Republican Party leader pushes outrage for political gain

“Let me be clear in this communication,” wrote Michigan school superintendent Michael Sharrow. “There is no truth whatsoever to this false statement/accusation! There have never been litter boxes within MPS schools.”

Sharrow, who runs Midland Public Schools near Bay City, Michigan, told reporters he felt embarrassed and astonished he had…

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. …

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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