February 23, 2008

More on the Candidate Security Flap

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | February 23, 2008 | 8:42 PM | comments

Suspension of weapons security before the 2/20 Obama rally in Dallas, and allegations by Dallas police that the Secret Service allowed security to lapse, was briefly reported in mainstream media. But the story hasn't gotten explosive network attention. I first...Read More


Statement from Barack Obama on the death of Lawrence King

Filed by Bil Browning | February 23, 2008 | 7:15 PM | comments

Just in from the Obama campaign: “It was heartbreaking to learn about Lawrence King’s death, and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family. King’s senseless death is a tragic example of the corrosive effect that bigotry and fear...Read More


What if learning to drive were like abstinence-only education?

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 23, 2008 | 5:54 PM | comments

Suzanne Kleid wrote up a driver's ed class that works in the abstinence-only tradition. Here's a bit: And for those of you wondering if it's OK for you to learn to drive because you're gay and can't get legally married,...Read More


Am I the Only Gay Man in America Not Obsessed with Zac Efron?

Filed by Michael Crawford | February 23, 2008 | 2:04 PM | comments

Zac, of course, is the star of High School Musical and the film version of the Broadway musical version of Hair Spray. This photo has caused the most recent slew of blog posts wondering "is he or isn't he gay."...Read More


Chinatown & Cricket Will Save Indianapolis

Filed by Jerame Davis | February 23, 2008 | 1:45 PM | comments

Seriously. Greg Ballard, the "Accidental Mayor" of Indianapolis recently mused that creating a Chinatown and creating an international cricket tournament would be the magic touch needed to bring Indiana into the black and make us a world class city. So,...Read More


What Would You Do With $720,000,000?

Filed by Michael Crawford | February 23, 2008 | 1:28 PM | comments

$720,000,0000 is being spent every single day on the war in Iraq. This fantastic video from the American Friends Services Committee offers a range of options for how that money can be better spent. If you could decide how that...Read More


Black LGBT History Day 23: Former State Senator Chuck Allen

Filed by H. Alexander Robinson | February 23, 2008 | 10:18 AM | comments

(1953-2008) Contributor Note: The following article was written by Paul Bass of the New Haven Independent. State Senator Chuck Allen was not publicly out during his years in elective office but actually came out to his family at the age...Read More


Barack Obama: How to Bring About Change

Filed by Michael Crawford | February 23, 2008 | 7:31 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Barack Obama talks about the working coalition needed to bring about change....Read More


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Nuke Fan: Homotextual

Filed by Ed Team | February 23, 2008 | 7:29 AM | comments

"Presenting a gay couple on television only to relegate them to insulting hugs and slaps on the back is the 21st century version of putting African Americans on the back of the bus." -- As the World Turns fan Tony...Read More


Conservatives Spend More Time Talking About Our Identities Than We Do

Filed by Dustin Kight | February 23, 2008 | 12:09 AM | comments

So the headline might be a bit of an overstatement, but bear with me. I recently got "pinged" for a post I'd written for the Family Equality Council Blog. That post is called, "It's STILL Elementary," referring to the recently...Read More