It’s happening again.

Remember Prop 8? For me, the wounds are still raw (current status: overturned but implementation stayed; trapped in the appellate process [English: not legal but in effect]). I went to a school that threw its 501(c) out the window in the name of religious zealotry and continues to treat some of its students as second-class. … [Read more…]

On uppity lesbians.

For some reason, usually when I hear about homophobic bigots being homophobically bigoted, they’re doing it against gay men. I have my own theories about why lesbians fly under the radar (girl-on-girl appeals het men, the mere existence of lesbians doesn’t threaten men and who cares if it threatens women, &c.), but no more. The … [Read more…]

“I have a Gay Friend…”

It occurred to me on this morning (and this is what I think about in bed on a Saturday morning [when this post was written] when I should be dreaming) that there is probably an inverse relation between how much you use the term “I have a gay friend” (especially in political conversations) and actually … [Read more…]

OMG, go watch Kings, now.

It’s got it all: atheism, spirituality, god, scifi, and good music!! Hulu’s got the first four eps up right now (and it doesn’t keep them forever), so go catch up. It’s too smart and too well written to stay on the air for long. It’s the story of Kings David and Saul transposed into a … [Read more…]

Fucking Friday: Rape (S.A.A.M.)

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and, to kick things off, I’d like to take issue with the growing prevalence of the word “rape” as a slang synonym for “dominated”, “rocked’, or “killed”. Both I and a friend have recently had Facebook “friends” (which of course could be anyone from a mere acquaintance to a … [Read more…]

Spark: Vermont Approves Civil Marriage

The Vermont Senate, finding (correctly) that Civil Unions for gay couples fall short of providing equal rights, voted overwhelmingly to approve Civil Marriage for gay couples. The matter still has to go before the Vermont House (and since I’m late to this, may already have gone), where it is expected to pass. The margin by … [Read more…]

Sexual Identity & Faith: Growing Up Gay in a Christian Family

This is another lecture that was put on at my school, this time by the ACLU, in response to Prop 8. The California Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments about the Constitutionality of Prop 8 a week from tomorrow. In preparation for that, the local ACLU chapter invited to gay people who grew up in … [Read more…]