James Hormel http://kalw.org en Gay politics: An election special http://kalw.org/post/gay-politics-election-special <P><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt">We found it, well, <EM>queer</EM>, that gay marriage - even the word "gay" - didn't come up in the presidential debates. Civil rights of any stripe were barely mentioned. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 20:33:21 +0000 Eric Jansen 18447 at http://kalw.org Gay politics: An election special Jim Hormel - ‘Fit to Serve' http://kalw.org/post/jim-hormel-%E2%80%98fit-serve <p>Remember the 1960s comic character <i>Richie Rich, The Poor Little Rich Boy</i>, who had no friends because he lived in an isolated compound? Well, little Jimmy Hormel, heir to the SPAM fortune, had that problem and more in real life. Born in Austin, Minnesota, in 1933, he was also gay in a place and time long before being gay was in the public consciousness. Thu, 15 Dec 2011 22:51:19 +0000 Eric Jansen 3314 at http://kalw.org