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Uber Butch: An Interview with Lea DeLaria
Tristan Higgins, aka ButchOnTap
I am a butch lesbian. I write about how I experience the world.
I love my job as a writer. I get to write about being a butch lesbian. I get to share that with people. And, sometimes I get to do really awesome stuff -- like sit down to talk with Lea DeLaria.
Society Is 'Programmed' To Misunderstand And Misuse Gay Vocabulary
HuffPost Gay Voices editor Noah Michelson joins HuffPost Live to discuss his blog which he wrote about Alec Baldwin's use of an anti-gay slur.
A Few Words From a Real, Live C*cksucking Fag
Editorial Director, HuffPost Personal
Seeing as I have some practical experience here, I'd like to clear up a few things for those (presumably) non-c*cksucking straight men and anyone else who might be confused by these terms and/or when they can and should be used.
A Critical Response to 'Faggot'-Calling Culture
When I see my cousin asserting his comfort with calling his (presumably straight male) friends "faggots," I do not feel directly afraid of my cousin, but I feel afraid of the culture that both he and I are surrounded by and respond so differently to.
The Other 'F' Word
D.C.-based progressive activist and organizer
This past weekend I was called a "faggot." Recently I'd realized that nothing like that had happened to me in a while and wondered if or when it would. When it did, it made me realize how much, and how little, has changed.
Bully Ray, Professional Wrester, Apologizes After Engaging In Anti-Gay Rant Towards Chicago Fan
After the altercation, which reportedly took place at an Impact Wrestling taping, Bully Ray took to Twitter: In the video
The 'F' Word
Executive Director, Faith In America
I've never been OK with the word "faggot" or its shortened form, "fag." Regardless of the intent behind its use, I've never been able to fully swallow that word and refrain from tensing up when it's used around me. I've always spoken out against its usage.
Dan Savage and the Other, Uglier F-Word
The context in which he uses the word suggests not only that Savage meant to demean and degrade, but that he meant to demean and degrade by comparing GOProud to a particular set of gay men (bottoms) and all those who enjoy receiving penetrative sex.
Reclaiming the Gay F-Word
Professor of Theater, Ursinus College
I want to reclaim the word. You have probably heard of other people reclaiming offensive language to remove the sting, and now it is the gays' turn.
I Have a Problem
Editor-In-Chief of The Bilerico Project
The music teacher found out that I played piano and asked me to play in front of the class. In a panic, I chose the most masculine piece I could think of -- the Marine's Hymn. Apparently, it wasn't butch enough.
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