December 16, 2008

Bush doesn't understand the shoe-thrower

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 16, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

This shoe-throwing incident is a perfect symbol of Bush's entire presidency. In an interview with ABC's Martha Raddatz afterwards, he showed about as much awareness as he's shown over the last 8 years: Raddatz: It's also considered a huge insult...Read More


Conservative media going intellectually bankrupt

Filed by Matt Comer | December 16, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

Cliff Kincaid, the editor of the conservative Accuracy in Media, took to the web to share his hatred-laden viewpoint that "Pro-homosexual media is going bankrupt." I guess it's a shame that conservative personalities like Kincaid are causing their media to...Read More


The Shoe Thrown Around The World

Filed by Storm Bear | December 16, 2008 | 4:22 PM | comments

click to enlarge I am kinda outraged at Chris Matthews today. Last night on Hardball, he lamented how Americans didn't like it when their leaders were treated badly abroad and how he didn't like Bush's treatment in Baghdad yesterday....Read More


Bikers, Bears, or Beauties: Are We More than Labels?

Filed by Dr. David Fawcett | December 16, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Gay men have perfected the art of labeling themselves in ways that are creative, yet at times, constraining to our identity. After fighting to move beyond stereotypes imposed by straight culture, there is something slightly disquieting about self-imposed categories typically...Read More


Light up the night for equality

Filed by Michael Crawford | December 16, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

The explosion of grassroots energy after the passage of Prop 8 is continuing to find an outlet in actions organized by Join the Impact. The next action is Light Up the Night for Equality set for Saturday, December 20th. iPhone...Read More


You Think You Don't Know Us, But You Do

Filed by Gina de Vries | December 16, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

A lot of my writing is for an audience of insiders -- communities and people I know my way around, who are mostly queer or queer-positive, sex-positive, and sex worker-friendly. Today, I am writing for an audience I don't normally...Read More


Fred Phelps's Westboro Baptist Church/God Hates Fags Tries to Protest Chicago's Center on Halsted

Filed by Yasmin Nair | December 16, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

These guys are not giving us any rest. As some of you know, I've been covering and photographing the group as it makes its way through Chicago. Most recently, on Saturday, December 13, they decided to picket the (LGBTQ) Center...Read More


The Lost Art of Language

Filed by Waymon Hudson | December 16, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

I'll admit it. I am fascinated by the way we communicate with one another- what we say, how we say it, and what we really mean. I've delved into it here before, from the language of gender (I still get...Read More


Gay is NOT the new Black

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | December 16, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

If you are African American and gay, and fighting alongside your white LGBTQ brothers and sisters for queer civil rights, the notion that "Gay is the new black" is not only absurdly arrogant, it is also dangerously divisive. In a...Read More


Preventing Infidelity

Filed by Michele O'Mara | December 16, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

My partner and I have been together 7 months. We met before her last relationship had "officially" ended, though she led me to believe that it was already over. I was already in love with her when I learned...Read More


Community Forum on Dating & Domestic Violence, tonight at the GLCC

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | December 16, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Dating and domestic violence is a serious issue that many people never do anything about until someone is either rushed to an emergency room or when courts intervene. On Tuesday, December 16, 2008, the Gay & Lesbian Domestic Violence Coalition...Read More


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Hate crimes are up because of the election

Filed by Ed Team | December 16, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We are witnessing what appears to be an increase in both the occurrence and severity of violence motivated by racism, homophobia, and transphobia. Election years are always violent years for us because of wedge issues. With increased visibility comes increased...Read More


Nina Poon is a transgender Kenneth Cole model

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 16, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Via Monica Roberts's blog, this is a video for Nina Poon, a transgender Kenneth Cole model....Read More