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|Oregon high school junior confronts anti-gay haters, launches beautiful counter-protest
Need a bit of inspiration this morning? I've got just the story for you. On Tuesday, two men showed up on a street corner in Tillamook, Oregon, with signs reading "Homo sex is sin" and "Jesus said ...
|Top Comments: A Straight Irish Dad for Marriage Equality Edition
As you may know, Ireland will make an important decision on May 22 (or, should I say, 22 May). Voters will decide on whether or not same-sex couples, who are currently only allowed to enter into ...
|Texas AG Ken Paxton refuses to say whether state will defy SCOTUS on marriage equality
If you've been following the record-breaking flurry of anti-LGBT bills being filed by Republicans in the Texas legislature, you probably know about HB 4105, introduced by Rep. Cecil Bell, Jr. (R-...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 5/9/2015: Prom Progress
Last week for Top Comments, I wrote about a very happy story involving a gay couple going to prom in rural West Virginia. The story signified ...
|Houston Area Kossacks: Meetup Scheduled for May 30 (RSVP Today!)
Thanks to those who came out to meet Smoh last month. We had a great time and a wonderful visit with *Smoh* at Fadi's Mediterranean Grill. We're back ...
|Top Comments: Non-Story Story of the Week Edition||Chrislove||05/01/2015||44||35||-||-|
|LGBT Literature: We Are Everywhere (and a call for writers)
LGBT Literature is a Readers and Book Lovers series dedicated to discussing books that have made an impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. From fiction to ...
|Top Comments: Carbonara Edition
In tonight's installment of Chrislove is fucking exhausted from dissertation writing and has no idea what to write about Dinner with Chrislove, I'm making...drumroll...spaghetti alla carbonara! ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 4/25/2015: Mad Scientist Cat
After a long week, I am fresh out of diary inspiration. As always, cat videos come to the rescue. Have you ever wondered what your cat does at night while you sleep? When I first brought Zoe home,
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 4/18/2015: Felines of New York
I'm sure most of us are familiar with Humans of New York (HONY) , the stunning collection of photographs, quotes, and short stories featuring the diverse inhabitants of New York City. In case you ...
|Top Comments: Winner Winner Chicken Dinner Edition
So I had about a pound of boneless, skinless chicken thighs sitting in my fridge, the clock ticking on their freshness, and no idea what to do with them. Then it hit me. I said, "Hey...I can take ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 4/11/2015: Expectation vs. Reality
High expectation...disappointing and/or catastrophic reality. You know the feeling. For example, you go out to eat, see something incredible looking on the menu, and...
|Top Comments: Pre-Outage Open Thread Edition
As you may know, Daily Kos will be going down for about 15 hours starting at 9:00 PM EST, or one hour before Top Comments usually posts. Since we'd ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 4/4/2015: A Town Menaced by a Statue||Chrislove||04/04/2015||103||42||-||-|
|Top Comments: Sh*tty Food Porn Edition
Well, I'm going to warn you now, tonight is one of those nights where the Top Comments muse is not speaking to me. Total silence. In fact, I'm worried about her. Somebody should go check on her, ...
|Houston Area Kossacks: Come and Meet Smoh on April 11!
The Houston Area Kossacks would like to announce a meet-up scheduled for Saturday, April 11 . We normally meet on the last Saturday of the month, but we thought this deserved a special ...
|LGBT Literature: Men Like That: A Southern Queer History
LGBT Literature is a Readers and Book Lovers series dedicated to discussing books that have made an impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. From fiction to ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 3/21/2015: Saying Goodbye Is Sometimes an Easy Thing
I'm in a relationship that has not been working out lately. The maintenance has become too much to bear, and the spark that was once there ...
|Top Comments: A Gay Wedding in Waco Edition
Working on the dissertation can be a dark, lonely task that often makes one question the life choices that have led them to such an undertaking. There are many days when I wonder if I really like ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 3/14/2015: Super Pi Day
As you may know, today is Pi Day . Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of ...
|Next Houston Area Kossacks Meet-Up: Saturday, March 28 (RSVP Today!)
