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Learning from Our Elder Activists

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On December 18, 2016
Michelle Goldberg explores a topic I have thought a good bit about, as have others–that ACT-UP is an important model for us to learn about in resisting Trump and that the veterans of that movement, born out of complete desperation in the face of massive death and institutional indifference, will play a very important role […]

Huey Newton

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On May 17, 2012
Given the times we live in, it’s worth recognizing those who believed that gay rights was the next phase of the rights struggle when many did not. Such as Huey Newton. From an August 15, 1970 speech: Remember, we have not established a revolutionary value system; we are only in the process of establishing it. […]

Linkocity

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On February 3, 2012

A lot of interesting stories today, too many to comment upon: 1. Neil Genzlinger on the absurd proliferation of strip club scenes on television. As he points out, the problem with the scenes is not so

In 1992, I was a senior in high school. That spring, my town of Springfield, Oregon passed a notorious anti-gay ordinance that barred the city from taking any steps against discrimination. It was one of the 2 or 3 real radicalizing experiences of my life. I don’t know that the town was torn exactly, in […]

Fat Rights/Gay Rights

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On July 31, 2009

Reading through the comments here and here and here I’m reminded of the many suggestive parallels between arguments about body diversity and those regarding sexual orientation. To simplify a gre

Judges and gay marriage

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On April 4, 2009
The Iowa supreme court’s decision is the kind of thing that seems reasonable to people if they like the substantive result and outrageous if they don’t. In other words, cultural conservatives are going to be just as angry about this kind of thing as liberals were (are) about Bush v. Gore. And both have equally […]
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