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North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law is a Cautionary Tale for Virginia Republicans

North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law is a Cautionary Tale for Virginia Republicans

By Michael Hamar   As a former Republican Party city committee member, I continue to be dumbfounded by the apparent swamp fever that has over taken the Republican Party at both the state and national levels.  At the national level we see GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz surrounding himself with a veritable who’s who of

LGBT Rights and Lives – A Perennial Political Football

By Michael Hamar   The Virginia General Assembly convened on January 13, and once again the rights and lives of LGBT Virginians will be the targets of the gay-haters in the Virginia Republican Party whose efforts at self-prostitution to Christofascists – the term I assign to “conservative Christians” who seek to impose their religious beliefs

“Do I Sound Gay”: Vestigages of Internalized Homophobia

By Michael Hamar   Growing up, especially during one’s teen years can be difficult for many of us.  But growing up gay and often striving to fool both one’s self and everyone else about one’s sexual orientation takes matters to a whole new realm.  Particularly, if one feels an added urgency to hide one’s true

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