Tag Archives: homophobia

On masculinity, homophobia, and cutting the grass

TweetWhen I was fifteen or sixteen, my father asked me if I was gay. As is his way, he didn’t actually ask me. He made a statement intended to elicit a response which would answer the question he really meant to ask. We have issues with communication in my family. I was cutting the grass, [...]
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Quote of the Day: Common Core will turn “every one of your children” gay

Tweet Clearly, I’m not reading enough conservative media because somehow I missed the memo that the Common Core educational standards are actually an evil socialist plot to turn American into Nazi Germany. The latest dire prediction from the right wing comes from Florida State Rep. Charles Van Zant, who warns that the organization implementing the standards [...]
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Watch: Michael Sam and his boyfriend find out he’s become the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL

TweetAs Courtney mentioned in the Reader yesterday,  Michael Sam became the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL this weekend. Here’s a heartwarming video of Sam and his boyfriend, Vito Cammisano, receiving the call from the St. Louis Rams. Tweet
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Boys at California high school using NFL-stye draft to choose prom dates

TweetStudents at a California school are using an NFL-style drafting system to rank and acquire prom dates. Tweet
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Vintage homophobia: Tips for when you meet a lesbian from 1988

TweetWowza, can you say “dated”? This pamphlet, “When You Meet a Lesbian: Hints for the Heterosexual Women,” was a handout in a women’s studies 103 class at the University of Wisconsin at Madison circa 1988. Tweet
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