The Other McCain

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

‘Trailer Trash’ and ‘Crazy Bitch’: Surrogate Mom Claims Abuse by Drewitt-Barlow

  When a San Diego woman agreed to be a surrogate mother for two gay Brazilian men who wanted to become fathers, she did not expect an ordeal that would leave her deeply in debt and mocked as “trailer trash” by the British millionaire whose agency brokered the surrogacy contract. Megan Hoffner said she was […]

Gay Couple Display Their Teen Children on British TV; Viewers Not Impressed

Barrie and Tony Drewitt-Barlow with two of their surrogate babies. Barrie and Tony Drewitt-Barlow became famous in 1999 as the first British gay couple to become parents through surrogacy. The Drewitt-Barlows have made a fortune through their British Surrogacy Center (BSC), a controversial “rent-a-womb” business. The BSC is part of the commercial surrogacy industry, which […]

Canadian Gay Child Pornography Merchant Reportedly Made $4 Million

Does anyone remember Jesse Ryan Loskarn? He was the chief of staff to Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander who committed suicide in 2014 a few weeks after he was arrested on federal child pornography charges: An affidavit from a U.S. postal inspector alleged Loskarn made several purchases in 2010 and 2011 from a Canadian company selling […]

Iran Executes Gay Teenager

Religion of Peace™ update: Iran’s regime executed a gay adolescent in July — the first confirmed execution of someone convicted as a juvenile in the Islamic Republic in 2016 — Amnesty International reported this week. Hassan Afshar, 19, was hanged in Arak Prison in Iran’s Markazi Province on July 18, after he was convicted of […]

Lesbian Divorce: Comedy or Tragedy?

For a month in early 2004, the city of San Francisco rushed ahead of state and national law and began performing same-sex weddings. By the time a court injunction stopped the ceremonies, some 4,000 couples had been married, although the legal status of their unions hung in limbo for many years thereafter. In 2008, California […]

A Simple Question: Is This True?

“Patriarchy — an enforced belief in male dominance and control — is the ideology and sexism the system that holds it in place. . . . “Homophobia works effectively as a weapon of sexism because it is joined with a powerful arm, heterosexism. Heterosexism creates the climate for homophobia with its assumption that the world […]

The @Nero Solution (and an Unfortunate Update on the #FreeKate Fallout)

  Milo Yiannopoulos has solved the “harassment” problem: The fact is, women are more easily rattled by nastiness than men. That’s a stereotype, but it’s also true — in the landmark Pew study on online harassment, women were more than twice as likely as men to say they were “very upset” by online harassment. That’s why, despite […]

Wicked Witches: Marion Zimmer Bradley and the Feminist Pagan Sex Cult

Marion Zimmer Bradley was famous for her Avalon novel series. “Wicca refers to the practice of European paganism popular throughout Europe and North America. . . . Dianic Wicca refers to a more radical women-only practice, named for the Goddess Diana. The novels of Marion Zimmer Bradley have been influential for Dianic Wiccans . . […]

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