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Greetings from sunny and fascist Florida! Yes, that’s right. I’m writing this column from the least LGBTQ-friendly state in the nation. My wife, son and I are here visiting family. Do I wish that I had no family living in ...

Who trashed it best? The students at Spring Hill High in Tennessee who wreaked havoc in their school after hours, destroying and vandalizing school property in a senior prank that went too far? Or the fully grown adults on the ...

Pop quiz time! If you had a dollar for every time a book was banned during the 2023-2024 school year, you would have: The answer is $4,000, though it could also be “all of the above” because the 2023-2024 school ...

The national political and legal landscape for transgender youth in Idaho is… not great! While it should be absolutely appalling that elected leaders in Idaho (where they have a Republican majority) are focused on hurting a very small and very ...

I don’t know who needs to hear this, but old people get tired. Which is why disgraced former president Donald Trump fell asleep during day one of his criminal trial regarding giving hush money to Stormy Daniels that came from ...

I know that this is going to come as a shock to everyone, but I have to say it: The folks who want to ban transgender people from public bathrooms and overturn the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling are the ...

I am writing this on March 31, the 15th annual Transgender Day of Visibility. All over the world people are celebrating the lives of transgender people, affirming their right to exist, and expressing support, as they do every year on ...

Oh, hey, everybody. How are things going? Are they perfect and great? Why, yes. Yes they are. First of all, everybody’s favorite pathologically lying gay George Santos is running for office again, because of course he is. You may remember ...

North Carolina. Have you heard of it? As far as states go, it’s a pretty big deal. So you’d think if you were one of two major political parties you wouldn’t want your candidate for governor to alienate as many ...

I wish I did not know the name Nex Benedict. At least, I wish I didn’t know the name for the reason that so many of us now do. On Feb. 7, Benedict was beaten by three students in a ...

Recently the Alabama Supreme Court, with their Christian Nationalist Chief Justice Tom Parker, ruled that frozen embryos are literal children. I was listening to a report on the radio and heard a woman say something along the lines of, “I ...

Marriage equality is finally a thing in Greece, the first Christian Orthodox-majority country in the world to let love rule. And on Feb. 15, the day after Valentine’s Day, no less. Isle of Lesbos, come through! According to The Advocate, ...

This is a list of my favorite Oreo cookie flavors, in order: This is a list of Oreo flavors I have never tried because they sound revolting: Also, Lady Gaga’s line of Oreos were probably the gayest Oreos ever. Look, ...

We need to talk about Taylor Swift. It was never going to last forever. And now that the secret’s out and the most popular singer in the United States has had her cover blown to pieces, she will never, ever ...

As I write this, I am in the hospital for a kidney stone. I’ve had better Saturday nights, let me tell you. The pain meds have kicked in, and I’m really wishing I was sleeping in my own bed. I’m ...

Well shame the fuck on me for giving Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) any praise at all for vetoing a bill aimed at gender-affirming care for minors. I should have known better. DeWine really did veto the bill after reportedly talking ...

As 2023 draws to a close, we can count on Congressional Republicans to be doing the important work of the American people. Ha, just kidding. They are currently focused on… impeaching President Joe Biden based on zero evidence. They’ve got ...

Well, they did it. They expelled George Santos from Congress. I honestly didn’t think it would happen. Let’s pour one out for George “Proud Gay Thief” Santos, as “Saturday Night Live” called him. I have to admit, I did not ...

I threw out my back today. I have only myself to blame. I was doing something dangerous, something I should have asked someone to help me with. And that something was bending slightly to get a towel from under the ...

I’m not really a parade person. I’ve never understood the allure of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (MTDP). New York is really cold in late November. I’ve caught glimpses of the parade on TV over the years, and even that feels ...

Once upon a time, there was a very, very, very boring day in a very, very, very boring world full of very, very, very boring people. And it was absolutely the best day ever. I am old enough to remember ...

Here’s a scary story: The United States of America has a new Speaker of the House! And boy does he hate gay people! New Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-Louisiana) may have one of the most forgettable faces and ...

File under “Bad Things Happening To Bad People.” The author of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, Joe Harding, has been charged with “defrauding the government of $150,000 in pandemic aid,” according to the Orlando Weekly. He was facing up to ...

I am gutted by the fighting between Israelis and Palestinians right now. I’m no foreign policy expert, but I do know that nothing good can come from one group of people not seeing another group of people as human. Needless ...

My wife and I went to the movies recently and managed not to vape, take selfies, act disruptively or grope each other. These things are, as I understand, traditional acts of heterosexual mating and/or cries for help when one is ...

I just learned that there will not be a second season of “A League of Their Own,” and that is a big bummer. Abbi Jacobson is a goddess and a genius and a star and this is an outrage. To ...

