December 7, 2007

Getting blog hits, boy pics, and Regis Philbin's "manhood"

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 07, 2007 | 7:54 PM | comments

Sexy, sexy sex sells like sexy sex on a sexy day of sexy sexiness, or so a wise man once told me. Part of being the "Managing Editor" around here is trying to get new readers to this site. I...Read More

Queer music Friday - Le Tigre

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 07, 2007 | 5:00 PM | comments

Here's queer dance-punk band Le Tigre's "Deceptacon": And lead singer Kathleen Hanna, in her own words on feminism and oppression: I guess the way that I see it is, y'know, the feminist issue is... everything is connected. Racism, homophobia, colonialism...Read More

Thoughts on recent hate crimes legislation developments

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 07, 2007 | 3:36 PM | comments

The Matthew Shepard Act, the current incarnation of LGBT federal hate crimes legislation, hit a snag in its road to becoming a real law yesterday when it got dropped from the defense spending bill. What's interesting is how this is...Read More

Marriage equality, marriage reality

Filed by Sara Whitman | December 07, 2007 | 2:15 PM | comments

Recently, I went to an event to celebrate Marriage Equality in Massachusetts. We are the only state in the nation that allows everyone equal marriage rights. It was a proud, and powerful event. I am married, legally three years, emotionally,...Read More

Top Three Holiday Gifts - for yourself

Filed by Michele O'Mara | December 07, 2007 | 1:38 PM | comments

December is the most difficult month I know of, for the majority of gay men and lesbians. Gay men and women everywhere seem to be in emotional high-gear, feeling more sensitive, more defensive, and more reactive to, well, just about...Read More

Homo-hate thuggery is alive and well - and targeting out officials

Filed by Pam Spaulding | December 07, 2007 | 1:11 PM | comments

Openly gay Chapel Hill (NC) Town Councilman Mark Kleinschmidt (who I recently met up with at the G&L Leadership Conference last weekend) is the target of a bunch of online neo-Nazi thugs who have compiled a list of out gay...Read More

Michelle Bruce wins lawsuit, loses reelection

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 07, 2007 | 12:44 PM | comments

Michelle Bruce, the transgender city council woman in Riverdale Georgia, lost reelection (via Daimeon at PHB): In Riverdale, Bruce — surrounded by supporters from Georgia Equality and the Human Rights Campaign — dabbed her eyes as the results were read....Read More


I hear you, I hear you

Filed by Bil Browning | December 07, 2007 | 9:15 AM | comments

Several of you have written me this week wanting to know why I haven't been promoting our nominations for two LGBT Verve Awards. After we nagged you repeatedly a few weeks ago over the Blog Awards, we didn't think we...Read More


Homotextual: Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Filed by Ed Team | December 07, 2007 | 7:33 AM | comments

"A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used." -- Supreme Court justice...Read More

YGST: Cheeky environmentalists

Filed by Bil Browning | December 07, 2007 | 7:22 AM | comments

I'm loving this ad by Greenpeace. My favorite part is the construction workers....Read More