Category Archives: Politics

White People and the Bigger Ferguson Picture

The events that are occurring in Ferguson are important to all of us.  Not should be.  Are.  The very least we can do as allies is stay informed as events move forward.  If you have not been following along, start … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Michele Bachmann

Michele Bachmann suggested that the gay community is bullying Americans and politicians.  You can read the full article and hear the clip for yourself here. This is my response. Dear Michele Bachmann, I would like to provide you with a definition of … Continue reading

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The Real Victory in Arizona

This evening Governor Jan Brewer vetoed SB 1062 and ended the journey of a piece of legislation designed to enshrine the ability to discriminate against the LGBT community under the guise of religious freedom.  The viral attention the passing of … Continue reading

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Exploiting Extremists

We have a problem in the modern debate on – well, basically everything.  In a world where we’ve given everyone a multitude of platforms to express every random opinion on any and every event, issue and discussion, we’ve become enamored … Continue reading

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Gaily Forward to the Sochi Olympics

There is an awesome amount of attention being drawn to the horrific events that are resulting from Russia’s most recent anti-LGBT legislation.  Publicized as protecting children, it is providing cover and government approval for persecution of gays of all ages. … Continue reading

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The Arrival of Inevitability

As I walked to get coffee this morning, the strangest thing happened – my eyes started leaking.  Like they were broken or something.  I worried for a moment I needed to head for the doctor, because it didn’t really make … Continue reading

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The L Word High School

A lesbian relationship between two high school students is making national headlines as Kaitlyn Hunt, now eighteen, has been charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious battery of a child age 12 to 16.  The younger girl’s parents notified … Continue reading

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What Jason Collins Means To Me

Beyond sharing a last name, Jason Collins and I could not have less in common.  He’s a seven-foot tall African-American professional basketball player and I weigh 130 pounds soaking wet, regularly refer to any iteration of team sports as “sportsball” … Continue reading

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“For the people” But Against 90% of Them

I cannot think of a more horrifyingly tragic example of the failure of representational government than the failed Senate vote today on the background check amendment to the proposed gun control legislation. The idea is supposed to be simple.  We … Continue reading

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The Wrong Side of History

We as a nation, a culture and a society are in the early stages of the climax of the long journey on LGBT civil rights.  The denouement will last for years or decades as it has for the civil rights of … Continue reading

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