Singing in the Shadow of Pulse – Dies Irae

This post is the second of a three part cycle on the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses Festival 2016. Part One is here. Part Three is here. It’s the end of the second full day of the GALA Festival, and I’m angry. GALA – the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses – was formed in 1983 in [Read More…]

The Issue that Dare Not Speak Its Name

As a gay man, interfaith coalition work often requires uncomfortable compromises. [Read more…]

Utah Non-Discrimination Law: Compromise or Capitulation?

An unlikely alliance of LGBTQ organizations and the Mormon Church this week announced joint support for a proposed law in the Utah Senate seeking to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in the workplace while respecting “religious freedom”. Hailed by some as a significant political achievement and a model of mature governance, others suggest that LGBTQ [Read More…]

Religion’s War on Sex: Thoughts on a Day of Silence

Why do some people, predominantly religious, hate us so much they are willing to fight to make us second-class citizens? Why do they care who we sleep with?

Sure, it’s about fear, and wariness of difference, and the human need for a scapegoat – all dark aspects of the human soul which bequeath us racism and other forms of hatred. But really, it’s about power. [Read more…]