September 29, 2008

Bailout vote fails

Filed by Sara Whitman | September 29, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

Now what?...Read More


Fallout from the ENDA debacle?

Filed by Brynn Craffey | September 29, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

I volunteered for "Equality Now, the No on 8 Campaign" yesterday, as I've been doing on recent weekends, and I met an amazing 17-year-old FtM. I'll call him "M," as I didn't ask him if I could write about him....Read More


No benefit of the doubt left for Palin

Filed by Pam Spaulding | September 29, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Glenn Greenwald, who is almost always on the money, penned an interesting piece retracting his initial assessment of Sarah Palin. He had been in the "wait and see" column several weeks ago regarding whether her inexperience necessarily meant that she...Read More


Don't tell Jerame I asked you!

Filed by Bil Browning | September 29, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

I need some help. Big help. Next Monday, October 6th, Jerame and I will celebrate our ten year anniversary. We know we're going to one of our favorite Greek restaurants for dinner that night, but that's about it. The "proper"...Read More


Sarah Palin's Final Solution For Witches

Filed by Storm Bear | September 29, 2008 | 3:15 PM | comments

click to enlarge I think Sarah Palin's stance on feminism hearkens back to the Dark Ages. After watching way too many of her pastor's video tapes, and those that Palin appeared in herself, it is a theology that maintains...Read More


The McCain Health Care Plan: Turning the Clock Back on Breast Cancer

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 29, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger David Orentlicher is an Indiana state representative and Co-Director of the Center for Law and Health at Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis.. David graduated from Harvard Medical School and returned to Harvard Law School...Read More


Two Years Later, Hard Choices About Solomon Live On

Filed by Steve Ralls | September 29, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

In 2006, the United States Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling upholding the Solomon Amendment, a Congressional law that requires colleges and universities to permit military recruiting on campuses, or face losing federal funding for their entire university systems. The...Read More


How do You Spell Grumpy? M-C-C-A-I-N

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 29, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

No one would ever expect John McCain to win Ms Congeniality, but during the presidential debate he cemented his reputation as the Grumpiest Member of the Senate. He didn't even try to hide his contempt for Barack Obama and refused...Read More


Color me underwhelmed

Filed by Bil Browning | September 29, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Matthew Shepard was honored at a University of Wyoming ceremony over the weekend. As the 10th anniversary of Matthew's killing approaches, the generous university wanted to show America how seriously it takes the LGBT community by... ...erecting a park bench...Read More


Palin's Religious Affiliations -- Time to Ask the Hard Questions

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | September 29, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

With just five weeks before the election, the major media still aren't asking Sarah Palin the hard questions about her religious affiliations. Sure, they've wallowed in the tabloidy stuff, like her alleged political corruption and alleged infidelity to her husband....Read More


Laughing

Filed by Sara Whitman | September 29, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Last night, I finally laughed. A lot. It was Walter's birthday and a bunch of us sat around the dinner table and told the kind of stories that are long in nature, but come out in sound bites. Everyone knows...Read More


Rising Rates of HIV Among Gay Men - What Does That Mean For Me?

Filed by Dr. David Fawcett | September 29, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

HIV infection rates occur in the United States at a far greater rate than previously thought, according to a special HIV issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association released to coincide with the XVII International AIDS Conference in...Read More


An American in the Middle East

Filed by Brynn Craffey | September 29, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Devoid of much cash, luggage, or dogmatic notions, Benjamin Orbach, 27, left JFK airport on July 16th, 2002, bound for Amman, Jordan. An American Jew and Arabic Studies graduate of Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies, Orbach was...Read More


Paul Newman, RIP

Filed by Abigail Hannon | September 29, 2008 | 8:30 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Paul Newman is dead. Who's he again? Head to www.abisteendiary.com for more!...Read More


Tina Fey is going to be "sleeping with de mooses" soon

Filed by Bil Browning | September 29, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

If Tina Fey keeps "mocking" (Is that the word, Sarah? Let's ask Katie Couric!) Sarah Palin, you know Palin is going to the Alaskan mafia... "Godfather Witch Doctor, this Tina Fey woman is trying to thwart God's plan for me!...Read More


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Google announces opposition to Prop 8

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

"...while there are many objections to this proposition -- further government encroachment on personal lives, ambiguously written text -- it is the chilling and discriminatory effect of the proposition on many of our employees that brings Google to publicly oppose...Read More


Tell us how you really feel, Jack

Filed by Bil Browning | September 29, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Without a doubt, Jack Cafferty is the best reason to watch CNN. While MSNBC commentators have kicked CNN's ass throughout the election, Cafferty has stubbornly held his own as the grouchiest, most liberal, and most...Read More