In knee-jerk, archetypical fashion, a big, bullying newscaster threatened to punch out a homosexual in front of live TV cameras in Northern Virginia last week.
Anything But Straight: Jamaica: A Killer Vacation
This week, I joined San Francisco organizer Michael Petrelis and Box Turtle Bulletin editor Jim Burroway in launching an international boycott against Jamaica (www.boycottJamaica.org). While the island appears laid back, gays are under attack.
Anything But Straight: ‘Ex-Gays’ and Ex-Republicans
The first thing that struck me about the Republican National Convention in St. Paul was the stunning lack of diversity.
Congressman Jim Moran’s News Commentary
Congress held the first hearing last week on the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy since it was enacted in 1993. As you may know the law, signed by President Clinton, was the compromise reached after attempts failed to end the ban on gays and lesbians from serving in the […]
Anything But Straight: I’m Having Nunn Of It
When former Sen. Sam Nunn (D-GA) endorsed Barack Obama in April and announced he would serve as a national security advisor, pundits naturally began speculating on his vice presidential prospects. The argument in favor of Nunn is that he is a former Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, which would […]
Anything But Straight: The Bible Without Bile
No matter who wins the presidential election, it is quite clear that the big loser in campaign 08 is religion. By far, the most strident political voices have come from renegade reverends that seem a bit hot under the collar. These cantankerous characters (or caricatures) have transformed their houses of […]
Anything But Straight: Standing Up to the Stand-Up Comics
It was business as usual when Tonight Show host Jay Leno asked his guest, Ryan Phillippe, to give his “gayest look” because he once played a gay character on the soap opera “One Life to Live.”
Pro-Gays, Anti-Gays Face Off At F.C. Fall Festival Saturday
As the Fall Festival and Taste of Falls Church combined under sunny skies to produce the largest turnout in the history of either event outside the Falls Church Community Center Saturday, two organizations with opposite messages were there, with one reacting in a decidedly unfriendly way.
Anything But Straight: PFOX Cried Wolf
It was the oddest event in my fifteen-year activism career.
Anything But Straight: Putting Lies To The Test
Last week, I wrote about Warren “Dr. Blog” Throckmorton an unlicensed psychologist from a small Christian school in Pennsylvania. He has written no books, produced no noteworthy studies and his main claim to fame is his online diary, where he kvetches about real researchers who have actually stepped foot in […]