All Blog Posts Tagged 'LGBT' (140)

A Third Anniversary, And Why I Thought I Had Mystical Powers

Yesterday was a day of anniversaries. The big one, though, was the third anniversary of my spending the first night in our house after moving in. My father-in-law, whose house it had been, passed away five months earlier, and we’d gutted and redesigned the kitchen, had the whole inside repainted, and put in new carpet. The moving everything around so we could do these things is why I ended up with a hernia. But, we moved in on time after my surgery with a whole lot of help from my friend…


Added by Kage Alan on August 11, 2016 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

Watching the Republican Convention Liberals Need to be Aware of Their Own Blind Spots



Watching the Republican Convention tonight on the west coast I have to remind myself that all of this took place hours ago.  Living in the Eastern Time Zone gets one used to seeing things more or less in real time.

It has been physically exhausting and emotionally painful listening to the speakers.  Ordinarily, amateur…


Added by Rodney Roe on July 19, 2016 at 4:30am — 16 Comments

Pope Francis: an apology is not enough

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

A new day at the Vatican? Could be. At least a little bit of sunshine has been allowed to fall into dusty old windows and halls that have rarely seen much light in the past twenty centuries. 

Returning from Armenia in his papal plane, Pope Francis told reporters on the day after millions celebrated LGBT pride in the U.S.: “I believe that the church not only should apologize to the person who is gay whom it has…


Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on June 27, 2016 at 8:05am — 8 Comments

A Birthday Message For Little Brother L.A.M. (Little Asian Meanie)

“You need to think about what you said!”

Those words have been seared into my memory for nearly sixteen years now. He was very, very angry with me when he said them. What was it about? I honestly don’t remember, and it wasn’t the first time he yelled at me online. That was back when he couldn’t help but yell at people online. That was his thing. He signed off of AOL a few moments later while I continued doing whatever it was I was doing, his words still hanging in the air and on my…


Added by Kage Alan on June 27, 2016 at 6:00am — 8 Comments

And now for something completely different...

And now for something completely different: Christians must apologize to gay people for marginalizing them:…


Added by JMac1949 Today on June 26, 2016 at 4:14pm — 42 Comments

Falling Awake: The Story Behind The Story (Part 1)

I decided early on last year to do something I’ve never done before and that’s document my thought process while writing a story. There were parts of the novella Falling Awake I had in my head and plot points that didn’t exist yet, so I was curious to see how it would all develop. If you've never read the story, this may perk your interest in it. If you enjoyed the final version of the story, then this may interest you to know how it came to be. If you didn’t, I imagine you’ll stop reading…


Added by Kage Alan on June 23, 2016 at 5:46am — 12 Comments

My Life (Season 46)

46. Hard to believe. Maybe not for you if we’ve only ever met in a cursory way, or perhaps not even met at all. But there it is. I find it hard to believe that I actually have 46 years of experience under my belt and have lived to write about it. I don’t feel 46. I don’t even think of myself as 46. My reflection in the mirror begs to differ. Bastard. And if this is the 46th season of my life, I need to kick it off with a bit of a bang instead of a whimper.

Have you ever watched a…


Added by Kage Alan on June 21, 2016 at 5:30am — 5 Comments

How American Children Learn LGBT Hate: Guest Post

This Is How Americans Learn LGBT Hate Starting At A Young Age

 JUN 17, 2016 8:00 AM

Parents who object to seeing expressions of affection…


Added by Ron Powell on June 18, 2016 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

Why can’t the media say "homophobic attack?”

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

While his fellow journalists were stirring up anti-Moslem sentiments with their inflammatory comments about the Orlando mass murderer’s possible connection to ISIS, CNN’s Cooper Anderson, who is openly gay, cut to the chase in his interview with Pam Bondi, Florida Attorney General.

