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August 14, 2013
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A World Of Hurt: Gay Bashing Beyond Russia

WARNING: THIS POST INCLUDES IMAGES AND VIDEOS THAT SOME MAY FIND DISTURBING, DEPICTING VIOLENCE AGAINST LGBT PERSONS. The last several days have seen a flood of headlines about Russia’s anti-gay law, the potential consequences for Olympic athletes, and report of … Continue reading

August 1, 2013
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Southern Revival: The Righteous Progressivism of Moral Mondays

For 13 weeks, the North Carolina state house in Raleigh was the focus of “Moral Mondays”  — a progressive movement organized by the state’s NAACP president, Rev. William Barber, in response to what he called North Carolina GOP’s “mean-spirited quadruple … Continue reading

June 14, 2013
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On TV: Talking Breadwinning Women, Immigration, Surrogacy and the Single Dad on “To The Contrary”

Today I had the honor of being one of few men to join the panel on WETA’s “To The Contrary,” with Bonnie Erbe, for a Father’s Day edition of the normally all-female news analysis program. (The show will air later … Continue reading

June 4, 2013
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The New York Times “Room For Debate”: How About A Family Friendly Economy

Late last week, I was invited to be a debater in today’s New York Times “Room for Debate” online discussion. The debate is focused on last week’s news that mothers are now the primary breadwinners in 40 percent of American … Continue reading

June 4, 2013
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The New York Times & Young Black Experience: My Media Week

It’s only Monday, and it’s been an unusual week, in a very good way. Suddenly, I’m in the media. I wasn’t looking for it, and certainly wasn’t expecting it, but two opportunities to write and talk about being a gay … Continue reading

August 23, 2012
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One-Percent Supremacy at the National Review Online

Move over John Derbyshire. Make room for National Review Online columnist Kevin D. Williamson, the latest conservative to astound those of us who naively thought there was little the right-wing could do anymore that would leave us staring in open-mouthed disbelief. … Continue reading

June 1, 2012
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Re-Post: Conscience & Dr. Tiller, Pt. 3

Ed. Note: Jessica Valenti’s post at The Nation alerted me that yesterday was the third anniversary of the assassination of Dr. George Tiller. Valenti asks “What Would George Tiller Do?” about the recent attacks on women’s reproductive freedom. Today is … Continue reading

June 1, 2012
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Re-Post: Conscience & Dr. Tiller, Pt. 2

Ed. Note: Jessica Valenti’s post at The Nation alerted me that yesterday was the third anniversary of the assassination of Dr. George Tiller. Valenti asks “What Would George Tiller Do?” about the recent attacks on women’s reproductive freedom. Today is … Continue reading

June 1, 2012
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Re-Post: Conscience & Dr. Tiller, Pt. 1

Ed. Note: Jessica Valenti’s post at The Nation alerted me that yesterday was the third anniversary of the assassination of Dr. George Tiller. Valenti asks “What Would George Tiller Do?” about the recent attacks on women’s reproductive freedom. Today is … Continue reading

August 17, 2011
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Submissive Wives, Gay Husband & Michelle Bachmann, Pt. 2

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Gay Husbands, Submissive Wives & Michelle Bachmann

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Gay Husbands, Submissive Wives & Michelle Bachmann And, no, this two-part series isn’t about that Bachmann story. It’s not about being the submissive wife of a gay husband, but about … Continue reading

August 16, 2011
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Gay Husbands, Submissive Wives & Michelle Bachmann, Pt. 1

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Gay Husbands, Submissive Wives & Michelle Bachmann

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Gay Husbands, Submissive Wives & Michelle Bachmann Not that it’s going to matter much to Michelle Bachmann… In 2006, Bachmann said her husband had told her to get a post-doctorate … Continue reading