LGBT Rights — And Wrongs

Throughout history, male homosexuality has been suppressed by social taboo and often by law. During the reign of Henry VIII, An Acte for the punishment of the vice of Buggerie was passed, and although prosecutions were not that common or even vigorous, two men were executed for consensual buggery as recently as 1835. In Britain, […]

Progressive laws in a Regressive Society

 The Hansal Mehta directed biopic “ Aligarh” is possibly the most stark of the recent films made that shows homophobia at its most brutal. The imagery of Manoj Bajpayee as the lonely and socially isolated Professor Siras, finding solace behind closed doors in endless pegs of whisky and melancholic Lata Mangeshkar songs will not easily leave you. Professor Siras has[Read More...]

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

  by Noah The Trump/McConnell farcical Supreme Court confirmation hearings will officially begin on 10/12 but Amy Coney Barrett is already sitting in a stolen seat. Here's how that came about: In May 2017, Donnie Dictator nominated Barrett to a seat on the Seventh Circuit Court, the court which covers Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin. This is the same seat to which President Obama nominated an African-American judge named Myra Selby in 2016.

Homophobia Is Still A Problem-- And Not Exclusively In The GOP... Meet Status Quo Joe, Who's No Harvey Milk

Biden's never passin' that torch voluntarily-by Nancy OhanianUnlike most Americans, I didn’t first hear of Status Quo Joe when Obama used him to balance his ticket— one black guy + one racist guy; one anti-war guy + one warmonger; one moderate + one conservative— in 2008.

An Opportunity To Replace A Reactionary Homophobic Blue Dog With A Chicagoland Progressive-- Meet Marie Newman

Gay equality used to be a contentious issue for Democrats. The DCCC and leadership assholes like Hoyer used to quietly counsel Democrats representing-- or running in-- swing districts to vote against equality-- and the Blue Dogs mostly did just that. That was then; now Democrats proudly embrace the LGBTQ community and there are more openly gay and lesbian members of Congress than ever before.

Racism, Sexism, and Homophobia: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit of American Liberalism

The Russians have an expression: words are deeds. Indeed, words contain a mesmeric power, and while this power can be used for good, it can also be used to harness dark and pernicious forces. For as Orwell understood all too well, words can be hijacked by a corrupt ruling class and used to indoctrinate, manipulate, and deceive.

Is The Democratic Big Tent Big Enough For Homophobes? What About KKK Members?

Anti-LGBTQ Democrat, Blue Dog Colin Peterson (MN)On July 7, 2011, notorious and deranged homophobe Virginia Foxx (R-NC) offered an amendment to a defense bill. There were only 19 homophobic Democrats who crossed the aisle to vote with the anti-LGBT Republicans. Most of them have been driven out of Congress but these are these 5 still serving