Archive | February, 2012
February 24, 2012
As I have mentioned in the pages of Baltimore OUTLoud before, I attended a Jesuit university in New York City in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Although my university selection plagued me somewhat at the time, I recognize, on reflection, that the school perfectly prepared me for a life of advocacy in the GLBT Community. Located in the city, I came of age as a Lesbian. Located in the university, the high Jesuit walls protected me from the likes of Judith Butler and her “everything is everything” gobbledygook. Instead of women’s or gender studies, I majored in English and Psychology, with a concentration in Victorian literature. And I only heard about Gender Theory at political meetings, where I quickly thought “huh, interesting” and got back to the real work at hand.
February 14, 2012
February 10, 2012
A funny thing happened on the way to GLBT Equality – Lesbians, long the worker bees of the Movement, got left behind, with Lesbian-specific issues abandoned in favor of advancing socially regressive causes such as Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal and Gender Identity legislation. For years, Lesbians have dropped out of the GLBT Movement or simply shouldered this new burden as we always do, working in the vineyard of other people’s interests.