The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

The Really Important Headlines

Randi Zurenko is charged with having sex with two girls. Teacher hit with 200 charges in teen lesbian sex scandal: Cops — Oct. 21 Nia Davies was charged with having sex with a girl. Lesbian teacher who had 10-month affair with teen pupil faces being struck off — Oct. 12 Kimberly Naquin was charged with having sex […]

Queer Feminism at Marquette University

“To me as a queer activist and young scholar in the early 1990s, the term queer seemed to capture it all — the political urgency of combating heterosexism, my feeling and knowledge that the binaries of gender and sexual orientation were created through forced conformity and repression, the indeterminateness of my own experiences of gender […]

Welcome to 2016: ‘When the Insane Are Normal, the Normal Are Insane’

  In case you haven’t noticed, the world has gone crazy. We now live in some kind of alternative universe dreamed up by a science-fiction writer, and it’s comforting to know we’re not alone in feeling this way: Studies have produced little evidence that “gender reassignment” surgery yields mental health benefits for those who receive […]

Wisconsin’s ‘Sodomite Whorehouse’

  The University of Wisconsin opened the football season with a victory over LSU, and the Badgers were 4-0 going into their Oct. 1 game against Michigan, which they lost 14-7, and last week Wisconsin got beat 30-23 by Ohio State. Why are the Badgers losing? Because they don’t love Jesus! “[Westboro Baptist Church] will […]

Which Is Worse: AIDS or ‘Stigma’?

  Remember the herpes-infected feminists who used the #ShoutYourStatus hashtag to encourage pride in having sexually transmitted diseases? That came to mind when I encountered a chart of AIDS-related terms — promoted by the University of California-San Francisco — comparing “stigmatizing” language (left) versus “empowering” language (right):   You see we must avoid “blame-centric language” […]

Campus Insanity: Why Does Claremont Need a ‘Queer Resource Center’?

  In a review of protests last year on the campus of the Claremont Colleges (which include Scripps, Pomona, Pitzer, Harvey Mudd and Claremont McKenna), I was intrigued by something in this story: “We need to be less afraid of being called racists, classists, and ableists, and more afraid of actually being those things,” lamented […]

Confirmed: Soccer Is Gay

  You may never have heard of lesbian soccer player Megan Rapinoe, who protested against the National Anthem because she hates America: U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe knelt during the national anthem [Sept. 4] before the Seattle Reign’s game against the Chicago Red Stars “in a little nod” to NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. . . […]

Never Trust a Bisexual

Has everyone forgotten the AIDS epidemic? It sometimes seems that way. Now that effective treatment means that HIV is not an automatic death sentence, and Obamacare requires insurance coverage for “pre-existing conditions,” some people seem to think sexual promiscuity is now basically risk-free, as if the wake-up call we got during the 1980s never happened. […]

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