February 15, 2008

LGBT Media Matters...Or Not

Filed by Rebecca Juro | February 15, 2008 | 9:38 PM | comments

Back when I first came out transsexual and began getting involved and familiar with community-relevant media in the mid-90’s, there really wasn’t a heck of a lot of out there for transgender and gender-variant people. With the exception of the...Read More


“My give a damn’s busted….”

Filed by Brynn Craffey | February 15, 2008 | 9:20 PM | comments

The statement above was in the form of a window-sticker on a shiny, late-model jacked-up F-150 Ford pickup truck, ahead of me at a stop-light on an off-ramp in Escondido, CA. Now why in the name of god would somebody...Read More


10 Year Old Gender Variant Child Commits Suicide

Filed by Bruce Parker | February 15, 2008 | 7:21 PM | comments

Being a board member and on staff for TransYouth Family Advocates plugs me into an entirely different network within the transgender community that more traditional adult-oriented activism did not. Just a few minutes ago, Shannon Garcia, President of TYFA, passed...Read More


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Holy cow! This is exciting.

Filed by Bil Browning | February 15, 2008 | 5:20 PM | comments

Everyone got the memo last week that noted trans activist Donna Rose is joining us, right? Well, this week I get to announce two new contributors that I'm sure everyone will love to see on the site. You won't believe...Read More


Queer music Friday - Scott Free album review

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 15, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Scott Free The Pink Album (A Pop Opera) Leather Western Records, 2008 I read a book of gay short fiction a while back edited by certain prominent gay writer, with all the coming out stories, the "I'm living two lives"...Read More


The Way We Raise Our Gays

Filed by Eric Leven | February 15, 2008 | 3:36 PM | comments

Here in America we accept that homosexuality exists but nobody wants to talk about it. If you're gay, it's a "figure it out for yourself" type of thing because there still, even in 2008, seems to be a fear that...Read More


A Very Bipolar (one day late) Valentine for Marina

Filed by Bruce Parker | February 15, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

Sara was twenty-seven, and what people used to call a wag: smart, quick-witted, encyclopedic. She could recount every failed Everest expedition in mesmerizing detail — the sort of a talent I would expect of a rock climber, not someone...Read More


Black LGBT History Day 15: Dr. Ron Simmons

Filed by H. Alexander Robinson | February 15, 2008 | 1:17 PM | comments

Since his college days when he wrote Faggotales, a weekly column about the black gay experience for his campus newspaper and where he served as the Editor-In-Chief of the university's yearbook, Torch 1972, Ron Simmons has published numerous literary works...Read More


Where's the Outrage??

Filed by Waymon Hudson | February 15, 2008 | 12:56 PM | comments

With the announcement of the shooting death of Lawrence King, just 15, one has to wonder-- where is the outrage and outcry from the public and media? King was, by all accounts, a young man who was teased at school...Read More


Update on Oxnard shooting....

Filed by Brynn Craffey | February 15, 2008 | 12:55 PM | comments

Even though law enforcement officials are refusing to comment or give details, it's looking like they will charge 14-year-old Brandon McInerney, who shot and killed eighth-grader, Larry King, 15, (pictured above) this past week at an Oxnard middle school,...Read More


50 Ways to Keep Your Lover: # 17-18

Filed by Michele O'Mara | February 15, 2008 | 11:20 AM | comments

In my book, Love Tips and Trips for Gay and Lesbian Relationships, I have identified 50 Ways to Keep Your Lover. My post last Friday offered strategies 15-16, this week I am sharing strategies 19-20. Look for more strategies next...Read More


Beyond Violence: On School Shootings, Domestic Abuse, Hate Crimes

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | February 15, 2008 | 11:18 AM | comments

As Gina posted yesterday, a reportedly gender-nonconforming teenager was shot and killed by a classmate in Oxnard, CA, this week. Today, the LA Times is reporting that prosecutors want to charge the 14-year-old who shot him as an adult, for...Read More


Back To Oz

Filed by Marti Abernathey | February 15, 2008 | 11:06 AM | comments

I really do hesitate to even write this post, as the topic is a rehash of one of the ugliest times for GLBT unity I've ever seen. But recently Matt Foreman said the following on the Michelangelo Signorile Show...Read More


Hot Teacher

Filed by Abigail Hannon | February 15, 2008 | 11:04 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch My spanish teacher looks a little like debra lafave. She's so cool to give me extra tutoring :)...Read More


Homosex, retroactive immunity, and the Senate

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 15, 2008 | 9:53 AM | comments

Mike posted about the Senate Ethics Committee's formal admonishment of Larry Craig yesterday. But I wanted to focus a bit more on this part: “We consider your attempt to withdraw your guilty plea to be an attempt to evade the...Read More


Colorado couple goes to court

Filed by Jen Jorczak | February 15, 2008 | 8:59 AM | comments

Remember Kate Burns and Sheila Schroeder, the couple who staged a sit-in at their county clerk's office when they were refused a marriage license? This week, they were in court on the trespassing charge stemming from their sit-in and to...Read More


FISA Fallout

Filed by Storm Bear | February 15, 2008 | 8:33 AM | comments

click to enlarge I must say, I have to giggle at the utter silliness of the GOP these days. Yesterday was a prime example of their staged fake rage. During the FISA fracas, the House Republicans got up and...Read More


Baseball? Seriously?!

Filed by Bil Browning | February 15, 2008 | 8:20 AM | comments

As I flipped on the TV this morning, once again the topic was the Congressional hearings into steroid use in professional baseball. Seriously. The war in Iraq, domestic spying, gay rights, and war crimes by the President be damned, there's...Read More


Cher Made Tommy gay! Hillary Clinton pimps Chelsea!

Filed by Michael Buckley | February 15, 2008 | 7:42 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch This video is some random funny stuff from last week.... Cher and Tommy?! WTF Hillary PIMPING Chelsea?! GOOD FOR HER! Tyra takes a dump! Paris makes cheap shoes! Lohan is doing well? Buck habla espanol!...Read More


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John McCain picks on little girls

Filed by Ed Team | February 15, 2008 | 7:34 AM | comments

"Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly? Because her father is Janet Reno." -- Presidential candidate John McCain at a Republican fundraiser in 1998...Read More


TGirl Queensland - Vanity

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 15, 2008 | 7:02 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch video in YouTube App YouTube's first transgender partner, TGirl Queensland, made an art-vid on vanity....Read More


Christian, But Not Christ

Filed by Marti Abernathey | February 15, 2008 | 6:27 AM | comments

Recently Christianity Today posted a story titled Walking a Fine Line:Pastors wrestle with transgender issues. According to the story, the pastor of the church where the former Spring Arbor University professor Julie Nenecek attended, said: 'They were welcome to worship...Read More