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

Living While Trans — Snapshots of Daily Corrosion

Not too long ago, Autumn Sandeen wrote about an experience she had trying to get a consumer discount she qualified for.  Sandeen is a career Navy veteran.  She’s the real deal, when it comes to standing up for herself and … Continue reading

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The Gunshot Hit Archie Where?

Despite the illustration, I presume the fatal shot hit him on the nose. From People Magazine: Archie Andrews Will Die Taking A Bullet For His Gay Best Friend. The famous freckle-faced comic book icon is meeting his demise in Wednesday’s … Continue reading

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South Carolina “Fun Home” Censorship Update

(To listen to the best bit, I’d recommend advancing to the 17 minute mark.) After the South Carolina House passed a bill cutting $52,000 from the College of Charleston for including Alison Bechdel’s memoir Fun Home in a campus reading … 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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Pre-transition Pronouns: Some Guiding Thoughts

A dear cousin of mine, a feminist who was very vocal when I was growing up, did me the courtesy of asking me a question which I paraphrase thus: Thinking of you as Grace is easy enough now, but how … 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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John vs Jon: Culhane Rebuts Rauch On “Gay Victimhood”

Be sure to read John Culhane’s superb response to Jonathan Rauch’s anti-ENDA Time piece. There’s a lot that Culhane wrote that I’m kicking myself for not thinking of in my post, especially this observation: It’s telling, too, that Rauch uses … Continue reading

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Contra Jon Rauch, ENDA and Marriage Equality Are Different Aspects Of The Same Fight

In “The End Of Gay Victimhood,” Jon Rauch divides gay rights laws into youthful, strong, responsible laws – i.e., marriage equality – and old, weak, victimhood laws – i..e, anti-discrimination law. Consider an odd juxtaposition. Same-sex marriage remains controversial, supported … Continue reading

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The Many Faces Of Brad Wilcox: Instigator, Administrator, Paid Consultant, And Peer Reviewer Of The Same Study

Incredibly, it appears that one of the anonymous peer reviewers of the Regnerus study, was Professor Brad Wilcox, who was involved in the study at every level. I’m amazed I haven’t seen more people talking about this revelation in Inside … Continue reading

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