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Queer in the Rural Midwest

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On June 24, 2021
As I’ve stated on the grave series, I spent the last week in the lower Midwest, specifically Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kansas. I am going to have a series of posts discussing my time there. For the first one, I just wanted to mention something I saw in the tiny town of Chanute, Kansas. I […]

Fearmongering

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On May 1, 2016

The anti-gay, anti-transgender fearmongering never ends. It might retreat as civil rights and social acceptance is slowly achieved, but there’s always another scare campaign about scary queer pe

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The rise of the gay rights movement to popular acceptance is probably the most amazing political event of my lifetime, perhaps outside of this nation electing an African-American president. Social movements in American history are for the most part SLOW in advancing, with often decades between any positive institutional change. Then there can often be […]

Ireland

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On May 23, 2015

Good job America. The Irish have now passed you in civil rights. Ireland appeared poised on Saturday to become the world’s first nation to approve same-sex marriage by a popular vote, with early vot

Good Job Maryland

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On January 24, 2015
Thanks to an unfortunate combination of factors, Maryland has elected a Republican governor. They are already getting what they asked for. Larry Hogan has already withdrawn from regulations of phosphorous releases from the state’s many poultry farms that protected the Chesapeake Bay from massive pollution. He blocked air pollution regulations that would reduce carbon emissions […]
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