Category Archives: social justice

“Song of the Night is definitely Rape Me By Nirvana”: The Steubenville Rape Trial

Ok, a confession. I am supposed to be finishing up my dissertation right now. But, I cannot. After waking up and reading the assortment of articles on the rape trial in Steubenville, Ohio I have no ability to write in … 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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My New Year’s Resolutions

Hi friends and those who somehow stumbled upon this blog (and thank you for that). Happy (many versions of) holidays (and festivuses, or plain old times to just get drunk, or moments to wish for better families, or a family … 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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Jonah Mowry and A Million Little Lies

It’s Friday and snowing and I am feeling oddly optimistic. This is a feeling that is unusual for me. I don’t trust optimism really and have always carried my pessimism around like a favorite toy.  I’ve often been called and … 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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