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Politics
The night I was ready to riot was in the spring of 1979 in Chicago. Chicago's "finest" had been on the move for weeks, having fun attacking the gay community. Gay clubs were harassed regularly, almost one a week.
Queer Voices
Along came Anita Bryant with her Save Our Children crusade and enough was enough. This kid, steeped in Bible-believing, conservative fundamentalism, sat down and wrote a letter to the newspaper denouncing Bryant's intolerance. To say the least, it was noticed.
Crime
When defenses like these succeed, they are copycatted. If Ethan Couch can argue that he is the victim of bad parenting, why can't the murderer who was abused by his parents avoid jail time or even conviction ?
Queer Voices
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Crime
Scherr was sitting in the audience at the campus theater where a panel discussion of the case was taking place. I was one of the panelists. When Scherr was introduced from the stage, I couldn't resist saying to him on my microphone, "Care for a Twinkie?"
Queer Voices
Harvey Milk had prerecorded a message after receiving several anti-gay death threats during his political career. The message said, "If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet shatter every closet door."
Politics
Many Americans are talking back to government, some more viciously than the majority, but Pelosi's broad brush seems to paint all Obama administration critics as potential violent offenders and inciters.
Politics
My point is not that the attacks on Obama are not racist; it is pretty clear that some are. However, it is far less clear what supporters of the president gain from making this argument.
Politics
This week, a few organizations championing same-sex marriage will announce their opinions as to whether to try to reverse Prop 8 in 2010 or 2012.
Politics
Geri Spieler is the author of, Taking Aim At The President: The remarkable story of the woman who shot at Gerald Ford. Palgrave
Politics
Congress has overwhelmingly passed, and the president has signed into law a bill permitting the carrying of loaded and concealed weapons in our national parks. All I can say is it's about time.
Politics
Feinstein's call for the appointment of a CIA director who can be linked to the practices Obama has made clear must end demonstrates how out of touch she is on intelligence.
Politics
In 1979, I covered Dan White's trial for the San Francisco Bay Guardian. During the trial, in my notebook, I scribbled "the Twinkie defense," and wrote about it in my next report.
Politics
It was the Monday after Thanksgiving, thirty years ago today, that San Francisco again changed forever. Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk were assassinated.
Entertainment
Sean Penn as openly gay '70s politician Harvey Milk and Matt Damon as his assassin? Yes, if Gus Van Sant has his way. Penn