Category: Commentary

Will Glee Get Away with Transphobic Remark? Yeah, Probably.

Last night, Fox Network’s show Glee took on the challenge of a Rocky Horror tribute. As a Gleek and a Rocky fan, I was excited to see the show, particularly to get to see who had the great honor of dressing up as Dr. Frankfurter. I was pleasantly surprised by Finn (played by Cory Monteith) dressed up as Brad and playing the awkward, but surprisingly attractive dork we’ve all come to love. Perhaps more surprising was Mike Chang’s (Harry Shum, Jr.) offer to play the famed Dr. Frankfurter.


October 27, 2010 15

Obama, DADT, DOMA and the War on LGBT People.

Lamar Smith (R-TX), a member of the House Judiciary Committee and the U.S. House of Representatives – and my district’s representative – has asked the court to let him, and not the Obama administration’s Department of Justice (DoJ), appeal the ruling in Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. US Dept. of Health and Human Services, et al., striking down key provisions of the unconstitutional Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).


October 15, 2010 0

Tea Party Fires Overtly Bigotted President, Tim Ravndal

I do love a good joke. For example:

“A dentist ran out of anesthetic just before the last extraction for the day was scheduled.

He gave the nurse a very large needle, instructing her to jab it hard into the patient’s butt when the signal was given, so it would take his attention away from the tooth extraction.

It all happened in an instant…”


September 7, 2010 0

The Proper Role of Government is to Protect Equal Rights, not to Ensure Equality

This isn’t part of my usual series on LGBT Lessons for Straight People. It’s my own personal commentary on the Iowa GOP Platform. A while back, Jay posted comments about the Texas GOP Platform. Well, I have news folks. The Republican party is pretty much the same everywhere. And it’s not just “homosexuals” that they want erased. Don’t believe me? Check this out for yourself. I had to restrain myself from publishing the entire document. If you don’t want to keep reading, here’s the summary.


August 6, 2010 1

Equal Rights are Republican Battle Cries

The day after Judge Walker released his decision in the Perry v. Schwarzenegger case declaring bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional under the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses of the constitution, right-wingers around the country began screaming about the will of the people and majority rule (apparently forgetting that their own messiah, George W. Bush, was elected by the Supreme Court of the United States, not the majority of the people).


August 6, 2010 0

Judge Walker: Prop 8 Decision Full Text – Yeah, it’s Unconstitutional

Judge Walker deemed Prop 8 Unconstitutional based upon both the Equal Protection and Due Process clauses of the U.S. Constitution. Here’s the full text of the 136 page decision.


August 4, 2010 2

Texas GOP’er John Cornyn to Attend Gay Fundraiser

John Cornyn, the junior Senator from Texas with a staunchly anti-gay voting record, has announced that he will attend a fundraiser held by the Log Cabin Republicans, whose mission is to support”fairness, freedom, and equality for gay and lesbian Americans.” The Senator is in charge of getting Republicans elected to the U.S. Senate.


July 31, 2010 2

Radical Racist Extremists Infiltrating U.S. Armed Forces – It’s ok… they are straight.

Sometimes, priorities are difficult to establish, particularly when dealing with issues of national security. For example, when airplanes begin crashing into buildings, it’s sometimes difficult to choose between disappointing a room full of school children by not finishing a story or racing to action to defend whatever attack is happening.

A similar sort of decision was faced by the Obama Administration when forced to choose between having well-trained qualified soldiers serving our country or discharging them under the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy.


July 27, 2010 6

NOM Bus Driver Signs Up for Marriage Equality Counter-Protest

So, does everyone know who Louis Marinelli is by now? He’s the National Organization for Marriage’s bus driver/head propagandist during their little 19-state “One Man, One Woman” anti-marriage tour. It’s been going swimmingly for the NOMbies thus far, if his blog is to be believed; which it isn’t.


July 21, 2010 5

Federal Hate Crimes Case Illustrates Christian Myopia

On Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 3:00 p.m., Federal District Court Judge Thomas L. Ludington heard Attorney General Eric Holder’s Motion to Dismiss in the Glenn v. Holder matter. The case is the first court challenge to the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.

To date, the Judge has not entered an Order granting or denying the motion.


July 21, 2010 3