He told her that many LGBT folks in the state saw her as a hypocrite for fighting for years against gay marriage and then trying to portray…


Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on June 17, 2016 at 9:40am — 7 Comments

Club For Blue-Eyed People Attacked By Extremist Catholic Filipinos

Imagine for a moment attending a nightclub for people who have blue eyes, and someone walks onto the dance floor, pulls out an assault shotgun and another handgun, and kills fifty attendees. The response from Fundamental Evangelical Christian groups is “The group is unnatural, so they’ve reaped what they sewed.” Politicians immediately take to denouncing the violence at the club without mentioning the folks attending had blue eyes, and use the opportunity to blame President Obama for letting…


Added by Kage Alan on June 16, 2016 at 6:30am — 9 Comments

Orlando gay massacre

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

I am angry, sad, frustrated, and I don't know how to quell the rage welling up inside me. Forty-nine dead, dozens wounded. An attack on a queer/transgender Latino bar in Orlando, supposedly the largest recent mass shooting in this land of the free and home of the brave, but let us not forget Sand Creek, Wounded Knee and others. 

When will it end? Not while guns and assault weapons are so easy to obtain. The NRA be…


Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on June 13, 2016 at 8:10am — 4 Comments

Goddammit…People Are Dead!

I was going to post this tomorrow for my regular Monday blog post, but am going to post it here and now instead. defines “tragedy” as “a lamentable, dreadful, or fatal event or affair; calamity; disaster: as in stunned by the tragedy of so many deaths. And while tragedies have remained true to their definition, it’s many of the reactions that haven’t. Several of these reactions can best be defined by the word “stupidity”: “the state, quality, or fact of being stupid.”…


Added by Kage Alan on June 12, 2016 at 7:28am — 10 Comments

Hillary vs. Trump? Cut me a frigging break!

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

Elections are always painful. In this "democratic" country, so few vote, so few actually make informed choices, so few understand what's at stake. How many people pull out their ballots at the last minute while desperately reaching for some slate card to use to fill in the boxes?

They have no clue what the issues are or what the candidates stand for. 

For many years, I watched my own Papa vote against…


Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on June 8, 2016 at 7:54am — 13 Comments

Ali's greatest fight was against the military

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

It's interesting that boxing champion Muhammed Ali died only two months after Army chaplain Rev. Chris Antal resigned from his post in a letter to President Obama that protested the country's drone program.

"The Executive Branch,” Antal wrote, “continues to claim the right to kill anyone, anywhere on earth, at any time, for secret reasons, based on secret evidence, in a secret process, undertaken by unidentified…


Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on June 4, 2016 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

Oh Hell No She's NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

An American Family Association radio host has suggested that Hillary Clinton is a “sexual deviant” who is sleeping with women in exchange for endorsements from “radical homosexuals”.

Trump-supporting Sandy Rios made the claim on her right-wing radio show, in which she…


Added by Safe Bet's Amy on May 19, 2016 at 9:30pm — 7 Comments

Dear Lurkers…

Dear Lurkers,

Hi! Or as they say in Romulan, y'hhau. It should probably bother you I know that. It’s actually very similar to Swedish, but with a German/Spanish accent combined with a French flair, only with a Norwegian historical context.

So, I was having a crisis of writer faith a few months ago in terms of feeling like nobody was reading these posts. Which is odd, right? I mean, I write them first and foremost for myself, then choose to share them with you. Why then would it…


Added by Kage Alan on May 12, 2016 at 5:30am — 12 Comments

Bathrooms: the new threat to democracy

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

Have you heard about the latest threat to our democracy?

It’s not some dictator in some country most Americans can’t find on a map, a dictator put into power by the CIA. 

It’s not weapons of mass destruction in some oil-rich country. Or even a runaway chunk of space rock that’s about to blow us to smithereens or send us into a new ice age.

It’s people of the “wrong” gender using our bathrooms, violating our sacred trust in…


Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on May 2, 2016 at 8:12am — 3 Comments

“You should try sexercise.” Yeah…No.

I’m doing this thing that I typically do every so often. His Majesty says I do impressive 180 degree turns on a subject when he least expects it, yet he says I’m predictable. This, my lovely readers, is life with my Asian. In this case, I finally got fed up with having a double chin and a bit of a gut, so I started power walking again 9 days ago. I used to do it when dad was still alive, but after he started getting worse, I just didn’t have it in me. And now that I’ve apparently had food in…


Added by Kage Alan on April 21, 2016 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

My collection of poems

I just published a collection of poems, a greatest hits of sorts, on iBooks. 

I self-published. I simply used software called iBooks Author that allows you to design your own work and then send it off into the mysterious space that is the internet. It now resides in the iBooks library…


Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on January 2, 2016 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

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