June 4, 2008

A Cause of Celebration: Reflections on Our Progress

Filed by H. Alexander Robinson | June 04, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

I am most reflective today as two significant announcements have captured my attention and filled my spirit with a renewed hopefulness: the rise of Barack Obama and the newly formed LGBT Congressional Caucus. In 1980, African American gay activist Mel...Read More


Perez, Leno Win California Races

Filed by Karen Ocamb | June 04, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

John A. Perez beamed as he made his way among the tables at La Fonda restaurant, hugging supporters, friends and family - including cousin Antonio Villaraigosa, the Mayor of Los Angeles, as a mariachi band trumpeted his victory in the...Read More


Surprise: Texas prosecutors don't like homeless poz man

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 04, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Even a court of law in 2008 can get caught up in AIDS panic (via BTB): Prosecutors convinced a Dallas County jury this week that HIV-positive saliva should be considered a deadly weapon. But the Centers for Disease Control and...Read More


Breaking News: No Stay for California Marriages!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 04, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

The California Supreme Court denied a request today to put a hold on its ruling allowing same-sex marriages after the November election. Opponents of the court's May 15 ruling had asked the justices to stay the decision until Californians vote...Read More


I'll see your 17 million votes and raise you...

Filed by Mike Rogers | June 04, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

From the perspective of another Hillary Clinton supporter who can do basic math, Hilary Rosen wrote this morning that she was "not alone in privately urging the campaign over the last two weeks to use the moment to take her...Read More


The Incrementalists Dirty Little "Secret"

Filed by Rebecca Juro | June 04, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

The Human Rights Campaign hopes you're not paying attention. Barney Frank hopes you'll look the other way. John Aravosis is crossing his fingers that you won't draw the only logical conclusion. These folks - and those who think about basic...Read More


Obama needs an Orthopedist. Suggestions?

Filed by Storm Bear | June 04, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

click to enlarge My wife, an African American, was watching the delegates roll in for Barack Obama and she asked "can this really be happening, can this be for real? I guess so - typically Blacks struggle for everything."...Read More


Geraldine Ferraro continues

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 04, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

Geraldine Ferraro on race politics, via Feministing: As for Reagan Democrats, how Clinton was treated is not their issue. They are more concerned with how they have been treated. Since March, when I was accused of being racist for a...Read More


Let's work together

Filed by Bil Browning | June 04, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

My friend Robert Rouse got inspired to create a video after Obama's victory speech last night. Robert's very talented with putting together these homemade videos and half the time he's the singer as well. (I'm not sure if that's him...Read More


McCain... More War and More Double Talk

Filed by Sara Whitman | June 04, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

This man has the creepiest laugh I've ever heard. And he's laughing at all of us. He knows what ambitions he will pursue. Let the election begin, Johnny Prozac. We're going to kick your ass....Read More


Share your Pride plans question of the day

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 04, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

It's Pride month, so... Are you going to a Pride celebration in your area? Did you already go to one of the early ones?...Read More


New York State Assembly Approves GENDA

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 04, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Great news from New York!! The New York State Assembly approved a bill affording civil rights protections to the transgender community by an overwhelming vote of 102-33. The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) would bar bias based on gender identity...Read More


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Barack Obama on victory

Filed by Ed Team | June 04, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The journey will be difficult. The road will be long. I face this challenge with profound humility, and knowledge of my own limitations. But I also face it with limitless faith in the capacity of the American people. Because if...Read More


John McCain: More of the same

Filed by Bil Browning | June 04, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch HRC does a really good job of showing how "moderate" John McCain is no different from "compassionate conservative" George W....Read More