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Why Hate Defeats Itself

James Peron | Posted 08.07.2014 | Gay Voices
James Peron

Along came Anita Bryant with her Save Our Children crusade and enough was enough. This kid, steeped in Bible-believing, conservative fundamentalism, sat down and wrote a letter to the newspaper denouncing Bryant's intolerance. To say the least, it was noticed.

"Affluenza" -- The New "Twinkie"

Joel Cohen | Posted 02.22.2014 | Crime
Joel Cohen

When defenses like these succeed, they are copycatted. If Ethan Couch can argue that he is the victim of bad parenting, why can't the murderer who was abused by his parents avoid jail time or even conviction ?

Know Your LGBT History: Four Queer Events That Happened On October 21

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices

In conjunction with the celebration of October as LGBT History Month, The Huffington Post will be providing you with "Know Your LGBT History" updates!...

Behind the Twinkie Defense

Paul Krassner | Posted 01.16.2013 | Crime
Paul Krassner

Scherr was sitting in the audience at the campus theater where a panel discussion of the case was taking place. I was one of the panelists. When Scherr was introduced from the stage, I couldn't resist saying to him on my microphone, "Care for a Twinkie?"

'If a Bullet Should Enter My Brain': 33 Years Ago

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 01.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

Harvey Milk had prerecorded a message after receiving several anti-gay death threats during his political career. The message said, "If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet shatter every closet door."

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Live From Capitol Hill

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Snow

Many Americans are talking back to government, some more viciously than the majority, but Pelosi's broad brush seems to paint all Obama administration critics as potential violent offenders and inciters.

When Should Gay Marriage Advocates Try to Reverse California's Prop 8?

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

This week, a few organizations championing same-sex marriage will announce their opinions as to whether to try to reverse Prop 8 in 2010 or 2012.

CIA: The Panetta Pick and the Feinstein Factor

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Feinstein's call for the appointment of a CIA director who can be linked to the practices Obama has made clear must end demonstrates how out of touch she is on intelligence.

Behind the Infamous Twinkie Defense

Paul Krassner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Krassner

In 1979, I covered Dan White's trial for the San Francisco Bay Guardian. During the trial, in my notebook, I scribbled "the Twinkie defense," and wrote about it in my next report.

Thanksgiving San Francisco 1978

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

It was the Monday after Thanksgiving, thirty years ago today, that San Francisco again changed forever. Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk were assassinated.

Sean Penn Tipped To Play Openly Gay Politician Harvey Milk

Hollywood Reporter | Gregg Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Sean Penn as openly gay '70s politician Harvey Milk and Matt Damon as his assassin? Yes, if Gus Van Sant has his way. Penn is attached to play Milk a...