Bashing Back: Wayne Besen on Glbt People, Politics, and by Wayne Besen R

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 ebook places a revolutionary spin on hot-button themes within the political, cultural, and social arenas, masking every thing from AIDS and African-Americans to Zach Stark.

Bashing again offers an A-to-Z examine Besen's worldview on a variety of issues, together with invoice O'Reilly, Brokeback Mountain, Ellen DeGeneres, homosexual satisfaction parades, marriage rights, Mary Cheney, overhauling the homosexual move, faith and politics, activities and homophobia, the fervour of the Christ, the pitiful nation of television information, the Vatican's conflict on gays, the area alternate middle, and New Orleans. clever and humorous, Besen supplies a knockout punch to the proposal that liberalism stands for not anything and innovative skill passive.

From the author:
“The columns i've got selected for this e-book contact on politics and other people, comedy and tradition. yet such a lot of all, they're a robust security of the liberal values that experience made this country robust. it's time we proudly rise up for what we think in. If we do not guard our values, our rivals will outline them. . . . Bashing again is the 1st punch in a struggle to take again our tradition and restoration 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 a minimum of unique. in recent years, even if, he has morphed into simply one other Bush mouthpiece. The grasp of the “No Spin region” is by surprise spinning so challenging he's within the Twilight quarter, 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 toward Hanukah i might imagine O'Reilly was once a dreidel.

My different challenge together with his exhibit is that it is unnaturally enthusiastic about homosexual concerns. extra homosexual humans seem 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 convey. however it appears like he is had on each homosexual individual in the US to take advantage of as his own political piñata. while even homosexual activists are bored with looking at homosexual segments, it is time to discover a new tradition struggle issue.

Bashing again is a useful compilation of Besen's top columns from Planet Out, Gay.com, and the Washington Blade. it is an important source for longtime Besen readers and an pleasing advent for newcomers.

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The first week on the job, my boss stridently warned me against interviewing “liberal” professors from the University of Maine. This dictum was enough for me to be very careful about coming out of the closet as a gay man. This was a bizarre experience, as I had been open about my sexual orientation since I was in high school, and even started a gay group in college. However, I desperately needed this job and was willing to sacrifice. Things were going well at the station and I was covering diverse stories from politics in Augusta to the blueberry industry down east.

Although states in America are politically divided into red and blue, both colors are part of the gay rainbow. Gay children are born into families of both Republicans and Democrats. ” In the midst of the most antigay platform in memory, 2004 may be remembered as the year the gay conservative closet began to crumble. * * * Okay, I’ll concede that the GOP closet hasn’t quite crumbled yet. 50 BASHING BACK NOTES 1. LaPadula, Phil (2005). Police call South Beach bashing a hate crime. Express Gay News, July 15.

Today, Pride is a celebration that means many things to many people. Think of it as similar to Christmas. ” The strength of Pride is the beautiful diversity of these mammoth gatherings that can amass more than a half million people in metropolises such as New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC. Some people are at Pride representing gay associations for lawyers, doctors, and airline pilots. Gay marriage advocates are always in abundance. Mothers and fathers march to support their gay kids.

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