After taking last month off to encourage attendance at the Texas Kos meet-up, the Houston Area Kossacks will be holding our next meet-up this month. We're scheduled for Saturday, March ...
|Top Comments: Chicken Paprikash Edition
This wasn't originally going to be tonight's diary topic. While working on my dissertation, I stumbled upon a fascinating (and forgotten) bit of history that I really wanted to write about tonight.
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 3/7/2015: What If Cats Could Buy and Sell Real Estate?
At some point, I came to the realization that Zoe owns most of this apartment I pay for. I have exactly two spots: the end of the sofa during the day and the bed at night. And the bed isn't even ...
|What's for Dinner? v9.32: Hitting the Sauce
Well, my original plan for this WFD diary was to write (a bit late) about Lunar New Year and the associated Vietnamese foods. My BF is Vietnamese-American, and his family's Tet party is a very big ...
|Top Comments: Women on 20s Edition
I love seeing $20 bills in my wallet. What I don't love so much is seeing Andrew Jackson's face every day. For obvious reasons. But it goes beyond the fact that we have a hateful, murderous ...
|Texas Kossacks are more fired up than ever (Texas Kos meet-up pics inside)
Before I begin, I just want to point you to *Egberto Willies*' diary on the Texas Kos meet-up held in Austin on Saturday, ...
|Texas Kos Meet-Up w/ Meteor Blades, Denise Oliver Velez, Egberto Willies, & kath25: RSVP Today!
We only have a little over a week until our epic Texas Kos statewide meet-up! And I don't know about you, but I'm pretty pumped. We'll be meeting in Austin on Saturday, February 28 for a packed ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 2/14/2015: A Very R.B.G. Valentine's Day
I must confess, I'm not into Valentine's Day. That might be an understatement. I hate Valentine's Day. I hated it when I was single, and I hate it now that I'm not. If anything, to me, it's an ...
|Top Comments: The Cat Circus, Act Two Edition
No, I'm not talking about my living room, even though it does become a bit of a "cat circus" when Zoe gets hyper. Believe it or not, there really is a traveling circus of trained cats (well, as ...
|Don't Miss Epic Texas Kos Meet-Up w/ Meteor Blades, Dee Oliver-Velez, Egberto Willies, & kath25
The clock is ticking as we get closer and closer to our Texas Kos statewide meet-up. A bunch of us Kossacks will be meeting in Austin on Saturday, February 28 , for a packed day of speakers, panel ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 2/7/2015: Y'all Means All
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a diary for Top Comments about the National Organization for Marriage and their sad, pathetic recent history of fabricating ...
|Top Comments: Interview with a Troll Edition
Those of us here on Daily Kos are intimately familiar with Internet trolls and how they operate. And while we get our fair share of nasty trolls, I would argue that we have it better here than ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 1/24/2015: A Dire Warning from Historians
"And what are you going to do with that ?" everybody asks the history Ph.D. candidate. Well, here's proof that historians don't only teach, write books, and provide commentary for bad History ...
|Top Comments: Faking It Again Edition
You know, if they weren't so damn evil, I just might start to feel a little sorry for the National Organization for Marriage. Okay, not really. But really, this is just getting pathetic. One ...
|Breaking: Federal judge rules Alabama's marriage equality ban unconstitutional (Updated x6)
Here's some (very) breaking news coming out of Alabama, reported by Equality Case Files . U.S. District Judge Callie V. Granade just ruled that the "Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment" and "...
|Epic Texas Kos Meet-Up Featuring Meteor Blades, Dee Oliver Velez, & Egberto Willies: Sign Up Today!
We have just a little over a month to go before it's time for the second Texas Kos statewide meet-up! You might remember our inaugural meet-up in Austin ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 1/17/2015: Unfinished Business
I hate leaving things unfinished. Ever since I can remember, I've found the drive to finish pretty much everything I've started, big or small, good or bad, interesting or boring, easy or difficult.
|Top Comments: A Heartwarming Coming-Out Edition
Thank god for awesome viral videos on days that I don't have time to write a lengthier Top Comments diary. (I'm working on a journal article, and it's kicking my ass, so there went most of my day.)
|Houston Area Kossacks: RSVP for our January 31 meet-up!
