By Michael L. Brown
Forty years in the past, such a lot american citizens acknowledged they did not understand a person who was once gay and claimed to grasp little or not anything approximately homosexuality. this present day, there is not often a sitcom with out a well known homosexual personality, video clips like Milk and Brokeback Mountain have gained Oscars, or even People journal celebrated the wedding of Ellen Degeneres and Portia DeRossi. A Queer factor occurred to America chronicles the superb transformation of the US over the past 40 years, and addresses the query head-on: Is there relatively a homosexual schedule, or is it a fiction of the non secular correct? Written in a full of life and compelling type, yet sponsored with gigantic learn and vast interplay with the GLBT neighborhood, this forthright and but compassionate e-book appears to be like on the striking influence homosexual activism has had on American society. this would simply be the main arguable e-book of the last decade. learn it and discover why the publishing global was once afraid to the touch it.
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Be aware that the posters may get ripped down or defaced. Create a policy where any posters found with graffiti on them are returned to you – use this to show other students and the administration the extent of homophobia on campus. Fly the Flag – you can’t get more visible than flying the rainbow flag from the school’s flagpole. Use your faculty and staff allies to help you lobby the administration to make this happen. Give-aways and/or Fundraisers – Condoms/Dental Dams/ Finger Cots – promote safer sex by distributing or selling (at a reasonable price or for donations) materials at your events and information tables.
Really now, who was judging whom? Who was doing the name calling? Who was engaging in hate speech? One commenter even composed this poem (hey, it’s not every day that 59 A QUEE R T H IN G H A P P E N E D T O A ME R I C A someone writes a poem about you, even a hateful one): Brown comes to our turf with nice civil discourse, but his goal is to smite us without remorse. 21 Do you note the recurring pattern? ” Another wrote, “I see you as a vicious enemy who merits no compassion whatsoever. . ”22 Someone posting on a different blog gushed, “The truth is you’re full of garbage, a disgrace to the Lord, and your hate group is about as ‘Christian’ as an Ozzy Osborn CD,” while still another compared me to “the sleaziest of .
And, to take this one step further, could it be that the tables have now turned so dramatically that most of the hate speech is coming from the lips and pens of those who perpetually push the hate button, namely, the gay and lesbian community? ”17 And to cap things off, the editorial featured a ridiculous, doctored photo of me depicted as a Muslim terrorist and meant to be fear-inciting. There you have it: Michael Brown, Christian Jihadist, aka Fred Phelps minus the signs. 18 In late 2007 and early 2008, I got involved in some lengthy online discussions after stories were run about me on two well-read internet sites, Prof.