December 11, 2008

My letter to President-Elect Obama

Filed by Pam Spaulding | December 11, 2008 | 7:30 PM | comments

Before the election, The Advocate asked me to write a letter to the Dem and GOP nominees for president. The magazine planned to feature missives from various well-known voices in the LGBT community; it was an interesting idea, since we...Read More


Anti-gay activists called out in full page ad

Filed by Michael Crawford | December 11, 2008 | 6:30 PM | comments

If anti-gay activists that they could get away with running a misleading ad about LGBT people in the New York Times, they were wrong. Truth Wins Out, lead by activist Wayne Besen, struck back with a full page ad in...Read More


F--k The Advocate

Filed by Gina de Vries | December 11, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

I am not surprised by this in the least -- The Advocate has a long and well-documented history of catering to the privileged and few (and did I mention white?) GayLite. But for god's sake. Oh, and if you're wondering...Read More


Even Michelle Malkin is making fun of "Truthers" like Advance Indiana

Filed by Jerame Davis | December 11, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

In an article dated December 5th, Michelle Malkin laments the people she calls "Truthers" - the conspiracy kooks who come up with the stupidest shit possible to undermine a political candidate. While she lays mostly into the left in her...Read More


Basic fundamentalist theology fail

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 11, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

Still-president Bush is letting it all hang out these last few months. MCFADDEN: Is it literally true, the Bible? BUSH: You know. Probably not ... No, I'm not a literalist, but I think you can learn a lot from it,...Read More


Grayson Perry -- Polymorphous Political Potter

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | December 11, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

While the activists do their thing, the creative people continue to do theirs. Filmmakers make films, authors write books, painters paint...and British transvestite potter Grayson Perry makes pots. But these are not your typical high-art pots that make an elegant...Read More


Mr. Gay.com, Barack Obama, and sexual racism

Filed by Jason Tseng | December 11, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

Ok... it's a stretch. No, Barack Obama does not have a gay.com profile (I'll leave that to Mark Foley and other closeted Republicans), but I was surprised and pleased to discover that the recently crowned Mr. Gay.com is Andrew Roberts:...Read More


Book Review: That's Revolting!

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 11, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, et al. That's Revolting! Queer strategies for resisting assimilation (New revised and expanded edition) Soft Skull Press, 2007 Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore's re-release of That's Revolting! isn't about the why of resisting assimilation - Sycamore and her band...Read More


Reminding me why I hate Christmas

Filed by Father Tony | December 11, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Dear Father Tony, Do you think it is possible to forgive and forget? Betrayed Dear Betrayed, You ask a timeless question. I am reminded of a story about Raphael Cardinal Merry del Val (gay) who was a Vatican power-queen...Read More


Transmen on Film: DC Premiere of Israeli Documentary

Filed by Simon Aronoff | December 11, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

On December 8th, I had the privilege of participating in the post-film discussion of Mom, I Didn't Kill Your Daughter at the 19th Annual Washington Jewish Film Festival in DC. The film and panel discussion were organized by the DC...Read More


Building Relationships before Rights

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 11, 2008 | 10:30 AM | comments

Editors' note: Rev. Rick Elliott has been a minister since June 1973 and has frequently handled the overflow of weddings from a university chapel. He's a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received...Read More


I Address the Obama-Biden Transition Team

Filed by Chuck Wolfe | December 11, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Editor's note: The Obama-Biden Transition Team invited dozens of LGBT movement leaders to their offices to discuss the role the incoming administration can play in securing equality for all Americans. Chuck Wolfe, president and CEO of the Gay & Lesbian...Read More


I'm F--k'in K-Fed

Filed by Abigail Hannon | December 11, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Abigail performs in her very first music video devoted to the love of her life, Kevin Federline! For more - and to add the new Abigail app - head to www.abisteendiary.com!...Read More


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Barney Frank

Filed by Ed Team | December 11, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Loving us is incompatible with voting for those who hate us. We are no longer a group on the outside trying to persuade people to be supportive." -- Rep. Barney Frank at the International Gay & Lesbian Leadership Conference...Read More


An L Word leftovers contest

Filed by Bil Browning | December 11, 2008 | 7:15 AM | comments

Remember when we gave away a bazillion copies of the L Word Season 5? If you didn't get one, now's your chance. I have 6 leftover copies that either weren't claimed or were mailed out but returned. Leave me a...Read More


Love is love

Filed by Bil Browning | December 11, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Thanks to Bilerico-Indiana contributor Annette Gross for the tip on this video....Read More