After taking some time off for the holidays, the Houston Area Kossacks group is settling back into its monthly meet-up schedule. Our next (and twentieth!) meet-up will be on Saturday, January ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 1/10/2015: lol
At some point recently, it really struck me how much I use "lol" in my electronic communication, especially texts and instant messages. Really, they're just littered with lol's and haha's, which ...
|Top Comments: Penne alla Vodka Edition
With no other topic jumping out at me tonight, I suppose I can share my dinner with you. Well, not really share it...I don't play nicely with others when pasta and creamy vodka sauce are involved. ...
|TX GOP state rep introduces bill to stop paying clerks who comply with marriage equality rulings
It's likely going to be a bad 84th legislative session for all Texans with Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick taking the helm, but it's shaping up to be a particularly defensive one for the LGBT community. ...
|Haters, as shrill as ever, fire up effort to repeal LGBT non-discrimination ordinance in Plano, TX
You may remember that, back in December , the conservative Dallas suburb of Plano saw a glimmer of progress when it extended limited anti-discrimination protections to LGBT people. In a 5-3 vote (...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 1/3/2015: Feline Resolutions
On Thursday, *brillig* wrote a Top Comments diary on New Year's resolutions goals. In the comments, I ...
|Top Comments: A Son's Appeal Edition
I ran across this story earlier in the week, and I'd planned to write about it, but I didn't find the time until tonight.
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 12/31/2014: NYE Open Thread
Howdy all. Tonight, *bastrop* was scheduled to write, but he is currently unable and has asked me to put up a substitute diary. So, for anybody who isn't out partying yet, this is a New Year's ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 12/27/2014: Yes, Evan, There Is a Santa Claus
It's two days after Christmas, and I'm still in holiday mode, so pardon me. We'll be back to our regularly scheduled non-holiday diaries soon. I wasn't very old when I started questioning Santa'...
|Top Comments: The Gays in Apt. 611 Edition
It's the day after Christmas, and I don't feel like a particularly long or heavy diary tonight. So here's something that could have been heavy, turned light. Because that's just how bigots deserve ...
|Top Comments: When Bigotry Backfires Edition
This story, which has unfolded in the First United Methodist Church of Alexandria, Indiana, is personal to me for two reasons: First, my straight-but-not-narrow cousin went to jail protesting the ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 12/13/2014: The Cat Came Back
Many of us pet owners know the feeling. The fear and dread that overcome you when your furry baby is missing. It has happened to me a few times in my life. The first and most memorable, though, ...
|Top Comments: A Little-Known LGBT Landmark Edition
Two men seal vows with a kiss And then they were wed...HE to HIM Newspapers from Denton, Texas, to Singapore carried headlines of what was then a strange curiosity: a gay wedding. The movement ...
|Planning for TexKos Spring Meet-Up 2.0: We need your input!
Now that we have mostly recovered from the immediate effects of Election Day, Texas progressives have work to do. We knew from the beginning that efforts to flip the state would be a long-term ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 12/6/2014: A (Very) Post-Thanksgiving Recipe
Well, pardon me, but nine days after Thanksgiving, Turkey Day food is still on my mind. That, and I don't have much else to write about tonight, so I thought I would share the recipe for the ...
|Top Comments: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things Edition
As many of you may know, I took a trip back to my hometown of Warren, Pennsylvania, last week after almost two years of absence. It was a wonderful trip all around, and I had a great visit with ...
|Houston Area Kossacks: Last Call to RSVP for December 6 Meet-Up!
Now that I've recovered from Thanksgiving, I just wanted to put up a quick diary about our Houston Area Kossacks meet-up this upcoming Saturday, December 6, at 1:00 PM . We normally meet on the ...
|Houston Area Kossacks: RSVP for our December 6 meet-up!
What a month! But Texans aren't giving up, and neither are the Houston Area Kossacks. We will be holding our 19th meet-up on Saturday, December 6, at 1:00 PM. We normally meet on the last Saturday ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 11/15/2014: Miracle in Denver
Here's a feel-good story to end the week. We need fluff every now and then, especially when it's this heartwarming. Meet Elsa the kitten:
|What's For Dinner? v9.16: Fish Sauce
If there is one ingredient linking southeastern Asian cuisines, it is probably that fermented, smelly, salty, amber-colored substance known as fish sauce. Whether it is Vietnamese nuoc mam , Thai ...
