March 25, 2008

Madonna Saves the World

Filed by Steve Ralls | March 25, 2008 | 8:00 PM | comments

"Tick, tock . . . tick, tock . . . " The high holy days are fast approaching for those of us who give thanks at the altar of her Madge-sty. Yes, it's true. On April 29th, the universe will...Read More


Happy Birthday Gloria Steinem

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | March 25, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

Foxy feminist and founder of Ms. Magazine, Gloria Steinem, turns 74 today. She's just as active today as she was in the 70's, and we womyn have so much to thank her for. In my mind, it would be harder...Read More


Congress to review ban on travelers with HIV

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 25, 2008 | 4:15 PM | comments

The Senate is expected to debate the ban on HIV+ travelers this month as part of Bush's global AIDS relief package. The United States remains one of only 13 nations -- including Iraq, Qatar and Armenia -- to ban HIV+...Read More


David Archuleta - DANG IT EFFIE! Idols KILL Beatles!

Filed by Michael Buckley | March 25, 2008 | 3:05 PM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Beatles Night PART TWO SUCKED but I still am happy and think they have the best Top 10 EVER BY A MILE!...Read More


An Open Letter to Ally Organizations

Filed by Bruce Parker | March 25, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

This week's issue of the Advocate leads with a cover story about Lawrence King and asks who is to blame for his death? Please review the excerpt available online and join us in our effort to refocus this conversation on...Read More


The "new Religious Right" frame gets more ridiculous

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 25, 2008 | 2:36 PM | comments

This is just getting silly. I know that after 2006 it's fashionable for these people to say that they're part of a revitalization of the evangelical movement - not so focused on gay marriage and abortion; more so on poverty,...Read More


Passion Weekend

Filed by Kate Clinton | March 25, 2008 | 1:55 PM | comments

Because of my lapsed Catholic state, just as I was leaving for the airport I realized that I was going to be traveling on Easter weekend. I'm still thrown off by the three weeks earlier than usual spring-ahead clock change,...Read More


The Courage of My Two Sons

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 25, 2008 | 12:32 PM | comments

[Editor's note: This guest post is by Monica Helms, an Atlanta based transgender activist. Monica is past executive director of Tran=Action and co-founder of Transgender American Veterans Association.] When you first hold a brand new life in your hands, whether...Read More


I Support Medical Marijuana Use

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | March 25, 2008 | 12:13 PM | comments

I wrote a commentary on this crucial subject for my column in a recent issue of A & U Magazine. Since the piece isn't available online to link to, I'm reprinting it here. Earlier in 2007, when I ran for...Read More


Spotlight on family values

Filed by Bil Browning | March 25, 2008 | 12:05 PM | comments

Save these dates, because I've got a couple great event notices that you won't want to miss! April 9 Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) is presenting their 7th annual forum about challenges and opportunities offered by unique communities. Previous forum...Read More


Should marijuana be legal?

Filed by Bil Browning | March 25, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

So here's an open thread for today. My post about Barney Frank's upcoming legislation to legalize small amounts of weed for personal use sparked some interesting conversation in the comments sections. I'm curious. Most of the commenters supported legalizing pot....Read More


Russ Stilwell joins Obama camp

Filed by Bil Browning | March 25, 2008 | 9:47 AM | comments

Indiana House Majority Leader Russ Stilwell announced his endorsement of Barack Obama's presidential bid today. He joins former Indiana Democratic Party chair Kip Tew and current vice-chair Cordelia Lewis-Burks and former Congressman Tim Roemer in publicly supporting Obama. "Senator Obama...Read More


The Inexcusable

Filed by Sara Whitman | March 25, 2008 | 9:30 AM | comments

I was forwarded an article today by Linda Burnham, The Tightrope and the Needle. "Liberal feminists have every right to spend down their political capital on behalf of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Hard choices have to made; political debts have to...Read More


Black History: Slave Factories, The Middle Passage and Seasoning Camps

Filed by Storm Bear | March 25, 2008 | 9:22 AM | comments

click to enlarge After being marched to the coast for sale, Africans waited in large forts called factories. The amount of time in factories varied, but Milton Meltzer's Slavery: A World History states this process resulted in or around...Read More


Made in Secret: the story of the East Van porn collective, and me

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | March 25, 2008 | 8:45 AM | comments

The first time I did porn I was 19 and I needed the money, it was awful and traumatizing really because they didn't tell me what they were going to do ahead of time, just: will you bottom? Then spray-painted...Read More


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BB9's Joshuah on gay sex

Filed by Ed Team | March 25, 2008 | 7:20 AM | comments

"I do bareback with my boyfriend. We've both been tested for HIV and we're both negative so it's cool. I only do that with my boyfriend. I don't do that on a random one night stand. That's too risky. If...Read More


John McCain is on drugs

Filed by Bil Browning | March 25, 2008 | 7:10 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch What in the hell was McCain thinking? This godawful video not only points out his age (Winston Churchill, Teddy Roosevelt and John McCain?) but also looks like the ad company was stoned when they came...Read More


EarthThunder: Medicine Woman working for our planet

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | March 25, 2008 | 5:32 AM | comments

Like many Americans, I have some First Nation ancestry braided with the European ancestry in my family roots. When I connected with a few tribal cousins, I started hearing stories about family groups back in the 1800s who had never...Read More