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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Gyll Huff, the Artist Who Found His Medium

It was with a great deal of sadness and shock that I learned Gyll Huff was found dead in his home July 10. Gyll was a dear friend and sometime co-conspirator of mine.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Homophobe Has Bad Day

Everybody else celebrates!
According to Brad Dacus—yes, the  Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute, if you please—today's glorious decision by SCOTUS is nothing less than an outrage: “Today’s decision is an unmitigated disaster for democracy and constitutional interpretation. Justice Kennedy did not even attempt to explain what level of scrutiny he was relying upon to invalidate state laws that reflect the millennia-old marriage tradition.” [Emphasis added for ridicule.]

Sunday, October 7, 2012

SLC Gay Clubs Thronged With Closeted Conferencegoers

It's LDS General Conference weekend -- and you know what that means: Salt Lake City's gay clubs will be packed to overflowing. Or will they?

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Oh, Those Tricky Republicans!

Republicans in several states are dumping a voter-registration firm after discovering that the company submitted bogus forms in Florida. According to Reuters correspondent David Adams, "Election officials in Florida were scouring their records for fraudulent voter-registration forms on Friday." 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Utes vs. Cougs Match Inspires Weird Behavior

Since our home is within spitting distance of Rice-Eccles Stadium, we've grown used to the silliness surrounding the U vs. BYU grudge match. On even-numbered years*, our neighborhood traditionally plays host to the most rabid assortment of random football zealots imaginable.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

GOP Convention Inspires Sheer Poetry from Sim Gill

Coverage of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., inspires many things: rage, nausea, and in some cases, the hurling of objects at TV screens. But, I never expected it to inspire brilliant, impassioned prose from a top Utah lawyer.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Limp-wristed Wimps?

As a gay man who survived the political Culture Wars of the 1990s -- not to mention public school over the better part of the previous two decades -- I've learned it's best not to get too sensitive over other people's poorly chosen terminology. Sure, I'll vocally object to being called "faggot" by anybody who isn't a fellow faggot.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

SLC Gay Club Flare-Bombed by Dumbasses on Karaoke Night

It was the courage of some quick-witted gay men -- along with a measure of sheer luck -- that thwarted a potential tragedy early Thursday morning at club JAM (751 N. 300 West) when, according to Salt Lake City blogger Fernando Noriega, several lighted incendiary flares were launched onto a fenced-in patio during a popular Wednesday-night karaoke event. Noriega's blog reports that 30-40 individuals were on the patio when they were "pelted with what are believed to be at least 6 lit high-temperature flares." Miraculously, nobody was seriously burned -- the flames were soon doused by alert homosexual karaoke aficionados.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Eric Ethington Responds

Even though the whole Chick-fil-A kerfuffle is so last week, and everybody's moved on to something else now, at least one good thing came of it. In response to my Aug. 4 blog entry lamenting the failure of the local chicken-chain protest, activist and PRIDEinUtah blog author Eric Ethington was inspired to write a thoughtful and well-worded essay, "Seizing the Future for the LGBT Community."

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Open Letter to Eric Ethington

Dear Eric Ethington, I remember you best as the man who organized one of the most successful pro-LGBT-equality demonstrations in Utah history.

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