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David Mixner names the ‘Twenty Most Powerful Lesbians In American Politics’

OK. I’ll only give you five full descriptions from his list; you can surf over to read about the rest. David Mixner’s no stranger to power lists. The best-selling author, civil rights and AIDS activist, political strategist and former advisor to Bill Clinton was once named by Newsweek as the…

Please pass me the crown and sceptre as I ascend to the throne as ‘her haughty Carolina highness’

A little laugh for your AM. Mr. Homo-Toms is back for more after my gentle spanking of him for his last essay a few weeks ago (“Kaufman at Huff Post: misguided race-based rant on LGBT rights — and ‘Homo-Toms’“). David Kaufman is the multi-racial proprietor of Transracial.net, and for some…

In the thick of it: when fatphobia plays out in politics

In the New York Times, Adam Nagourney has a long profile on under-siege Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, covering his “light-skinned/Negro dialect” dustup, his behind-the-scenes political maneuvers, and his personal life. I’m reading along and then this jumped out at me: By reputation and appearance, Reid, who is 70, is…

David Mixner: My View From A Wheelchair

NOTE FROM PAM: As I deal with the sh*tty, debilitating health issues that have affected me profoundly over the last six months, it was a blessing to come across activist and former Clinton aide David Mixner’s blog entry today. He spent some time in the hospital not long ago, with…

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