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Tim Cook needs to do more than come out

by Tommi Avicolli MeccaI’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 forefront of fighting for gay rights, including supporting a workplace…See More
Oct 31, 2014
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belting out "faggots" at Independence Hall

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 their regular payoff from the Stonewall Inn in the West Village, they raided the place, but the queens and their friends pelted them with coins and stones and stuff…See More
Jun 5, 2012
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belting out "faggots" at Independence Hall

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 their regular payoff from the Stonewall Inn in the West Village, they raided the place, but the queens and their friends pelted them with coins and stones and stuff…See More
May 31, 2012
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Don't support Human Rights Campaign!

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 (this past Saturday, February 4) when we went back to the store…See More
Feb 8, 2012
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no "golden years" for queer seniors

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 you once were, emphasis on “once”). It’s having the…See More
Nov 11, 2011
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no "golden years" for queer seniors

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 you once were, emphasis on “once”). It’s having the…See More
Nov 4, 2011
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the other victims of 9/11

This is the text of a speech I gave today at the Castro's memorial to Mark Bingham... the other victims of 9/11by Tommi Avicolli Mecca They’re the countless civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq who have been murdered (and continue to be killed) by American bombs or by American soldiers since the invasion of their countries by the U.S. and its allies. Though they possessed no weapons of mass destruction nor any ties to the attack on the twin towers in New York City, President George Bush and the…See More
Sep 11, 2011
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For homeless youth, it never gets better

The latest study coming out of Boston Children’s Hospital should shame politicians throughout this country who are cutting vital services to those in need, but I guarantee it won’t. It should also serve as yet another wake-up call to the queer community, which has not poured any substantial amount of money or effort into solving one of our most pressing problems. I don’t mean the lack of “marriage equality.” I’m talking about the epidemic of homelessness in our midst. In a recent survey of…See More
Aug 2, 2011
tommi avicolli mecca posted a blog post

For homeless youth, it never gets better

The latest study coming out of Boston Children’s Hospital should shame politicians throughout this country who are cutting vital services to those in need, but I guarantee it won’t. It should also serve as yet another wake-up call to the queer community, which has not poured any substantial amount of money or effort into solving one of our most pressing problems. I don’t mean the lack of “marriage equality.” I’m talking about the epidemic of homelessness in our midst. In a recent survey of…See More
Aug 2, 2011
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bible says to call us fags

Check this out, this minister in New York says the bible says to call us fags, bulldaggers and sodomites.http://open.salon.com/blog/avimeccaSee More
Nov 11, 2010
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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 http://open.salon.com/blog/avimecca.
Activism & Interests?
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…

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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…

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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…

Continue

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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