Seeks to avoid legal responsibility by suggesting victim is gay

My title is neither satire nor hyperbole

Its literal truthfulness sheds much light on the harm of traditionalist-Christian sexual teachings. When Roman Catholic Bishop Roman Pindel first met with Janusz Szymik, the bishop expressed compassion for the man repeatedly raped as an altar boy by a priest in the Polish diocese of Bielsko-Żywiec, which Pindel heads. …

Speech in Atlanta offered little substance and no action

President Biden began his presidency by abandoning a major campaign pledge to LGBTQ voters. Is he abandoning Black voters too?

Shortly before Joe Biden was inaugurated, LGBTQ Nation leaked a conference call between mainstream LGBTQ advocates and the president-elect in which he backed off repeated, forcible campaign promises to make passage of the Equality Act a top priority during his administration’s first 100 days.

I wrote an article criticizing him…

Fr. Andy Herman offers love to all and choice words for the Bishop of Marquette

Fr. Andy Herman is a Roman Catholic priest who corresponds with me about LGBTQ issues. I have sometimes observed that Catholic priests are reluctant to publicly criticise Church teachings and practices. Andy is a remarkable, refreshing exception. He offered to be interviewed. I asked him to write up a first-person…

Principal says writing about overcoming homophobic bullying is forbidden

When 17-year-old Tyler Johnson walked into Tully High School near Syracuse, New York yesterday morning, he felt anxious and unwelcome in the building. He was afraid of a talk he had to have with Principal Mike O’Brien, who’d just forbidden him to come out as gay in a school publication…

Says Lambda Legal youth advocate Currey Cook

LGBTQ kids count among the most vulnerable in the U.S.

I write all the time about how queer youth are 5 times more likely to consider suicide than their cis/straight peers. I write about how up to 40% of homeless teens in the U.S. identify as LGBTQ. I don’t often write about how queer youth make up a hugely disproportionate…

James Finn

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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