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The Rise of the Nouveau Frugalese Or, Why Those Cups of Coffee Won’t Amount to a Hill of Beans [8 June, 2009]

My friend P. used to work at a local independent bookstore.  She loved her work, but it didn’t really pay much and she eventually left for a better-paying job.1

Why I won’t Come Out on National Coming Out Day [9 October, 2008]

This is the week of the March on Washington.  Or, wait, is it the March Through Washington, a city that will be missing most of its lawmakers and the now Nobel Peace Prize Winner President Obama himself on the day of?  I won’t waste too much time writing about something that seems designed to be little more than a publicity event for a few celebrity queers – except to say that my best hope is that the mostly,

Proof: The Gay Marriage Movement Is Draining Resources from Queer Activism [14 July, 2009]

As anyone who’s been reading my posts on gay marriage knows by now, I’ve been critical of the “movement” for taking away much-needed resources and energy from far more important queer issues.  I’ll discuss that issue in greater detail in a longer post, but for now here are links to two pieces that provide the kind of numbers and details many of us have suspected from the start.  Note that this is not framed as a journalistic exposé, but as the affirmation of a hypothesis I’ve been mulling over for a while.

Queer Immigration: Change the Paradigms [9 January, 2008]

The Uniting American Families Act (UAFA) is back in the news.  Currently, heterosexual married citizens and permanent residents can sponsor their non-citizen spouses for immigration.  The UAFA extends that privilege to same-sex binational couples, substituting the words ‘permanent partner’ for ‘spouse’ in the language of immigration law.  Stories about binational couples emphasize that their relationships aren’t considered as equal to those of married people.

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