February 22, 2008

Campaign Security: WHAT were they thinking?

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | February 22, 2008 | 8:23 PM | comments

I'm still reeling at the breaking news that the U.S. Secret Service called off routine weapons security during Obama's visit in Dallas. According to the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram: "Security details at Barack Obama's rally Wednesday stopped screening people for weapons...Read More


Irreplaceable Allies

Filed by Steve Ralls | February 22, 2008 | 7:45 PM | comments

As first reported by PageOneQ earlier this week, I will be stepping down from my post as communications director for Servicemembers Legal Defense Network at the end of next week, and joining one of our community's most important organizations -...Read More


Statement from Hillary Clinton on the memorials for Lawrence King

Filed by Bil Browning | February 22, 2008 | 6:20 PM | comments

Just in from the Hillary Clinton campaign: “I was deeply saddened by the recent death of 15-year-old Lawrence King who was killed at his school in Oxnard, CA. No one should face intimidation or violence, particularly at school, because of...Read More


Hate Crimes Laws-Needed and Necessary

Filed by Monica Roberts | February 22, 2008 | 5:11 PM | comments

One of the things that irritates me is when somebody on the GLBT side of the equation (usually white) starts making these BS arguments that hate crimes laws aren't needed, are a waste of time or they start echoing the...Read More


Queer music Friday - The Cliks

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 22, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Here's The Cliks' "Oh Yeah": iPhone users: Click to watch And lead singer Lucas Silveira on the attention his being trans brings to the band:...Read More


Let's talk about sex, baby. Let's talk about you and me.

Filed by Bil Browning | February 22, 2008 | 3:15 PM | comments

I've pissed off several contributors and readers in the past week. Several of you have written in about my Big Brother butt post and yesterday's Big Brother porn entry. No one, however, wrote in about Abigail's "Lindsay Lohan Naked Photo...Read More


Educational Initiative, Charlotte, NC

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 22, 2008 | 3:08 PM | comments

[Editor's note: This guest post is from Monica Helms, president of the Transgender American Veterans Association.] Since this article will find its way to various non-trans-specific blogs, I should begin with describing what an Educational Initiative is and a little...Read More


Richard Kim in The Advocate

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 22, 2008 | 2:11 PM | comments

Associate editor at The Nation and homo Richard Kim wasn't all to pleased with Jamie Kirchick's criticism of anyone who's queer who disagrees with him Matt Foreman a couple of weeks ago so he wrote a letter to The Advocate:...Read More


In other Big Brother/pornography news

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 22, 2008 | 10:16 AM | comments

A former Big Brother contestant is suing a porn company for sending him some unsolicited porn: Kent Blackwelder, who appeared in Big Brother 2 in 2001 and now runs a sandwich shop, has filed a federal lawsuit against Delaware-based Specialty...Read More


50 Ways to Keep Your Lover: # 19-20

Filed by Michele O'Mara | February 22, 2008 | 9:24 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 17-18, this week I am sharing strategies 19-20. Look for more strategies next...Read More


Black LGBT History Day 22: Barbara Jordan

Filed by H. Alexander Robinson | February 22, 2008 | 9:01 AM | comments

Barbara Jordan (1936-1996) gained national attention for her intelligence, acumen, and oratorical skill as a member of the United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee during hearings on the articles of impeachment against Richard Nixon over the Watergate scandal. In...Read More


Perils of Being a Jew

Filed by Storm Bear | February 22, 2008 | 8:54 AM | comments

click to enlarge A good friend of mine was telling me a story about some new people he met recently - he was the first Jew they had ever met. In their curiosity, they had a laundry list of...Read More


Deconstructing the Ex-Gay Myth

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 22, 2008 | 7:23 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch video in YouTube App An ex-ex-gay conference this weekend shows that our side is doing a great job responding to the ex-gay myth....Read More


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Rick Perry on the Boy Scouts

Filed by Ed Team | February 22, 2008 | 7:16 AM | comments

“The ACLU and its allies seemed determined to force the Boy Scouts to bend to their version of what is right and wrong. The culture war will be lost before we know it. If that happens, we will find ourselves...Read More