November 9, 2008

Better Know a Contributor: Storm Bear

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | November 09, 2008 | 8:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: You've seen Steven Colbert's "Better Know a Lobbyist," but our version is so much gayer! Each weekend, we spotlight a different TBP contributor. In case you've missed any of our previous interviews, I've got links at the end...Read More


Homophobic Dreier mailer - It's just as bad from the left

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 09, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

I have to go back and hit this item, too. This mailer went out in California's 26th district against semi-closeted Republican David Dreier: Howie Klein's Blue America PAC paid around $20K to run this ad. I find it extremely homophobic....Read More


Back to Mike: Money, Career, Transitioning and Tolerance

Filed by Nina Smith | November 09, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

"There is always more to be learned about tolerance." - Mercedes Ruehl, commenting on her Lifetime movie role as the mother of transgender child Before starting Queercents, I had never interacted with anyone from the transgender community. Perhaps, it's just...Read More


The Fight in Florida: Where do we go from here?

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 09, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

There is no doubt about it- Nov 4th was a bittersweet and historic day. Barack Obama shattered a glass ceiling by becoming the first African-American elected to the office of the Presidency. But for many in the LGBT community, it...Read More


Moving Forward Together: The Dream of Marriage Equality Remains Alive

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 09, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Jacqueline Wing is the communications manager at The Trevor Project. The Trevor Project operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. On Wednesday morning, I realized that...Read More


Traditional media still has trouble covering transgender issues

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 09, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

I saved this NY Times article in my "to post" list election night after I read the first part of it because I wanted to point people's attention to what seemed to be an interesting article on transgender voting issues....Read More


My Name is Michael and I'm an Obamaholic

Filed by Michael Crawford | November 09, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

I watched this video from The Onion and laughed out loud because I recognize some of the symptoms in myself. Of course, it helped that a friend of mine pulled me aside to ask if the reason that I have...Read More


Why Punish Only the Mormon Church? Let's Get Them All

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | November 09, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

A movement is afoot to punish the Mormon Church by getting the IRS to strip them of their tax-exempt status. I agree 110 percent. But why stop at the Mormon Church? Let's see to it that all the "yes on...Read More


Flaws

Filed by Michael Crawford | November 09, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch I know it ain't gay to say so, but we all got flaws: things we may not love about our bodies, but that make us unique. Shane Dawson made this funny and honest video asking...Read More