Ha, the event takes place at Midnight Shift, which I went to with a friend when I was in Sydney. The friend said the bar is known as “Chopsticks and Walking Sticks.” I laughed. Why are stereotypes both funny and offensive?
Another great article by Marten Weber.
Like many 13-year-olds, Brittany knew seventh grade was a living hell. But what she didn’t know was that she was caught in the crossfire of a culture war being waged by local evangelicals inspired by their high-profile congressional representative Michele Bachmann, who graduated from Anoka High School and, until recently, was a member of one of the most conservative churches in the area. When Christian activists who considered gays an abomination forced a measure through the school board forbidding the discussion of homosexuality in the district’s public schools, kids like Brittany were unknowingly thrust into the heart of a clash that was about to become intertwined with tragedy.
Move over, Confucius!
Then he made it very clear that his life would follow traditional Asian values, and that there was no question of living with a man — that was simply wrong! (Seducing them in the showers apparently is fine.) He said that he would have fun with men until he was 30, then find a woman, marry her, and father children. Coming from a liberal European family and being openly gay, I was shocked to the core. I could not believe my ears! I did not understand how a gay man could so clearheadedly and cold-bloodedly map out for himself a life founded on denial. I knew then that I had to learn a lot about Asian culture.”
Quote from the article:
But that isn’t stopping L.A. communities from fighting for unity/homogeny. Like in the state- and countywide redistricting battles, race has come to the forefront of the argument — with some minorities insisting that in order to be fairly represented by their local politicians, the lines of their official districts need to represent the natural lines of their neighborhoods.