Miscellaneous writing

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    For gay men, the intersection of sex and race brings out the worst in a small number of people, who then make headaches for everyone else.
  • Deserve American
    Reducing citizenship to where you're born diminishes what it means to be an American for everyone.
  • This Land Is Your Land
    Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas came out as undocumented and challenged the nation on what it means to be American.
  • Daniel's Choice
    Faced with a decision between living with integrity or living a lie, West Point graduate and Iraq War veteran Lt. Daniel Choi chose honesty
  • Cross Cultural
    Cooking my first Thanksgiving dinner for my in-laws last year, things were going perfectly up until the point when I sliced off the tip of my finger.

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nice to surf into your blog

a hello all the way from Singapore

Leon :)

Sean,

I enjoyed reading your interview with Daniel Choi in the Metro Weekly, but I'm interested in the dichotomy the issue presented as the hearings on same-sex marriages start today. Just a few pages prior to the Choi piece, there was a full-page color ad and an article for the High Heel Race. A quote read "It's the High Heel March for Equality." I'm still a newbie to the area, but this reminds me of the Cedar Springs Halloween Street party in Dallas. The same people who pack the streets watching gay men and women strut around in elaborate costumes are the same ones that will shout, scream and rail against any movement toward approving same-sex marriages. O'Bryan wrote in the High Heel Race article, "it's the difference between a political rally and a block party." The oppponents to same-sex marriages don't see it that way. To them, there is no difference between a fun event like the High Heel Race and a march on the White House demanding same-sex marriages. It's all gay to them. When they are being entertained, it's fine and dandy, until the laughter stops. Then it's back to hate-mongering.

I know there is dissatisfaction among the gay population with President Obama at the seemingly lack of progress in repealing DADT, but this is a big pill for the population-at-large to swallow. Change will come but it's going to take baby steps. We can't afford to be impatient, either.

Thanks for the awesome article!

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About Sean Bugg

  • I’m the co-publisher of Metro Weekly, Washington, DC’s biggest and best gay and lesbian publication. Over the course of my 40-something years, I've been a good little golden boy, a sub-Ivy-League college grad, an annoying activist, a very active party boy, a humorist and a journalist -- if those last two have any distinction. In addition to the magazine, I’m a freelance writer, car reviewer, book addict, gamer, amateur tennis player and reasonably successful husband. I have my hands full.
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