I’m Sure His Textbooks Will be ‘Forcing the Spring,’ ‘Out For Good,’ and ‘Homosexuality: A Research Guide’

From the Boston Globe:

In the fall, [St. Barney] Frank will start teaching a course at Harvard on the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender movement.

And people wonder why I’m expending my last bits of savings and energy to produce a dissertation on trans history.

TERF or Christianist?

You be the judge:

“you can’t even speak against a person who is a cross-dresser or a man who wants to believe himself to be a woman,” “if we speak against… or look cross-eyed even” at a transgender person, “we are guilty of a hate crime.”

Also an acceptable answer: ‘there is no difference.’

43 Years Later

That was then…


From the Oct. 10, 1971 edition of the Binghamton (NY) Press:

Homosexual Firemen ‘Unworkable’

New York (AP) – Can homosexuals make good firemen?

A city councilman says no, charging that proposed legislation banning discrimination against homosexuals in employment and housing would lead to “unworkable and demoralizing situations” in the city’s firehouse.

Councilman Michael DeMarco, D-Bronx, a member of the council’s general welfare committee, made the charge at a committee hearing Monday on the bill.

DeMarco said male homosexuals working as firemen would be subjected to “too much sexual stimulation living in with a bunch of men the same as a heterosexual male living in with a bunch of girls.”


This is now:

Tony Dungy Says He Wouldn't Want To "Deal With" Taking Michael Sam

From Deadspin:

From the Tampa Tribune‘s story on the NFL’s efforts to deal with locker room behavior, including the reception awaiting Michael Sam:

“I wouldn’t have taken him,” said former Bucs and Colts coach Tony Dungy, now an analyst for NBC. “Not because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it.

“It’s not going to be totally smooth … things will happen.”

Perhaps Tony Dungy should consider moving to New York City and running for the city council…

in 1971.

At least the color of a certain well-known TARDIS will match all of his leftover Colts attire.

Why Michael Dukakis Should Send Rick Perry Xmas Cards From Now On

R.I.P. ‘Dukakis in the Tank’ (1988-2014).


Long live ‘Rick the Flying Dick Playing with His Stick.’

Pic of the Day: July 22, 2014 (Special ‘How Not to Not be Seen’ Edition)

How not to not be seen?


Stay – as I did a few weeks ago – at a motel in Portland, Oregon where this wifi network is visible and, apparently, active.

Pix of the Day: July 21, 2014 (Special ‘All He Wanted To Do Was Have Some Fun’ Edition)

This is L.A.
- Sheryl Crow

This is Los Angeles Dodger Yasiel Puig standing in right field at Dodger Stadium during the top of the third inning of a game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 12.

This, meanwhile, is how Puig ended the bottom of the third…



…and his entire evening.

Pic of the Day: July 21, 2014 (Special ‘Dunk’ Edition)


Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury, dunking on the Washington Mystics last Tuesday at the US Airways Center.  I was driving home at the time and didn’t see it, but I’ve heard that she dunked in the WNBA All Star Game this weekend as well.


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