By Wayne Besen R
The simplest of Besen!
Bashing again: Wayne Besen on GLBT humans, Politics & tradition is a compilation of seventy two columns from the outspoken GLBT activist and writer of whatever yet instantly: Unmasking the Scandals and Lies in the back of the Ex-Gay fantasy. humorous, provocative, and informative, this precise e-book places a innovative spin on hot-button themes within the political, cultural, and social arenas, masking every little thing from AIDS and African-Americans to Zach Stark.
Bashing again offers an A-to-Z examine Besen's worldview on a variety of themes, together with invoice O'Reilly, Brokeback Mountain, Ellen DeGeneres, homosexual delight parades, marriage rights, Mary Cheney, overhauling the homosexual circulate, faith and politics, activities and homophobia, the fervour of the Christ, the pitiful nation of television information, the Vatican's struggle on gays, the realm alternate heart, and New Orleans. clever and humorous, Besen supplies a knockout punch to the inspiration that liberalism stands for not anything and revolutionary potential passive.
From the author:
“The columns i've got selected for this e-book contact on politics and folks, comedy and tradition. yet so much of all, they're a robust security of the liberal values that experience made this country robust. it's time we proudly get up for what we think in. If we do not shield our values, our competitors will outline them. . . . Bashing again is the 1st punch in a struggle to take again our tradition and fix revolutionary values for the nice of the nation.”
An excerpt from “Bill O'Reilly:”
Once upon a time i really loved The O'Reilly issue. whereas I often disagreed with him, he was once no less than enjoyable. in recent times, despite the fact that, he has morphed into simply one other Bush mouthpiece. The grasp of the “No Spin sector” is by surprise spinning so tough he's within the Twilight sector, dizzy in his personal deception. He even had the audacity on CNBC to signify that Fox isn't really a conservative information outlet. that is past spin. If it have been towards Hanukah i might imagine O'Reilly was once a dreidel.
My different challenge along with his convey is that it truly is unnaturally captivated with homosexual matters. extra homosexual humans look at the O'Reilly issue than on Showtime's Queer as folks. i do know that sounds unusual coming from a homosexual columnist who has two times seemed on his express. however it appears like he is had on each homosexual individual in the US to exploit as his own political piñata. while even homosexual activists are bored with looking at homosexual segments, it is time to discover a new tradition battle issue.
Bashing again is a useful compilation of Besen's top columns from Planet Out, Gay.com, and the Washington Blade. it really is an important source for longtime Besen readers and an enjoyable creation for newcomers.
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NOTES 1. Kinckerbocker, Brad (2004). Political battles over gay marriage spreading. Christian Science Monitor, November 29. 2. Bagby, Dyana (2005). Not all sex acts are equally safe from HIV. Washington Blade, December 9. 3. Wilson, Terry (1998). King’s widow stands up for gay civil rights. Chicago Tribune, April 1, p. 4. 4. Pitts, Leonard, Jr. (2005). GOP making push for black voters. Miami Herald, February 7, p. 18. D July 27, 2004 DEFENDING BATHHOUSES New attempts to shut down or overregulate Los Angeles’s bathhouses are highly discriminatory, encroach on personal freedom, and will do little to slow the spread of HIV.
I still hear people say that I should not be talking about the rights of lesbian and gay people,” King said in 1998. “But I hasten to remind them that Martin Luther King Jr. ” NOTES 1. Kinckerbocker, Brad (2004). Political battles over gay marriage spreading. Christian Science Monitor, November 29. 2. Bagby, Dyana (2005). Not all sex acts are equally safe from HIV. Washington Blade, December 9. 3. Wilson, Terry (1998). King’s widow stands up for gay civil rights. Chicago Tribune, April 1, p. 4.
Closing the baths will only result in a redistribution of the disease, not a reduction, as bathhouse patrons take their risky behavior to parks and cyberspace. The last thing LA needs is discriminatory, feel-good, political grandstanding that accomplishes nothing. If the health department spent more time and money protecting people at the baths through education rather than proposing to police them with intimidation the HIV rate would likely diminish. AIDS is a horrible disease. Armed with the facts, most sane people do their best to avoid contracting HIV.
Bashing Back: Wayne Besen on Glbt People, Politics, and Culture by Wayne Besen R