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.
Anything But Straight: Beauty Queen Vs. Bitchy Queen
The Miss USA contest began as a beauty contest and ended up as a mud bath. The theatrics started when celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, who was a pageant judge, asked Miss California, Carrie Prejean, if she supported marriage equality.
Nicholas F. Benton: Tea Bags, 2M4M & Susan Boyle
The thousands of Americans who engaged in exhibitions of public teabagging yesterday, a.k.a. rallies emulating the anti-tax Boston Tea Party, cheered on by Fox News and CNBC throughout the day, constitute the Republican Party’s worst nightmare.
Anything But Straight: Words That Kill
It’s been a heady couple of weeks for gay activists and it keeps getting better.
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: Love & Hate Compete for an Audience
It is an odd time to be gay in America. Whether you are celebrated or despised depends on where you stand at any given moment.
Anything But Straight: The Changing Face of the GOP
It would be wrong to say that the majority of Republicans are racist. But, it is fair to say that racists have comfortably nested in the GOP for quite some time.
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: The Big Day
I was up early to vote in Brooklyn Heights, and stood in a long line to cast my ballot.
Our Man in Arlington
Two Saturdays ago, Jean and I attended a joyous event – the 25th anniversary celebration of the joining together of Jay Fissette and Bob Rosen.