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Jun '10    This is an archive - for new content see Guidemag.com
By: Mark Sullivan
   
As I write this, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has just promised a vote on repealing the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy in the House of Representatives. She didn't give a date, only vowing that it "will be taken this year."
May '10   
Where were our gay groups?

By: Mark Sullivan
   
A financially successful friend recently asked which of the national gay organizations I considered worthy of a contribution.
Apr '10   
More than just writing checks

By: Mark Sullivan
   
For the past decade or so, it's seemed that for the gay community, activism has meant donating money to national groups like the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Those who wanted to feel more involved attended one of those organization's lavish annual dinners.
Mar '10   
Putting both parties on notice

By: Mark Sullivan
   
Forgive me for sounding cynical, but President Barack Obama's renewed call for the repeal of the military's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy seems suspicious.
Feb '10   
A watchdog without teeth

By: Mark Sullivan
   
If gay people cheer when one of their national organizations is revealed to be powerless, it's clear there's something wrong.
Jan '10   
The end of gay media?

By: Mark Sullivan
   
It hit me hard when I heard news reports the Washington Blade, along with several other well-respected gay publications, had gone out of business. Their parent company went under, dragging the rest with it.
Dec '09   
Wrong side of history

By: Mark Sullivan
   
Several years ago, I watched as my mother trundled off to Mass one morning. She had long since stopping asking my father whether he was coming along. Her only comment was that he shouldn't eat "everything in the refrigerator" before she returned.
Nov '09   
New activist generation

By: Mark Sullivan
   
The National Equality March has now faded into history.
The questions that swirled around beforehand -- Was there enough time to organize such a big event? How would we raise the necessary funds? Could we rally the troops? -- are all irrelevant now. The only question that's left is: what happens now?
Oct '09   
Setting our own agenda

By: Mark Sullivan
   
Bill Clinton says it's our own fault.
At a meeting of progressive organizations earlier this month, one activist interrupted Clinton's keynote address by shouting, "Mr. President, will you call for a repeal of DOMA and Don't Ask, Don't Tell right now?"
Sep '09   
Battling censorship

By: Mark Sullivan
   
Last month marked the 50th anniversary of one of the most controversial Supreme Court decisions. In a stinging rebuke to the federal government, the high court ruled that Grove Press had every right to send copies of Lady Chatterley's Lover through the mail.
Jul '09    Still waiting for change
By: Mark Sullivan
   
It's getting harder and harder to tell Barack Obama from Bill Clinton.
Jun '09    Mission accomplished
By: Mark Sullivan
   
Will the last one out please turn off the lights?
A few weeks ago, Connecticut's most prominent gay group announced that it is closing up shop. Anne Stanback, executive director of Love Makes a Family, told reporters that the organization would disband by the end of the year.
May '09    Is the sky falling?
By: Mark Sullivan
   

In a front-page article, the Washington Post reported that the HIV infection rate in the nation's capital had reached at least three percent. This number, according to the newspaper, 'far surpasses the 1 percent threshold that constitutes a 'generalized and severe' epidemic.'

Apr '09    Our own heavy lifting
By: Mark Sullivan
    Three times was not the charm for the Bush administration.
Mar '09    What a difference
By: Mark Sullivan
   

In 1993, it seemed that the US military's ban on gays would soon be overturned. Not long after his inauguration, President Bill Clinton directed the secretary of defense to draft a proposal to end the longstanding policy of discharging any troops found to be gay. He acknowledged that there were 'real, practical problems' in implementing such a policy, but thought he could persuade people that it was the right thing to do.

Feb '09    Freedom from religion
By: Gareth Kirkby
    Demonstrators who took to the streets after the approval of California's Proposition 8 knew their real enemy. The marches on Mormon churches and the anti-religion banners in the crowds make it clear that gays and lesbians understand that the incursion of the church into the realm of the state is holding us back.
Jan '09    A new era dawning
By: Gareth Kirkby
    The United States has just come through the most exciting election since 1960. The right person won for the first time in a decade, and progressive Americans are now hanging on his every public utterance to see whether he'll live up to his hype.
Dec '08    Our better angels
By: French Wall
    Obama's victory has left the Republican coalition shattered, as many socially conservative white folks seem to have, at long last, realized that they've been played by the economic elite.
Nov '08    Giving gay thanks
By: French Wall
    Many husbands can, and do, rudely refer to their wives as "the old ball and chain." What a dreadful metaphor for a relationship!
Oct '08    Victory already?
By: French Wall
    Something's blowing in the wind
Sep '08    Policing the Police
By: French Wall
    What protects citizens from lawless police? The Fourth Amendment.
Aug '08    Equality?
By: French Wall
    Even as a slogan, "marriage equality" carries more than a whiff of oxymoron
Jul '08    Obscene Threat
By: French Wall
    To ban descriptions or images of same-sex couplings is to deny advocates of homosexuality one of the most persuasive tools at changing individual opinion.
Jun '08    Reverend Right on Race
By: French Wall
    As Obama repudiates a black preacher whose truths discomfort white America, McCain trumpets the backing of white preachers who vilify gay Americans of any color
May '08    Boycott Jamaica?
By: French Wall
    Can gay action improve matters for Jamaican queers?
Apr '08    Not Just Condoms Stop HIV
By: French Wall
    Why is such good news not celebrated more?
Mar '08    Broadening Gay Travel
By: French Wall
    Travel has the potential to liberate one from stultifying provincial mindsets, broadening both sexual and political horizons.
Feb '08    A Valentine's Message
By: French Wall
    This Valentine's season, let's commit ourselves to showing the world that love is about something more profound than how or where or with whom we rub our genitals.
Jan '08    Christian Lies
By: French Wall
    The next time you hear anyone claiming that the United States was founded as a Christian nation, understand that your are listening to either an ignoramus or a liar.
Dec '07    Defending Fag Baiters
By: French Wall
    The First Amendment is for everyone, even those who proclaim their hatred of all things fag.

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