October 12, 2007

A Frank Bitch Slap

Filed by Marti Abernathey | October 12, 2007 | 11:30 PM | comments

After Barney Frank's Tuesday night tirade against the GLBT community, I wondered if the situation between Congress and the GLBT community could get any worse. I have to learn to stop asking that question! Frank's press conference yesterday in which...Read More


It's All About Trust

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 12, 2007 | 9:26 PM | comments

Feel the breeze? They're spinning faster than Lance Armstrong's bicycle tires on the last leg of the Tour D'France. First, Joe Solmonese issues a press release I can only describe as "willful misdirection" on his part. It seems like this...Read More


Queer music Friday - REM

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 12, 2007 | 5:00 PM | comments

This is a great re-write of REM's classic "Shiny Happy People". Check out the muppet with all the hair there - I'm guessing that's a muppeteer's interpretation of Kate Pierson. I don't need to see a beehive wig to think...Read More


Angels Visit Louisville

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 12, 2007 | 4:00 PM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE:] This guest post comes to us from Ray Jencar. Ray is a former teacher and current grad student at the University of Louisville. He hopes someday, like Socrates, to corrupt the minds of youth. “Despair is the easy...Read More


Forbes on sex and politics and the web

Filed by Mike Rogers | October 12, 2007 | 3:30 PM | comments

Forbes, probably to sway US financiers to ignore Foley, Vitter, Craig and the rest, has run a story and photo slide show about international sex scandals, going so far as to print: Just about every country in the world has...Read More


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Do you think there's room?

Filed by Bil Browning | October 12, 2007 | 2:25 PM | comments

It's Friday so you know what that means! Time to introduce our new contributors! Alex and I agreed at the beginning of the re-launch to aim for 50 contributors by the end of the year and putting a cap on...Read More


Barney Frank Press Conference

Filed by Brent Hartinger | October 12, 2007 | 12:28 PM | comments

Agree or disagree, it's worth a watch. Sadly, I think much of this debate has been people talking past each other, assuming the worst possible motives about the other side....Read More


Need a good Friday laugh?

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 12, 2007 | 12:04 PM | comments

A Maryland court rejected an appeal to prevent tolerance for sexual diversity from being taught in schools. The curricular opponents' main argument was: Opponents have argued the lessons violate laws protecting free speech and religion. So their solution was to...Read More


Deny, Deny, Deny - The GOP Weapon Against Gore

Filed by Storm Bear | October 12, 2007 | 9:39 AM | comments

click to enlarge And the GOP Smear Machine wasted no time going after Gore - the first volley shot by MSNBC's Joe Scarborough. "Morning Joe" started with the lies about Gore's use of private jets (fact, Gore uses airlines)...Read More


Anti-Everyone Flier Hits Miami Beach Commission Race

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 12, 2007 | 9:20 AM | comments

A flier depicting crossed-out images of a blond woman, a pink Teletubby and a dark-skinned doll hit Miami Beach, Florida mailboxes this week. The flier states, “''Stop the candidates that represent special groups of voters. Vote for a candidate that...Read More


A Laureate - and a Champion - for Change

Filed by Steve Ralls | October 12, 2007 | 9:04 AM | comments

Congratulations to former Vice President Al Gore, who received the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize today for his "efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed...Read More


Alimony and Same-Sex Marriage

Filed by Nina Smith | October 12, 2007 | 7:50 AM | comments

Congratulations gay people — you are about to discover the joys of alimony.” – Craig Ferguson, on legalizing gay marriage My partner, Jeanine and I only watch television once a week and this summer our show was “Big Love” on...Read More


Rep. Tammy Baldwin on ENDA

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 12, 2007 | 7:47 AM | comments

Rep. Tammy Baldwin nails it in a statement on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. She points out the importance of keeping our eyes on the prize and not immediately caving in to possible objections by those who oppose us even before...Read More


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Homotextual: Rex Wockner

Filed by Ed Team | October 12, 2007 | 7:10 AM | comments

"In the wake of Craig's inane drama, it seems obvious we should urge police departments to find better ways to spend our money. The era of what the British call "pretty policemen" entrapping horny men in toilets is long gone...Read More


net_work: Naked Gay Ted

Filed by Jerame Davis | October 12, 2007 | 7:00 AM | comments

It's really odd, but has some funny jokes in a few spots. Personally, I just want an office where all the men are naked and gay and look more like the guy that eats the bologna. On second thought,...Read More


Paul Fairley, Toronto, Faith, Sex, & David Wojnarowicz

Filed by Gina de Vries | October 12, 2007 | 3:35 AM | comments

I missed posting here in time for National Coming Out Day because I was searching online for plane tickets to Toronto -- to visit a queer person whose life and work have affected me deeply, whom I barely know. Reverend...Read More


Kicking it to the Condom

Filed by Fannie Fierce | October 12, 2007 | 2:00 AM | comments

Dear Fannie I'm a 20 year old hetero-flexible female. I've been in a relationship with my 22 year old bi boyfriend for two months now. Our sex life is great and I feel really good about our relationship. I...Read More