Hot take: Ronnie Radke is a joke and Falling In Reverse sucks. Actually, I take that back. I would hate to have my calling Radke “a joke” give anyone the mistaken impression that he is in any way humorous. He ...

When I was in high school my twin sister and our friends and I liked to “parking lot dance party” — and, yes, I am using that entire phrase as a verb because we didn’t GO to parking lot dance ...

When my twin sister and I were in the third grade, a large, wrapped present sat under our grandma’s Christmas tree for at least a week before Christmas. My mom told us that the gift was a vacuum for our ...

It seems that everybody these days has an opinion about trans athletes. And many of these opinions are not great! Case in point: notorious cycling cheat and yellow wristband merchant Lance Armstrong. He is participating in a Fox reality series ...

I was running errands and shopping, something I do at least once a week, and all of the Pride merchandise was on clearance. T-shirts were $1.80, rainbow garden flags were $2. The store had a shopping cart overflowing with it ...

My music of choice is heavy metal. I love it. I buy the music, the merch, and I go to shows. I support the art I love, and it brings me a lot of joy. The metal world is very ...

A shout out and a “Hell yeah!” to Montana State Rep. Zooey Zephyr, Nebraska State Sen. Megan Hunt and Nebraska State Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh who are standing up against anti-trans hate in their states. Since February, Sen. Cavanaugh has been ...

Things are heating up in Florida, and I’m not just talking about the weather. The state is gearing up for one hell of a Hot Fascist Summer. On April 16, Florida’s Voice tweeted: “Survey: Majority of ‘queer parents’ consider leaving ...

Another day, another mass shooting in the United States. Actually, that’s being optimistic as there have been more mass shootings than there have been days in 2023 so far. That’s a lot. And no other country — aside from countries ...

They say you can tell a lot about a man by what motivates him to firebomb a building. And if the man says his motivation was a drag queen story hour, that tells you he’s a Nazi. Such is the ...

The concerted effort to ban books that offend Christian fascist sensibilities rages on across the United States. While I suspect the 2023 numbers will be even higher, 2022 was The Year of Banned Books, according to the American Library Association, ...

In the grand tradition of the Log Cabin Republicans siding with people who hate them, they have asked far-right commentator and self-proclaimed internet troll Isabella Riley Moody to be one of their 2023 Outspoken Ambassadors. LCR describes their ambassadors as ...

They say you learn something new every day, and today I learned about Bryson Gray, a rapper (I’m using that word loosely) and social commentator (using these words loosely, too) who just released an Eminem “diss” track called “Like Eminem.” ...

I’m currently in Florida visiting my sister and my in-laws who live here for some reason. I mean, I know there are good things about Florida. But this state has elected some exceptionally terrible leaders. The people running the state ...

A few years ago my wife, son, and I drove across the country to Yellowstone National Park. We had cell reception the entire trip except in South Dakota where our phones didn’t work at all. Which meant no GPS. Thankfully ...

I just read an article about the murder of Brianna Ghey, a transgender teenager found stabbed to death in a park in England. As NBC reports, Ghey had “visible stab wounds” and, just in case you didn’t think this story ...

I’m about to do something I really don’t want to do. Something I have known was coming no matter what I did, yet I still tried to ignore it and hope it would go away. And yet, here we are. ...

It’s 4:00 in the morning and I have to admit, I would much rather be sleeping than writing this column. But sometimes sleep is elusive. Too often, for me, which is not great. Also not great? The word “great.” Conservatives ...

In Florida, teachers are no longer legally allowed to choose books for their own classroom libraries because they might choose a book that offends the delicately hateful sensibilities of Gov. Ron DeSantis. DeSantis signed a law mandating all books that ...

Following in her father’s footsteps, Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the new governor of Arkansas. Which really sucks for the people of Arkansas and isn’t good for the rest of the country, either. You’ll remember that her dad, Mike Huckabee, was ...

Arizona starts the year off right by protecting children from lace front wigs, stoned tights and faces beat for the gods! The list of threats to children in the United States is very long. Off the top of my head ...

I don’t have time or patience for conspiracy theorists. Especially not ones who use their convoluted logic to further a right-wing agenda, something we’ve all had a front row seat to lately. The 2020 election, clearly and definitively won by ...

Happy New Year everybody! Except for people who made it their life’s goal to attack LGBTQ+ people. I hope your New Year sucks. 2022 was much better than the two years before it (I know, it’s a low bar). We ...

Updated January 8, 2023, at 6:20 AM. Update: Joanna Doven responded to her history of anti-trans, racist, and pro-Republican comments coming to light through her campaign Twitter account Saturday with a 25-tweet-long thread. Doven accused QBurgh and others of committing ...