|Top Comments: Judicial Gay-Bashing Edition
I've spent the past couple of weeks on a slight diversion from my dissertation, although not a complete diversion since it will be more than useful to me down the road. I've been going through the ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 11/8/2014: Stopped Clock
Have you ever anxiously looked at a clock on the wall repeatedly and noticed that the second hand seemed to be frozen? Maybe you were nervously awaiting the poll closing time on Tuesday. Well, there ...
|Top Comments: A Ray of Light in a Tea Party Stronghold Edition
It was a depressing Tuesday across the country, including here in Texas, where we have been working our tails off to elect Wendy Davis and Leticia Van de Putte. It would be easy to wallow in ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 11/1/2014: Vintage Trick-or-Treating
It's a good week when I get to write for Top Comments on Halloween and for Kitchen Table Kibitzing the day after. Have I mentioned that I love Halloween? This morning, *catilinus* posted ...
|Top Comments: The Bell Witch Edition
I was pretty happy when I realized my Top Comments diary this week happened to coincide with Halloween, my favorite holiday. I would, of course, be remiss if I didn't write about a spooky topic ...
|Wendy Davis Reminds Us Why We Must GOTV, Plus TexKos Weekend of Action Updates
Our second and final week of early voting here in Texas is now underway, and we still have a ton of work to do! Have you voted for Wendy Davis, Leticia Van de Putte, and other Texas Democrats yet? ...
|Top Comments: The McGurk Effect Edition
A long day of sorting through dissertation research has left me with very little time to write a diary. But that's okay, because I have a light, fun topic for tonight: the McGurk Effect, named for ...
|TX Early Voting Has Started! Plus Wendy Newspaper Endorsements and TexKos Weekend of Action Updates
Yes, early voting has officially begun here in Texas and will last until October 31. Have you voted yet? As for myself, I couldn't get to the polls fast enough today to cast my vote for Wendy Davis,
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 10/18/2014: Movies So Bad They're Good
I was having a conversation with a friend recently about our favorite bad movies. You know the kind--the type of film so poorly conceived and dreadfully executed that you can't quite stop ...
|Top Comments: When Bigotry Trumps Employment Edition
As I'm sure you're well aware, we have made sweeping--to a degree and with a speed previously unimaginable--on marriage equality in the past couple of weeks. I'm an LGBT news junkie, and it has ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 10/11/2014: Some Fowl Pasta
It's good to be posting for KTK again after being out of commission for a few weeks. My KTK participation hasn't been the only thing that has suffered as I've been taking research trips. I've ...
|Top Comments: Give It Up, Greg Edition||Chrislove||10/10/2014||44||38||-||-|
|Announcing the TexKos Weekend of Action in Support of Wendy
Everybody knows that this upcoming election is a big one for Texas. Despite the naysaying and the claims that statewide Democratic campaigns in this state are lost causes, progressives who have ...
|LGBT Literature: Announcing the Series Reboot and Seeking Writers
This is going to be a quick diary, and I apologize for the lack of substance. This month has been a whirlwind, as I'm in the throes of dissertation research, so all I'm going to do in this diary is ...
|Top Comments: BAM! Emeril's Off to the Poorhouse Edition
Times are really tough for Emeril Lagasse. I mean, don't let that whole ...
|Rally in PA for Hate Crimes Protections: Gay Rep. Brian Sims Blasts Legislative Inaction as "B.S."
The horrific bashing of a gay couple in Philadelphia by a mob of men and women has been well covered here, particularly by librarisingnsf ,
|TX woman denied driver license because of her same-sex marriage
Well here's an infuriating story from the Texas Observer sure to add a little piss to your cornflakes this morning. Connie Wilson, who just moved from California to the Houston area with her wife ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 9/20/2014: It's International Eat an Apple Day!
