Alvin McEwen resides in Columbia, S.C. and is the author of Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters: Exposing the Lies of the Anti-Gay Industry, and "How They See Us: Unmasking the Religious Right War on Gay America," a short but definitive guide to calling out and refuting homophobic propaganda (available on Scribd).
In June 2009, McEwen became the first gay man of color to address LGBT issues on the editorial pages of The State, South Carolina's largest newspaper. He is the 2007 recipient of the Harriet Daniels Hancock Volunteer of the Year Award, the 2010 recipient of the Order of the Pink Palmetto from the SC Pride Movement, and the 2009 recipient of the Audre Lorde/James Baldwin Civil Rights Activist Award from SC Black Pride.
All articles by Alvin McEwen
Wednesday, November 23, 2011In dealing with the fact that it is an officially declared hate group, the Family Research Council pulls the shuck-and-jive argument that it is being attacked by people who don’t want to debate gay issues.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011I almost understand the argument of “religious liberty.” But then comes that nagging feeling in the back of my mind that just won’t go away – the feeling that “religious liberty” is just another way…
Monday, November 14, 2011Sometimes, mess coming from the religious right doesn’t need an explanation. It just needs a spotlight to underscore how clueless and homophobic they are. Recently, openly gay actress and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres was named…
Sunday, November 13, 2011The group Minnesota for Marriage wants folks to forget that the organizations which comprise it – National Organization for Marriage and the Minnesota Family Council – operate to attack and demonize same-sex families through their various
Thursday, November 10, 2011It was bound to happen. I was hoping that it wouldn’t but in hindsight, I shouldn’t have been surprised. Someone from the religious right is now blaming gay men for the Penn State tragedy, where Jerry…
Thursday, November 10, 2011The National Organization for Marriage is finally commenting on its embarrassing loss Tuesday night in the Iowa state senatorial election. From NOM Cultural Director Thomas Peters comes a tweet which should be remembered.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011Is it just me or have the spokespersons and leaders of the National Organization for Marriage decided to go into hiding? NOM’s president Brian Brown has gone AWOL when it comes to public speaking. Not that…
Sunday, November 6, 2011Anyone who thinks that the Family Research Council is either a Christian or “pro-family” group obviously has not done their homework -- just last week, FRC anointed Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) a pro-family leader — in…
Thursday, November 3, 2011In all of the years in which FRC has attacked same-sex households or gay adoption, the organization has never pushed, suggested, or even slightly initiated any type of plan encouraging folks in what it claims…
Wednesday, November 2, 2011The Minnesota Family Council is scum. It is a group devoted to demonizing and stigmatizing the gay community through junk science and ugly propaganda. Yet it is the same group which Archbishop John Nienstedt seems no…
- Virginia state Senate passes protections for same-sex marriage opponents
- West Virginia House approves religious exemptions bill
- Ellen praises Obama for his work on LGBTQ rights
- Georgia House OKs bill protecting clergy who refuse to perform same-sex weddings
- Kentucky legislators want to create two marriage licenses -- one for straight couples, one for same-sex couples