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Chris Hall, Monday, October 11, 2010 - 11:48am
If you're a bank or a school, today is Columbus Day, which celebrates the day hundreds of years ago when Christopher Columbus came across the American continent thinking it was India. For the rest...
Simon Sheppard, Friday, October 8, 2010 - 3:21pm
I guess a lot of us hanker to be around to witness a cosmic turning point in history. That would explain why, for a good 2,000 years, Christians have been saying, "Today is the first day of the End...
Greta Christina, Friday, October 8, 2010 - 12:10pm
Well, my goodness. Things certainly have changed since I was a girl. And thank God for it. This, more than anything else, was what kept drifting into my mind when I saw Howl, the new film...
Simon Sheppard, Monday, October 4, 2010 - 8:00am
Sorry to be a buzzkill, but sometimes it's hard to be witty, or snarky, or much of anything but sad. And it's been a depressing, deadly month. See, this gay kid named Asher Brown, tired of...
Simon Sheppard, Monday, September 27, 2010 - 8:55am
It's not that I'm hopelessly nostalgic for the 1960s—sorry, aging Deadheads, but I got rid of my last tie-dyed T-shirt long ago. (Though I do have a fetching Nehru-collared day-glo paisley shirt I...
Chris Hall, Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 4:02pm
Seattle-based advice columnist and writer Dan Savage joined anti-bullying efforts this week by launching a YouTube channel dedicated to hosting videos that tell LGBT youth that "It gets better."...
Arielle Loren, Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 12:36pm
In popular culture, the stereotype of black men continues to resemble the Big Bad Wolf. Imagine a black man. What do you most likely see? He's tall, muscular, uber-masculine, darker in skin...
Simon Sheppard, Monday, September 20, 2010 - 9:07am
Well, well, well. It comes as no surprise that the Director of Issues Analysis of the frothingly anti-queer American Family Association, one Bryan Fischer, hates Muslims, as well. Well, not "...
Midori, Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 10:52am
What do you see when you look at the world through the eyes of another gender? What’s revealed in the process of shifting between the masculine, feminine or all the other gender variants? With many...
Simon Sheppard, Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 2:30pm
No upstanding white leftist guy wants to call a middle-aged black woman an asshole, at least not publicly, but…well…. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther, had this to say when she recently...
Charles Gatewood, Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 12:07pm
Back in New York after shooting Mardi Gras, I got a call from Trixie, a six-foot drag queen (and fellow New Yorker) I'd photographed on Bourbon street. "You invited me to your studio,...
Arielle Loren, Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 12:16pm
Things have changed. The beloved hip hop of the eighties has gone on to inspire a new generation of music, affectionately calling itself by the iconic genre’s name, but truly a musical genus with...
Simon Sheppard, Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 10:13am
Back in the W. Days, President Bush had no problem coming up with a simple—not to say simple-minded—reason why Islamic militants were jihading against us virtuous 'Murricans: They hate us for our...
Charles Gatewood, Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 11:51am
I learned a lot about homosexual culture by reading C.A. Tripp's book, The Homosexual Matrix. I was especially interested in Tripp's ideas about the nature of sexual arousal. Erotic...
Theresa, Monday, August 30, 2010 - 12:16pm
Too often, senior citizens in the U.S. experience both physical and emotional indignities. Neglect and elder abuse are topics of great concern for healthcare professionals and social workers, but...
Simon Sheppard, Monday, August 30, 2010 - 7:00am
No, I'm not Shirley Sherrod, not anything like her. I don't work for the Department of Agriculture; I write porn. I'm a queer secular Jew, not a religious black woman. My dad wasn't killed by...
Simon Sheppard, Monday, August 23, 2010 - 9:49am
Yes, as we ruefully all know, there's a hardy streak of anti-intellectualism in American life. Still, those anti-gay-marriage folks seem to be hell-bent on proving it past reasonable doubt. After...
Simon Sheppard, Monday, August 16, 2010 - 10:16am
I've always been a tad suspicious of secretly queer homophobes who get outed, only to then morph, hey presto, into crusaders for gay rights. Take Roy Ashburn, for instance. As we all no doubt...
Simon Sheppard, Monday, August 9, 2010 - 10:55am
Way back over a half-year ago, when I started writing for CarnalNation, my very first column, "Marriage, Shmarriage," bemoaned the queer movement's glorification of the bourgeois model of...