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SCOTUS Aftershocks

SCOTUS Aftershocks

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | A lot has happened on the LGBT rights front in the short period since the US Supreme Court recognized that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency that enforces workplace nondiscrimination protections under the 1964 Civil Rights Act, ruled that “an […]

Fascist Springs & Jesus’ Chicken

BY ED SIKOV | If you want wackos, visit scenic Colorado Springs. The Springs, located at the eastern base of the truly extraordinary Pikes Peak, is essentially a large military complex surrounding a small, cool downtown. The complex consists of Army base Fort Carson, the United States Air Force Academy, Peterson Air Force Base, and the […]

Women, Queers, and #BlackLivesMatter

BY KELLY COGSWELL | I remember a couple years ago when the marriage equality movement was taking off and every day the New York Times had reports of victories in one state, pushback in another. And people fell all over themselves to support the It Gets Better Campaign encouraging queer youth not to top themselves. We […]

The Lift of a Driving Dream

The Lift of a Driving Dream

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Comforted by the insight that even a broken clock is right twice a day, I’ve chosen a quote from Richard Nixon to frame my thoughts about the contributions one member of the LGBT community made to the successful fight for marriage equality. Our 37th president was not known for inspiring the better […]

When Hippies Walked the Earth

BY ED SIKOV | Hurry up, Sherman!,” Mr. Peabody cried. “Climb into the Wayback Machine! We’re going back in time to the 1960s!” “Gee, Mr. Peabody,” Sherman said with a fearful tone. “Wasn’t that a dangerous period in American history?” “Yes and no,” Mr. Peabody replied. “For uptight assholes, it was indeed a perilous decade. Americans […]

Gay Marriage and Burning Black Churches

BY KELLY COGSWELL | After the Supreme Court announced that lesbian and gay people had the right to marry everywhere in the US, some Southern states announced their intent to ignore or otherwise resist the ruling. And perhaps as proof of the limits of legal equality in the face of hate, a number of black congregations […]

A Morning-After Pill for HIV; But Seriously, the Morning After

A Morning-After Pill for HIV; But Seriously, the Morning After

BY RICHARD E. GREENE, MD & PERRY N. HALKITIS, PhD, MS, MPH | In the past few years, we have experienced a revolution in the prevention of HIV. Gone are the days when approaches based on changing behavior were the only options. Biomedical technologies have provided us another set of tools in the arsenal to fight AIDS. […]

Expectations Unbound

Expectations Unbound

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | By the end of this month –– and quite possibly before we’ve had the chance to get this newspaper into your hands –– the US Supreme Court will have ruled on marriage equality. The court –– which since October has passively allowed lower court rulings to go into effect doubling the number […]

Celebrating Sexuality Does Not Reduce You

BY ED SIKOV | It’s a dirty business, this media criticism thing. You not only have to be willing to — you should pardon the expression — troll through some really nasty, crankish writing, but you also have to respond to the unreasonable with reason. I confess that on occasion I take the easy way out […]

Ending White Terror

BY KELLY COGSWELL | Last week, a young white terrorist massacred nine African Americans in Charleston, South Carolina where the Confederate flag still flies over the State House. It’s time to pull it down. Not as a quick fix, but as one more step in the fight against racism. Racism. What an inadequate word to explain […]

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