Tag: gay rights

  • Women’s boundaries and male exclusion

    Women’s boundaries and male exclusion

    I am glad my friends set boundaries and excluded me, because it taught me a valuable lesson: women have the right to say no.

  • My Dale Peck Problem

    I’ve had a few days to reflect on Dale Peck’s infamous piece for The New Republic. Bowing to pressure, the website deleted the article, but the internet is forever and you can read it here. Peck spends a full third of the piece speculating on Pete Buttigieg’s sexual role and says, in short, he is […]

  • Stop calling me the liberal elite

    In the days after the general election, I said that I am no longer American. This was prompted by the seeming consensus that to be American one must live in an exurb or rural area somewhere not on a coast. But I have changed my mind. While the media narrative surrounding the rise of fascism […]

  • An open letter to Trump voters, from a gay American

    Dear friends who voted for that vile man*, I am angry, and I hate you. It would be disingenuous for me to say anything else. The other night I said I hope you die. I meant it. I’m not sure I do now, but at the time I did. I hate you for voting for […]

  • #TBT: Millennials on the March

    This is the first in a series of Throwback Thursday posts I’m going to be doing, highlighting my work at now-defunct publications I’ve written for in the past. This is a piece I wrote on the National Equality March in Washington, D.C. which took place several years ago. It first appeared in the October 2009 […]