To Vax or Not to Vax: That is the Question

Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to sufferThe slings and arrows of outrageous COVID,Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,And by opposing end them with a vaccination? I got the Moderna vaccine back in February and March at age 67. I've had no ill effect beyond the typical mild sore arm. Even that … Continue reading To Vax or Not to Vax: That is the Question

Bone of Contention: Socialists & the LGBT Community

An Epilogue updating this post appears at the end. Back in college one of the organizations on campus was the Revolutionary Student Brigade (RSB), a short-lived youth group aligned the Maoist Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP). Being a socialist and gay, I inquired about their position on gay rights. I can't recall what they said exactly, … Continue reading Bone of Contention: Socialists & the LGBT Community

The Conundrum: Trans Rights vs Women’s Rights

There are two aspects to the transgender debate that trouble me most. First is the all-too-frequent rejection of transgender people’s lives and experiences. Their very lives are discounted as unscientific and delusion. The counterpart in my world are those who insist I’m gay because I choose to be, like choosing tea instead of coffee. I … Continue reading The Conundrum: Trans Rights vs Women’s Rights

The ‘I Resolve Movement’: A Kinder, Gentler Oppression?

Beaming smiles and effusive positivity. My guard went up immediately, sensing wolves in sheep's clothing. My instincts weren't far off. The 'I Resolve Movement' was called to my attention this past weekend. This "movement" purports to offer "reasonable, loving, and tolerant solutions" to transgender issues in the schools. It's a dubious description as I shall … Continue reading The ‘I Resolve Movement’: A Kinder, Gentler Oppression?

The Wi Spa Incident

Last updated on September 5, 2021, with reports that police have made an arrest for indecent exposure in connection to the Wi Spa incident. See Addendum. An incident last month at the Wi Spa in Los Angeles was raised in the comments to my statement yesterday regarding the transgender debate. I see discussion continuing today … Continue reading The Wi Spa Incident

Our July 4th Day Trip

◼︎MY PERSONAL JOURNEY◻︎DAVID & ME David and I have enjoyed a pleasant holiday weekend. The neighbors came over for drinks and conversation Friday evening and we got together with old friends and gay activist comrades on Sunday. It was good to gather with friends again, maskless, and even hug! We also watched The Celluloid Closet … Continue reading Our July 4th Day Trip