The Advocate’s selection of Pope Francis as its Person Of The Year for 2013 signals a major shift in the Catholic Church’s LGBT tone Recently, The Advocate magazine announced its Person Of The Year for 2013, choosing Pope Francis for the title. Since the announcement, the magazine has been defending its choice to some among [...]
I was switched at birth. I’m certain of it, and each time I attend one of those torturous rituals some people call family reunions, I become more convinced there is no possible way I could share any genes with the people who mysteriously share my last name.
A lesson from one Louisiana town on the polite way to send LGBT people back into the closet No sooner had I written a column a few weeks back about how nice it felt to see a rainbow flag in front of Philadelphia’s City Hall, than I saw this headline from July (my online news [...]
When an ex-gay marries, the opposite-sex spouse is a victim who will get hurt when the ex-gay finally decides to come out again One can’t be an official “ex-gay” rock star until wedding bells ring. Apparently, this happened for publicity hound Michael Glatze, who married his prop, er bride, Rebekah, recently. The victim is attractive [...]
The human proclivity to subdue others ensured there never has been a ‘perfect time’ in our history A friend recently posted a status on Facebook, asking everyone “to pray with me to ask God to turn our country back to His perfect ways.” I’ve seen such requests numerous times, and I always shake my head [...]
For the first time in more than a century, Chanukah falls on Thanksgiving giving me more reasons to hate this least important holiday on the Jewish calendar.
Instead of showcasing the city’s evolvement into a cultural center since the 1963 assassination, it’s showing off it’s paranoia Every Dallas hotel room should have been booked this week for a celebration of the life of President John F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination in Dealey Plaza. Instead, the city has perpetuated [...]
No water for you. That’s the message the state of New Mexico delivered to Texas in a statement today, saying it will no longer allow the Rio Grande River to continue its course into the Lone Star State.
What’s wrong with Texas and the other five Southern states who refuse to grant benefits to spouses of National Guard members? If the state of Texas was a person, let’s say a man just to make it fun, he’d be on Dr. Phil trying to explain why he likes to get kicked in the rear [...]
I’ve decided being “smarmy” is in. Well, maybe it’s always been in, but I’m slow to catch on to fads.