Category Archives: queer politics

An Immodest Proposal: The Erotics of Gay Divorce

It’s been a while. But I’m back…..and yes, I actually did meet Newt Gingrich so the story below is real. In light of recent violent, and disgusting political douchebaggery (here’s lookin at you Akin) I’ve decided to post this piece … Continue reading

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Pinkwashed: It Gets Better Project Is Thinking in Pink

2. Again. I went to an incredible event Wednesday night put on by QuAIA (Queers Against Israeli Aparteid) that focused on a little-known practice for some of us called Pinkwashing. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, … Continue reading

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Being Bullied To Death: Loneliness Goes Viral

1. Again. I can’t even begin to say how much I have missed writing in this blog. And you all. Writing my thesis on loneliness has left me a bit fucking batty, but I am back, and, although a tad … Continue reading

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Political Leaders Who Wag the Dog

I’ve been thinking a lot about humiliation and the risks that are taken to avoid it. In the West, we certainly live in a culture that prides itself on a politics of humiliation. On TV there are a parade of … Continue reading

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Glitterfesto and the power of Queer Confusion

Ok friends. As I promised, back to queer optimism.  I can say this without lying: I’m an optimistic lonely gay. I know this sounds like an oxymoron but it’s true. Optimism is part of my politics of loneliness, a queerly … Continue reading

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It’s Not Getting Better for Lonely Young Lesbians

Hi all! I’ve been fortunate enough to be asked to be a guest blogger this week for Fedcan (The Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences) at: http://blog.fedcan.ca/ I’m alongside some great scholars and thinkers like Bobby Noble, Doreen Fumia and … Continue reading

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No Glee for Queer teens

65. Sorry I’ve been a tad slack. I’m apologizing to myself, my inner-guilty narcissist, Jesus (not the big One, the “false icon” on my subway who perpetually asks me for smokes even though he always has one hanging out of … Continue reading

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“Matt’s Safe School Law,” and Michigan’s many phobias

60. What the hell is in the water in Michigan? Okay, not that I was heading there to vacation any time soon, to, you know, get away from things for a while, but seriously what the fuck is going on … Continue reading

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Rick Mercer versus Gay Teen Suicide

48. In recent months there has been much emphasis placed on queer youth suicide, jump-started, perhaps, on October 2010 when 18-year-old Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi jumped off of a bridge to his death after his sexual encounter with an … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich on the Sacred

45. In his article “Eight Ways to Divorce Proof You Marriage,” relationship coach and author of Treat Your Man Like a V.I.P: Topless Tactics You Were Never Taught Xxavier T outlines what he argues are necessary tips for any wife … Continue reading

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