We Were Here is a superb oral history from the peak years of the AIDS crisis in San Francisco.
It’s hard to focus on what marginalized people are saying, when they’re reduced to a collection of photos for the purpose of telling us that they’re “hot.” The act of finding those voices and listening to them is harder than taking a photo.
To get the basic facts right on sex and gender diverse populations is not especially difficult. The news media can and should do better than this.
“Social movements are usually at their most extreme in the beginning—and become more rational over time. But the Reconstructionist venom just multiplies.”
What used to be a Doctor taking a human, usually female companion on time-traveling adventures, is now one white, straight guy bending time and space to help another white, straight guy get laid.
Once again, “gender neutral” parenting is in the news, but is anything new really going on?
True Blood’s a big enough hit to merit tie-in covers in the mass paperback racks, but does it have staying power?
Australians have long considered egalitarianism one of our defining traits, with each one of us given the right to “a fair go.” Gay and lesbians should be no exception.
In Dead Reckoning, the mix of housework and horror comes into its own.
It’s not so much that we are at a tipping point, it’s that we’ve already substantially tipped. There are no actual, practical down sides to gay marriage, so threats of vague, futuristic, supernatural consequences are employed simply because threatening real-world consequences can’t be found.