Archive for the 'LGBTQ' Category

CAN’T MOVE A PROTEST…? MOVE THE PROTESTED…

September 8th, 2016

The saga of Colin Kaepernick continues with the decision by the owners of the Washington Spirits—Washington’s National Women’s Soccer League team—to move the singing of the Star Spangled Banner so that Olympic gold medalist and Seattle Reign midfielder/winger Megan Rapinoe could not take a knee a second time in protest of inequality and xenophobia in […]

MANIPULATORS & DEPICTERS OF MORAL PROBLEMS…

September 1st, 2016

The Paris Review: “The Art Of Fiction No. 8” with Ralph Ellison. ELLISON: You know, I’m still thinking of your question about the use of Negro experience [How representative of the American nation would you say Negro folklore is?] as material for fiction. One function of serious literature is to deal with the moral core […]

FAIR WINDS TO THE USNS HARVEY MILK (T-AO 206)…

July 29th, 2016

The United States Navy is poised to honor gay rights activist and the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, San Francisco City Supervisor Harvey Milk by naming the second ship in the John Lewis class, T-AO 206, the USNS Harvey Milk. According to Sam LaGrone, writing for the U.S. […]

SAUSAGE FROM THE MEAT GRINDER…

July 24th, 2016

UPDATE: BOY SCOUTS OUTSOURCING PREJUDICE…

July 30th, 2015

I wrote on Tuesday that the latest move by the Boy Scouts of America national organization was nothing but a legal-team-inspired exercise in butt covering. Brad Hoylman, writing in The Boy Scouts won’t discriminate against gay men — but their affiliates will for The Guardian agrees: Segregation is at its most insidious when it is […]

BOY SCOUTS COVERS BUTT, CHANGES NOTHING…

July 28th, 2015

Three years ago I returned my Eagle Medal to the Boy Scouts of America in protest over the organizations dishonorable stance against gay scouts and scout leaders. Two years ago the ban on gay scouts was lifted and yesterday, the national organization announced that the Boys Scouts of America would no longer ban gay leaders. […]

RELIGIOUS WRONG LOSING HATE CAMPAIGN…

April 4th, 2015

Hating the sin but loving the sinner still brands you as a hater and increasingly makes you irrelevant in any political discussion in the United States of America. The latest stealth campaign from the religious wrong to banish members of the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender-Questioning community from political and social commerce is falling flat despite the best efforts […]