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An Ivory Response to an Ebony Frustration

Dear Ms. Mannie, I found your piece for the Daily Mississippian, shared widely by TIME here, to be both thought-provoking and more nuanced than many of the responses have allowed.  I also believe the importance of various minority subcultures to be … 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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Michael Sam, Sportsball and Me

I’ll be honest.  I am not a fan of football.  So much so that to the amusement and often the irritation of my friends, I regularly refer to it as “sportsball” to proclaim proudly my ignorance and disinterest. Football and … Continue reading

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The Trouble with “Tranny”

Actress Gabourey Sidibe made headlines today for an interview with Arsenio Hall where she repeatedly used the word “tranny”.  You can see the video, the reporting and her subsequent apology here.  It was quickly picked up by social media and the … Continue reading

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What’s the T? I Honestly Don’t Know

LGBT.  It is so common as a part of a title, organization or event that it has truly become its own word.  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender.  That’s what it’s supposed to mean, but often it is used interchangeably with … Continue reading

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The Great Duck Dynasty Debate

As everyone with a computer or cellphone knows, Phil Robertson has been suspended from appearing in the A&E series Duck Dynasty as a result of anti-LGBT statements he made in an interview with GQ magazine.  The explosive response to the … Continue reading

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“Fag” – The Word Blame Game

Once again there is a media frenzy surrounding the use of a minority buzz word as the result of Alec Baldwin’s most recent public lunacy, though it has been discussed in reference to a number of other uses lately including … Continue reading

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Film Festival Adventures – Philadelphia

I produced and acted in a film at the beginning of this year called Southern Baptist Sissies, we completed the film in June and had the world premiere to a sold out crowd at the Outfest film festival in Los … 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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