July 28, 2008

Shooting in Tennessee -- Knoxville church had just put up gay-affirming sign

Filed by Pam Spaulding | July 28, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Out & About, Tennesee's LGBT paper, reports one aspect of the high-profile tragic shooting at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church that I didn't see when I flipped on the TV to see coverage on CNN this AM. While you probably...Read More


Who Counts in an American Democracy?

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 28, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Malcom Lazin is the Executive Director of the Equality Forum and the recipient of the US Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award and the National Education Association's Creative Leadership in Human Rights Award. On July 17, 2008,...Read More


Hate Crime at EuroPride

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 28, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

A gay couple was robbed and one stabbed in a hate crime at EuroPride 2008 in Stockholm, Sweden: A male gay couple were stabbed and robbed during Stockholm's EuroPride festival in what police described Monday as a hate crime. "Two...Read More


Elderly lesbian assaulted at HRC gala by hired thugs

Filed by Bil Browning | July 28, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Catherine Cusic, a 63 year old lesbian from San Francisco, was forcibly evicted from this weekend's HRC dinner gala after she stood up during Joe Solmonese's keynote speech. According to witnesses and Ms. Cusic, while she had leaflets in her...Read More


Black History: The Second Klan

Filed by Storm Bear | July 28, 2008 | 2:45 PM | comments

click to enlarge From Wikipedia: The second Klan rose in response to urbanization and industrialization, massive immigration from eastern and southern Europe, the Great Migration of African Americans to the North, and the migration of African Americans and whites...Read More


Why I Left America

Filed by Robert Ganshorn | July 28, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

I was in the bookstore in Jomtien, Thailand where I now live. The title of this paperback, "Why I Left America", jumped off the shelf at me as it was against the American Flag. The author had a commendation from...Read More


McCain comes out against gay adoption... Again.

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 28, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

I guess we'll be hearing from his campaign to "clarify" his position again. In a Sunday interview on This Week with George Stephanopolous, McCain- who first said he was against gay adoption, then had his campaign backtrack on it- is...Read More


Why we are better than they are

Filed by Mike Rogers | July 28, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Elaine Donnelly shows what an idiot she is. Quotes from gay service members sometimes make me cry. Dana Milbank at WaPo: [Wounded Iraq war veteran Eric] Alva spoke of his lost leg and how he 'nearly died to secure rights...Read More


Like I Never Left!

Filed by Bruce Parker | July 28, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Wow! Whitney Houston kinda lost her shit. I wasn't sure she would ever get it back together. I have a special spot for women and gay men (like Mariah Carey and Bil Browning) who come undone and then rise from...Read More


Wet, wild and socialist

Filed by Bil Browning | July 28, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

After taking a four day weekend, my inbox has filled up with tips from readers and PR reps. I thought I'd throw out the best of them early this morning while I work on some other posts. GaySports.com has an...Read More


Director of Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Fired

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 28, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

And she could be deported. Carol Coombes, a British Citizen, has sixty days to find a job in the film industry under her worker's visa or she may have to leave the country. She was working to get her permanent...Read More


Lawrence King's Killer to be tried as Adult

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 28, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Brandon McInerney, the alleged killer of 15 year-old Lawrence King, will be tried as an adult. From the Ventura County Star: Relying on past court decisions, a judge ruled Thursday that trying a 14-year-old boy accused of murder in an...Read More


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There have always been gay priests...

Filed by Ed Team | July 28, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Before Bishop Robinson, there were gay priests. They just weren't out of the closet." --Laurie Goodstein, New York Times columnist, speaking about the Anglican Church controversy on The Colbert Report....Read More


McCain just oozes charm...

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 28, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch A video of McCain rudely dismissing a female reporter from the Wallstreet Journal. Should this be surprising when he calls his wife a c*nt in public? Even more telling is Lindsey Graham's expression... The great...Read More