American Asylum
Because being gay and progressive in America can make you feel like you're in a nuthouse.

Archive for the ‘Gay’ Category

Justice Department Defends Gay Teen

January 16, 2010

For the first time in a decade, the United States Justice Department has stepped in on a civil rights lawsuit for a gay teenager. A teen named Jacob is suing the Mohawk Central School District in upstate New York, with the help of the ACLU, because officials “did not appropriately respond to relentless harassment, physical […]

And now to lighten your day with some satire…

January 13, 2010

From The Onion: “Gay Teen Worried He Might Be Christian.” :-p Select quote from the article:  At first glance, high school senior Lucas Faber, 18, seems like any ordinary gay teen. He’s a member of his school’s swing choir, enjoys shopping at the mall, and has sex with other males his age. But lately, a […]

I wanna fall in love…

January 11, 2010

Btw, if my post volume decreases ever so slightly to every other day rather than every single day, the reason is simple – my 4th semester of college has started. You can still expect regular updates at a frequency surpassing many of these types of blogs, which tend to die before ever being born.

Republican makes gay joke about a Democratic opponent, but…

January 6, 2010

When all else fails and you’re a conservative running for office, then sure, resort to gay-baiting. But if you do… See, the National Republican Campaign Committee spokesman Andy Sere has been making a variety of immature statements about Tennessee State Sen. Roy Herron, implying in so many words that he’s gay because he “takes care […]

Soap Opera Airs First Gay Sex Scene on American Daytime TV

January 3, 2010

“One Life To Live,” with the characters of Scott and Oliver, played by Scott Evans and Brent Caldwell, made television history this last Wednesday by breaking a pretty monumental taboo, and Youtube, of course, has the video! It’s tasteful, of course, as it’s a cable drama, and it’s beautifully done. I also have a link to the full story […]

New Hampshire’s Same-Sex Marriages Go Into Effect

January 1, 2010

From the CNN Political Ticker: After 19 years, Linda Murphy and Donna Swartwout tied the knot at 12:01 a.m. Friday, when New Hampshire’s law legalizing same-sex marriage took effect. They were among several couples early Friday who married on the steps of the New Hampshire Statehouse in Concord, under a full moon. At midnight, New […]

Wild Tigers I Have Known

December 30, 2009

A beautiful, bizarre motion picture, Cam Archer’s “Wild Tigers I Have Known” tells the story of Logan, a 13 year-old kid coming to terms with his homosexuality, and who adopts a female persona on the phone to get close to his crush, Rodeo. But unlike many other films of this type, which might cheapen the story […]

Gay Malawi Couple Charged With Indecency Over Wedding

December 29, 2009

Gay marriage is not legal in Malawi, but a couple which held a mock ceremony was nonetheless arrested and charged with indecency. Because nothing is more indecent than gay guys holding hands and saying “I do,” is it? Homosexuality should the LEAST of Malawi’s concerns, but their law enforcement apparently finds it worth their time […]

Merry Christmas! ;-)

December 25, 2009

Chart: States Allowing Same-Sex Marriage vs. First Cousin Marriage

December 24, 2009

I think this is self-explanatory.