Tag Archives: Queer Theory

Queer and Queerer Ep. 40 – Bi and Bier (ft. Robyn Ochs)

Peterson and Zack are delighted to welcome the fabulous Robyn Ochs to this week’s episode. Robyn is a renowned speaker at conferences and on college campuses and is particularly known for her bisexuality activism. In this episode, we discuss the complicated nature of sexual identities and the history of bisexual advocacy. Robyn also reminds us of […]

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ProtectMarriage’s Anti-Science Selective Plagiarism and Self-Victimization

I realized after I wrote the headline that it could probably apply to just about anything ProtectMarriage might ever put out, but it seemed the most apt description of the latest blog post from Ron Prentice. Normally, when a PM blog post goes up, I quote the entire thing verbatim and analyze it. I’m not […]

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Monogamy Is Not Quite So Simple A Concept

Today the New York Times is reporting that about 50% of gay couples are happily “open”: New research at San Francisco State University reveals just how common open relationships are among gay men and lesbians in the Bay Area. The Gay Couples Study has followed 556 male couples for three years — about 50 percent […]

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Day 12 of the Prop 8 Trial: Enough Already

Today was a half day, because we’ve reached the end of testimony! If you’re worried you missed anything pivotal, you didn’t. In fact, it was the most pathetic and tedious exercise I’ve ever witnessed, and I wasn’t even there. Here is an excerpt from Boies’ continued cross-examination of Blankenhorn that I think best epitomizes the […]

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A Few Prop 8 Tidbits To Start Day 11

Hey all! I’m going to be a little behind on my coverage this afternoon, so I thought I’d share a few worthwhile reads with you as the morning’s proceedings are just getting started. » The New Yorker: Is Sexuality Immutable? Margaret Talbot has a great recap of some of last week’s testimony and analysis of […]

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Why Atheists Should Care About The Prop 8 Trial

I feel a little bad for my atheist readers. While there’s typically a happy blend of LGBT issues, higher education issues, and atheistic issues on ZFb, the past two weeks have been pretty heavy on the LGBT. I want to dedicate this post to my atheist readers and implore you to continue reading my blog […]

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Protect Marriage, Day 9: Umm… We’re Still Right!

The longer this trial progresses, the easier it is to see why Protect Marriage doesn’t want you to actually see the details of the proceedings. In fact, it might even be fair to assume that the reason yesterday’s cross-examination lasted five hours is just to make navigating Dr. Herek’s testimony unwieldy. It’s actually pretty easy […]

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Day 9 of the Prop 8 Trial: Do Gays and Lesbians Even Exist?

The question in the title of this post is what the defense wasted our day with. This afternoon was just more of what the defense offered this morning: study after study (none of which were from the last decade) with individual sentences taken out of context being used in an attempt to demonstrate that gays […]

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Some Day 9 Mid-Day Updates, Suspect Classes, and Mainstream Coverage

I have to say, today’s testimony is dull, because it’s clear what the defense is trying to do ad nauseam and it’s just not working. Dr. Gregory Herek is testifying on the following three points: 1. The nature of sexual orientation and how it’s understood in sociology and psychology. 2. The immutability of sexual orientation. […]

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Some Mid-day Thoughts on Day 7: Powerlessness…

So, they just broke for lunch over at Perry v. Schwarzenegger and I have to say, today has been a heavy day as far as testimony goes. A lot of important points have been made, so I thought I’d share some of them now. First, you have to go take a look at the lawsuit […]

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