Living: July 2006

This Guy's Got Guts!

Filed by Annette Gross | July 29, 2006 | 7:53 PM | comments

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. -- Like most pastors who lead thriving evangelical megachurches, the Rev. Gregory A. Boyd was asked frequently to give his blessing -- and the church's -- to conservative political candidates and causes. The requests came from church members...Read More

What should he be called?

Filed by Bil Browning | July 26, 2006 | 4:37 PM | comments

So I blogged a couple days ago that we have a new kitty living in our home. His name that he came with is Mr. Kennedy - which is based on a wrestler. (The kitty is a BIG talker -...Read More

A day full of lap dances

Filed by Bil Browning | July 24, 2006 | 2:31 PM | comments

Yesterday Jerame and I took the plunge. We'd talked it over with our daughter and she felt the same. Don't get me wrong - buying a house and moving in is exciting and wonderful. With the three of us...Read More

IBJ column says a lot

Filed by Bil Browning | July 24, 2006 | 2:13 PM | comments

A friend of ours stopped by yesterday with an article in her pocket she wanted Jerame and I to read. In fact, the article is so well written that I thought I'd share it with all of you as well....Read More

If I had one...

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | July 18, 2006 | 8:30 PM | comments

...this is what I'd say to my Pentacostal sister-in-law, Child Abuse Advocate James Dobson *, Sen. Sam "Turtle Sex" Brownback, Shrub, Sen. Rick "Dog Sex" Santorum, and every beady-eyed or slack-jawed-slobbering hate-panderer who voted for Rep. Marilyn "Looking More and...Read More

Licensed Christians

Filed by Linda Perdue | July 12, 2006 | 9:31 PM | comments

My dear friend Helene pointed out a really great sign today. It said "Licensed Christian Day Care." She was wondering how Christians got licensed. Can anyone help us out?...Read More

Jesus fish and septic tanks

Filed by Bil Browning | July 11, 2006 | 8:46 PM | comments has up an excellent post today about septic tanks and the Jesus fish. While I'll give you a taste here, go read the whole thing - it's short and well worth the time. Plus, it'll make you chuckle... I...Read More

Ohio Exodus

Filed by Edward Fox | July 07, 2006 | 3:00 PM | comments

On the 4th I helped at the Indiana Equality table at the Bloomington Pride Picnic. It is a lovely event and I recommend it highly. There was little traffic at the table, so we had an INTRAA family reunion; they...Read More

Matt Gold concert

Filed by Bil Browning | July 07, 2006 | 1:49 PM | comments

While I don't usually promote singers or concerts on since we tend to focus more on LGBT politics, I will make an exception occasionally. Especially since not only is Matt Gold one of the most talented singer/song-writers on...Read More

Coming Out?

Filed by Bruce Parker | July 04, 2006 | 12:20 AM | comments

I am a masters student at Purdue University in Curriculum Studies. I just completed the class session component of a summer maymester qualitative research methods class (EDCI 615: Qualitative Research Methods). We had to write and present a proposal for a research project that uses qualitative research methods. I decided to try something new and do a biography of one of my friends. Who has been partnered with a transman for over five years and dated transmen prior to her current partner. So much of the literature around transfolks ignore the experiences and understandings their partners bring to the conversation and the community. So I wanted to focus on her experiences and her identity instead of her partners. When I presented my proposal as an interpretive biography it was well received. However, instead of focusing on my research design and any methodological issues the questions all dealt with trans 101 type information and especially how someone could end up in a relationship with a trans person. They couldn't wrap their heads around how a straight or gay person could want that because it doesn't fit in any category they understand.Read More

Starting to look like home

Filed by Bil Browning | July 02, 2006 | 9:19 AM | comments

Things here are starting to look a little more civilized. Moving is so disconcerting to me - I can't stand to have all of our crap strewn around whether in boxes or piled in corners. The kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and...Read More