27 November 2014

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A North Carolina Father Experiences a Crisis of Faith

A North Carolina Father Experiences a Crisis of Faith

Thank the Lord, this fine state passed Amendment One. Gays never could get married here anyway, but… I just wanted to make extra sure they couldn’t, y’know? My marriage is finally safe from this marauding band of gay bandits! I’m a little worried about Seth lately. Sure, he’s only seven, but he likes putting on...
Queer History vs. Black History

Queer History vs. Black History

“I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.” — Booker T. Washington Booker T. Washington was a black civil rights pioneer, but I’m going to talk about LGBT civil rights. Is it appropriate to compare gay civil rights to black civil rights? No. Is it natural to compare them?...
Mitt Romney's Father Was Better Than His Son

Mitt Romney’s Father Was Better Than His Son

Stumbled across an interesting artifact the other day concerning George Romney, father of the not-official-yet-but-who-are-we-kidding Republican nominee Mitt Romney.  George Romney has come up a couple of times in this campaign, mostly when Mitt was stumping in his home state of Michigan.  What I saw was a letter sent to George (in 1964, when he...
Keep It Sassy, Keep It Classy, Keep It Gay

Keep It Sassy, Keep It Classy, Keep It Gay

It’s a slow day for news.  You can always tell so when news orgs are running stories on which mini celebrity said what bad thing about gay people. For example, Manny Pacquiao, a boxer or a wrestler or whatever, said he doesn’t support gay marriage.  “Whoopdie-shit,” says I.  This isn’t news.  I can’t believe you...
¡Amigos Ultimos!

¡Amigos Ultimos!

Last week, I experienced a rush of shameful joy in the prison sentencing of two former New York senators.  These guys are two of the few Democrats who “voted their conscience” to block gay marriage rights in 2009.  In fact, they voted their consciences on this so hard that they had virtually no conscience left...
'One Million Moms' Gets a Mother's Day Gift

‘One Million Moms’ Gets a Mother’s Day Gift

What did you get your mom for Mother’s Day? Whatever it is, it don’t hold a candle to the gift ABC gave the anti-gay group “One Million Moms”:  delusions of grandeur. The radical group (and I mean “far right” radical, not “Gushers commercial” radical) has been calling for the destruction of ABC’s mildly rated hot...
Vote 2012: Gay Marriage Battleground

Vote 2012: Gay Marriage Battleground

North Carolina, Maggie Gallagher smiles at your misery today, and that is unacceptable.
Tales From the Closet!

Tales From the Closet!

Today is a day for schadenfreude!  With Amendment 1 in North Carolina stipping LGBT folk of what pitiful few rights they had left, I think it is appropriate to spend today looking at consequences of similar shit situations. Pull your chair close, children, and listen to a tale of two corrupt men who are currently...
Amendment 1: The South Will Rise Above

Amendment 1: The South Will Rise Above

The South gets a bad rap.  It’s easy to say that the South is a place of intolerance.  I choose to say that the South is a place that is just extra tolerant of the past.  The South has got a troublesome permanent record: low literacy, last to allow interracial marriage, no states that have...
Actors Assemble!: FILM REVIEW

Actors Assemble!: FILM REVIEW

PART ONE!: In which Adam reviews The Avengers

PART TWO!: In which Adam reviews the marketing campaign for The Avengers

LA Playlist

LA Playlist

I want to talk about reputation.  The new superhero fuckfest The Avengers is Hulk-smashing its way into your attention span this weekend whether you want it to or not.  While reviews so far have been glowing, reviews of the music score have been less so. Behold, score and cover art font genericness! After listening to this,...
I (PUNCH) Broadway!

I (PUNCH) Broadway!

I saw my very first Broadway musical on Broadway!  Light the lights, because Michael and I went to see the beloved Mary Poppins musical, which has been in operation since 2004!  And like the American army into World War II, we happened upon the Holocaust way too late.  That was a fucking mess of theatre. It’s...