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Donald Trump, Mike Pence, and the Dismantling of Queer Rights

During the 2016 Presidential campaign a photograph of Donald Trump holding a rainbow flag went viral. Some of those in the queer community, particularly members of the Log Cabin Republicans, thought that it showed that he was supportive of LGBT … Continue reading

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The Boys at the Top

When we were kids in small-town Wisconsin there were always some of the popular kids who could get away with all sorts of things. They were athletes or their parents were rich or held important positions in the town, so … Continue reading

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Mo(u)rning in America

    In the morning the children wake and wonder and worry. “Will they come to take me away today? Tomorrow?” When will I be deported?   And the queer boys and girls and trans and more wonder, too. “When … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on the First Clinton/Trump Debate

Bernie Sanders was my first choice for President this year, so I  voted for him in the primary, but he lost. It was incredibly disheartening but the reality is that he is no longer running for President. We are well … Continue reading

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The Lowlights of the Mike Pence Speech

  Donald Trump scares me, but I’m even more frightened of the prospect of him becoming President and then not finishing out his term, as that would mean that his Vice-Presidential pick, Mike Pence, would move up to the highest … Continue reading

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On the Pulse Nightclub Massacre

Within a couple minutes of waking up on Sunday morning several posts on Facebook had alerted me to yet another mass shooting in the United States. A moment later I saw that it had taken place at a gay nightclub … Continue reading

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Forgive the Shooter

On Sunday evening in the small Wisconsin town of Menasha a man apparently distraught over a recent breakup and argument with his former fiancée took two guns with him on his bike and went for a ride. On the middle … Continue reading

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A Brief Look at the Pending Marriage Equality Decision

After months (actually years) of waiting it is finally here. Next week the United States Supreme Court will directly take on the issue of marriage equality in a way that should make same-sex marriage legal throughout the entire country (it is … Continue reading

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The Religious Freedom Restoration Act

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof . . .”–1st amendment to the U. S. Constitution. Freedom of religion means that you have the right to practice whatever religion you choose … Continue reading

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The Real Danger of Ted Cruz is Scott Walker

Ted Cruz became the first officially announced candidate for President on Monday when he delivered a speech before a captive (literally) audience at the ironically named Liberty University. He is one of the most strident, intractable candidates I can recall … Continue reading

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Ferguson

It was with deep sorrow that I awakened to morning in America today. Fires burned on the streets of Ferguson overnight and there is fire in my soul this morning. I am angry, I am saddened, I am moved. It … Continue reading

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Bobby

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