• Here’s Why I Choose Life Instead Of Ending It Like My Dad Did

    Here’s Why I Choose Life Instead Of Ending It Like My Dad Did

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    One of my first memories is of my father holding a bottle of pills in his hand, angrily sobbing, and ranting about how the world would be better without him. I was probably around seven years old then and my memory, as vivid and tangible today as it was in that moment, is of determination rather than fear or panic. I had done this before.

    My grandmother told me my father would fall into deep and sometimes violent periods of depression as far back as a child, and often use suicide as an emotional weapon. She had grown to shake her head and simply walk away. READ MORE...

  • Sally Kohn's Book Helps Us Understand Progressive Views On Hatred

    Sally Kohn’s Book Helps Us Understand Progressive Views On Hatred

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    Sally Kohn and I are very similar in some ways. We are around the same age, we are both married, gay, and Jewish. We both come from an activist background in left-wing politics and engage in political commentary today. We both experience the extreme end of hateful personal attacks from people online who only know us by our work but not as people. We mutually wish for civil discussion in the political sphere and feel a growing sense of concern for the hostility we see around us. But we view the way the world works very differently. READ MORE...

  • LGBT Activists Can’t See What’s Wrong With A 9-Year-Old Drag Queen

    LGBT Activists Can’t See What’s Wrong With A 9-Year-Old Drag Queen

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    Brandon Hilton, owner of an online clothing store specializing in erotic clothing, recently announced that nine-year-old drag queen Lactatia was his company’s newest “cover girl.” He tweeted, “I think this new generation of drag kids is brilliant and inspiring! @Desmond_Amazing and Lactatia are the future! @TheHouseofMann is just making sure they look SICKENING! People will talk no matter what, might as well give them something FIERCE to look at!”

    Hilton received an immediate and overwhelming backlash as people reacted angrily to the appearance of him sexualizing a child. He responded, “woke up to countless tweets telling me to ‘kill yourself’ and calling me a ‘pedo’ after we announced 9 year old drag superstar Lactatia as our new HOUSE OF MANN covergirl… if you can’t handle a kid in a sequin onesie, maybe the future isn’t for you.” READ MORE...