Thursday, January 08, 2009

Ricin Threat to Seattle Gay Bars

Yesterday there was a lot of discussion of letters sent to Seattle gay bars by an individual threatening ricin gas attacks. Dan Savage at The Stranger also received a letter later, and he suggests that the writer, rather than some straight homophobe, may be a gay man angry at the bar scene, which is certainly a provocative but interesting theory. Andy Towle has more on this, including the revelation that the writer of the letters is a plagiarist, having lifted a poem by gay writer Mark Doty.

Dan Savage will join me on the show today at 4:30 ET to talk about this. We'll also get into "Stonewall 2.0" and his opinion that it has fizzled out.