Brad Polumbo

Brad Polumbo

Brad Polumbo is an American political journalist and an opinion columnist at the Washington Examiner, a conservative political magazine based in Washington, D.C.

The Outing of 'Lady G': Humiliating a Closeted Gay Republican in the Name of LGBT Rights

The Outing of 'Lady G': Humiliating a Closeted Gay Republican in the Name of LGBT Rights

In Washington, D.C., rumors have long swirled around a certain long-time Republican senator, a perennial bachelor, being not-so-secretly gay. But the long-simmering issue came to a boiling point recently when a concerted effort to “out” the senator, dubbed “Lady G,” went viral. The result was widespread derision and mockery

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Press Censorship Has Always Hurt Democracy. In the Age of COVID-19, It's Also Killing People

Press Censorship Has Always Hurt Democracy. In the Age of COVID-19, It's Also Killing People

The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the planet. With almost 3,000,000 confirmed infections and 200,000 deaths, the human cost has been enormous. Hundreds of millions of workers have been laid off, and billions have become subject to lockdown policies. Given that the disease originally spread outward from Wuhan,

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Brad Polumbo
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Trailblazing Pete Buttigieg Revealed the Extent of ‘Progressive’ Homophobia

Trailblazing Pete Buttigieg Revealed the Extent of ‘Progressive’ Homophobia

On Sunday evening, Pete Buttigieg announced that he was ending his campaign to become the Democratic nominee for the U.S. presidency. The former South Bend, Indiana mayor made history as the country’s first openly gay politician to become a legitimate presidential contender. In the Iowa caucuses last month,

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#Red-Carded: How I Got Pushed Out of an LGBT Soccer League for Gender WrongThink

#Red-Carded: How I Got Pushed Out of an LGBT Soccer League for Gender WrongThink

The high-school years can be a painful time. But for me, the normal adolescent angst was exacerbated by a slow-motion mental struggle over the fact that I was attracted only to other boys. I came of age in the early 2010s, when the shame and stigma attached to homosexuality had

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It's Time for 'LGB' and 'T' to Go Their Separate Ways

It's Time for 'LGB' and 'T' to Go Their Separate Ways

The growing rift between increasingly radicalized transgender-rights activists and the lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) communities has finally come out into the open. This week, Europe’s biggest LGBT-rights organization, the London-based Stonewall charity, was publicly accused of subordinating LGB rights to the group’s increasingly single-minded goal of replacing

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Brad Polumbo
Culture Wars
Trump, Partisan Politics and Gay Rights

Trump, Partisan Politics and Gay Rights

On February 19, the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump announced a new international gay-rights campaign, which will focus on fighting laws in 72 countries that still treat same-sex relationships as criminal acts. “Although the decriminalization strategy is still being hashed out, officials say it’s likely to include

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The Politically Homeless Life of a Gay Conservative

The Politically Homeless Life of a Gay Conservative

I knew I was gay when I was eight years old, at least subconsciously. That was the first time I had that feeling, the one deep in my chest that took me decades to understand, for a boy named Ben at summer camp, and his deep blue eyes. I didn’

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