In an online discussion forum, a respected activist recently lamented the decentralization of gay community advocacy. He made a powerful case that we would be better off if our efforts were more regimented and unified.
Marriage: The Writing Is On The Barn Wall
Only ten years ago, it looked like gay people would not be able to marry until the cows came home.
Anything But Straight: For Better or Worse
It turns out that a few Democrats in the New York state senate are floating the idea of backtracking on marriage equality. All I can say is “forget about it.”
Anything But Straight: An Extraordinary Month
Inside the trenches of culture war combat, it is often difficult to see who is winning the conflict. The recurring recriminations, stale rhetoric and finger pointing proclamations often leave one feeling as if we are in a perpetual stalemate. But in the past couple of weeks, dare I say, strong […]
Anything But Straight: The Week In Review
I told a few friends that I was going to the annual Winter Party in Miami Beach, and by their strong reactions you might have thought I announced I was going to an Al Qaeda meeting.
Nicholas F. Benton: Gay Marriage D
Time traveling back 40 or 50 years in my mind, I found the scene in front of me very familiar. The debate last week on gay marriage, in particular the amendment question on the Virginia ballot next Tuesday, could just as readily been a debate on integration in 1957, or […]