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

Over-reacting to "Under God"

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | December 07, 2007 | 3:50 PM | comments

Now that Christmas is upon us, the fundamentalists are upping their efforts to keep God in the headlines, along with their fight to keep the word "God" in the Pledge of Allegiance and on U.S. currency. I'm always fascinated by...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