By Mark Draughn on May 9, 2012
Welcome to the new century, Mr. President, thank you for joining us. “I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors, when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising […]
By Mark Draughn on December 13, 2011
I generally find anti-gay bigotry disturbing, but sometimes it’s also kind of amusing. I know that’s wrong — that gay people face real threats of discrimination and violence — but some anti-gay nonsense just makes me want to point and yell, “I didn’t know they still made people like you!” Which brings me to Rick Perry’s culture-war […]
By Mark Draughn on November 30, 2008
Heh. Gideon pinpoints the horrible consequences of gay marriage.
By Mark Draughn on September 24, 2008
Turns out he’s gay.
By Mark Draughn on September 17, 2008
Moby Kip points us to this story by Jennifer Garza of the Sacramento Bee: Last month, Rachel Bird exchanged vows with Gideon Codding in a church wedding in front of family and friends. As far as Bird is concerned, she is a bride. To the state of California, however, she is either “Party A” or […]
By Mark Draughn on July 16, 2008
Moby Kip mentions the one thing I really don’t like about gay marriage: Software changes. H&R Block has agreed to give $100 coupons or free TaxCut software to all gay couples who incurred additional costs because they were barred from using the company’s online tax service, TaxCut Online. I understand how H&R Block’s programmers must […]
By Mark Draughn on July 11, 2008
George Kocan has another of his crazy anti-gay posts up at Illinois Review in rebuttal to a Wall Street Journal op-ed. Maybe I should be more upset at such a display of bigotry, but I find Kocan so over-the-top ridiculous that he kind of amuses me. Let’s take a look: Abuse of the language for […]
By Mark Draughn on June 27, 2008
Arlene Sawicki of the Illinois Family Institute is concerned about, well, what the Illinois Family Instutute is usually concerned about: Chicago parades include the famous St. Patrick’s Day Parade in March, where the Chicago River is tinted green in honor of the Irish. The Polish American Constitution Day Parade, held May 1st, celebrates the first […]
By Mark Draughn on June 19, 2008
When Kip posted about the recent discovery of possible structural differences between the brains of straight and gay people, he predicted that it would make no difference to the anti-gay folks: To the bigots, all the research in the world won’t make a scrap of difference. If it’s not biological, then it’s a “choice.” If […]
By Mark Draughn on June 17, 2008
A recent study (hat tip Moby Kip) suggests that the brains of gay men have certain similarities to straight women, and the brains of gay women have similarities to straight men. The brain features in question have their roots in early brain development, suggesting that environmental and social conditions played little roll in their formation. […]
By Mark Draughn on May 27, 2008
Kip Esquire explains.
By Mark Draughn on May 16, 2008
After yesterday’s ruling from the California Supreme Court that gay marriage could not be banned, the Illinois Review posted a press release from the Alliance for Marriage Foundation. It begins: The Alliance for Marriage Foundation urged the people of California to constitutionally protect marriage in their state, while calling upon Congress to pass AFM’s federal […]
By Mark Draughn on February 3, 2008
Every week, Kip Esquire posts a Sunday CuteTuber, which is video of some cute guy he found on YouTube. I usually don’t watch them because, well, my taste in men runs more toward women. But something about the way he wrote up the latest one made me curious, so I checked it out. Wow. A moving […]
By Mark Draughn on July 5, 2007
Photo Archive For whatever it’s worth, I’ve posted 175 Photos of Chicago Gay Pride Parade of 2007.
By Mark Draughn on June 27, 2007
Photo Archive These women on motorcycles were the coolest part of the show at the Chicago Gay Pride Parade. They’d stop and hang back for a while to open up some room in front of them, then they’d punch it and come surging forward, engines growling obnoxiously as they roared past the crowd. It was […]