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What’s So Funny?

I don’t think getting a laugh is a good enough reason to be unkind. Comedian Tim Hawkins has done a bit for years where he mocks vegans.  He perpetuates the stereotype that we’re all weak and dizzy, and makes it clear that we are not at all like the “normal” people in his audience who …

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Even If It’s Hopeless

Excerpted from The Mayor of Castro Street:  The Life and times of Harvey Milk by Randy Shilts, ©1982: Harvey himself never talked much about his childhood in Woodmere and Bayshore, except for two stories. First, the August afternoon a few weeks after his graduation when he was briefly picked up by police for indecent exposure. …

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I’ve had a few

When I was in the tenth grade my English teacher told us that when he was in the Navy he and his friends used to go into the gay parts of town to beat up the queers. He thought this was a funny story that we’d all get a kick out of. In the years …

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Crazy

Mona and I saw Crazy Rich Asians in the theater last week. The movie didn’t appeal to me– there were too many people doing too many things, too many wheels inside of wheels– but there was one thing in particular that bothered me. Although they were very careful to avoid any hint of stereotypical Asian …

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“It was a beautiful thing, really.”

“It was a tsunami. In April of ’82 there was an article in the New York Times about a new gay cancer, and everyone thought ‘oh well.’ I was in my twenties. I wasn’t worried about a thing. But then every week you started to hear about somebody becoming ill. My boss was one of …

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Unalienable

“‘The nature of marriage is that, through its enduring bond, two persons together can find other freedoms, such as expression, intimacy, and spirituality.’ (Really? Who ever thought that intimacy and spirituality [whatever that means] were freedoms? And if intimacy is, one would think Freedom of Intimacy is abridged rather than expanded by marriage. Ask the …

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Adam and Steve

I love the way this gains momentum as it rolls along, and the look of  approval he gets from Lewis Black.  😀

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Dolly

“I think everyone should be with who they love.  I don’t want to be controversial or stir up a bunch of trouble, but people are going to love who they are going to love. I think gay couples should be allowed to marry.”  ~Dolly Parton (source) I believe she and Willie Nelson are the only …

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