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Larry Craig, Weapons of Mass Distraction, and Lesbian Public Sex

So Larry Craig is now reconsidering his earlier decision to resign, in the midst of a "sex scandal" that contains no sex at all. We queers seem to agree that the Craig exposure is about the hypocrisy and self-loathing that makes people like him make homophobic comments and policies about us while wrestling with their inner demons in public restrooms.

Food Pantry Shortages: What’s the Real Story? [24 December, 2007]

One of the big stories this season is unrelated to shopping or entertainment: food pantries across the country are facing drastic shortages in items donated from the agricultural industry.  This means that more people who depend on food pantries will go hungry this year.  One simple set of numbers drove the point home: donations to food pantries are down 30% while demand is up 40%

Equal Rep.com/Nation-Wide Campaign to Create a New Secretary of GLBT Affairs. Or, How To Silence Queers and Still Love the Idea

Oh, this is too amusing for words.

Following, perhaps, on the heels of Mary Frances Berry’s idea that we should just dump the Commission on Civil Rights in favour of a new organisation that will focus first on, yup, you guessed it, GLT (no B, no Q) issues comes this new group that you can find on Facebook.

Class in Drag or Who’s Middle Class Anyway?: Sarah Palin, Joe Sixpack, and Main Street [5 October, 2008]

I watched Sarah Palin on Thursday night with my fingernails digging into my hands.  Joe Biden must have remembered the fuss over Al Gore’s sighs during the latter’s debate with George Bush, because he showed restraint even as Palin consistently refused to answer critical questions on issues like health care.

And the Winner Is...Gay Marriage! Or: Why Milkand Sean Penn’s Acceptance Speech Do not Equal the Need for Gay Marriage [23 Febru

As expected, Milk received major 2008 Oscar awards, including the one for Best Original Screenplay (Dustin Lance Black) and Best Actor (Sean Penn).

And, as I expected, the success of Milk has become, in a bizarre fashion, some kind of emblem for the continued success of the gay marriage movement.

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