22 July 2014

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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?...
Alan Sues, of Laugh-In, R.I.P.

Alan Sues, of Laugh-In, R.I.P.

If the hippies and lefties of the late 60′s / early 70′s knew that a 20-something gay guy in West Hollywood would one day soon be referring to that time as “a simpler time,” they’d never stop vomiting. Well, that’s what I’m going to talk about today. A simpler time, which doesn’t necessarily mean a...
Hey History!

Hey History!

Gays have had a subjugation closer to that of women than of Blacks and Jews.  AIDS is the closest we’ve come to having an evil befall us that, at least at the outset, was singularly ours.  We’ve been appendix sufferers during a lot of historical calamities and horrors.  During the Holocaust, we were there, just...
Vote 2012: Gay in California

Vote 2012: Gay in California

Trouble’s what we’re in, trouble’s what we’re causing. Each state goes through its own marriage debates, and each one has provided their own dialogue to the heap, but it is California, in my opinion, that has set the tone for gay marriage in America.  New York has emboldened our allies and kicked the hornet’s nest...