Tag Archives: the gay

“The Best 10 Ways to Keep Your Older White Relatives from the Polls Come November 8”

I know it’s kind of anti-democratic, but I’ve started work on a new project that I think has a lot of potential. I’m putting together a list of “The Best 10 Ways to Keep Your Older White Relatives from the Polls Come November 8.” I know I can do better, but here’s what I’ve come […]

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The gay rape gang that never existed, and how it spread through fundamentalist Christian social media

Earlier in the week, in a response to something that I’d written about Michigan’s “License to Discriminate” legislation having passed the House, a reader by the name of EOS posted a link to a ridiculous video intended to demonstrate, if I understood it correctly, that gay people can, when pushed, be just as intolerant as […]

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A message from the gay men and women of Michigan

I should add that this wasn’t something that the gay men and women of Michigan asked for me to post on their behalf. I did’t receive a frantic call in the middle of the night from an anonymous member of the LGBTQ community, begging for me to issue a statement on their behalf. Still, though, […]

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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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Hate speech, or the work of a gay hobo… You decide

The paint, or chalk, or whatever it was, is almost gone now, but, a week or so ago, someone wrote “LGBT” on the sidewalk in front of my house. I’m still not sure what to make it of it, but here are a few theories that I’ve considered, starting with ones that I think are […]

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