Category Archives: Gender & Sexuality

Four Sparrows, Chapter 1, Final Scene

Jungdo witnessed how the barbarians mixed up dates. Instead of ordering time by the year, month, and day, they couldn’t make up their minds. Some ordered it by month, day, and year; the French ones wrote day, month, and then … Continue reading

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Four Sparrows, book launch!

It’s been a long time since my last blog post. Since 2013 many things have happened. The most impactful was the sharp decline and death of my mother in August 2014 due to Alzheimer’s. This past weekend we finally buried her … Continue reading

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Moral Relativism is Bias

Moral relativism is the act of not taking a stand, or in other instances, pushing others to accept that there’s not a correct way to do things. Sometimes things are relative, but there are limits to this and it’s trendy … Continue reading

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The Decision on Gay Marriage and its ripple effect on other Identities

The Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Prop 8 measure banning marriage between same-sex couples. One of many useful summaries can be found online; here’s one from the Wall Street Journal. It’s … Continue reading

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A Priest’s Article about Coming out as Gay

The following article “Coming out as gay” appeared in Catholic San Francisco May 31, 2013. I’m always intrigued by areas of multisectionality, when multiple identities become salient. What convinced me to post this was that it tackles the mainstream view … Continue reading

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Blood Drive Discrimination

Should it be illegal for black people to donate blood? It’s illegal for gay men to do so, or rather it’s a Federal mandate. The executive branch seems to have a lot of mandates regarding health care. Next time you … Continue reading

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Racist Sex Talk

I went to another talk at UC Berkeley’s School of Law on November 29, 2012. The title of this talk was “The Erotic Life of Racism” with faculty connected to the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society (HIFIS). … Continue reading

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The Problem with Pride

Gay pride weekend, affectionately referred to by many as Pride Weekend, is when more than ever you will find naked white men (some of them straight) who parade themselves in the Castro district, the epicenter of the City’s gay community. … Continue reading

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Women, Equal Pay, and Student Loans

According to an April 26, 2012 US News and World Report article “Women May Have Tougher Time Paying Student Loan Debt Due to Gender Pay Gap” women are disadvantaged when it comes to student debt. This correlation is obvious, though … Continue reading

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