Category Archives: Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer issues

Right-Wing Christians Have No Positive Vision for Boys Who Like Dresses, Or For Trans Girls

An article in New York magazine tells the story of nine-year-old Molly, who at an earlier age was known as Mark: At 3, Mark asked to dress for Halloween as Dora the Explorer; his parents bargained him down to Darth … Continue reading

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My Magic Power

I have discovered that I have a magic power. A hospital in my jurisdiction uses a fingerprint scan to permit access to secure areas, like the Emergency Department and the Birthing Area. Last year, before I was out to the … Continue reading

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Against Boycotting Orson Scott Card

There are a lot of boycotts I’d support. But artists shouldn’t be boycotted for their political views. Three quick disclaimers: 1) I think it’s fine if you’re skipping the movie because you don’t want to support a vicious homophobe like … 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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Boy Scouts Vote To Admit Gay Boys, But Not Adults

Ron writes: So National Council passed – 62:38 – a resolution stating that a youth who openly proclaims themselves as homosexual cannot be denied membership in a unit solely on that ground. 1) This actually goes beyond “local option”. Regardless … Continue reading

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Why I Oppose The Petition To Have Orson Scott Card Canned By DC Comics

So DC comics has hired Orson Scott Card, a famous sci-fi author, to write a couple of issues of Superman. Orson Scott Card is also an activist who has said that “gay rights is a collective delusion,” and has called … Continue reading

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Quote: Being Told You’re Innately Defective Is A Form Of Abuse

“People who are told repeatedly that they are innately defective are being abused and traumatized. The cost of conversion therapy to gay men and lesbians may be nothing less than emotional devastation. They may spend years recovering from the trauma … Continue reading

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Professor Regnerus’ Study Seems Deceptive About His Funding Source’s Participation

[Cross-posted on Family Scholars Blog] In his post earlier tonight, Brad Wilcox writes that I “asked about [his] affiliation with the Witherspoon Institute.” The reason I emailed Brad was that I had grown curious about an issue that lgbt-rights blogger … Continue reading

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California Outlaws Therapy To “Cure” Homosexuality In Kids

California is now the first state to outlaw “conversion therapy” — treatments intended to “cure” homosexuality — when practiced on minors. (You can read the bill here). The future of the bill is up in the air, since several right-wing … Continue reading

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Rod Dreher’s Claims of Special Treatment for Homosexuality are False

[This is a response to this post by my friend Elizabeth on Family Scholars.] Far from asking good questions, Rod Dreher’s blog post about the Regnerus study asked leading questions with ugly and false implications. In particular, Dreher claims — … Continue reading

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