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Work has kept me from commenting much on anything, but I wanted to take a moment, on National Coming Out Day, to address the recent anti-bullying efforts in response to the horrific spate of gay teenager suicides.

I’ve spent a good decade now overcoming the consequences of my own terrible decision to remain in the closet about my bisexuality.  I take responsibility for that decision, and all the stupid decisions that followed.  That does not change the fact that growing up LGBT in the mid 1980’s was about a million times worse than it is today.  Not even Elton John, […]

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Lisa Renee at Glass City Jungle asks the following about Nickie Antonio becoming the first openly gay legislator elected to the Ohio Statehouse.

So, if Nickie Antonio were heterosexual she?d not be a news story?

Yes, that’s correct, Lisa.? If you’re just a male, or a female, elected to the state legislature, you’re not really all that big of a deal.? If you’re the very first openly gay legislator in Ohio history, if you were the first woman elected to a state office […]

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Modern conservatism at work:

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Knoxville’s police chief says the man accused of a shooting that killed two people at a Tennessee church targeted the congregation because of its liberal social stance.

Chief Sterling Owen IV said Monday that police found a letter in Jim D. Adkisson’s car. Owen said Adkisson was apparently frustrated over being out of work and had a “stated hatred of the liberal movement.”

Adkisson is charged with first-degree murder. Police say a gunman entered the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church during a children’s performance Sunday. No children were hurt.

The church […]

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So let me see, first you meet with these guys:

WASHINGTON (CNN) –- An official from the Log Cabin Republicans organization says the group representing gay Republicans has had a series of meetings with presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain.

Then turn around and meet with this guy (and friends):

June 26, 2008 2:56 PM

A late update to the schedule today — at 2:30 pm ET, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., met with some local conservative leaders.

Specifically, he’ll be meeting with Phil Burress, Mike Gonidakis, Harvey Hook, Chris Long, Dr. Jack Willke, […]

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