August 29, 2008

Difficult Days Ahead

Filed by Monica Roberts | August 29, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Like many African-Americans I was literally crying tears of joy last night as I saw a major political party nominate someone of my ethnic heritage for the highest office in the land. The fact that it was my party, one...Read More


Vice President Palin

Filed by Abigail Hannon | August 29, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch abigail weighs in on Grandpa McCain's pick for VP. Here's to more boobs in the Whitehouse! head to abisteendiary.com for more...Read More


Queer music Friday - Little Richard

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 29, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

I love me some Little Richard. I remember vividly from when I was very, very young my mother pointing him out when he was on TV as a "homosexual." She did an impersonation of either him or a stereotypical gay...Read More


Crist names Ultra-Conservative to Florida Supreme Court

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 29, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Gov. Charlie Crist has selected Charles Canady to sit on the Florida Supreme Court, filling the vacancy left by Justice Raoul Cantero III. According to WMNF Radio: Canady, a former GOP congressman, is best known as being among those who...Read More


Gainesville Florida LGBT Rights Repeal to go before Voters

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 29, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

The Supervisor of Elections has certified that enough valid signatures were collected by Citizens for Good Public Policy to put a repeal of civil rights protections for the city of Gainesville's LGBT population. The issue will now go before voters....Read More


Video of Obama at the convention

Filed by Jerame Davis | August 29, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

Here's some video I was shooting for to get some crowd reaction and just happened to catch Obama's remarks on gays and lesbians. I'll catch up with pictures and video when I get back to Indy. iPhone users: Click to...Read More


McCain Did What Obama Couldn't

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | August 29, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

I'm a little pissed off today. John McCain picked Alaska's Governor Sarah Palin to be his running mate. A crusty old white dude can stomach running with a woman. But Barack Obama, Mr. Change, can't? WTF! One of my best...Read More


Gainesville LGBT Rights Repeal to go before Voters

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 29, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

The Supervisor of Elections has certified that enough valid signatures were collected by Citizens for Good Public Policy to put a repeal of civil rights protections for the city of Gainesville's LGBT population. The issue will now go before voters....Read More


The Conservative Democrats Come Home

Filed by Tyrion Lannister | August 29, 2008 | 2:50 PM | comments

Gallup's daily tracking poll has Barack up by 8 points. I'd expect about one or two more days of bounce from the convention -- the current polling only goes up to Wednesday, so we don't have any polling after the...Read More


Arizona marriage ballot initiative wording changed

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 29, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

The state attorney general, Terry Goddard, who approves wording for initiatives that will appear on the ballot, has required the marriage amendment in that state to add on a sentence explaining that "the measure would 'have the effect of retaining...Read More


Of Columns and Gods

Filed by Storm Bear | August 29, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

click to enlarge Yes, all those Greek Columns the Red Staters have been masturbating over, it seems to be Thomas Jefferson's fault. Cause you know, there are NO Greco-Roman inspirations in Monticello. From Wikipedia: Thomas Jefferson owned a copy...Read More


Remembering Hurricane Katrina

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | August 29, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Today marks the three-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Three years and the city still hasn't been rebuilt. Three years and many people still haven't returned home. Three years and another storm is about to hit the city again. According to...Read More


McCain picks Alaska governor Sarah Palin for VP slot

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 29, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

Updates after the jump! The New York Times and CNN are reporting that the scandal-ridden Alaskan governor Sarah Palin has been tapped for McCain's running mate. From georgia10: CNN's Dana Bash just described her as a "young female John McCain."...Read More


The History of SLDN and Transgender Service Members

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 29, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Editors' note: TAVA president and frequent guest blogger Monica Helms describes the history and upcoming efforts for collaboration between transgender servicemembers and SLDN. The year was 1993. Clinton was president. Gay, lesbian and bisexual people felt they finally had a...Read More


Proposition 8 in California lacking support, gay prisoners to marry

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 29, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Two stories out of California now about marriage in that state. The first is that Proposition 8, the ballot initiative to ban same-sex marriage in the California constitution, is down 40-54, according to . This is about the same as...Read More


Hope: Cyndi Lauper's endorsement of Barack Obama

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 29, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Editors' note: This guest endorsement of Barack Obama is from Cyndi Lauper, pop icon and LGBT rights activist. As I toured all over the country this summer with True Colors, I saw something in the eyes of the audience I...Read More


Queering The Youth Vote

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 29, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Editors' note: Greg Varnum is the acting Executive Director of the National Youth Advocacy Coalition. Unless you've been living under a rock, you're aware that the youth vote has been a hot topic this election cycle. I can appreciate that...Read More


Great Polling News on California's Proposition 8

Filed by Tyrion Lannister | August 29, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

The Public Policy Institute of California recently conducted a poll of California voters on a battery of issues (warning: pdf) and the results suggest that Californians are overwhelmingly prepared to reject Proposition 8, a proposed amendment to the California constitution...Read More


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Fouquotation

Filed by Ed Team | August 29, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I had been mad enough to study reason; I was reasonable enough to study madness." --Michel Foucault...Read More


Meet Isis, America's Next Top Model's first trans contestant

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 29, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Isis will be America's Next Top Model's first trans contestant....Read More


Barack Obama knocks it out of the park with his speech at the DNCC

Filed by Bil Browning | August 29, 2008 | 2:45 AM | comments

Barack Obama accepts the Democratic presidential nomination before a crowd at INVESCO Field telling them that there is much work to be done and that Americans cannot turn back and must march into the future. People were weeping all around...Read More


Al Gore's speech at the DNCC

Filed by Bil Browning | August 29, 2008 | 1:45 AM | comments

Former vice president Al Gore tells the crowd at the Democratic National Convention, "I believe in recycling," but McCain recycling Bush policy "is ridiculous." Again, thanks to Izzy at 360i at MSNBC for the video footage. The crowd went absolutely...Read More


Bill Richardson and Tim Kaine speeches at the DNCC

Filed by Bil Browning | August 29, 2008 | 1:30 AM | comments

Gov. Bill Richardson, D-N.M., expresses his belief to the crowd at the DNC that Barack Obama will protect America against terrorists by fighting them where they actually are instead where the government "imagines them to be." Virginia Governor Tim Kaine...Read More