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Entries by Waymon Hudson from 08/2012

Chick-fil-A Kiss-In: Affection as Activism?

| Posted 08.07.2012 | Gay Voices

Pictures of happy same-sex couples kissing on City Hall steps as they get legally married sends a strong message of acceptance and love, but defiant, shock-tactic pictures of kiss-ins in front of fast-food chains seem more like a stunt than an exercise in visibility.

Gay Chicago TV Talks With Illinois Couple Suing for Marriage Equality

| Posted 08.08.2012 | Chicago

Sometimes, the most important stories are the personal ones behind the headlines, the stories that show the very real harm and struggles that same-sex couples face every day by being denied recognition for their relationships and families.

Seeing Gun Violence Through International Eyes

| Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

Seeing America's gun violence epidemic through international eyes really drove home the absurdity of gun control politics in this country.

Paul Ryan: Poster Boy of Today's Extreme GOP

| Posted 08.15.2012 | Gay Voices

Ryan's extreme social conservatism, which he prefers to hide under his fiscal views, is a perfect example of the state of today's GOP, which has been taken over by far-right ideologues who distract with tax and deficit talk as they seek to march civil rights back to the Dark Ages.

Gay Chicago TV Tackles Bisexuality, Biphobia, and Bi Erasure

| Posted 08.22.2012 | Gay Voices

We cannot, as a community, be part of erasing a vital and thriving part of our movement and history. In the same fashion, simply throwing a "B" into the acronym LGBT isn't enough-- we have to celebrate, educate, and support bisexual people.

Election 2012: Party Platforms Highlight Stark Differences in Democratic and Republican Positions on LGBT Equality

| Posted 08.24.2012 | Gay Voices

A look at who authored the anti-gay language contained in the Republican Party platform shows just who influences the current GOP: Tony Perkins of the virulently anti-LGBT hate group the Family Research Council.

Republican National Convention Highlights the Dangers of a Malleable Mitt Romney

| Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

Here is one of the most important, and underreported, problems of a Mitt Romney candidacy. Romney doesn't lead as much as follow the loudest voices in his party.