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María Limón :
HISTORY | 1983: The KKK marches in Austin

Police brutalized protesters, then and now. By María Limón | The Rag Blog | September 23, 2020 This article was first posted at La Voz de Esperanza and was cross-posted to The Rag Blog by the author. AUSTIN — A … Continue reading

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Jim Simons :
BOOKS | Ken Carpenter’s ‘Borderlands Boy’

Ken’s whole adult life has been that of a man of unflinchingly high principle. By Jim Simons | The Rag Blog | May 11, 2018 AUSTIN — It is said that senior citizens, as we are called, see our lives … Continue reading

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Thorne Dreyer :
PODCAST | Suzanna Danuta Walters discusses the ‘Sabotaging of Gay Equality’

The author of the provocative cultural critique, ‘The Tolerance Trap,’ joins us in a lively and revealing discussion on Rag Radio. Interview by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | June 30, 2014 Our Rag Radio podcast features Suzanna Danuta … Continue reading

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Thorne Dreyer :
PODCAST | Rev. Dr. Jayme Mathias, Austin school trustee and American Catholic priest, on Rag Radio

The Hon. Rev. Dr. Jayme Mathias is an East Austin community activist and the first openly-gay member of the Austin school board. Interview by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | April 15, 2014 The Rev. Dr. Jayme Mathias — … Continue reading

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Mariann G. Wizard :
VERSE |’Texas gay marriage: Soon come?’

Texas Gay Marriage: Soon Come? By Mariann G. Wizard | The Rag Blog | March 5, 2014 Candidates claiming to support the Constitution need to get hip: Love’s sweet institution will soon be respected in fair distribution. Today’s headlines say … Continue reading

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Dave Zirin :
Sochi 2014: Where Pussy Riot gets whipped by Cossacks

Members of the punk rock collective Pussy Riot were attacked by Cossacks and horsewhipped in the streets of Sochi. By Dave Zirin | The Rag Blog | February 19, 2014 In Cairo’s Tahrir Square, way back in 2011, there was … Continue reading

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Lamar W. Hankins : Ted Cruz’s Opposition to Liberty

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Photo by Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images. States’ rights trump the Constitution:Ted Cruz’s opposition to liberty Cruz’s homophobia is so pronounced that he has criticized other politicians for being too accepting of gays. By Lamar W. … Continue reading

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FILM / David McReynolds : ‘How to Survive a Plague’ Is the Remarkable Story of ACT UP’s Battle Against AIDS

How to Survive a Plague:The remarkable story of ACT UP Panic spread slowly. Rock Hudson’s death gave the disease a public face, but took us no closer to the cause. By David McReynolds | The Rag Blog | April 10, … Continue reading

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Larry Ray : The Right of Americans to Love and Marry

There’s a problem when the stars and stripes exclude some Americans, forcing them to have their own flag. Image from iHandbill. The right to love and marry:Picking the fly specks out of the pepper Conservative judges on the Supreme Court … Continue reading

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Gay Marriage and Social Justice with Gail and Betsy Leondar-Wright

Betsy, left, and Gail Leondar-Wright, were Thorne Dreyer’s guests on Rag Radio, Friday, June 22, 2012.Rag Radio:Gail and Betsy Leondar-Wrighton gay marriage and social justice By Rag Radio | The Rag Blog | June 28, 2012 Gail and Betsy Leondar-Wright, … Continue reading

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Lamar W. Hankins : Obama Not Legally Bound to Appeal DADT Ruling

A member of the military who was fired because of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, at a press conference on Capitol Hill May 3, 2010. Photo from Newscom.There is no legal reason to appealruling on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Clearly, the … Continue reading

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Paul Krassner : An Open Letter to Barack Obama

Image from GetReligion.org. Listen to Thorne Dreyer‘s two-part interview with author, journalist, and legendary satirist Paul Krassner on Rag Radio here and here. To find all shows on the Rag Radio archives, go here. ‘Eat, pray, be disappointed’:An open letter … Continue reading

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