Creep of the Week: Steven Hotze

By |2020-02-05T15:02:47-05:00February 5th, 2020|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

When I went to the library recently there was a black man, maybe in his 30s, standing outside collecting signatures. Being civic-minded and nosey, I approached him to see what the signatures were for. “I’m running for Congress and I am collecting signatures to get on the ballot,” he said.

Creep of the Week: Paul S. Morton Sr.

By |2019-11-13T15:23:36-05:00November 13th, 2019|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

It’s been a hell of a week for Pete Buttigieg. The fact that he’s polling so high is amazing and it makes me proud that an openly gay man is doing so well. He’s not my pick (Elizabeth Warren is far more qualified), but his campaign is historic and I love it.

Creep of the Week: Super Happy Fun America

By |2019-09-04T15:43:54-04:00September 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 |2019-08-07T15:34:05-04:00August 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 |2019-07-24T14:06:25-04:00July 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 |2019-07-12T02:15:23-04:00July 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 |2019-06-26T15:42:40-04:00June 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 |2019-06-12T15:32:21-04:00June 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 |2019-05-29T15:43:50-04:00May 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 |2019-05-15T17:04:22-04:00May 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 |2019-04-24T14:18:13-04:00April 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 |2019-04-10T16:04:57-04:00April 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 |2019-02-20T14:39:45-05:00February 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.