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Bashing again: Wayne Besen on GLBT humans, Politics & tradition is a compilation of seventy two columns from the outspoken GLBT activist and writer of whatever yet instantly: Unmasking the Scandals and Lies in the back of the Ex-Gay fantasy. humorous, provocative, and informative, this distinctive booklet places a revolutionary spin on hot-button subject matters within the political, cultural, and social arenas, masking every little thing from AIDS and African-Americans to Zach Stark.

Bashing again provides an A-to-Z examine Besen's worldview on quite a lot of themes, together with invoice O'Reilly, Brokeback Mountain, Ellen DeGeneres, homosexual delight parades, marriage rights, Mary Cheney, overhauling the homosexual circulation, faith and politics, activities and homophobia, the eagerness of the Christ, the pitiful nation of television information, the Vatican's conflict on gays, the realm alternate middle, and New Orleans. shrewdpermanent and humorous, Besen supplies a knockout punch to the thought that liberalism stands for not anything and revolutionary capacity passive.

From the author:
“The columns i've got selected for this ebook contact on politics and other people, comedy and tradition. yet so much of all, they seem to be a robust safety of the liberal values that experience made this state powerful. it's time we proudly rise up for what we think in. If we do not shield our values, our competitors will outline them. . . . Bashing again is the 1st punch in a struggle to take again our tradition and repair innovative values for the great of the nation.”

An excerpt from “Bill O'Reilly:”
Once upon a time i really loved The O'Reilly issue. whereas I often disagreed with him, he used to be no less than wonderful. in recent times, even though, he has morphed into simply one other Bush mouthpiece. The grasp of the “No Spin area” is without warning spinning so not easy he's within the Twilight region, dizzy in his personal deception. He even had the audacity on CNBC to indicate that Fox isn't really a conservative information outlet. that is past spin. If it have been toward Hanukah i would imagine O'Reilly was once a dreidel.

My different challenge together with his convey is that it is unnaturally passionate about homosexual matters. extra homosexual humans seem at the O'Reilly issue than on Showtime's Queer as people. i do know that sounds unusual coming from a homosexual columnist who has two times seemed on his convey. however it appears like he is had on each homosexual individual in the USA to take advantage of as his own political piñata. while even homosexual activists are uninterested in observing homosexual segments, it is time to discover a new tradition struggle issue.

Bashing again is a useful compilation of Besen's top columns from Planet Out, Gay.com, and the Washington Blade. it truly is a necessary source for longtime Besen readers and an wonderful advent for newcomers.

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3 The genuine Republican agenda was most evident in the GOP’s pugnacious platform, in which hate groups such as the Family Research Council bragged of helping to edit the dictatorial document. The ninety-three-page screed calls for a total ban on abortion, came out against potential life-saving stem-cell research, supported tax cuts for the richest Americans at the expense of the middle class, and called for not only a Constitutional ban on gay marriage, but on humane domestic partnership benefits too.

A new study by the University of Southern Maine’s Center for the Prevention of Hate and Violence features the stories of forty-eight victims of discrimination. Unfortunately, the people in the report have not come out and put a public face on this issue. Although I believe these folks should come forward for the greater good, I certainly can relate to their reticence. I rarely talk about this experience because even a decade later it is humiliating and still evokes painful memories. It damaged my career, and if not for my supportive family, I may have been destitute.

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