Alysia Abbott discusses craft and love in her new memoir, Fairyland, set in the ’70s and ’80s during the AIDS crisis in San Francisco....more
Posts Tagged: homophobia
“I am strong. Could I really have any other name?”...more
The future is coming, it is coming for everyone in this story. Someday that cop will turn on his TV and see the first black president, the first president who looks like he does, say that he thinks couples like me and Dee ought to be able to marry if we want to. Which probably means we ought to be able to kiss....more
Writer and activist Joseph Huff-Hannon discusses Gay Propaganda: Russian Love Stories, an oral history collaboration with journalist Masha Gessen and a look at the human rights crisis currently affecting Russia’s LGBT population....more
So there you have it. It’s my belief, based on everything that happened over the course of 2012, that I was fired by Mike Priefer, a bigot who didn’t agree with the cause I was working for, and two cowards, Leslie Frazier and Rick Spielman…
If Fantasy Football for Poets were still going, it would definitely be covering the story of Chris Kluwe, the Minnesota Vikings punter who was just let go for, he believes, being an outspoken advocate of same-sex marriage rights....more
With the recent announcements of two male gay professional athletes, there has been a general feeling of widening acceptance for the LGBT community.
But, just as the election of a black president does not mean the end of racism, these two cases of acceptance do not mean the end of homophobia....more
“You have a demon inside of you that is making you gay,” she stammered quietly. “I know because I used to have a demon that gave me a gluten intolerance. But then I, uh, prayed and God cast it out.”...more
“Homophobic language isn’t always meant to be hurtful, but how often do we use it without thinking?
So asks NoHomophobes.com, a website “designed as a social mirror to show the prevalence of casual homophobia in our society.” The site tracks, in real-time, the Twitter usage of the terms “faggot,” “dyke,” “no homo,” and “so gay.” Last week, the word “faggot” was tweeted a depressing 218,946 times....more