Here we go again with taxpayer-funded bigotry

A Christian adoption agency that’s part of a progressive denomination just used a Tennessee law to stop a Jewish couple from adopting a child, who now languishes in state care. The same agency had already used the law for its intended purpose — to refuse to work with prospective LGBTQ…

Christian practices that cause severe mental health crises and death deserve no respect or protection at law

Frank discussion of LGBTQ mental health crises and suicide follow. If you’re a young person in crisis, please reach out to Trevor Project, where trained counselors are waiting to help you around the clock. Or call the National Suicide Prevention LGBTQ Lifeline.

Canada just outlawed conversion “therapy,” making it a…

Charges of “pedophilia” and immorality are bizarre

The New York Times Book Review calls Mike Muñoza Holden Caulfield for a new millennium,” and maybe that’s overhyped, but it’s not wildly off base. Mike is the quirky-cool protagonist of Lawn Boy, Jonathan Evison’s latest novel. Evison is pretty cool himself. His dialogue always crackles, his settings are…

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…

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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