February 14, 2008

Broward County Gender Identity Ordinance

Filed by Bruce Parker | February 14, 2008 | 7:23 PM | comments

Waymon has already posted about the great news coming out of Broward county earlier this week. I just wanted to take a moment to link to an article and video featuring one of the local organizers in Florida named Tobias...Read More


Friendship in the Time of Love

Filed by Yasmin Nair | February 14, 2008 | 6:48 PM | comments

We know by now that Valentine's day, like the concept of romantic love as the highest form of affection, is a modern invention. The language of romantic love is all around us, even after the 14th of February, and it...Read More


Tonight On The Rebecca Juro Show: Vanessa Edwards-Foster

Filed by Rebecca Juro | February 14, 2008 | 6:03 PM | comments

Tonight, my guest will be activist, blogger, and former Chair of the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition, Vanessa Edwards Foster. Vanessa's been a respected leader in the LGBT and transgender rights movement for many years, and since leaving the reins of...Read More


I'm lighting metaphorical candles & praying really hard for this kid...

Filed by Gina de Vries | February 14, 2008 | 3:20 PM | comments

A fifteen year-old queer (and possibly trans? definitely gender-variant...) kid was shot at his school yesterday, and has been declared brain-dead. I don't even know what to say. This really upsets me. I'm praying for him and his friends and...Read More


Dancing Queens… On the Slippery Slope

Filed by Eric Marcus | February 14, 2008 | 3:15 PM | comments

The two boys, probably no more than ten or eleven, stood at the edge of the dance floor giggling to each other and pointing at the two guys in ties who were smiling like idiots, grooving to a medley of...Read More


A Love That Knows No Bounds

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | February 14, 2008 | 1:45 PM | comments

On this Valentine's Day, I am reminded of no greater challenge to marriage equality than same-sex marriage. However, the precedent for same-sex marriage was set by an African American woman named Mildred Loving (1942- ) who I am honoring as...Read More


Senate committee attacks gay man, leave hetero alone...

Filed by Mike Rogers | February 14, 2008 | 12:04 PM | comments

So, what Larry Craig did brought discredit upon the Senate? I don't disagree with that. The question I would like to have answered is "Why are you letting Vitter off the hook?" Apparently, the Senate is OK with paid female...Read More


Protest, HRC, and My Investment Portfolio

Filed by Marti Abernathey | February 14, 2008 | 11:40 AM | comments

I like to think of my advocacy/political work in much of the same way as I think of how to invest my money. I see activism as an investment in my community and my future. With that in mind, I...Read More


Black LGBT History Day 14: Ifalade Ta' Shia Asanti

Filed by H. Alexander Robinson | February 14, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Writer/journalist Ta'Shia is the author of two books, her best-selling non-fiction book, The Sacred Door: A Spiritual Guide to Power Living and a debut novel, The Seer: Legacy of Stone & Spirit. Ta'Shia is a widely published poet, essayist, journalist...Read More


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Matt Foreman & Bishop Gene Robinson talk Bilerico

Filed by Bil Browning | February 14, 2008 | 10:40 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Bishop Gene Robinson and NGLTF Executive Director Matt Foreman talk about The Bilerico Project. You know, he's our favorite Bishop so we're thrilled to be his favorite blog. It must have been Waymon's moving post...Read More


Happy Valentine's Day--the safe sex way!

Filed by Jen Jorczak | February 14, 2008 | 9:55 AM | comments

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Whether you're boycotting V Day or impatiently whiling away your work day so you can get home to your red hot sweetheart, enjoy this safe sex primer courtesy Ricky Gervais: iPhone users: Click to watch Consider...Read More


Dating in the Cyber Age

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | February 14, 2008 | 8:55 AM | comments

I hate Valentine's Day. I think it's a load of crap. Not because I'm bitter about relationships, but because I hate any kind of sappy shit like heart-shaped boxes of chocolate and bouquets of fucking flowers. So in honor of...Read More


Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 14, 2008 | 7:31 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch video in YouTube App I thought I'd put up one of my favorite love songs for Valentine's Day: The Arcade Fire's "Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)." And, yes, that's my celeb dream crush Owen Pallett on the...Read More


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Vagina Monologues

Filed by Ed Team | February 14, 2008 | 7:15 AM | comments

"I was worried - that's why I began this piece. I was worried about vaginas. I was worried what we think about vaginas and I was even more worried that we don't think about them." --From Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues...Read More