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Interests: nyc, acceptance, fran lebowitz, hrc, charles pierce, rockefeller five, the advocate, harvey fierstein, tolerance, gavin newsom, bella abzug, one nation, love, peace, america, diversity, freedom, harvey milk, larry kramer, armistead maupin, equal rights, equality, glaad, aclu, out magazine, jim kepner, gmhc, keith haring, stonewall, cathy cade, open minds
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This is an archive of Good As You, as it existed from 2005–2018. While further updates are unlikely, this site will remain online indefinitely as an historical record of the LGBTQ rights movement during some of its most crucial battles... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2020 at Good As You
On October 2, 2003, the Office of the Public Liaison at the Bush White House sent around a press release to a short list of only four names. The press release was from the rabidly anti-LGBTQ Concerned Women For America,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at Good As You
Since I was once so vocal about these so-called “religious freedom” cases, a number of people have asked me to jumped back on here and weigh in on the Masterpiece Cakes decision in longer form than my Twitter habits (@goodasyou)... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at Good As You
Even in the moment, as devastating and other-worldly as it was, I made note of the way she was looking at me. At age three, a child can have strange reactions to a parent’s emotions. Sometimes they nervously laugh. Other... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2018 at Good As You
Sure, the TEA Party started making things weird even before our current decade began. And yes, the attacks on President Obama started trending off the political pages and into high school slambooks. I don’t want to be halcyon about an... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2018 at Good As You
So parenting is a lot. Like a whole lot. As in it’s impossible to compare to anything I’ve ever done prior in life. In the three years since I stepped away from daily updates on this site to spend the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2018 at Good As You
For LGBTQ people and our associated rights, the second decade of the 21st century has been a time of unprecedented progress. Despite setbacks and goals yet achieved, we are living in landmark times for our civil rights movement, and the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Good As You
I’m not saying there’s a direct connection. But it is weird. If you followed politics anytime between 2013–2015, you are certainly aware of the preponderance of stories surrounding LGBTQ rights and the Russian government’s hostility toward them. From the 2013... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at Good As You
Jared and Ivanka: If you support us, show the work Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, both of whom are universally seen as influential figures in the President of the United State’s life and decision-making, are getting much credit in the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Good As You
In the mid-1980s, the United States military had yet to even enact its discriminatory Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy, operating instead under an even more sweeping ban on openly LGBTQ soldiers whether they were silent or not. As they usually... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Good As You
Guest post: One possible moderate does not moderate the Trump cabinet [GLAAD] Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at Good As You
Donald J. Trump lost the popular vote by nearly three million. He loves to frame his electoral victory as an “historic landslide,” but the popular vote number is the one history will most remember. Hillary Clinton, the first woman on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at Good As You
As we try to move forward, one thing I would like to hear from Trump supporters (or even just the "get over it" crowd) is acknowledgement of the great unknown into which we have elected to enter. Whether we chose... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at Good As You
Even though I have shared every aspect of my gay life in so many fora, it occurs to me that I have never really told my coming out story. So here goes. Home for Thanksgiving during my third year of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2016 at Good As You
The predictions haven't come true, and they won't come true. Because they never were true. They never were even meant to be true. They were designed for temporal fear, not long held veracity. So at what point do the antiequality... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2016 at Good As You
About a month ago, Bryan Fischer started following me on Twitter. It's been over a year since I've written the man's name, and much longer since I've given him any real credence as a political operative, yet there he was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2016 at Good As You
In 2006, Bernie Sanders, a civil unions supporter, did not support his state taking the next step to legalize marriage equality: June 7, 2006 [Times Argus] That same year, Hillary Clinton, who had been an outspoken civil unions supporter since... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at Good As You
Yes, I do plan to put some more words on this website. But in the meantime, your best bet for hearing and/or interacting with my musings is to follow me on Twitter. Why? Because that's the one creative outlet I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2015 at Good As You
The tide has turned, Tide reminds us: First a clerk in Kentucky, and now a church lady in Los Angeles! This same sex couple faces yet another obstacle on the...Posted by Mark Nickelsburg, Director on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2015 at Good As You
In his 2011 book The War For Late Night, Bill Carter tells a story that really resonated with me. It's a private conversation between Conan O'Brien and a top NBC executive. The conversation took place after it was clear that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2015 at Good As You
She is portraying herself as a victim even though she is the one denying equal treatment, basic fairness, and dignity to a minority population. She is arrogant, thumbing her nose at court orders that go all the way up to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2015 at Good As You
Declaring that she has "little or no likelihood" to win on appeal, a Sixth Circuit panel has denied a now infamously anti-equality clerk's attempts to sidestep her job whenever a qualified same-sex couple requests she fulfill her paid duties: A... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2015 at Good As You
When a candidate releases a book in the middle of a primary, every chapter, word, and comma is carefully orchestrated. So you can be sure that Jeb Bush included this in his new ebook, Reply All, because he thinks it's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2015 at Good As You
The list itself holds few surprises, showing the same names we've long known (Templeton, Fieler, Caster, Knights of Columbus) having financed NOM's operations in Maine. But having covered this saga for all the years that NOM tried to obstruct justice,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at Good As You
The US Supreme Court did not "write a law," obviously. Instead, the majority found that same-sex couples have the right, under our constitution, to enter into civil marriages. In fact, the laws that were passed to try to muddy and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at Good As You