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Reading the Chicago Bears’ Twitter Account is Nothing Short of Depressing

Last night, my beloved Chicago Bears continued their emulation of Chicago’s other Ursidae-christened sports team (the Cubs, obviously), by losing to the Dallas Cowboys 41-28, all but eliminating them from playoff contention.

 

I’m not surprised that the […]

By |December 5th, 2014|Culture|0 Comments

New Year’s Resolution: 5 Phrases 2015 Can Do Without

This month, I’ve committed myself to updating PTC on a much more regular basis. In classic “12 Days of Christmas” style, I’ll be churning out 12 new posts here (a few will be exclusively available to those who donate to my Patreon, so… check that out).

To kick things off, here’s a quick list […]

By |December 1st, 2014|Culture|0 Comments

Catholic Church Still Awful About Trans People, LGBT Orgs Rejoice

A preliminary report from the Catholic Church’s most recent Synod (meeting of the clergy) signals a change in church ideology on the topic of gay and lesbian Catholics. Three paragraphs, under the heading, “Welcoming homosexual persons,” was lauded by many LGBT advocacy organizations and media outlets as being a massive leap forward for […]

By |October 14th, 2014|LGBT|1 Comment

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Is A Marketing Scam

It’s October, which only means one thing: pink ribbons, yogurt labels, football jerseys and buckets of fried chicken will be popping up everywhere. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is upon us, and it’s with that news that I warn: it’s all a scam.

Susan G. Komen For the Cure

Since 1982, Susan G. Komen For the Cure has […]

By |October 1st, 2014|activism, Culture|0 Comments

Deep Pockets and Empty Promises: What ESPN’s Suspension of Bill Simmons Say About the Company’s Standards

Earlier this week, ESPN suspended Grantland founder Bill Simmons for three weeks for his statements regarding NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s handling of the NFL’s current domestic violence-fueled PR nightmare, and about whether or not league executives had seen the now-infamous video of former Baltimore Ravens star running back Ray […]

By |September 26th, 2014|Culture, Sports, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Breaking Down the Media’s Sense of Sexual Entitlement

Huffington Post Gay Voices editor Noah Michelson recently wrote a blog about the forcible outing of actor Jonathan Bennett. What seemed like it might be an awesome piece about how we should respect one another, and understand that the information we share is very personal — whether discussing your sexuality, gender, eating habits, […]

By |September 22nd, 2014|LGBT|2 Comments

Feast of Fun Podcast #2049 – Trans Movie Villains

I joined Marc and Fausto on the Feast of Fun podcast to chat about trans movie villains, the NFL’s latest PR nightmare, my writing, and some other stuff. Give it a listen!

By |September 18th, 2014|Interview|0 Comments

Citizen Radio Podcast: 9/12/2014

I joined the amazing Allison Kilkenny on Citizen Radio to chat about Ray Rice, domestic violence, why Thought Catalog sucks, and to offer up some advice to trans folks in need of a place to stay.

By |September 12th, 2014|Interview|0 Comments

Can We Please Stop Asking Abuse Victims Why They Haven’t Left?

Earlier this week, TMZ released video of a February incident involving former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and his then-fiancee Janay Palmer. In the video, Rice is seen punching Palmer in the face, knocking her unconscious, and then dragging her lifeless body out of a casino elevator. Amid outcry, the Ravens released the 3-time […]

By |September 11th, 2014|Culture|0 Comments

Bengals’ Act of Kindness Highlights the Struggle Faced by Millions of Americans

In June, Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still announced that his 4-year-old daughter Leah had been diagnosed with stage 4 pediatric cancer. Like most fathers, Still wanted to be there for his daughter, and to provide her with the love and support she needs to fight this. By choosing to dedicate so […]

By |September 9th, 2014|Sports|0 Comments