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Catholic Church Anti-LGBTQ Guns Still Firing on All Cylinders

Catholic Church Anti-LGBTQ Guns Still Firing on All Cylinders

BY ANDY HUMM | It has been quite a week for anti-LGBTQ assaults from the international Catholic hierarchy. We’ll start the round-up of recent events right here in New York. Cardinal Dolan V. Gay Arts: Cardinal Timothy Dolan, an appointee of Pope Benedict Emeritus and a hardliner, softened a bit last year and finally allowed […]

Some Moderate Their Hate in Response to Trump

Some Moderate Their Hate in Response to Trump

BY ANDY HUMM | No, a lesbian can’t be pope, it’s still tough to be gay and out in the military (and now well-nigh impossible to be transgender), and the GOP-led Congress isn’t passing the federal LGBTQ rights bill. But while Donald Trump’s election and right-wing victories from Britain to Brazil unleashed a wave of open […]

Fascism, Trumpolini, and “Gin Blossoms” Bannon

BY ED (((SIKOV))) | The amazing Jennifer Finney Boylan, a transgender woman on the Barnard College faculty who is also an opinion writer for the Times, got off to a rollicking start in a recent column about the trans Republican Caitlyn Jenner. “I asked her how she could possibly be a Republican,” Boylan writes. “She […]

Phil Donahue Seeks Inclusiveness, Pope Sticks to Doctrine

Phil Donahue Seeks Inclusiveness, Pope Sticks to Doctrine

BY ANDY HUMM | In a week when Pope Francis cloaked his Church’s continued condemnation of homosexuality and transgenderism with supposed pastoral concern, a small and unusual — but potent — mix of LGBT Catholics and their allies marched through Central Park on Sunday, October 2 led by Phil Donahue, who has arguably done more than […]

In Orlando’s Wake, Outpouring on Pride Sunday

In Orlando’s Wake, Outpouring on Pride Sunday

BY ANDY HUMM | The Orlando massacre of June 12 could well have cast a pall over LGBT pride celebrations across the country, giving us pause about parading down the street when there are those out there who wish us harm. Instead, the community and our allies were defiant, coming out in palpably greater numbers […]

From Paris to Peru: Women Daring the Streets

BY KELLY COGSWELL | I was sitting on the Paris metro last week when some guy of about 30 plopped himself down next to the teenage girl across from me and began to ask, “Where are you going? What stop are you getting off at?,” as he touched her shoulder and touched her arm. She didn’t […]

Talking Softly, Pope Holds Onto Big Sticks

Talking Softly, Pope Holds Onto Big Sticks

BY ANDY HUMM | While governors in North Carolina and Mississippi struggle to defend their anti-gay laws, Pope Francis has found a way to hold on to Catholic teachings that condemn LGBT people, exclude women from power, and forbid divorce by taking a softer tone that has won him plaudits from the mainstream media and kept […]

Father John McNeill, Gay Catholic Pioneer, Dead at 90

Father John McNeill, Gay Catholic Pioneer, Dead at 90

BY ANDY HUMM | Father John McNeill, a Catholic priest, moral theologian, and psychotherapist, whose groundbreaking “The Church and the Homosexual” in 1976 challenged the condemnation of gay love by Church dogma and scripture, died on September 22 in Fort Lauderdale after a long illness. He was 90. He is survived by his husband, Charles Chiarelli. […]

Pope to LGBT Catholics: No “In” at the Room    

Pope to LGBT Catholics: No “In” at the Room    

BY ANDY HUMM | Pope Francis’ US visit September 22-27 will not include a meeting much sought-after by LGBT Catholics, nor will Catholics who affirm gay love be given any voice in the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia that is the principal purpose of his trip. Despite this exclusion, no public protests are planned by […]

Caitlyn, Hastert, the Pope, Yadda, Yadda… I’m All About Mouthfeel

BY ED SIKOV | So many items on the homosexual agenda this fortnight! LGBT Command Central, hidden in a secure underground chamber deep below a bar in Hell’s Kitchen — if I named it, they’d have to poison me — has been working overtime to keep us in the spotlight. First we’ve got the Dennis Hastert […]

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