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Billy Glover
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Family, fanatics, as discussed in The True Believer
I have just found an old copy of the book The True Believer, by Eric Hoffer and am glancing at it.  What I find interesting is the two ideas of fanatics being outsiders and family making a difference.  I wonder if anyone else has read the old book and what ...

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Brandon Wolf: Houston's Archive Scene and How it Got to Where it is and What Could be Done
There is more to the story, and having lived in Houston for 37 years, I know most of it.      Charles Botts started collecting gay books back in the 1970’s.  By 1980, his house was full.  He was a member of RMCC, and asked them if they would let him create ...

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Tangents (magazine), reborn, as good as ever
The reborn Tangents is as good under the new editor and writers as it ever was.  Don Slater and other editors would be proud of this issue (Vol V, #1, Spring 2014). The editorial says why we need to continue the work of ONE/IGLA/HIC.  The memorial to co-fou...

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I did not “know” many co-workers in the cause
Morning thoughts inspired by Stephanie Donald: There were, thankfully, many even early workers in our cause that I did not know or know well.  Those more interested in the spiritual side I did not know because I was not interested in that—not that I opposed...

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Letter to Rod Skoe by David Thorstad
Regarding anti-bullying legislation currently under consideration at the capital, as reported by ABC News : Hello, Rod Skoe, As a longtime gay activist, I urge you to vote against this bill. I have read it. It is onerous (to school administrators) and promi...

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Letter to the NY Times re: Brendan Eich
As regards the NY Times essay, “ The Case of Brendan Eich, ” by Ross Douthat, published April 8: Why can’t people write a simple explanation?  The issue is not complicated.  Religious bigots for centuries have had their way, told others what to do and now t...

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It is the old scientific problem of not being able to predict, but to try to explain after it has been discovered
Regarding Doug Mainwaring’s article, “ Same Sex Marriage: ‘Thoroughly Tiresome’ by Design ”: There is so much wrong about this thinking that it is not worth answering. But people seriously interested in how our movement has been successful might want to kno...

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The Myth of Gay Affluence
Regarding the Atlantic article on the “ Myth of Gay Affluence ”: I doubt that anyone else will “get” what this article says abut the view of homosexuality. It is not about income of LGBT people, but it is about what we did NOT have when this movement starte...
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