Tag Archives: homophobia

Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Terri and Meghan Eagen-Torkko

Continuing our Ypsi-Arbor expat interview series, today we’re talking with Terri and Meghan Eagen-Torkko, who recently made the decision to leave Ypsilanti for Seattle. MARK: Before we get started, could each of you please state your full name, country of origin, and favorite childhood television program? TERRI: Terri Eagen-Torkko, Wisconsin, Saturday Night Live from the […]

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Wishing Fred Phelps a fond farewell from the newly gay-friendly Great Lakes State

Am I the only one who found it interesting that, within hours of hearing that America’s most infamous homophobe, Fred Phelps, had passed away, that a federal judge ruled that Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional? There’s a certain kind of poetic beauty in that, isn’t there? Congratulations to all of my friends who […]

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NEW IDEAS IN RETAIL: A clothing store for the “certified straight” of Arizona

And, yes, this post is in response to the bullshit legislation coming out of Arizona, which would allow business owners to deny service to those they suspect to be homosexual.

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Michael Sam poised to become the NFL’s first openly gay player… assuming he’s chosen in May’s draft

First-team all-American University of Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam officially came out today. According to Sam, who told his teammates that he was gay at the beginning of last season, he had the sense that his sexual orientation was about to made public, and decided that he’d rather do it himself, on his own terms, […]

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On the rollout of mandatory gay marriage and the assigning of same-sex spouses

I posted something similar on Facebook earlier this evening, and received the following response from a friend, explaining how Obama will likely go about assigning gay spouses. I suspect that she’s kidding, and that she doesn’t really have an inside track on how it will go down, but I found the idea to be interesting… […]

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