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"Minor Details"
Th
e national column by Dr. Minor

"Minor Details" appeared in Gay Today (a national LGBT newsmagazine) since it was added by then editor Jack Nichols in 2001. It remained a monthly staple until a few months after Jack's death in 2005. In 2012 "Minor Details" began to appear in LGBT-Today, founded by writer-journalist-activist Stephanie Donald.

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Read Dr. Minor's current LGBT Today column.

The following past LGBT Today columns are archived
and available on-line:

"More Collateral Damage Is Just the Price of Making America Macho Again" —July 26, 2017

"What Now? Part Four: Are You Personally Prepared for this Fight?" —July 26, 2017

"What Now? Part Three: It's Not About Reasoning with the Right-Wing" —January 31, 2017

"What Now? Part Two: It's Not Either/Or, So Let's Face Race and Everything" — December 23, 2016

"What Now? Part One: Get Over Appearing Elitist" — November 23, 2016

"When We Still Excuse This Stuff as 'Locker Room Talk'" — October 12, 2016

"What Must a Woman Go Through to Become US President?" — September 22, 2016

"Face It: Religion Addicts Must Support Right-Wing Politicians" — August 25, 2016

"Republicans Throw Their Gay Adorers Under the Bus Again" — July 20, 2016

"I'll Say It: Every RIght-Wing BIgot Is Responsible for the Orlando Murders" — June 17, 2016

"Do Politicians Really Value What You Value?" — May 23, 2016

"Why Are Presidential Penises So Important?" — March 23, 2016

"Why 'God, Guns and Gays' Is Still Working" — February 18, 2016

"Religious People, What's Most Important to You?" — January 19, 2016

"It's Dangerous to Argue that Religion Is Responsible" — December 15, 2015

"Outrage Over Red Cups Fills the Attention Deficit of the Needy" — November 19, 2015

"Transender People Are Lightning Rods for Our Issues" — October 24, 2015

"Stonewall: The Reality that Inspires" — September 29, 2015

"The Supreme Court Moves to Destroy Straight Marriage" — July 22, 2015

"What Progressives Could Take from Religion Polls" — May 22, 2015

"Coming Out from Under the Covers" — April 25, 2015

"Stop Asking These Questions" — April 13, 2015

"Facing the Backlash from Religious Addicts" — February 21, 2015

"Power Is the Issue But It's Nervous" — February 6, 2015

"We Have Miles to Go to End Bullying" — December 21, 2014

"Come On, Stop Thinking of that Elephant" — December 1, 2014

"Why So Much American Anger?" — June 25, 2014

"The Right-Wing's Last Ditch Stategy" — April 27, 2014

"Fantasize with Me: Men Comfortable in Their Own Skin" —February 24, 2014

"No Matter How Ugly It's Going to Be, There's Hope in 2014 " — December 19, 2013

"Even ENDA Is Just Another Beginning" — November 24, 2013

"Will Marriage Equality Matter to the Community?" — October 22, 2013

"'It Hasn't Changed That Much'" — September 19, 2013

"Will You Boycott the Russian Olympics?" — August 25, 2013

"Now, What Will the Celebration Over ENDA Look Like?" — July 19, 2013

"Surprised That There's So Much Rape in the Military?" — June 18, 2013

"Pride" — May 7, 2013

"Mother's Day, and A Lot Else, Ain't What It Used to Be — April 19, 2013

"Make Up Reseach and Pray Hard — March 19, 2013

"Can 'Lincoln' Still Happen Here and Now?" — February 21, 2013

"Love and Sex on Valintine's Day" — January 24, 2013

"The Non-End of Homophobia" — December 13, 2012

"We Haven't Turned the Corner on Marriage Equality Yet" — November 14, 2012

"Could Fundamentalists Exist Without Being Motivated by Hate?" — October 14, 2012

"What's Love Worth, After All? " — September 24, 2012

"On the Serious Politics of Lying" — August 24, 2012

"The Politics of Hopelessness, Skepticism, and Dropping Out " — July 19, 2012

"Class, Race, and Addicts Who Prefer Eliminating LGBT People" — June 18, 2012

"'We Look Like Mississippi'" — May 20, 2012

"Will These Supremes Care About Equal Justice for All?" — April 20, 2012

"What Do We Learn from Rush's Latest Offense?" — March 23, 2012

"Will Culture Wars Work Again?" —February 22, 2012

The following past Gay Today columns are archived
and available on-line:

