What Is the Civil Rights Issue of Our Time?

By: Friday November 2, 2012 5:00 pm

Trans people have a stark choice.

Actress Cynthia Nixon ‘Muddies the Waters’: Being Gay Is a Choice (for Her)

By: Wednesday January 25, 2012 5:00 pm

I kind of understand where Cynthia Nixon, an actress best known for her role in HBO’s Sex and the City, is coming from. The problem with her statement is that it comes at a time when much of American finally has heard enough science points to being gay (or straight, for that matter) is certainly not a choice. While a black-and-white notion about sexual orientation is helpful to the lesbian and gay movement in the struggle for equality, this thinking at the same time renders bisexuality invisible.

Rick Perry, Porn Monger for President?

By: Wednesday August 17, 2011 6:20 pm

American Family Association, Perry’s partner in the recent Jesuspalooza fundamentalist rally in Houston, The Response, crusaded for years against Movie Gallery, urging boycotts beginning in 2000 and rejoicing in the chain’s closure.

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