April 18, 2008

No (Finally) Means No

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 18, 2008 | 9:58 PM | comments

I'd forgotten about this. If a woman consents to having sex with a man but then during intercourse says no, and the man continues, is it rape? In Maryland--as well as in North Carolina--when a woman says yes, she can't...Read More


Queer Music Friday lays down with Sophie B. Hawkins

Filed by Bil Browning | April 18, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Usually Alex does the Queer Music Friday column, but he's on vacation this week so you're stuck with me! Since I'm always picking on him in the comment threads for picking some esoteric odd song from a queer artist or...Read More


Endorsements abound

Filed by Bil Browning | April 18, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

Now that the Presidential circus has come to Indiana, my inbox is flooded with press releases and tidbits from both campaigns. I have to say - Obama's folks are much better. They send more actual press releases while Clinton's folks...Read More


Florida Amendment sponsors roll out new campaign of hate

Filed by Waymon Hudson | April 18, 2008 | 1:45 PM | comments

The group behind the Florida "Marriage Amendment" has launched a new website and media blitz. Not surprising, all of the press conferences announcing the effort took place at churches around the state. It seems they aren't even trying to hide...Read More


Black History: Trusting Whitey

Filed by Storm Bear | April 18, 2008 | 12:48 PM | comments

click to enlarge The Underground Railroad was an informal network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th century Black slaves in the United States to escape to free states (or as far north as Canada) with the...Read More


Jacking off can save your ass

Filed by Bil Browning | April 18, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

Or something like that. I know I'm safe....Read More


NCTE Lobby Days: Where's Waldo, HRC, or Barney Frank?

Filed by Marti Abernathey | April 18, 2008 | 12:24 PM | comments

Last October Representative Barney Frank said: It's partly because some of the people who are now lately to this fight weren't there helping us through the lobbying. and then said: I have been pleading with people in the gay and...Read More


Obama Brushes Clinton Dirt Off His Shoulder

Filed by Michael Crawford | April 18, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

Hillary Clinton has tried her damnedest to tar and feather Barack Obama with Karl Rove-like smears. But Barack just ain't having it. After the appalling ABC debate on Wednesday in which it seemed that Clinton, George Stephanoupolis and Charles Gibson...Read More


Judy Shepard at the HRC Houston Dinner

Filed by Michael Crawford | April 18, 2008 | 9:30 AM | comments

There are moments when I become so frustrated by the in-fighting and division with the GLBT movement that I just want to rip every strand of my hair out. Then there are moments when people like Judy Shepard remind me...Read More


Earthquake rattles Indiana & Illinois

Filed by Bil Browning | April 18, 2008 | 9:20 AM | comments

Indiana went West Coast over night. A 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit the southern Illinois/Indiana border this morning around 5:40am. Most people don't realize that a fault runs through Indiana. It's not the first time we've had a good shaking, but...Read More


50 Ways to Keep Your Lover: # 35-36

Filed by Michele O'Mara | April 18, 2008 | 9:15 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 33-34, this week I am sharing strategies 35-36. Look for more strategies next...Read More


Sometimes Even Soldiers Get the Blues

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | April 18, 2008 | 8:30 AM | comments

A new report from the Rand Corporation shows that 300,000 troops in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from mental illness. The co-leader of the study by the Rand Corporation, Terri Tanielian, calls the situation "a major health crisis" that could have...Read More


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Masturbating to Medicaid

Filed by Ed Team | April 18, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"My Harley has the bumper sticker 'Free markets are for pussies.' Highfive! Those selfless corporate charity cases just don't know what it means to be a real man, to put your own destiny first. Social justice, universal health care, the...Read More