was to ban interracial marriage? … [Read more]
The internet has been on fire since Wednesday’s announcement that President Obama supports marriage equality. I’ve received several IMs, texts and email messages cheering the news, with several friends and family members pointing out that I must be so elated over this development. Actually, I don’t really give a shit.… [Read more]