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UPDATES: The Omnibus Edition

 

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It’s been a few weeks since I posted a new update here.  That’s not because I’ve haven’t been producing work but, ironically, because I’ve been so busy with writing, deadlines, and interviews that it’s been hard to keep up with my regular updates.

 



And so I give you this Omnibus edition, starting with some notices about where I’ll be presenting in the next few weeks (one in the flesh, the others via skype). Following those are updates on my writing, which include some of my favourites in the last few yearsa piece on shit, yes, shit, some really interesting author interviews and book reviews, some interviews in the press following the Illinois marriage decision, and some truly lovely praise for my writing which has left me speechless and emotional. Read more below.

 

Illinoi's Gay Marriage Disaster: An Autopsy

June 19, 2013

An excerpt:

To ask who was to blame is the easier task, but to understand what happened yields a more complicated picture about not just the failure of mainstream Chicago gays but the failure of the nation-wide marriage campaign.

 

Gay Marriage's Economic Underside

March 26, 2013

The Supreme Court takes up gay marriage this week.  Utterly incapable of understanding or relaying nuance, mainstream media continue with their myopic portrayal of all this as a battle between the goodies and the baddies.  Here, sweet, sad gays who just want to express their love are pitted against evil meanie Rightwing fundamentalists skewering gays and their children for breakfast.

This picture erases the complicated matter of what will happen if the gays win or lose.  We're screwed either way, no matter the outcome.  

The Politics of Storytelling

June 19, 2012

We are not connected by the truth or universality of our experiences because our experiences are not universal.  Instead, we are connected by the systemic links between the oppressions that grind us down.

Gay Marriage Hurts My Breasts

Gay marriage is supposed to help my breasts. The gay marriage movement, in its relentless search for rationales for what is inherently a conservative movement around “normalcy” and acceptance, often makes the case that healthcare is a primary reason to make it legal. In the process, it has created a climate where the most progressive/lefty people, gay and straight, fail to see that healthcare is an economic matter and something that should go to everyone, regardless of their marital status.

Against Equality in Australia!

 

Against Equality was invited to participate in the "After Homosexual: The Legacies of Gay Liberation" conference in Melbourne, Australia.  The two-day conference begins on February 3, and Ryan Conrad is flying there as you read this. 

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