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

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

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Free speech, censorship, copyright law, etc., Homophobic zaniness/more LGBTQ issues, Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer issues | Comments Off  

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

Posted in Homophobic zaniness/more LGBTQ issues, Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer issues | Comments Off  

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

Posted in Grace's Trans Resource Series, Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer issues, Transsexual and Transgender related issues, Uncategorized, Writing | Comments Off  

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

Posted in Free speech, censorship, copyright law, etc., Homophobic zaniness/more LGBTQ issues, In the news, Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer issues, Race, racism and related issues | Comments Off  

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

Posted in Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer issues, Transsexual and Transgender related issues | Comments Off  

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

Posted in Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer issues, Same-Sex Marriage, Transsexual and Transgender related issues | Comments Off  

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

Posted in Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer issues | Comments Off  

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

Posted in Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer issues, Transsexual and Transgender related issues | Comments Off  

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

Posted in Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer issues, Transsexual and Transgender related issues, Uncategorized | Comments Off  

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

Posted in Free speech, censorship, copyright law, etc., Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer issues | Comments Off