Creep of the Week: Super Happy Fun America

By | 2019-09-04T15:43:54-04:00 September 4th, 2019|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

If you said the words “Super Happy Fun America” to me and then asked me what that was, I would have guessed it was the name of a low-budget, USA-themed amusement park with lots of red, white and blue cowboy hats, Big Macs at every concession stand and a requirement that everyone in attendance carry a gun. That, it turns out, is incorrect. "Super Happy Fun America" is actually more awful than that.

Creep of the Week: Candice Keller

By | 2019-08-07T15:34:05-04:00 August 7th, 2019|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

Back to back mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas. And by the time you read this, that list will probably have to be updated. Because mass shootings are basically an everyday occurrence in the United States. And we’re becoming dangerously numb to it all.

Creep of the Week: Ryan Fournier

By | 2019-07-24T14:06:25-04:00 July 24th, 2019|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

As if I needed another reason to love Elizabeth Warren, she's gone and done something yet again that has upset right-wing Republicans. Granted, she pretty much does this every day by advocating for things Republicans hate like access to health care for everybody and a living minimum wage.

Creep of the Week: Donald Trump

By | 2019-07-12T02:15:23-04:00 July 12th, 2019|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

“I’m not going to the fucking White House.” Have more beautiful words ever been spoken by a world champion before? Megan Rapinoe of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team said those words before her team won the World Cup. And now that they’ve won, she’s not backing down.

Creep of the Week: Kevin Swanson

By | 2019-06-26T15:42:40-04:00 June 26th, 2019|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

I just finished watching the music video for Taylor Swift’s “You Need To Calm Down.” It’s cute. It’s catchy. And all of Big Gay is in it. That it ends with a call to sign a Change.org petition in favor of the Equality Act is nice, though it would be more useful to direct people how to register to vote because the Equality Act is never going to pass with Republicans in charge.

Creep of the Week: Trump Administration

By | 2019-06-12T15:32:21-04:00 June 12th, 2019|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

June is Pride Month, which means anti-LGBTQ folks are losing their goddamn minds. I attended Motor City Pride in Detroit with my wife, our son and my wife’s 69-year-old aunt. It was a family affair. There were rainbows galore, men holding hands with men, women holding hands with women, transgender and genderqueer people holding hands with men or women or with whomever they wanted because it’s pride and love is love, damn it.

Creep of the Week: Trump Administration

By | 2019-05-29T15:43:50-04:00 May 29th, 2019|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

The Trump Administration has declared war on transgender people. This isn’t a new revelation, but they have succeeded in dismantling every protection the Obama Administration had put in place for transgender people. You might not have even noticed the most recent rollback unless you follow this subject closely. After all, these past two years it has been all anti-trans all the time. Not to mention the daily barrage of news about Trump and the no good, horrible, very bad people he has working for him throwing norms in the trash and pissing on the rule of law. It’s dizzying.

Creep of the Week: Rep. John Becker

By | 2019-05-15T17:04:22-04:00 May 15th, 2019|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

Hopefully by the time you read this the United States isn’t routinely opening up criminal investigations into women who have miscarriages. And I say routinely because there are already cases where women have ended up in prison after their miscarriages were called baby murders.

Creep of the Week: Franklin Graham

By | 2019-04-24T14:18:13-04:00 April 24th, 2019|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

Hello and welcome to a world where a gay man with the word “butt” in his last name is running for president and it is not a joke. Pete Buttigieg, who has been Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, since 2012, is an absolute contender in a crowded Democratic field. He made headlines when he kissed his husband Chasten Buttigieg IN PUBLIC.

Creep of the Week: Bryan Fischer

By | 2019-04-10T16:04:57-04:00 April 10th, 2019|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

While scrolling through my Twitter feed I stumbled upon a photo of Jonathan Van Ness walking hand in hand through Capitol Hill with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Van Ness, one of the stars of "Queer Eye," was wearing a pink sweater and skirt, Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat representing New York, was wearing a magenta pantsuit. Someone had Tweeted, “THIS is the future Democrats want.” My first thought: Oh, hell yes. That future cannot come soon enough.

Creep of the Week: Randy Garber

By | 2019-02-20T14:39:45-04:00 February 20th, 2019|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

Oh, hey, did you hear that in Kansas lawmakers are trying to establish the LGBTQ community as a religion? Or, more specifically, they’re trying to argue that LGBTQ people are actually secular humanists so that Kansas doesn’t have to recognize marriage equality anymore; also that gay people aren’t black, I think.

Creep of the Week: Michigan Republicans

By | 2018-12-12T22:28:56-04:00 December 12th, 2018|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

We are in the midst of what is known as the “lame duck” period, where the folks who were elected wait to take office while those about to leave office have a small window of time to get last minute things done, and Republicans are choosing to trash the place on their way out the door.

Creep of the Week: Donald Trump

By | 2019-01-07T22:58:22-04:00 November 14th, 2018|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

A couple of things: these ballots that Trump claims “showed up out of nowhere” likely include ballots of men and women in the military who are stationed overseas. And they didn’t just magically appear. They were mailed and under Florida law can arrive after Election Day and still count.

Creep of the Week: Keep MA Safe

By | 2018-11-07T16:32:49-04:00 November 7th, 2018|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

Now, I don’t need to tell you that minority rights should never be on the ballot. It was wrong to let the majority vote on marriage rights for same-sex couples, for example. It is incredibly damaging to have the voting majority debating whether or not your family is legitimate or if the love you feel for your partner is “real” or if you’re just a weirdo pervert.

Creep of the Week: Donald Trump

By | 2018-10-31T14:39:57-04:00 October 31st, 2018|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

There is a group of about 4,000 people walking from Honduras toward the United States. Donald Trump and the Republicans would like you to believe this is an invading army. It isn’t. It’s by and large unarmed people fleeing violence and poverty. These are asylum seekers, not invaders. But, of course, to Republicans there is no difference. It’s now being reported that Trump intends to send over 5,000 troops to the Mexican border. Not to provide humanitarian aid, mind you. The troops are much more likely to kill these asylum seekers than to help them.

Creep of the Week: Transphobia

By | 2018-10-17T14:58:24-04:00 October 17th, 2018|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

Being in middle school is tough. Your body is going through often mortifying changes: acne, body hair, growth spurts. Your hormones are raging. Kids are often relentlessly cruel to each other. You aren’t old enough to drive. Your parents are hopelessly lame.

Creep of the Week: Brett Kavanaugh

By | 2018-09-12T10:42:53-04:00 September 12th, 2018|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

“Brett Kavanaugh’s refusal to answer very basic, very direct questions about the Supreme Court’s historic ruling bringing marriage equality nationwide is alarming and completely unacceptable,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “The Obergefell decision is settled law. If this nominee cannot so much as affirm that or the fundamental equality of LGBTQ people and our families, he should not and must not be granted a lifetime appointment to our nation’s highest court.”