By now, you've likely heard about Thom Brennaman's "accident." He said something homophobic on a hot mic. It went on the air at a baseball game. And, happily, there were consequences for him. He's been suspended, is my understanding. And the Reds put out an almost-decent apology, even. I say "almost decent" because if they'd … Continue reading Just Another Baseball Game
Recently, I shared a post on my Facebook about a Denver Archbishop preaching hate in the form of conversion therapy (which is widely debunked and incredibly harmful, just to make that clear). I dismissed him with a series of invectives, and then edited the post after someone asked why I'd share the post in the … Continue reading Not All Catholics (or Christians, or…)
Yesterday I clicked and read a freebie book on my phone, and it made me so very angry. I clicked it because the blurb made it sound like a “gay guy goes back to small hometown where he grew up and swore he’d never return” story, and I generally like a second-chance romance. I like … Continue reading I Shouldn’t Have to Tell You Queer Bashers Aren’t Hot
Today is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. Listen to our voices, and read our stories. Learn our history, and demand it be taught. Speak out against those who would dehumanize us, even when it's "just" Uncle So-n-so. See and recognize our intersections, and understand it's not just one thing for many of … Continue reading Writing Wednesday – Today
There's a blog post I just read that left me blinking a bit. In it, to paraphrase, the advice given was basically: "don't post controversial opinions or express views if you think it has the possibility of upsetting readers." How to put this succinctly? Hell no. Now, granted, I'm coming at this from a different … Continue reading Writing Wednesday – Branded
Quite a few people are in an uproar about something happening in the m/m writing world over the past little while. Must be Monday. Gay for You? AGAIN? I know, right? Now, honestly, on the topic of Gay for You stories—and my general loathing thereof—I've really already said my piece. (For those of you playing … Continue reading It’s not a witch-hunt to discuss a blurb.