LGBT

How Florida’s Newly Enacted ‘Parental Rights in Education’ Law Actually Protects Gay Students

How Florida’s Newly Enacted ‘Parental Rights in Education’ Law Actually Protects Gay Students

The White House has denounced a new Florida law as “cruel” and “harmful.” In an interview with CNN, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, the first openly gay cabinet member in American history, agreed that the law is “dangerous.” His husband Chasten, a best-selling author, was even more emphatic, declaring that

Leor Sapir
Leor Sapir
7 min read
LGBT
Disney’s Institutional Capture

Disney’s Institutional Capture

The declarations from Disney’s executive leadership have been agonizing and predictable, remarkable only for their robotic conformity. On March 11th, Disney’s CEO Bob Chapek released a statement which began like this: To my fellow colleagues, but especially our LGBTQ+ community, Thank you to all who have reached out

Ethan L. Clay
Ethan L. Clay
12 min read
Politics
Taking on the Offendotrons: a review of Russell Blackford's 'The Tyranny of Opinion'

Taking on the Offendotrons: a review of Russell Blackford's 'The Tyranny of Opinion'

A review of The Tyranny of Opinion by Russell Blackford. Bloomsbury Academic Press (October 18, 2018) 240 pages. It’s fair to say I have a leitmotif when it comes to commentary. Starting in 2015 (in the Guardian) and multiple times since, I’ve written about offendotrons getting people sacked

Helen Dale
Helen Dale
15 min read
Art and Culture
Why Trans Kids Need Gatekeepers

Why Trans Kids Need Gatekeepers

I’m a transsexual woman in my thirties who transitioned in my early twenties, and I wish I could have done so earlier. Even so, I am wary of today’s Brave New World of transgender activism in which important safeguards of transition are under attack and any counter opinion,

Libby DownUnder
Libby DownUnder
11 min read
Art and Culture