Category Archives: glbt

Coming Out Ace(s)

About Ace Week (aceweek.org) A little over a year ago, I did an interview on the Asexual Artists website where I talked about my work and how my asexuality influences my life. It was kind of my public coming-out as an asexual, although many of my friends had known for a while. I recall that I wanted to write more about my asexuality after that interview came out, but it was published the same month that I got offered my teaching job and had to…

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Cudgeled

Stormy Daniels’ Arrest Is A Good Reminder Of The Disturbing Way Cops Often Arrest Sex Workers (Huffington Post) ‘Unmasking Antifa Act’ includes 15-year prison term proposal (The Hill via msn.com) As the United States was racing towards marriage equality a few years ago, one of the news stories that was going on at the same time, that didn’t get nearly as much attention as it deserved, was the growing tide of open violence on the part of Russians against LGBT+/SAGA people. A recently-passed “anti-propaganda” law…

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If They Won’t, We Will

DeVos’s Education Dept. Officially Abandons Trans Students (The Advocate) When Americans venerate the founding of our country, the story of how we got our three branches of federal government tends to be pretty high up on the list. Instead of agreeing to become the first monarch of post-revolutionary America, George Washington instead pushed for a system of governance with co-equal branches — the executive, the legislative and the judicial — that would hold checks over one another, in order to prevent the kinds of tyranny…

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That Kind of Writer

Did you know that earlier this month I published my novel The Prostitutes of Lake Wiishkoban, and it’s now available in both paperback and Kindle editions? Well, be prepared to hear an awful lot about it in the coming months. As the popular kids say these days, sorry not sorry. Thinking back to my earlier years, I can still remember the gleeful joy that I felt when I first discovered the amazing power to put shocked expressions on old people’s faces by shouting the wonderful four-letter words…

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Voting My Green Conscience

DNC treatment of Sanders at issue in emails leaked to Wikilinks (CNN) DNC emails: Wasserman Schultz furiously pressured MSNBC after it criticized her “unfair” treatment of Sanders (salon.com) The Green Party Responds to Dan Savage, Says He’s “Dead Wrong” (Portland Mercury) In the days following the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting that left fifty dead last month, one of the more poignant figures to emerge as some of us tried to make sense of the tragedy (while others just tried triangulating different minority groups so they…

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