Matt Baume

Matt Baume, based in West Hollywood, Calif., is a Research and Communications Manager for the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) in Los Angeles.

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Rocky Horror: This Halloween, give yourself over to absolute pleasure

Tim Curry and Richard O'Brien in The Rocky Horror Picture Show
It was literally a dark and stormy night when Matt Baume discovered the camp, kinky thrills of The Rocky Horror Picture show... ...

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Why are queer people so obsessed with witches and witchcraft?

Witches. Queer people don't just sympathize. They empathize.
Ask any gay man who his favorite witch is, and there's a good chance he'll have one at the tip of his tongue. Why is that? Read on, my pretties. ...

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Ever wanted to date a big sexy gay green monster?

Ever wondered what it would be like to date a bunch of big gay green monsters? Well. You're in luck.
Nobody's invented Grindr for orcs yet, but Tusks is the next best thing -- a dating simulator for big gay green monsters. Want to play? ...

When did gay partners become a part of the family on TV?

Rob Reiner, Jean Stapleton, Carroll O'Connor and Sally Struthers (from left)
That was October 9, 1977, when CBS dared to air an All in the Family episode entitled "Cousin Liz." ...

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There are some seriously weird Wizard of Oz adaptations out there

The Lollipop Guild or a evil cadre of murderous Baby Janes? You decide.
Dorothy captured by an evil space witch while a drunken Bill Cosby looks on? Well, that's one of them. ...

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Does every kid really need a mother and a father?

Pundits never tire of saying that all children need a mother and father... but is there any truth to the claim? Erm... no.
You hear it all the time from anti-gay groups... but what does the science say about same-sex parents? ...

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What’s the point of a political protest?

Matt Baume
Matt Baume weighs in on the value of being inconvenient. ...

WATCH: Santorum claims Supreme Court marriage ruling is not settled “any more than Dred Scott was settled law to Abraham Lincoln.”

Rick Santorum
The fear in GOP candidates' faces was palpable when LGBT issues came up in Thursday's debate. ...

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Does Stonewall whitewash the people behind the unrest?

Who was really responsible for the Stonewall riots?
The trailer for the movie Stonewall glosses over a lot of important people who were there that night. Who was really responsible for the Stonewall Riot? ...

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