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Zinnia Jones

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The Last Closet: Why I Won’t Be Home For Christmas

by Zinnia Jones ● 10:27 AM December 23, 2012
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“Just don’t tell grandpa.” It’s been my family’s constant refrain throughout the entirety of my out, public queerdom. My grandpa doesn’t know I’m a woman. How am I supposed to hide something like that?

News

U.S. v. Bradley Manning: Being Transgender Doesn’t Mean You’re Unstable

by Zinnia Jones ● 7:58 PM December 5, 2012
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When I spoke with Bradley Manning in 2009, prior to his alleged leaks, he identified as a gay man — and at the time, so did I. Sometimes, things change.

News

Is This Really Just ‘Mainstream Christian Advocacy’?

by Zinnia Jones ● 10:06 AM August 22, 2012
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Washington Post’s Dana Milbank describes the Family Research Council as “a mainstream conservative think tank,” “driven by deeply held religious beliefs.” Really?

Bigotry Watch

Dancing With Bristol Palin’s Perversion Of Tolerance

by Zinnia Jones ● 7:00 AM August 14, 2012
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When folks feel the need to state explicitly how “tolerant” they are, it’s usually a sign that something’s amiss. As in the case of Bristol Palin’s recent blog post.

Civil Rights

Chick-Fil-A: Because It’s Only ‘Free Speech’ If You Agree With Homophobes

by Zinnia Jones ● 11:33 AM August 2, 2012
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Anti-gay Chick-Fil-A supporters think that the rest of us are not free to speak out against Cathy’s beliefs and the company’s financial support of these groups.

Bigotry Watch

Gay Parenting: After The Regnerus Debacle, Where Are The Apologies?

by Zinnia Jones ● 4:56 PM July 31, 2012
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Now that an audit has confirmed that Mark Regnerus’ anti-gay parenting study was indeed so badly flawed it never should have been published, where are the apologies?

Bigotry Watch

The Boy Scouts’ Futile Isolationism

by Zinnia Jones ● 10:27 AM July 19, 2012
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The Boy Scouts have decided the “life-changing benefits” of scouting should be denied to an entire segment of the population that they’ve deemed poor role models.

Celebrities

Welcome Out, Anderson Cooper!

by Zinnia Jones ● 1:44 PM July 2, 2012
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CNN’s Anderson Cooper came out as gay today. Of course, he hadn’t gone to great pains to keep his orientation a secret until now. So why today?

Bigotry Watch

What Peter LaBarbera Will Never Understand

by Zinnia Jones ● 7:02 PM May 31, 2012
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Does LaBarbera really expect people to believe that their loved ones are actually child-molesting Nazis? No. Over 50% of Americans personally know someone who’s gay.

News

Bristol Palin The Victim? I’m Not Buying It

by Zinnia Jones ● 10:09 AM May 17, 2012
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It wasn’t hard to tell what direction things would take after Bristol Palin’s recent statements about President Obama and his newfound support for gay marriage.

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