Young Blood and Good News: A Report from the Sex Wars in Princeton, NJ

I was fully expecting that the Love and Fidelity Network would cancel its fifth annual conference in Princeton because of Hurricane Sandy.  Registration was slated to begin on November 2, 2012.  I was scheduled to present my work alongside Mark Regnerus and Ana Samuel the next day, on November 3. On October 29, "the largest Atlantic tropical storm on record" made landfall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, only 100 miles away from Princeton.  There were tens of millions of people without power, and the mayor of New York was considering canceling the city's annual marathon. "Are you sure this conference is going to happen?" I kept asking the organizers of the Love and Fidelity Network.  Yes, yes, they assured. On the drive from Newark to Princeton I witnessed the miles-long queues for gas and toppled electrical poles looking like fallen dominoes.  The helplessness of man against forces of nature left me pensive.  The weekend was looking to be a sparsely...(Read Full Article)