LGBT

Trumpocalypse is Here

Brace for the epic disaster coming. Today marks the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. To say that this will be disastrous for our nation and for most of the rest of the civilized world is an understatement, in spite of what you may be reading from the Tumpocolytes…

More Difficult Than I Perceived

Change is not easy. Three things that those who have been reading this website know about me is that my world view and politics leans left, that I am a news hound, and that I am very outspoken and opinionated. These are characteristics that have been part of my life for a very long time,…

The Importance of Progressive Activism

Why I do the things I do. There is line between being outspoken and being a complete jerk. Yes, it is a line that I have crossed now and again. I suspect I will cross it again, in the future. I take issue when there are attacks against those who are unable to – for…

Recapping The 2016 DNC

By Starshadow Okay, my thoughts on the DNC. Speeches were all good and all on point. Senator Clinton isn’t the greatest speech-maker usually but she upped her game last night. She spoke at length but I was never looking at the clock except to check when it was my cat’s feeding time. BTW, my cat…

In Defense of LGBT Marriage Equality

Truthfully, this shouldn’t even be necessary The short of it is that the only ‘agenda’ the LGBT community has is to achieve social acceptance, and to gain the same civil rights that every American enjoys. This was the goal of the Suffragettes, and the goal of those who marched for civil rights in the sixties…

HIV: Responsibility of Consent

” But remember, even if you have a low viral load, you can still transmit HIV to your sex partner.” – Aids.gov A topic of conversation had come up in the comment section on a popular blog recently as whether or not someone who is knowingly infected with the HIV virus has a responsibility to inform…

A+, RadFems and The ‘New McCarthyism’

“Joe McCarthy and his Senate hearings were like witch hunts.” – Desi Arnaz Back in the 1950’s, Senator Joe McCarthy made a rather infamous name for himself by making accusations of treason, disloyalty and subversion without the benefit of evidence. It was ‘guilt by association,’ of the worst kind. Many people lost jobs and had…