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Entries by David Kaufman from 12/2009

AIDS Silence: America's New Gay Plague

| Posted 12.01.2009 | Politics

Nearly three decades after the epidemic's arrival, AIDS remains if exactly not off-limits -- then certainly off the radar screens of many prominent LGBT leaders. This needs to end.

Saturday Night Special: Houston's Great Gay Moment

| Posted 12.07.2009 | Politics

Many in the myopic LGBT mainstream have called for a boycott of the Democratic party and Obama administration -- a financial "time out" as they regroup their forces. This is misguided

Barack Obama: Naked, Black and Alone

| Posted 12.14.2009 | Politics

Gracing the cover of January's Golf Digest will be none other than Pres. Barack Obama, joined by disgraced golfer Tiger Woods and the oy-vey-inducing tag-line "10 Tips Obama Can Take from Tiger."

Co-Opted: Marriage Equality's Civil Rights Rip-Off

| Posted 12.16.2009 | Politics

Since the defeat of Proposition 8 last year, the Marriage Equality movement has been in a problematic pas de deux with Black America. Everyone loses in the battle for "most-oppressed" status.

Kids from the 'Hood: Wendy Williams, Barack Obama and The Prep School Negroes

| Posted 12.21.2009 | Entertainment

As the Obama presidency and economic downturn confirm, we're living in a period of both unprecedented possibility and vast economic inequality for African Americans.

Sham of the Year: Frank Rich, Tiger Woods and that Anti-Obama Op-Ed

| Posted 12.24.2009 | Media

From the Big House to the White House, Pebble Beach to Pennsylvania Avenue, articles such as Frank Rich's confirm the nefarious notion that successful minorities should still feel "lucky just to be there".

Tom Ford's A Single Man: Gay, Straight AND Other

| Posted 12.28.2009 | Entertainment

A Single Man isn't a film that demands you take to the streets -- or to the ranch. Instead, with its focus on love and loss, the film draws you inward to a place of contemplation rather than confrontation.