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Who are you? (Creative answers encouraged!)
Radical southern Italian working-class atheist queer who's been fighting the good fight for over 40 years, also editor of Smash the Church, Smash the State: the early years of gay liberation. My blog is
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National healthcare, living wage for all workers, free or affordable housing for all, free public education, free public transportation, no more jails, deport la migra not "illegal" immigrants, end homelessness, stop criminalizing homelessness, make schools safe for queer kids, end to hunger, etc. Far too many to list here.

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Tim Cook needs to do more than come out

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 2:58pm 0 Comments

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

I’m glad that Tim Cook has finally come out publicly. Everyone should. Living in the closet is not healthy, even for a giant of the tech industry. The Apple CEO broke open his closet doors in an essay in the latest issue of BusinessWeek

“Plenty of colleagues at Apple know I’m gay, and it doesn’t seem to make a difference in the way they treat me,” he writes, adding that his company has been in the…


belting out "faggots" at Independence Hall

Posted on May 31, 2012 at 8:11am 2 Comments

Once upon a time and long ago in a place not far away, pride used to be called “Gay Pride” and it wasn’t a whole month, it was a day, a very special day to commemorate a riot that happened during the last weekend of June in a city called New York. 


Queens and fags and dykes rebelled on that long hot night. When the cops didn’t get…


Don't support Human Rights Campaign!

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 9:02am 0 Comments

When a group of us calling ourselves Occupy the Castro took over the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) store on December 3 to read a proclamation that the group needed to make housing, jobs and healthcare for all priorities on both the national and local levels, some folks were quick to criticize us. 

Why target a national gay organization that does some good things? these people asked.

The question was answered a little over a month later…


no "golden years" for queer seniors

Posted on November 4, 2011 at 3:36pm 0 Comments

The last thing in the world many LGBT people want to be is a queer senior. And with good reason: entering the “golden years” in the queer community can be like entering a living hell. 


It means being dismissed by younger people as sexually and socially undesirable or being patronized because you’re a piece of living history. It’s being invisible in queer publications (except when you die and the gushing obits come out, saying what a great hero…


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