August 30, 2008

The "I'm Over It" Round Up

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | August 30, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Howdy, ya'll. Most of the coverage on TBP this week was about the DNCC. If you're over it like I am, here's some other great content that may have gotten overlooked amidst our convention coverage. Monday Blinded Me With Science:...Read More


Putting Palin in Perspective

Filed by Bil Browning | August 30, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Let's put Sarah Palin's executive experience in perspective, shall we? Population of Alaska: 670,053 Population of Indianapolis: 784,118 Governor Sarah Palin's amount of time in office: 20 months Indianapolis mayor Greg Ballard's amount of time in office: 8 months Apparently...Read More


Bil, Jerame, and Marti went to Denver, and all I got was to write this post summarizing it

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 30, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Bil, Jerame, and Marti spent the better part of this week blogging from the DNCC in Denver, Colorado. The three queer Hoosiers sent back a lot of posts, a lot more than we usually have, so I thought I'd sort...Read More


An Extra-ordinary Night

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 30, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Rea Carey is the Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Thursday night was extra-ordinary (I include the hyphen to emphasize what has been lost in the overuse of the word). I've been...Read More


Sarah Palin - Watch Out

Filed by Sara Whitman | August 30, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

I've been inundated today with emails and commentary about Sarah Palin, McCain's pick to be his running mate. I did not know of her before today, so please stick with me while I wade through it all. Palin scares me....Read More


Del Martin, and What Makes a Meaningful Life

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 30, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Greta Christina is editor of the new anthology, "Best Erotic Comics," and "Paying For It: A Guide by Sex Workers for Their Clients," a book of advice for sex work customers, written by sex workers and...Read More


Interesting internet toy - The Gender Genie

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 30, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Here's a site that let's you put a block of text into a field and it'll guess whether the person who wrote the passage is male or female. It's based on this: Similarly, what the gender-identifying algorithm picks up on...Read More


Queering The Youth Vote

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 30, 2008 | 12:00 PM | 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


Looking Back on Katrina

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | August 30, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: These posts were originally published in The Advocate in 2005 and in 2006, on the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Rev. Irene has agreed to let us reprint them on the third anniversary. It's sad to say that...Read More


In the Year 2055

Filed by Robert Ganshorn | August 30, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

First, I feel I should introduce myself. My name is Wilfred R. Garbo and I am chief historian of the Barack Obama Presidential Library. As is the habit with presidential papers, certain items are held from public review at the...Read More


Sarah Palin just can't stand Hillary Clinton's whining

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 30, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Could McCain have found a woman in politics who's more different from Hillary Clinton in his transparent attempt to nab Hillary Clinton Democrats? I posted yesterday about how she's a homophobic, corrupt, creationist, anti-choice zealot... but that doesn't seem to...Read More


Prisoners and Families of New Orleans Need Your Help

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | August 30, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

As Hurricane Gustav approaches New Orleans, please read this call-out from Critical Resistance New Orleans and help ensure that people in New Orleans prisons are not abandoned and abused again the way they were during and after Katrina. (Thanks to...Read More


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Hillary Clinton on Sarah Palin

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

"We should all be proud of Governor Sarah Palin's historic nomination, and I congratulate her and Senator McCain. While their policies would take America in the wrong direction, Governor Palin will add an important new voice to the debate." --Hillary...Read More


Three years after Katrina... where are we?

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 30, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Here's a great video about the state of New Orleans three years after the hurricane hit. Thanks to reader Bill Perdue for sending it in....Read More


Home again, home again, jiggety jog

Filed by Bil Browning | August 30, 2008 | 3:32 AM | comments

The last week in Denver at the DNCC was amazing, but it's good to be home. Friday was the best day of all. We spent a magical afternoon with Projecter Jesster climbing mountains, staring at kissing same-sex camels, and pissing...Read More