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Obvious Things + queers
2017-06-30 :: dave

Today Angela Merkel voted against same-sex marriage, and I laughed and was reminded of the time when Nancy Reagan died, and Hillary Clinton went on TV and reminded us all that the Reagans did so much to “start a national conversation” about AIDS. But this post isn’t about how politicians beloved by people on the […]

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2017-04-18 :: dave

I came out to my parents just months after I came out to myself, and on the whole it went as well as I could expect. We hugged at the end of the conversation, etc. One of the few things my dad said to me was that he was worried that my life was going […]

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2017-02-28 :: dave

This is a post inspired in part by Frank Bruni’s “Two Consonants Walk Into a Bar” from Sunday’s NY Times, which itself cites John Aravosis’s “How did the T get in LGBT?” which I’ll refer to below. I. In 2007, I was freshly out and Congress was considering whether to add gender identity to the […]

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2016-11-14 :: dave

I. This week I’ve thought about my country the way I’ve imagined people with abusive or deadbeat parents think about their abusive or deadbeat parents. (I mostly know such people from bad movies.) No matter who they are or what they do, the parent will continually let them down. The parent has too long a […]

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Books + queers
2016-09-14 :: dave

I. Just before the fall semester hit me like a wave I’d underestimated, I finished Randall Kenan’s[1] A Visitation of Spirits, and I’ve been wanting to write some things about it. Much of the book follows Horace Cross, a teenager from rural North Carolina, throughout a night where a demon leads him through the sites […]

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2016-01-04 :: dave

From Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s profile of some hipster megachurch pastor that NYC-types and NBAers are into: And here I have to say out loud how much I like Carl. I say it here because I still felt it after this conversation. I like him even though he is ideologically opposed to things that are important to […]

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queers + TV
2015-05-12 :: dave

N & I finally caught the Bruce Jenner interview everyone tweeted about a couple weeks ago. It was not hard-hitting. At one point early on, Diane Sawyer asked him point blank, “Are you a woman?” Jenner said he was, “for all intents and purposes.” He said that despite the male body he’s lived in for […]

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Books + Comedy + Endorsements + queers
2014-12-05 :: dave

Reading O’Donnell’s Find Me (2002) for research. Here’s a bit from the book’s brief Acknowledgements: Anne Lamott, Nora Ephron, Dave Eggers, Fannie Flagg, Pat Conroy, and Anne Rice for writing as they do. Take that, McSweeney’s generation.

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2014-01-17 :: dave

No. He was married to a woman named Sandra Martin up until his death yesterday. Sorry to disappoint. R.I.P., Dave.

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2012-11-26 :: dave

I rank myself among them. Last week I tweeted this: A grown-ass man ≠ half as grown as a grown man is. Or just a man. A man can say w/out weirdness “I’m a man.” Everyone stop saying grown-ass. It’s been something I can’t stop noticing, the usage a grown-ass man, mostly on TV but […]

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Comedy + queers
2012-06-30 :: dave
Gay

This is a joke from Demetri Martin’s album These are Jokes: A dreamcatcher works. If your dream is to be gay. Which is just a syntactically humorous way to say that dreamcatchers are gay. It’s what this blog post’s going to be about, how dreamcatchers are gay. That I’m satisfied by Martin’s joke’s jokework without […]

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2011-12-19 :: dave

The comments following some random blogger’s list of gay people in Hollywood gets heated:

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2011-08-13 :: dave

I’m torn about my stance on the latest anti-marriage-rights GOP man to solicit sex from a younger man. His name is Phillip Hinkle, and he’s a state senator in Indiana, and, according to the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, he “voted this year in favor of a state constitutional amendment defining marriage as being only between […]

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2011-06-15 :: dave

I’m going to try to get some perspective here on what is a tricky issue, and to do it without all the self-important speechifying I’ve been seeing. If this blog is (ha!) your sole source for celeb news, last week Tracy Morgan went off on a bit while doing stand-up about how gays need to […]

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