"The Annual War of Unbelief to Sell Christmas " — January, 2006

"When Religion is an Addiction" — December, 2005

"A Mandate to Teach Stupid Design" — October, 2005

"Don't Talk About Sex in the USA" — August, 2005

"Whatever Happened to Capitalism?" — August 23, 2004

"Eight Lessons from Missouri" — August 23, 2004

"Getting Rid of Our Liberal Guilt" — August 2, 2004

"Kissing the Pope's Toe: George W. Bush's Perverse Relationship" — July 12, 2004

"It's What Straight Men Do to Each Other" — May 31, 2004

"What About Motherhood?" — May 3, 2004

"Disobedience and the Marriage Movement" — April 5, 2004

"Finding the Love of Our Life: 'Not into Bar Scene,' Part Two" — March 1, 2004

"'Not into Bar Scene': Part One" — February 2, 2004

"A Rich Daddy's Boy: Doing the Macho Strut in Election 2004" — January 5, 2004

"Asking for Gifts We Really Need from Those We Really Love" — December 8, 2003

"Women Who Beat Up Themselves" — November 3, 2003

"Alabama's Justice Roy Moore and His Graven Image" — September 15, 2003

"It Was the Summer of '03" — September 15, 2003

"The Faithless Bush-Push to Kill Government Social Programs" — September 8, 2003

"It's About Love: Nothing Less and Nothing More?" — July 7, 2003

"Our Children: What Have We Been Doing to Them?" — June 16, 2003

"Conservatives: Their Deadly Hooks" — May 12, 2003

"Seven Myths that Will Wreck a Relationship" — March 31, 2003

"Duct Tape and Cover: Weapons of Mass Distraction" — February 24, 2003

"Is Your Valentine Truly Your Friend?" — February 3, 2003

"Are You Valuable Because You Have Money?" — January 6, 2003

"The Pitiful State of Gay Politics" — December 9, 2002

"Dreaming Big Dreams in a Small Town" — November 4, 2002

"The Psychological Debate is Over" — September 30, 2002

"Taming Rev. Martin Luther King's Dream and Co-opting Yours" — September 9, 2002

"Sex That's Not Straightjacketed" — July 29, 2002

"Independence Day and the War on Terrorism" — July 1, 2002

"The Legend of the Stonewall Inn: What Does it Mean?"June 17, 2002

"That Romantic Touch" — May 20, 2002

"Priests, Sexual Abuse, and Sexual Addiction"
— April 29, 2002

"Why Stand Up for Others"
— April 1, 2002

"The Whys of Gay Parenting"
— March 25, 2002

"Gay and Lesbian Parents: Just as Good Isn't Good Enough
" — March 4, 2002

"Relationships: Those 'Sweet Nothings' Are Really Something" — February 11, 2002

"Where's the Sex in All of This?"
— January 28, 2002

"Don't Let School Dumb You Down"
— January 14, 2002

"Are We Victims of Our Past? What's Tradition For?"
January 7, 2002

"'Tis the Season.."
— December 3, 2001

"Do Our Heros Have to Be Straight Acting?"
— November 19, 2001


"Laramie Beyond the Media"
— November 5, 2001

"Is George W a Capable Commander-in-Chief?"
— September 17, 2001

"Why Support the Rights of the Transgendered?"
— September 10, 2001

"Sports Culture, Part Two: Girls on the Playground"
— August 27, 2001

"Sports Culture, Part One: Boys on the Playground"
— August 20, 2001

"Working for a Good Cause Isn't Easy: The Hazards of Leading Us"
— August 6, 2001

"The Real Tragedy of Turning Thirty"
— July 30, 2001

"America Says We're Sick?"
— July 16, 2001

 

Past book and film reviews by Dr. Minor from Gay Today:

"Review of Mel Gibson's, The Passion of the Christ" — March 15, 2004

"Review of Joe Kort, 10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do to Improve Their Lives" — September 1, 2003

"Review of Janet R. Jakobsen and Ann Pellegrini, Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Tolerance" — April 7, 2003

"Review of Mark D. Jordon, The Silence of Sodom: Homosexuality in Modern Catholicism" — October 7, 2002

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