Backfire and Backlash: Mike Pence and Republican Reality

Three days ago, Indiana governor Mike Pence admitted that he "didn't anticipate the hostility" that would result from passing the state's new anti-gay "Religious Freedom" law. Speaking to the press on Sunday and Monday,...

What Graham Moore’s critics get wrong about “Weird.”

Persecuted though they are, queer teens don't hold the patent on feeling bullied--and sociological criticisms don't invalidate the experiences of individuals.

Trigger Warnings and Tyranny

As American law and culture seek to prevent emotional harm, we risk elevating hurt feelings above due process and core principles of justice.

Here’s what you should think about before making that Bruce Jenner joke

Bruce Jenner is a millionaire public figure, and probably made himself a fair target for mockery--but it's not his feelings you need to consider before making transphobic jokes.

First Amendment Friday: 05.02.2014

Rap lyrics, drone journalism, and the NCAA's right to use "student athletes" in video games: the week in First Amendment issues.

USA’s Oldest LGBT Bookstore to Close

Sad news this week as the Philadelphia Gay News reports that Giovanni's Room, the oldest LGBT bookstore in the country, will close for good in May.

Stop Defending Brendan Eich

A number of arguments in defense of the former Mozilla CEO have emerged, including--surprisingly--from Dan Savage. But Eich was not fired, and he's not a victim of discrimination.

The Brief but Stupid Story of Bill Donohue’s (Almost) Anti-Gay Gay Pride Float

I'm posting this story here because I just love it so much. So the Catholic League is an organization established to "defend the Catholic Church," headed by a man named Bill Donohue. Like most Christian...

Fred Phelps, In Memoriam

Fred Phelps was a closeted gay man. No, I have no conclusive proof of that, and I’m not being facetious in a “ha-ha, he sure would hate me saying that” kind of way. It’s what...

Religious Imposition, Not Religious Liberty

As a rule these days I try to avoid investing time and energy in online debates, but sometimes I just can't help myself. Yesterday I got sucked into a debate at the Matt Walsh...