The “Killer Disease Striking Homosexuals” Mostly Strikes Children

By: Tuesday April 16, 2013 2:11 pm

Garth Kant of World Net Daily posted an article yesterday about a current bacterial meningitis outbreak in the gay community in Los Angeles.  The title, “Another killer disease striking homosexuals”, plays off of the anti-gay industry’s claim that gays are diseased cretins deserving blame rather than compassion. Anti-gay activist Scott Lively quickly promoted the article [...]

News on life after the L5-S1 slice and dice

By: Tuesday January 22, 2013 12:53 am

I had the very necessary surgery on Friday, January 18, 2013, so here’s where I am after the bilateral discectomy now that I’m a few days post-op. The good news is that the surgery was successful; 95% of the herniation was removed, the not-so-great news is that the surgeon found that the disc was so [...]

See you on the other side — slice and dice on my spine today

By: Friday January 18, 2013 7:30 am

We’re about to head out to the hospital for the dreaded-but-necessary operation on my back to deal with an awful herniated disc (the saga is chronicled on my personal blog), so I wanted to let folks know that I may be offline for a bit… My disc herniation is at L5-S1 (low back); the surgeon, [...]

People — I can’t speak, but that doesn’t mean I can’t hear or think…

By: Friday August 10, 2012 7:30 am

The good news this week is that I found out my vocal cords and joints near my larynx are not affected by my rheumatoid arthritis. That was my major concern last week – about a month ago my voice started deteriorating for no apparent reason, and the muscles around my neck were inflamed. The trip to [...]

‘You have such a pretty face’ (the rest of you is gawdawful)

By: Tuesday June 12, 2012 3:53 pm

That backhanded “compliment” I’ve received many times — and so have countless women who do not fit the “acceptable” size norm. It’s a hideous insult, but it’s spewed by well-meaning people who just cannot accept that below the neck you might be seen as attractive by anyone. Melissa McEwan over at Shakesville has written a [...]

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