Tag Archives: queer

Brian Boitano is Gay

So Brian Boitano came out recently and nobody is surprised. And that is irritating me. Matt Lauer interviewed him on the Today Show a couple days ago and made a joke about not being shocked by the news. Boitano graciously … Continue reading

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A Dream Realized

When I was in about second grade or possibly third I remember sitting at the feet of my Great Aunt Leona, listening to her talk about writing. She was a poet, composer, and a stringer for the Wisconsin State Journal, … Continue reading

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The Secret Queer Ring

So Pat Robertson reported on the “700 Club” the other night that gay people in large cities like San Francisco (the modern-day Sodom) are spreading AIDS by wearing special rings that cut people when they shake your hand and put … Continue reading

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Toward a More Queer World

Words are so important. A subtle shift in the way someone is described can mean the difference between acceptance and rejection. In queer history, just as in other minority communities, we have evolved through many word choices to more clearly … Continue reading

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Candlelight

When I arrived at the candlelight vigil for Trayvon Martin there was one other person there, a young African-American male who asked my name and then introduced himself as Ibraham, the Muslim variation of the Judeo-Christian prophet Abraham. Shortly two … Continue reading

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A Supreme Celebration

My thoughts are all over the place this morning due to the Supreme Court’s rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8. Mostly I’m thinking of how far we’ve come (and a bit about how far … Continue reading

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Oneness

I beat a drum that beats hundreds of miles away. My heart beats with it. I am one with it. I sing a song with brothers and sisters in another land. Our voices harmonize across the distance. We are separated … Continue reading

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A Dream Fulfilled

At the start of Election Day, 2012 there were six states and the District of Columbia that allowed same-sex marriage, and all of those were the result of legislative action or a court decision.  Now there appear to be nine states that … Continue reading

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Queer Today, Gone Tomorrow

Imagine a world in which you are rounded up and taken off to a camp to spend the rest of your life behind an electric wire fence with others who are just like you.  You are separated from your family and … Continue reading

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Proud

Proud Theater truly is an annual demonstration of “art, heart, and activism”, a phrase used by founder Sol Kelley-Jones to describe what this unique theater group is all about.  As one of the fortunate people to be an adult mentor … Continue reading

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