Category Archives: Homophobic zaniness/more LGBTQ issues

New Comic Strip: “If It Looks Like A Duck”

I have a new comic up at The Nib today! This is a very unusual comic strip for me – it’s autobio, a genre I almost never do. It’s about what happened to me when I took a job playing … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Think of the Children!

This cartoon was written and colored by Barry Deutsch, and drawn by Becky Hawkins. Transcript Panel 1 CAPTION: 1940 A man in a suit and hat is speaking loudly to a crowd of people watching him. He is holding out … Continue reading

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Trans People: Still Using Bathrooms, Still Not Assaulting Cis People In Them

Recently, in another thread, RonF offered an opinion on trans people using bathrooms. I wrote a reply, and then decided that it was too far off-topic for that comment thread. So here it is in its own post. RonF: But … Continue reading

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UPDATE: The Kim Davis Letter IS DEFINITELY A Fake

UPDATE 2: SamC in comments provided this link. The Kim Davis letter, and the associated Twitter account, is definitely a fake. Apologies to everyone reading (and also to Mrs. Davis, if she ever runs across this post, which is happily … Continue reading

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A Lesbian Who Should Not Have Been Fired, And A County Clerk Who Should Be

Both these stories have, I think, the same moral: You have a right to be a bigot, but not on the taxpayer’s dime. Catholic School Teacher Suddenly Fired After Parents Find Out About Her Wife Of 8 Years Margie Winters, … Continue reading

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Red Pills and Ants

Recent events at a blog that rhymes with Shmetal-Moptimized reminded me of the existence of sociobiology and of people who imagine that human beings – and ants and bonobos and every other species — are driven primarily by biological imperatives, … Continue reading

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South Carolina Conservatives Want To Punish University For Assigning Critically-Acclaimed Lesbian Graphic Novel

From the New York Times: Although the troubles have intensified this semester, they began when the college announced “Fun Home,” a memoir with themes that include sexual orientation, as the selection for a voluntary book experience last fall. For $52,000, … Continue reading

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Panti Bliss Lectures About Being Lectured About What Is Not Homophobia

Drag queen performer and “accidental and occasional gay rights activist” Rory O’Neill, aka Panti Bliss, gave a wonderful speech. It’s worth listening to the whole thing (about ten minutes), or at least reading through the transcript. ) Here’s my favorite … Continue reading

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Seven Points Regarding The Phil Robertson Kerfuffle

If you’re not already familiar with the Phil Robertson controversy, well, let me try to sum it up in one sentence: Phil Robertson, a long-bearded dude from a hugely successful A&E reality show makes racist and homophobic comments during a … Continue reading

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Stand-Up Comedy, Rape Jokes, and the Word “Faggot”

The New York Times quotes Sarah Silverman: “I need more rape jokes,” she shouted nasally before letting her fans in on what she called a comedy secret, that such jokes are actually not so “edgy” after all. “Who’s going to … Continue reading

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