Yes, yesterday Apple released the iPhone 6, and today is International Eat an Apple Day. How are you celebrating? By eating an apple, I hope. The apple is definitely my favorite fruit. I ...
|Top Comments: Painting a Life Edition
I'm not going to lie--it has been one of those weeks. You might think that, after taking last week off from writing for Top Comments, I'd have a wonderful essay topic lined up for tonight. You'd ...
|Houston Area Kossacks: Meet-Up Scheduled for Saturday, September 27
This is just a quick diary to let you know that the Houston Area Kossacks group will be holding our next meet-up on Saturday, September 27, at 1:00 PM. Assuming we get enough interest! This time, ...
|Top Comments: Pittsburghese Edition
I'm not from Pittsburgh. I was born a few hours above the ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 9/5/2014: Travel Anxiety
I'm leaving tomorrow for a week in the DFW area. I'm spending Saturday evening and Sunday hanging out with the BF, then from Monday through Friday I'm going to be deep in the archives doing ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 8/30/2014: Unsolved Mysteries
Anybody who knows me knows that I'm a major horror movie buff. Ever since I can remember, I've loved scaring myself silly with Chucky, Leatherface, the Blair Witch, you name it. I wasn't allowed ...
|What's for Dinner? v9.05: Ginger
Well, first of all, I'm excited to be writing tonight for WFD. I sometimes miss this series when it posts, but I've been a regular reader for a long time, even if I'm a bit late at times. I love ...
|Top Comments: Gnocchi, Round Two
As I gathered the ingredients this week for one of my favorite dinners, I thought I'd pull out the camera and turn it into a food diary. Sometime after I'd put the finishing touches on the diary, ...
|Top Comments: Whoops! An Open Thread
We've hit a bit of a scheduling snafu tonight, so you're stuck with me. And I don't have a diary ready for tonight! So it's another open thread. To kick it off, have another cat video!
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 8/23/2014: Worst Date
So today I've been dog-sitting, and in utter boredom as the pooch snoozed on my lap, I found myself reading this simultaneously hilarious and horrifying Reddit thread:
|Top Comments: Save Your Diary Drafts, Folks
I'm not a very happy camper tonight. What I'd originally written was more extensive than my usual Top Comments diary, and it wasn't the easiest to write. I'll save you the trouble of reading, and ...
|Watch: Straight couple barricade themselves from "Armagayddon" in marriage equality PSA
It's 2017 in Ireland, two years after the 2015 public referendum that brought marriage equality to the country. In dramatic found-footage fashion, a heterosexual couple document their struggle to ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 8/16/2014: Ancient Bread
As a lover of food and history, something I find extremely interesting ...
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|Fredia Hurdle, plaintiff in PA's marriage equality case, has passed away
We owe much to Fredia Hurdle and her partner Lynn, who were among the plaintiffs in the case that paved the way for marriage equality in Pennsylvania. The New Civil Rights Movement reported this ...
|Houston Area Kossacks: Meet-Up Scheduled for Saturday, August 30
This is just a quick diary to let you know that the Houston Area Kossacks group will be holding our next meet-up on Saturday, August 30, at 1:00 PM. We've gone a couple of months without a meet-up ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 8/9/2014: Cha (or Gio) Lua||Chrislove||08/09/2014||84||38||1||-|
|Top Comments: Macaron Madness
I dabble from time to time in baking, but for the most part, I stay away. I especially stay away from highly technical baking projects in which anything could go wrong at any moment and leave me ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 7/26/2014: Pointless Customs
Have you ever been doing something completely mundane and automatic only to stop and think, "Why am I doing this?" I had this thought this morning as I made my bed for the bajillionth time of my ...
|Top Comments: Alamo Drafthouse and Ann Richards vs. Greg Abbott
If you've never heard of Alamo Drafthouse, it's a theater chain founded in Austin, Texas, that has become well-known not for the food or beer they serve, but for having a very strict policy ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 7/19/2014: The Spice of Life
Spices: I have way too many of them. As I'm preparing for my trip to Richmond tomorrow, I'm cleaning my apartment (I hate leaving a dirty or cluttered apartment), and I decided to clean off my ...
|Top Comments: The Town That Mapmakers "Built"
Earlier in the year, I revealed to Top Comments my love for maps . Well, here's something cool and map-related that has been sitting in my "Diary Ideas" document ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 7/16/2014: Oxt
As far as I know, I will be writing for KTK this Saturday and oxt Saturday. Don't know what I'm talking about? Behold: oxt. I don't know about you, but I've always been confused by the phrase "...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 7/5/2014: Drunken Jambalaya
Jambalaya is one of my favorite foods, but it wasn't until I moved southward that I was able to eat a version that didn't come in a Zatarain's box. Ever since my trip a couple of years ago to New ...
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