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Author Archive | Sherry Wolf

What Does Maine Tell Us?

In stark contrast to the surge of pro-LGBT activism, and legislative and legal progress in recent months, Maine voters overturned equal marriage rights on Election Day by a margin of 53 percent to 47 percent. Voter turnout of nearly 50 percent, local efforts by 8,000 volunteers — many of them straight — and a national […]

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We’ve Just Begun to Fight

The first mass protest of the Obama era — the tea-bagging gatherings of bigots aside — was a colossal success. In defiance of the corporate-run LGBT establishment, Gay Inc., and with no major organizations, media, or financing behind it, the National Equality March nevertheless drew more than 200,000 people to Washington, D.C., to demand full […]

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To Win Marriage Equality, We Need a Divorce

Pop psychology has long had a term for the political marriage between LGBT people and the Democrats — it is a dysfunctional relationship. The Democrats court the votes and money of gays and lesbians, but offer few gains and a stunning share of abuse in exchange.  For those LGBT activists wooed by the Democrats, ditching […]

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Out, Proud, and Fighting

“Our community is expanding: MRZine viewers have increased in number, as have the readers of our editions published outside the United States and in languages other than English.  We sense a sharp increase in interest in our perspective and its history.   Many in our community have made use of the MR archive we put […]

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The Unapologetic Case for Gay Marriage

In the face of mass protests to roll back the recent anti-gay marriage election ballot measures, especially California’s Proposition 8, some leftists are a bit queasy.  Why, they ask, should radicals be so adamant about defending the right of gays and lesbians to enter into an institution that is decidedly mainstream and tied to the […]

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Myth of the Black-Gay Divide

In the wake of Barack Obama’s historic victory, a false and reactionary narrative has emerged that blames Black voters for the gay marriage ban that passed by a 52 to 48 percent margin in California. While Florida and Arizona also passed same-sex marriage bans, the vote for Prop 8 in the politically progressive state of […]

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