Queer and Queerer Ep. 17 – The Summer Destruction of Marriage Tour

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Peterson and Zack are back together in the Sunbury studio! After some reflections on their conference experiences, they delve into the antics of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and their “Summer Marriage Tour.” How do we respond to their self-victimizing tactics and what is the future of the marriage equality movement? Petersonalso shares his experience confronting a bride-to-be and her maid of honor that chose a gay club for their bachelorette outing. Join them as they rip apart the very fabric of traditional marriage.

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Here’s some more information about what we talked about this week:

» Freedom To Marry

» NOM’s Self-victimizing fake news story.

» “The Solution to Gay Marriage” as seen in Indianpolis.

» Join Equality Pennsylvania and the LGBT Community Center for the Harrisburg response to NOM.

» Town Danceboutique in Washington, DC

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There are 2 Comments to "Queer and Queerer Ep. 17 – The Summer Destruction of Marriage Tour"

  • Dymara says:

    I think there are spammers who can help you with your copious tweeting problem, Zack – don’t worry, it happens to lots of men!

  • Jane says:

    I just want to point out that Referendum 71 was not passed in several counties in WA state – including my own, Pierce County. While I hold a complicated view on the issue of Marriage Equality, I felt invalidated when my county was one that did not pass this domestic partnership law. It’s not a matter of offense or defense but of simply looking for equal rights in all areas of my life.

    As for the straight bachelorette parties, I get upset seeing them come into the gay bars and even more upset with the gay men who play the part of what I term a modern day minstrel to the women. It’s a matter of dignity for me and about misogyny. Bachelor parties don’t go to the lesbian bars “looking for fun.” I think that one of the myriad reasons may be related to straight women and the socialization that they can save people. In this light, gay men are acceptable and desirable. Straight men do not have this piece of socialization – instead, they find the idea of women together, sexually, only appealing if the women are deemed beautiful according to societal standards. I recognize the simplification of my point — I use the simplification for a reason. I want to raise this question: do we maintain a diverse and inclusive community by allowing episodes of behavior that do not have a truly inclusive nature?

    Rough thoughts.

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